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Main / Skills / Polearms


Polearms is the skill for using polearm weapons. Polearms give double damage against mounted moving creatures. They are two-handed, so cannot be used with a shield.

Skill effects

Higher skill in polearms increases both hit chances and parry chances. The main Polearms skill helps with all types of polearms, but the sub-skills for each polearm type only help when using those types of polearms.


There are 5 types of polearms, with 3 sub-skills:

  • Halberd: Halberd sub-skill. Cutting damage.
  • Long spear: Long spear sub-skill. Piercing damage.
  • Spear: Long spear sub-skill also. Piercing damage.
  • Staff: Staff sub-skill. Mauling damage.
  • Steel staff: Staff sub-skill. Mauling damage.

Characteristics trained

See: Characteristics


  • Lancer at 50 skill
  • Phalanx at 70 skill