Pikes are long range melee weapons used by some factions. Pressing 'shift' while holding one will make it point forwards.
Pikes have twice the reach of swords, but swing only half as fast. They deal their equipment set's base damage and have different durabilities. Pikes are good against small groups of units, but due to their slow attack speed and average damage, fighting large groups can easily overwhelm a player using a pike.
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Currently, regular Uruk-hai, blue dwarf warriors, dwarven warriors, Vintner guards, Half-troll warriors, Near Haradrim warriors, Easterling warriors, Tauredain warriors, Dol Guldur orcs, Dalish soldiers and Gondor soldiers may spawn wielding a pike. A pike in the hands of an NPC retains its long reach, so keep that in mind when fighting pike-wielding foes. Usually, your best bet when fighting these foes is using a polearm of your own, such as a Spear, Battlestaff, Lance, Longspear or a ranged weapon.