Spear Talisman

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status effect 73 elden ring wiki guide 44px Increases thrusting weapon counterattack damage by 15%

Spear Talisman is a Talisman in Elden Ring. Spear Talisman increases thrusting weapon counterattack damage by 15%. Players can use talismans in Elden Ring to boost a variety of Stats.

 

A talisman depicting a spear and a soldier.
Enhances the counterattacks that are unique to thrusting weapons.

Spears are standard weapons for soldiers in the Lands Between. They made it possible to respond to a ferocious foe with an equally ferocious counterattack.

 

Spear Talisman Effect

Spear Talisman increases thrusting weapon counterattack damage by 15%.

 

Where to find Spear Talisman

 

 

 

Spear Talisman Notes & Tips

  • Does not enhance Elemental counterattacks.
  • Sell value: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 500
  • Damage is increased by thrusting weapons (spears, rapiers, etc.) when hitting an enemy that's performing an attack animation. Guard counters may work, but only if performed such that they strike the enemy while they are attacking, rather than recoiling from hitting the shield.
  • Spears and Thrusting Swords make great candidates for this talisman because they deal Pierce damage.
  • Bows and Crossbows also deal increased counter damage with this talisman.
  • Many other "thrusting" attacks count; what matters is the specific attack, not the weapon in general.

 

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    • Anonymous

      This is fantastic for a greatshield and spear turtle strategy in PVE. Just don't turtle in PVP. Players are smarter than regular NPC enemies, and there are plenty of ways to get around turtles.

      • Addressing the questions on this comments section:
        1) Piercing damage is a type of physical damage; it can be dealt by any melee weapon's thrust attack (even the piercing damage type is not stated on the weapon's in-game description) or by arrows, great arrows, and bolts.
        2) A counter attack is damage dealt to a target while it is either in the frames of an attack animation or in the recovery frames for said animation; during said window, the target's piercing damage resistances will naturally be reduced by 30%.
        3) This talisman reduces a target's resistance to piercing damage during a counterattack window by an additional 15%, stacking multiplicatively with the natural 30%, yielding a total decrease of 49.5% of said target's piercing damage resistance during a counterattack window.
        4) This talisman only boosts piercing damage (i.e. physical damage), and therefore any elemental damage dealt by the thrusting attack or projectile will not be affected by the talisman's modifier.

        • Anonymous

          "does not enhance elemental counterattacks" 1. Why? 2. Does that mean it wont work on a bow shooting fire or lightning arrows?

          • I tested it on a Troll with a Pickaxe 1H R1 and only attacking the legs.
            Regular is 151 damage.
            Counterattack (attack during the Trolls attack) is 196 damage, which is 29,8 % more damage.
            With the Spear talisman it's 225 damage, which is a 49 % increase. So 19,2 % increase compared to the regular counterattack.

            • Anonymous

              I'm assuming this works with "Piercing Fang" and "Impaling Thrust" ashes? If you are using them with a spear it would be more beneficial to use over "Shard of Alexander"?

              • Anonymous

                Use this with pickaxe and the jump attack equipment and you can deal 2k or more damage at lvl 80 with no other buffs start on or two shooting bosses up to morgott

                • Anonymous

                  Mixed reports on the merits of this talisman in PvE. On testing I found the vast majority of my activations of this talisman are on trading with an enemy or boss. It's true that humanoid enemies wielding normal weapons are much more susceptible to counterattack damage, but that doesn't discount how useful this can be for the right builds. If you go high Vigor/Endurance and slap on some heavy armor and health/damage negation talismans, your trades even with bosses will be monstrous, especially with great spears and heavy thrusting swords. Except with Malenia, obviously.

                  • Anonymous

                    We can't even get the Lordsworn's Spear(speculative name) and yet it features on this talisman along with the soldier who wields it.

                    With this and stuff like the Troll Knight's Sword not casting Carian Phalanx as a skill, among countless other examples, Fromsoft is really rubbing it in with enemy-only equipment.

