Similar to Spears but with a little more oomph, Great Spears in Elden Ring tend to be heavier and more powerful than their regular counterparts. However, the greater power comes with slower speed and heftier requirements to wield. To ensure you get the most from these weapons, we’ll be going over the 5 best Great Spears in Elden Ring to help you pick the best Great Spear for your playstyle.
Notably, these weapons tend to favor Strength scaling, but many also have an affinity for Faith as well. Depending on your desired build, you will want to factor this into your choice when deciding on which Great Spear to use.
We’ll show you where to find each Great Spear and offer some build tips to help you wield these mighty weapons for combat in the Lands Between of Elden Ring.
5 Best Great Spears in Elden Ring
Let’s jump right into our list of the 5 best Great Spears in Elden Ring, ranked from useful to unbelievable!
Starting off our list is the Treespear. This Great Spear offers player access to a well-rounded weapon that features Faith damage scaling from a pretty early point in Elden Ring. It also has a Weapon Skill that makes it well equipped to deal with pesky undead enemies.
The Treespear has a base Physical attack stat of 122 and a base Holy attack stat of 79. This is quite a good split of offensive stats for a weapon that can be acquired fairly early in the game. It requires 15 Strength, 22 Dexterity, and 18 Faith in order to wield.
Damage scaling is relatively even, with a base D grade in all three of those attributes. However, damage doesn’t scale too well with upgrades, with only Dexterity reaching a C grade and not until upgrade +19. Strength and Faith maintain D grades throughout each upgrade level.
Where to Find It
You can find the Treespear on the back of a carriage near the collapsed bridge just outside the northeastern wall of Stormveil castle. To reach this carriage, travel to the Liurnia Highway South site of grace and follow the path south.
You can also reach it by traveling along the path that hugs the eastern wall of Stormveil castle and then carefully hopping down the cliff just above the broken bridge.
How to Use the Treespear
While the Treespear has rather mediocre damage scaling, it makes for a pretty decent starter weapon for a Strength or Dexterity/Faith build. Along with its early-game location, another benefit to using the Treespear is its Weapon Skill: Sacred Order. This skill buffs the Treespear with a Holy essence that increases damage by 10% in PVE and 2.5% in PVP.
It also has the unique effect of dealing 100% more damage to undead enemies and prevents enemies classified as Those Who Live in Death from reviving. There are several areas early in the game that feature these types of enemies, particularly the various crypts and graveyards scattered throughout the land. Having this skill on a weapon makes those areas much easier to traverse.
Some recommended talismans to get the most out of this weapon include the Two Fingers Heirloom, which increases your Faith by +5. The Sacred Scorpion Charm can also be quite useful, as it increases Holy damage by 12%. Another talisman worth considering is the Spear Talisman, which grants a 15% bonus to counter attacks on thrusting weapons. While the Treespear becomes outclassed by other Great Spears on this list later in the game, it has enough tricks up its sleeve to make a great early-game weapon.
This Great Spear is a very unique (and essentially mandatory) weapon in Elden Ring. Aside from its use in the boss fight against Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy, the Serpent-Hunter also has the unique trait of having no requirements to wield. As such, any build can take advantage of it!
The Serpent-Hunter has a base Physical attack of 111. While this is on the lower end for a Great Spear, having no requirements to wield means any build can take advantage of it.
Despite lacking any required attributes, it still has grades for damage scaling. It vastly prefers Strength, with a base B grade that reaches an A by upgrade +6. Scaling is reduced for Dexterity, with a consistent E grade throughout each upgrade level.
Where to Find It
You’ll find the Serpent-Hunter on a corpse just to your left as you enter the boss room for Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy. Rykard is the boss of the Volcano Manor and one of the Shardbears necessary to defeat in order to reach the end of the game. He can be found disguised as the God-Devouring Serpent by following the path outside of the Volcano Manor down into the depths of the lava-filled caverns.
