Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Best Spears Breakdown

If you’re looking to find the best spearto impale your foes in AC Valhalla, you’ll find it right here.


Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a wide array of melee weapons for you to hone your skill in battle, each coming with their own strengths and weaknesses in-game. Picking a ‘go-to’ weapon is mainly down to personal preference and your style of combat, making it difficult to choose a favourite.

If you’re a fan of impaling things from a distance, this article is just for you. Here, we’ll be showcasing the locations, abilities, base stats, and max stats of all of the spears in the game, excluding the three exclusively available from the Ubisoft Store. This list also excludes the spear available in Vinland as it’s only available in that region.


The skill tree plays a major part when improving Eivor’s power level. Within this tree is a skill that is exceptionally useful when using the two-handed weapons of the game. The skill ‘Heavy Dual Wield’ in the Way of the Bear section of the skill tree enables you to use heavy weapons in both hands, adding more diversity to your arsenal.

To get the most representative numbers to show the base and max stats of the best spears, we shed all of the gear and reset the skill tree completely. So, the stats here should show the true core rating for each of these Assassin’s Creed Valhalla spears.

What are the best spears in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

Here’s the full breakdown of each of the best spears found within Valhalla to help you get to grips with the best weapon for you.

Fafnir’s Fang

This ‘Way of the Wolf’ spear starts in the fine class of weapons, meaning that you need to spend carbon, nickel, and tungsten ingots to reach the mythical class. As it’s available in the very early game, it can be useful to pick-up, adding another dimension to your limited arsenal.


Fafnir’s Fang Base Stats

  • Attack: 45
  • Speed: 52
  • Stun: 31
  • Critical Chance: 64
  • Weight: 16

Fafnir’s Fang Max Stats

  • Attack: 101
  • Speed: 52
  • Stun: 81
  • Critical Chance: 84
  • Weight: 16

Due to it starting as the most basic level that a weapon can start at, it’ll cost a fair amount to level it to the maximum. You’ll need to spend 67 pieces of titanium as well as the iron ore and leather needed to upgrade this spear.


Fafnir’s Fang ability

  • Increase Critical Chance when surrounded by three or more enemies
  • Additional bonuses when surrounded by four and five enemies
  • Bonuses stay active for ten seconds when not surrounded anymore
  • Bonus: +3.3 / 6.7 / 10.0 Critical Chance

This weapon specialises in combat when you’re surrounded by enemies, increasing your critical chance depending on how many enemies approach you at once. Using a gear build that focuses on increasing critical damage can drastically improve the effects of this spear, allowing you to deal more critical hits with more damage when engaging multiple foes.

Fafnir’s Fang location

Found in a cave north of Fornburg, above the waterfall, Fafnir’s Fang is the prize for defeating the first of the Lost Drengr in the game.

Fyrd Spear

Another fine spear, this weapon is aligned with the ‘Way of the Raven’ and can be found in England as part of the Ledecestrescire story arc. It’ll cost you carbon, nickel, and tungsten to enhance it to mythical status.

Fyrd Spear Base Stats

  • Attack: 41
  • Speed: 55
  • Stun: 25
  • Critical Chance: 64
  • Weight: 15

 Fyrd Spear Max Stats

  • Attack: 97
  • Speed: 55
  • Stun: 75
  • Critical Chance: 84
  • Weight: 15

After spending the necessary resources to reach max level, including 67 titanium pieces, the above ratings are the core stats that the Fyrd Spear possesses.

Fyrd Spear ability

  • Increase speed when dodging
  • Duration: 2.5 seconds
  • Bonus: +10.0 speed

Without a stack limit, this ability can become very useful in boosting your speed, making it a fine fit with a hit-and-run type of approach to combat. Having your speed boosted for 2.5 seconds with every dodge means that anyone who prefers to dodge than parry will excel with this spear: after all, your enemies can’t hit what they can’t see.

Fyrd Spear location

You’ll find this spear during the mission ‘Tilting the Balance,’ which is a part of the Ledecestrescire story arc. It’s in the locked crypt beneath the Offchurch in the southwestern part of Ledecestrescire. You’ll need a key to enter the crypt, which only spawns after you have accepted the quest to locate the runaway king.

Cadfarch Spear

Our next spear is also a ‘Way of the Raven’ weapon. Starting as a superior spear, it only requires nickel and tungsten ingots to enhance to the mythical class.