                    • Anonymous

                      With 2 naginatas I catch poke people and it does very good damage. Just make sure they don't have buttloads of poise, vigor, and something that can one shot you. So what I'm saying is when I'm doing this I have plenty of poise and vigor myself. All it takes is catch em normally once sometimes twice.

                      • Anonymous

                        In PvE this is really good with royal knights resolve for crouch poke trading using a greatsword. Outside of trading it's nearly impossible to make use of this as PvE enemies are not vulnerable during recovery frames. Fantastic for little enemies that charge.

                        • Anonymous

                          It has very picky timing from my tests it requires you to deal damage during the exact time an enemy's attack is 'hot' or meaning dealing damage. Some weapons such as daggers or whips have very small opportunity windows and thus are very chancy and rare to counterattack against meanwhile a colossal sword has a wide attack window.

                          • Anonymous

                            Anybody able to test if this actually works on the Square Off R2?
                            It is a poke after all and chances are you actually poke someone (at least in PvE) while they are doing stuff, considering it puts most enemies into a soft stagger.

                            • Anonymous

                              I’ve tested this with multiple weapons using the description provided and it doesn’t work at all. Same damage with an attack during an enemy attack animation.

                              • Anonymous

                                It does seem to increase the damage when using the poking attack of the Greatsword despite not being showed as pierc ein the weapon information

                                • Anonymous

                                  The Counterattack bonus is applied when an enemy is hit during his attack frames.
                                  Attack frames are created by:
                                  - Light Attacks
                                  - Heavy Attacks
                                  - Jump Attacks
                                  - Running Attacks
                                  - Backstep Attacks
                                  - Crouching Attacks
                                  - Bow / Crossbow Attacks
                                  - Casting Sorceries and Incantations
                                  - Using Ashes of Wars
                                  - Throwing Pots
                                  - Throwing Knifes
                                  - Throwing Stone

                                  Counterattacks are only applied when using a Thrust type weapon (e.g. Rapier) or weapons capable of Thrust type attacks (e.g. Claymore poke, Greatsword crouching poking attack). Obviously having a lot of poise helps in trading damage or using a shield with a weapon that can attack while your guard is up.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I haven't seen this being posted enough anywhere, this affects all piece weapons (spears, halberds, thrursting swords, straight swords, any weapon with a poke/stab) and this only affects PHYSICAL DAMAGE. Elemental dmg (magic, fire, lightning, holy) isn't affect by the talisman at all so only use on physical builds only.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i think it works with other weapons which are not spears. my night rider haldebard is definately doing more dmg on running r1's in pvp

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This no longer affects guard counters.

                                        Tested using pike on the first enemy you see in gatefront ruins, looking from the gatefront grace.

                                        The damage is from guard counters using the pike.

                                        Without spear talisman and curved sword talisman: 443

                                        With spear talisman, but without curved sword talisman: 443

                                        With curved sword talisman, but without the spear talisman: 531

                                        Using both the spear talisman and curved sword talisman: 531

                                        From these results it is clear that spear talisman has no effect on guard counters.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Arbalest+9 with normal bolts against Godrick's footsoldiers between Warmaster's Shack and Saintsbridge
                                          Normal hit = 166
                                          Counter hit without Spear Talisman = 216 (~130% damage)
                                          Counter hit with Spear Talisman = 248 (~150% damage)

                                          Just to confirm:
                                          1. It does work on bows/crossbows
                                          2. It seems to do closer to an extra ~20%, not ~13%

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Doesnt work on wind ups or recovery animations outside of pvp. I have no idea how ppl are utilizing this in pve, the counter window seems ridiculously specific. Whereas in pvp you take counter damage throughout your entire animation

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This seems to work with thrusting attacks even if the weapon doesn't say it does "pierce" damage. I tested to see if it works with the zweihander roll poke (zweihander is only "standard" damage type, not "standard/pierce" like the claymore). I used a +17 zwei on the Godrick knights before Margit.