Alternatively, you will be teleported there directly after completing all three Volcano Manor contracts and talking to Tanith. Although you can defeat Rykard without it, the Serpent-Hunter makes this fight immensely easier, making grabbing it almost mandatory.
How to Use the Serpent-Hunter
This weapon can be used for much more than just defeating Rykard. Although it can be used on any build, it thrives on a Strength build, with its A damage scaling. It has a unique Weapon Skill called Great-Serpent Hunt. When used, this skill performs a powerful lunge attack that can be followed up with an upward thrust. It takes a moment to charge, but it deals a large amount of damage, especially to Rykard.
Since this weapon has no requirements to wield, it can easily be used as an offhand weapon with a different Great Spear in the primary weapon slot. Use this method to double up on damage potential.
Some beneficial talismans to use with the Serpent-Hunter are the Starscourge Heirloom and the Shard of Alexander. The Starscourge Heirloom gives you +5 Strength so you can take full advantage of that A damage scaling. The Shard of Alexander increases the damage of skills so you can deal even more damage with Great-Serpent Hunt. Even if you aren’t going for a Strength build, this weapon is still essential for defeating Rykard and holds potential as a powerful offhand weapon.
Vyke’s War Spear
A Great Spear that specializes in dealing Fire damage, Vyke’s War Spear is a fantastic option for anyone playing a Dexterity/Faith hybrid build in Elden Ring. It also has the ability to inflict Madness on your foes — one of the few weapons with the ability to do so.
The base damage stats for Vyke’s War Spear are split between 103 Physical attack and 66 Fire attack. Its requirements to wield are similar to the Treespear, needing 16 Strength, 20 Dexterity, and 18 Faith.
Damage scales best with Dexterity, with a base C grade that reaches a B by upgrade +7. It also has good scaling in Faith, with a base D grade that reaches a C by upgrade +7 as well. Strength has the weakest damage scaling, with a base E grade that reaches a D by upgrade +4.
Where to Find It
To get this weapon, you will have to defeat its namesake — Festering Fingerprint Vyke. He is an NPC invader that will invade your game near the Church of Inhibition in eastern Liurnia of the Lakes. Making your way to this church will require passing the Frenzy-Flaming Tower.
This tower causes Madness buildup to those within range of its Sauron-like flame. Passing the tower doesn’t mean you’re out of the frenzy woods yet, as Vyke deals Madness buildup as well. Keep your wits about you and defeat Vyke, and he will drop his War Spear.
How to Use Vyke’s War Spear
The main sticking point for Vyke’s War Spear is its ability to inflict Madness buildup with each hit. Once your foe’s Madness meter is full, it will take significant damage to its HP and lose some FP as well. You can deal even more Madness buildup with this weapon’s unique Weapon Skill.
This skill — Frenzyflame Thrust — has the user leap into the air and thrust the spear into the ground creating an explosion of Madness. It inflicts Madness buildup on enemies as well as the user so be careful. Madness drains FP as well as HP so be careful of using Frenzyflame Thrust too often, as you might inflict Madness upon yourself and accidentally deplete all of your FP.
This Great Spear is already quite powerful, but we can use talismans to augment its power further. Use either the Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom or the Two Finger Heirloom to gain +5 Dexterity or Faith respectively. Doing so can help boost the damage scaling for whatever your preferred attribute is. Additionally, the Fire Scorpion Charm is great for boosting your Fire damage by 12%. If you are concerned about inflicting Madness on yourself, you can equip the Clarifying Horn Charm to raise your Focus and add some protection against Madness buildup.
Another tree-based Great Spear, Siluria’s Tree is a much more powerful weapon than the Treespear (though it does require progressing quite a bit further in Elden Ring). While it also focuses on Strength/Faith as its primary attributes, it has much better damage scaling and a superior weapon skill.
Siluria’s Tree has a base Physical attack stat of 90 and a base Holy attack stat of 90 as well. This even damage split makes it perfect for a Strength/Faith hybrid build. Its attribute requirements also reflect this aptitude. You will need 27 Strength, 13 Dexterity, and 20 Faith in order to wield it.
