Successful Attack: +1.0
The Spear skill permits effective use of long-hafted thrusting weapons like spears and halberds.
 Character Creation
The following races receive bonuses to their Spear skill:
No classes have Spear as a Major skill.
The following classes have Spear as a Minor skill:
The Master Trainer of Spear is Mertis Falandas at the Tower of Dusk Lower Level in Ghostgate. There is only one other Spear trainer in the game, Flaenia Amiulusus, at the Guild of Fighters in Balmora (up to 44); see also Spear Trainers.
The following books will increase your Spear skill:
The following factions include Spear as one of their favored skills:
- The main advantage of using spears is their long reach. With practice and plenty of room to move, it is possible to attack enemies and be out of range of most of their return attacks.
- Gaining levels in the Spear skill also contributes to raising Endurance when leveling up. Using a Spear a lot in the early game can allow you to max out Endurance early, giving you more total Health in the long run.
- Although the Spear skill is 'governed' by Endurance, like all melee weapons they use Strength to influence damage dealt and Agility to influence the chance of hitting.
- If you plan on playing a character that only uses spears for melee combat, you may wish to toggle on "Always Use Best Attack" in the options menu. With the exception of the Dwarven Halberd, spear-class weapons are relatively ineffective for chop and slash attacks and toggling this combat preference will allow you to fully control the movement of your character while utilizing the best of spears' Thrust capabilities.
The spear is a common weapon for light irregular troops and militias, but has been developed as a martial art form by the Bosmer. In Morrowind, the Ashlanders favor a wicked and elegant version of the spear, with a spike at the foot of the shaft. - Garothmuk gro-Muzgub
Halberd - The long reach and high efficiency of this two-handed long-shafted axe-like weapon makes it well-suited for combat with encumbered, heavily armored opponents. Using this weapon in massed formations requires a high degree of skill and training, and it's bulk makes it difficult to use in close quarters, so the weapon is, with significant exceptions, neither common nor popular for use by mercenaries or adventurers. - Garothmuk gro-Muzgub