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Gameplay articles
Fallout 2Spear
Sharpened spear
Sharpened pole
Fallout: New VegasThrowing spear
Knife spear Gametitle-FNV DM
Throwing knife spear Gametitle-FNV DM
Poisoned throwing spear Gametitle-FNV HH
Fallout 4Serrated blade
Fallout 76Spear
Fallout TacticsSpear
Sharpened pole
Snake spear
Serrated blade
Diamond spear
Dynamite spear
Festering spear
Barbed spear
Piston spear
Van BurenSpear
Sharpened spear

A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a sharpened head. Various kinds of spears are widely used after the Great War, especially by tribals. The user of a spear can either thrust it or throw it.


Sharpened poleEdit

Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

The most primitive type of spear - a simple wooden pole sharpened at one end.



A simple spear with a metal head and wooden shaft. Standard fare for hunting simple animals.

(Poisoned) throwing spearEdit

Gameplay articles: Fallout: New Vegas, Honest Hearts

Between five and six feet in length, the throwing spear is a timeless weapon with a sordid history synonymous with the history of warfare. With its sharp, (poisoned) jagged tip, the throwing spear can be a most formidable weapon in the right hands.

Throwing knife spearEdit

Throwing knife spear
Gameplay article: Dead Money

The throwing knife spear is similar in shape and design to the knife spear, except it has only one cosmic knife aerodynamically tied to the end of it.

Sharpened spearEdit

Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Van Buren

A spear with a sharper point and edge, giving it increased damage.

Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

Snake spearEdit

Tactics snake spear
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A poison tipped pole arm. The shaft is wooden, and the tip is hollow steel filled with poison.

Serrated bladeEdit

Tactics serrated blade
Gameplay articles: Fallout Tactics, Fallout 4

A spear with a serrated blade. In Fallout 4, it is a mod for various bladed weapons

Diamond spearEdit

Tactics diamond spear
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A diamond tipped spear which offers great penetration.

Dynamite spearEdit

Tactics dynamite spear
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

Spear with a stick of dynamite bound to the end.

Festering spearEdit

Tactics festering spear
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A spear with the tip coated in rotting animal remains.

Barbed spearEdit

Tactics barbed spear
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

Spear with a barbed blade at the end.

Piston spearEdit

Tactics piston spear
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

Spear with a pneumatic piston built into the end.

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