Electric Spear

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"Electric Spear"
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Code name
Locations (amount)
Chimney Canopy
Farm Arrays
Garbage Wastes
Industrial Complex
Shaded Citadel
Respawn time
None (respawning not determined by time)
5 Charged / 3 Uncharged

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Electric Spears are a type of Spear icon.png Spear added in DLC icon.pngDownpour. They have a large cone-shaped tip that glows blue and white, sparking with electricity.

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Utility[edit | edit source]

An Elite Scavenger with an Electric Spear on its back

Electric Spears deal almost the same damage as regular Spears, but additionally stun creatures they hit. This effect is similar to the shock from Centipedes icon.png Centipedes and stuns most creatures for 7 seconds. A visual effect is emitted during impact, which looks similar to thrown Flashbang icon.png Flashbangs, but much dimmer. Note that the Electric Spear must embed into the creature to take effect; like regular Spears, they harmlessly bounce off of Lizards icon.png Lizard heads. Using an Electric Spear too many times (between 3 to 16) causes the Electric Spear to lose its charge and become inactive. They can also be destroyed by overuse; there is a chance for an Electric Spear to break with a loud pop after it strikes a creature. This chance is significantly higher when hitting electric enemies.

Active Electric Spears are often found wielded by Elite Scavenger icon.png Elite Scavengers. Inactive Electric Spears can be found in Scavenger Storeroom icon.png Scavenger Treasuries. They can be charged by hitting an electric creature (such as a Centipede, Giant Jellyfish icon.png Giant Jellyfish, or Inspector icon.png Inspector); by being hit by a Singularity Bomb icon.png Singularity Bomb's shockwave; or by hitting an electric coil in Five Pebbles Safari Icon.png Five Pebbles. They can also be charged by the electrical storms in The Exterior Safari Icon.png The Exterior, though this is too risky to be practical.

Electric Spears are a very effective combat tool against creatures with high Health, such as Vulture icon.png Vultures. Flying creatures fall to the ground when stunned, leaving them vulnerable. Unlike Explosive Spear icon.png Explosive Spears, Electric Spears can be reused multiple times, so stunning a target can allow the Slugcat head.png Slugcat to retrieve and use it again.

Electric Spears can be embedded in walls and climbed. Unlike other Spears, Electric Spears can be can be pulled back out and reused after being embedded.

Hitting an underwater creature with an Electric Spear fully discharges it, but also deals massive damage to any living thing in a large radius in the water.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Inactive Electric Spears found on the ground can be hard to distinguish from regular Spears, as their larger tip is hidden in the ground. Electric Spears still emit sparks from their tip even when in the ground, making this a bit easier.
  • Centipedes are immune to the stunning effect of the electric shock unless they have taken a significant amount of damage.
  • Attempting to turn a charged Electric Spear into an Explosive Spear as Artificer head.png Artificer fails and instead shocks Artificer as if an Electric Spear had hit them, causing them to drop all carried objects.
  • Hitting a wall with an Electric Spear produces the same effect as if it hit a creature, but a charge is not used up.
  • An inactive Electric Spear can be charged even by Centipedes that are dead.
  • If an active Electric Spear hits any Centipede or a Giant Jellyfish, it has a chance to explode (depending on the creature) with the Electric Spear's blue effect.