                                              No counter attack: 454 dmg.
                                              Counter attack without spear talisman: 590 dmg.
                                              Counter attack WITH spear talisman: 679.

                                              Doing the math, it seems that regular counter-attacks do +30% damage, and the ring adds exactly +15% on top of the 30%.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This seems to work with thrusting attacks even if the weapon doesn't say it does "pierce" damage. I tested to see if it works with the zweihander roll poke (zweihander is only "standard" damage type, not "standard/pierce" like the claymore). I used a +17 zwei on the Godrick knights before Margit.

                                                No counter attack: 454 dmg.
                                                Counter attack without spear talisman: 590 dmg.
                                                Counter attack WITH spear talisman: 679.

                                                Doing the math, it seems that regular counter-attacks do +30% damage, and the ring adds exactly +15% on top of the 30%.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This seems more like a pvp talisman. If you swing at check your stats, your pierce resistance is lowered throughout the animation. But for enemies/bosses the window is so small it seems useless

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I'm confused about this one. I tried it with Dragon King's Cragblade and Vyke's War Spear and it did nothing to the guard counters (blocking with shield and hitting heavy attack immediately after). In fact, the damage was lower with the talisman compared to without it. Curved Sword Talisman on the other hand did increase the damage for all weapons. So is the Spear Talisman bugged atm? Does anyone know?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Bonus seems to be 20% instead of 13. Tested with Halberd R1 pokes, without the talisman you get a 30% bonus, bumps up to 50% with it.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        PSA: THIS WORKS ON ALL "PIERCE" WEAPONS
                                                        Look under the weapon class in the menu(i.e. greataxe) underneath it, if it says "pierce", this talisman works with it, great examples outside of spears is the pickaxe or rusty anchor

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          This, spear dualwield and Endure skill on right hand spear. The buff lasts for 2 twin pokes, allowing multiple counter hits to land.

                                                          Trading has never been this efficient with spears. Love this Talisman.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            If anyone's curious like I was, this DOES affect damage from an attack after successfully using the Raptor of the Mists weapon art!

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So many confused people here, If a weapon has a trust attack it will apply buff. It has nothing to do with the weapon type. If a weapon says damage type thrusting/ it will have certain attack that do thrusting damage. All those attacks will benefit. (sometimes it might be tricky to tell which attack count as thrust based on my knowledge of previous games but if it looks like a "trust" type attack, it usually is).

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Does this work only with physical damage types? Will split elemental infusion decrease the potential of this talisman?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Does this talisman increase counter damage against bosses by any means? I’m using the rusted anchor on a strength build and want to know if it works against more than just minor enemies/pvp situations

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Counter attacking is when you strike an enemy when they are in an attack animation. This is usually hard to pull off without taking damage, but since you can poke your enemies behind a shield with spears and thrusting swords, you'll find a lot of opportunity to sneak some hits in.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      From my testing it is 20% extra damage when initiating an attack while an enemy is in the middle of an attack animation. Tested using a Great Épée+6 on various enemies.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Assuming this works the same way that Leo's ring did in DS3 it actually should lower enemy pierce resistance during counterattack, leading to varied results in PVE. It should be rather effective for spear users when trading hits with heavily armored players in PVP.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Seems to be a 20% damage increase when attacking when a enemy is in attack animation. Did 130 damage when enemies werent attacking and 152 when they were.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I tried testing this, I did 264 damage on a guard counter attack useing Cold Infused Cross-Naginata (+12 or +6 cant remember which) against the knights at Gatefront waypoint without the Talisman... and 220 with the talisman. Are we sure this is working properly as it seems to reduce my damage...? Maybe it's because of the infusion?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              It's the equivalent of the Leo Ring.
                                                                              It boosts damage dealt to enemies while they are in an attack animation.
                                                                              It only works with attacks that do Pierce damage, arrows and bolt included.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                ok so this affects spears (like the Torchpole) im playing a greatshield STR tank and using this with the Torchpole i am DECIMATING everything while safely hiding behind my shield. It adds damage during others attacks

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