Damage scales best with Strength, with a base D grade that reaches a B by upgrade +7. Faith is the second best, with a base D grade that reaches a C by upgrade +5. Dexterity is the weakest, with a base E grade that reaches a D by upgrade +9.
Where to Find It
This weapon drops from Crucible Knight Siluria, who can be found in the Deeproot Depths. Once at the Deeproot Depths, head to the northwest corner of the map. Make your way up the roots, and you will reach the entrance to the Great Erdtree root.
Guarding the entrance will be Crucible Knight Siluria. This is a dangerous fight — although Siluria looks like a standard enemy, they act like a boss in both power and health. Defeat this foe and they will drop their weapon.
How to Use Siluria’s Tree
Aside from its excellent damage scaling, the main draw for this Great Spear is its incredible Weapon Skill. This skill — Siluria’s Woe — allows the player to charge up a spiraling vortex of Holy energy before firing it as a projectile.
The projectile is quite big and can penetrate enemies when charged. It deals both Physical and Holy damage and scales with Strength, Dexterity, and Faith. As such, you can squeeze a lot of damage out of one shot from this attack. Mow down multiple enemies with just one use of Siluria’s Woe and you’ll see just how powerful it can be.
It’s a chargeable skill, so we can take advantage of the Godfrey Icon, which increases the power of charged skills by 15%. Since it deals both Physical and Holy damage, both the Starscourge Heirloom and Two Fingers Heirloom will be beneficial. Finally, consider using the Carian Filigreed Crest to reduce the amount of FP consumed when using Siluria’s Woe, so you can keep using it longer without using a Cerulean Tear Flask.
Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
Our pick for the best Great Spear in Elden Ring is Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear. This is another Fire-based weapon with the potential to be incredibly powerful. It deals passive Blood Loss buildup and has a ridiculous Weapon Skill. The only real drawback is it requires a large investment in Arcane to use.
Attack stats for Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear are split between 96 Physical and 62 Fire attack. To wield this weapon, you will need 24 Strength, 14 Dexterity, and 27 Arcane.
With the need for such a high Arcane stat, this weapon works best on an Arcane-centric build. It scales best with both Strength and Arcane, with a base D grade in both that reaches a C by upgrade +7. Scaling in Dexterity is reduced, with an E grade that reaches a D by upgrade +9.
Where to Find It
To claim this weapon, you will have to defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood found in the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum. Mohg is another Shardbearer boss and the ruler of Mohgwyn Palace. You will have to make your way through the mausoleum to reach this palace.
He can be a tough boss, as he deals Blood Loss damage. Hit him with Physical attacks or Gravity magic to have an easier time. Once defeated, you can take the Remembrance of the Blood Lord to Enia in Roundtable Hold and exchange it for Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear.
How to Use Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
Building your play style around Blood Loss should be your strategy with this weapon. It deals passive Blood Loss buildup with each hit and has the longest reach of any Great Spear. While both Strength and Arcane have the same damage scaling grades, damage scales better with Arcane because of the fact that both Physical and Fire damage scale with Arcane.
The real gem of this weapon is its Weapon Skill, Bloodboon Ritual. This skill has the user stab the spear upward three times in succession, creating explosions of blood in each enemy within its large area of effect. This skill does tons of damage to single targets despite being an area of effect skill. The skill ends by coating the spear in Bloodflame, which enhances Fire and Blood Loss damage.
One talisman that is a must-have for this set is the Lord of Blood’s Exultation. This talisman increases your attack power by 20% every time Blood Loss occurs in your vicinity. It synergizes with this build quite well, since you want to be dealing Blood Loss as often as possible. It’s also worth considering the Starscourge Heirloom for increased Strength, and possibly Marika’s Soreseal for its increase to Arcane, along with its increases to Mind, Intelligence, and Faith as well.
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