Cadfarch Spear Base Stats

  • Attack: 46
  • Speed: 56
  • Stun: 30
  • Critical Chance: 66
  • Weight: 15

Cadfarch Spear Max Stats

  • Attack: 96
  • Speed: 56
  • Stun: 75
  • Critical Chance: 84
  • Weight: 15

Another 67 titanium pieces, along with iron ore and leather, are required to upgrade this weapon to its maximum ratings. The Cadfarch Spear is one of the lighter spears available and boasts the best speed, only just beating the Fyrd Spear to this title.

Cadfarch Spear ability

  • Increase back damage when dodging
  • Duration: 2.5s
  • Bonus: + 25.0 back damage

Along with the Fyrd Spear, the Cadfarch Spear is best utilised with a hit-and-run type of combat style. While dodging, you increase your back damage by a massive +25.0. Combing a few dodges in quick succession and landing a strike behind an opponent will deal a huge amount of damage. It’s probably best to employ a gear build focusing on speed and stamina regeneration to ensure that you get the best from the Cadfarch Spear.

Cadfarch Spear location

The Cadfarch Spear can only be acquired after you’ve completed the ‘Bloody Path to Peace’ questline, during the Sciropescire arc in England. The region has a suggested power level of 130, so make the pledge to the region whenever your power level is around that mark.

Carolingian Pike

Aligned with the ‘Way of the Raven’ skill path, the Carolingian Pike started as a mythical-class weapon on our save, and wasn’t available to downgrade. So, we can’t be certain that it will be mythical when you claim it for yourself.

Carolingian Pike Base Stats

  • Attack: 52
  • Speed: 52
  • Stun: 42
  • Critical Chance: 67
  • Weight: 15

These are the stats for the Carolingian Pike with two of theten mythical upgrade slots filled. We aren’t entirely sure if the weapon has a small bug, but in our game, it wasn’t available to downgrade.

Carolingian Pike Max Stats

  • Attack: 101
  • Speed: 52
  • Stun: 81
  • Critical Chance: 84
  • Weight: 16

These are the stats that the Carolingian Pike holds with all ten of the upgrade slots filled; it’ll cost titanium, iron ore, and leather to achieve these max stat ratings.

Carolingian Pike ability

  • Dodging temporarily increases ability damage
  • Duration: 2.5s
  • Bonus: +10.0 ability damage

The ability of this spear focuses on increasing your own ability damage after dodging in combat, which makes using your attack-focused abilities more enticing. This is especially true if you’re deploying a tactic of dodging and using your abilities to replenish your stamina, increasing your damage output while avoiding enemy attacks.

Carolingian Pike location

This spear can be acquired as part of the Prime Gaming reward scheme, which provides in-game rewards to those who possess an Amazon Prime membership. The spear comes as a part of the Carolingian Dynasty pack, which features a full armour set, spear, shield, raven skin, mount skin, and a skin for your longship.

Gungnir

Odin’s spear is available as one of the few weapons wielded by the gods themselves in Valhalla. This spear starts in the mythical class and is boosted by the ‘Way of the Bear’ skill path.

Gungnir Base Stats

  • Attack: 87
  • Speed: 48
  • Stun: 74
  • Critical Chance: 77
  • Weight: 17

Gungnir Max Stats

  • Attack: 106
  • Speed: 48
  • Stun: 91
  • Critical Chance: 84
  • Weight: 17

When you find this spear of myth and legend, it comes with seven out of the ten upgrade slots filled. As such, you don’t have to spend as many resources as you would with some other weapons, but the titanium cost is still relatively high when you look to maximse the states of Gungnir.

Gungnir ability

  • The spear’s reach is extended by a force field

The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla spear Gungnir follows its mythical roots. In legend, it’s said that Gungnir can extend almost infinitely to find its target; in Valhalla the spear extends its reach via a forcefield. Not a conventional ability by any means, but still an impressive one.

Gungnir location

Towards the end of the story, you must return to Norway with Sigurd and head to a cavern in the north of the map. Once inside the cave, follow Sigurd until the path splits. If you go to the right, you’ll continue the story mission. Should you take the left-hand path, however, you’ll find Gungnir impaled into the wall.

Now you know all of the best spears to be found within Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Have you found your favourite? Don’t forget to check out our breakdown of the best great swords as well.

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Dan Plummer

Dan has had a passion for gaming since an early age; when he's not gaming, you'll find him out with his dog.
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