|“||For unsummoned and unlooked for Turgon had opened the leaguer of Gondolin, and was come with an army ten thousand strong, with bright mail and long swords and spears like a forest.||”|
Longspears are elven melee weapons similar to pikes. Each group of elves, minus the Order of Bladorthin, as well as Dol-Amroth, has its own longspear. These weapons are different than spears, as described below.
Longspears have twice the reach of swords, but only swing 50% as fast. They deal their equipment set's base damage and have different durabilities. Their stats are essentially equivalent to those of pikes.
The basic longspear recipe is similar to pikes, in that it is two sticks in a diagonal line with an elven steel or ingot in the top right corner, but with an additional ingot in the center right slot only. For High Elves, Wood-Elves, and Dol Amroth regular sticks are used, where as for Galadhrim Elves, Mallorn sticks are needed. Each longspear must be crafted on the respective crafting table.
|Longspear Crafting Recipes|
Currently, all elven warriors, and the knights and men-at-arms of Dol Amroth may spawn wielding a longspear. A longspear in the hands of an NPC retains its long reach, so keep that in mind when fighting longspear-wielding foes. Usually, your best bet when fighting these foes is using a polearm of your own, such as a spear, battlestaff, lance, pike or a ranged weapon.