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$ 57
Attack bonus if proficient +2
Weapon die ([W]) 1d10
Type melee
Handedness two-handed
Proficiency category military
Weapon groups
Weapon property reach
Price 10 gp
Weight 9 lb.

A longspear is a military two-handed melee weapon in the polearm and spear weapon groups.[PH:218]

A longspear has reach, so a character wielding it can make attacks other than opportunity attacks on enemies either 1 or 2 squares away.

Ardents, avengers, barbarians, battleminds, fighters, paladins, rangers, wardens, and warlords are proficient with all military melee weapons, including the longspear. Shamans are also proficient with the longspear.

Other classes do not have proficiency with the longspear as a class trait, but any character can become proficient by taking a Weapon Proficiency feat.


  • In Dragon Magazine 401 article Surely you joust, the longspear was a proxy for the lance. [Dr401]