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A spear was a simple two-handed melee weapon in the pole arm family.[6]


The straight shafts of spears could be constructed from any rigid material, but were typically made of wood. Their piercing tips could be formed by just sharpening the shaft to a point or by attaching a variety of spearheads made from metal (usually iron, bronze, or steel), stone (such as flint or obsidian), rock crystal, ivory, and even coral.[7]

The length of a spear varied from 5​ to ​13 feet (1.5​ to ​4 meters) or more,[7] though typically their length was in a range of 6​ to ​8 feet (1.8​ to ​2.4 meters). Roughly the size of a quarterstaff, but slightly smaller in diameter.[8]


Spears were one of the simplest and oldest weapons in existence. They were typically wielded with two hands, though shortspears could wielded with just one. Spears were usually not intended to be thrown, but could be if necessary.[9]


Spears were used by almost every race, especially goblinoids and orcs.[citation needed]

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