Upgraded Spear

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Upgraded Spear
UpgradedSpearFarket.png
The Upgraded Spear
Description
Item type
Tool
Melee Weapon
Ranged Weapon
Obtained through
Crafting
Collecting
Equipable
Yes
Upgradable
Yes
Throwable
Yes
Storage
Wall Weapon Rack
Ground Weapon Holder
Weapon Rack
Statistics
Speed 
8 1/2
Damage 
6
Block 
0
Range
Very Long
Max. Stack
1

The Upgraded Spear is a tool, melee and ranged weapon added in update v0.20 of The Forest.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Upgraded Spear can be crafted or found in the game. There are some specific locations where you can find them, primarily in or leaning against cannibal huts.

  • The Upgraded Spear is a formidable fighting weapon, as well as a very useful hunting and gathering tool. As it is one of the few offensive weapons that can be swung while sprinting, it is a very effective kiting weapon. The largest downside is the spear contains no capability of blocking, and therefore in the face of large groups of cannibals, the player risks taking a substantial amount of damage if flanked or taken by surprise. The Upgraded Spear does area damage forward in a much smaller width than axes or katana, but can stab through multiple enemies at once if properly lined up.
  • The Upgraded Spear is best for one-on-one combat with single cannibals as it lacks area of effect damage.
  • The upgraded spear has the longest melee range of any weapon in the game. It has slightly longer range than the weak spear when used in melee attacks.
  • Throwing upgraded spears and weak spears do the same amount of damage, to prevent losing your upgraded spear, consider using weak spears for throwing. All spears do the same damage regardless of strength. It does not matter if your strength is 10 or 99, it will do the same amount of damage.
  • Upgrades on weak spears do not carry over when you upgrade it to an upgraded spear. It also does not remove the upgrades. Simply craft another weak spear and the upgrades will return.

All spears have three modes for combat:

  1. Standard attack - Where you attack in front of you. Aim the spear in front of you, not to high or too low. This uses 10 stamina per attack.
  2. Stab ground attack - Where you stab the ground. Aim the spear downwards to enter this mode. This doesn't use any stamina what so ever, so it is great for opening suit cases, finishing off cannibals on the ground, or destroying tree stumps. The spear can get stuck in this mode. To fix it, move the mouse up and down and it should correct itself.
  3. Thrown attack - Where you throw the spear. Hold down right click to enter this mode, letting go of right click will leave this mode. Hold down right click and then press left click to throw the spear. Throwing spears of any kind uses 22 stamina.

Incendiary Spear[edit | edit source]

The Incendiary Spear is an extension of the Upgraded Spear it was added in update v0.34. It can be crafted and can be thrown for a one time use. It will inflict burning damage when thrown at enemies. It doesn't need to be lit with the lighter, similar to the molotov wire trap. A weak spear cannot receive the Incendiary Spear upgrade.

Whilst an upgraded spear is an Incendiary Spear, It can still be used for normal melee attacks with out issue. It doesn't change the stats at all.

The upgraded spear isn't destroyed when the Incendiary Spear explodes, it can be collected afterwards.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Upgraded Spear is currently the most effective stump remover in the game, requiring only 4-6 horizontal attack hits to destroy one. The high speed attack and low fatigue cost make it much more effective than any of the axes, or any other attack weapon.
  • Most plant life can be removed in 1-2 hits, allowing for the collecting of leaves or sticks with no fatigue cost when using in ground attack mode.
  • The Upgraded Spear, like the Weak Spear, can be used to easily catch fish in a pond.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

1
IconUpgradedSpear.png
=
1
IconSpear.png
+
2
IconCloth.png
+
3
IconBone.png
Upgraded
Spear
Weak
Spear
Cloth Bone
1
IconIncendiarySpear.png
=
1
IconUpgradedSpear.png
+
1
IconCloth.png
+
1
IconBooze.png
Incendiary
Spear
Upgraded
Spear
Cloth Booze
1
IconSpear.png
=
2
IconStick.png
Weak
Spear
Stick

Upgraded Spears can also be found in some cannibal villages.

1
IconPoison.png
=
4
IconTwinberry.png
OR
4
IconSnowberries.png
OR
1
IconAmanitaMushroom.png
OR
1
IconJackMushroom.png
+
IconDownArrow.png
Poison
Upgrade
Twin
Berries
Snow
Berries
Amanita
Mushroom
Jack
Mushroom
One of these
weapons
1
IconPlaneAxe.png
1
IconCraftedAxe.png
1
IconRustyAxe.png
1
IconModernAxe.png
1
IconSpear.png
1
IconUpgradedSpear.png
1
IconKatana.png
1
IconMachete.png
Plane
Axe
Crafted
Axe
Rusty
Axe
Modern
Axe
Weak
Spear
Upgraded
Spear
Katana Machete

Known Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to throw the spear a massive distance (up to 20 seconds of sprint time) from certain upward angles.
  • Sometimes when throwing the spear at another player and some enemies, the spear will impact but permanently vanish.
  • If thrown at a cannibal, the spear may bounce off, giving no damage and make the spear fall on the ground.
  • If thrown against rock surfaces, such as rock walls or natural ones, it will roll and won't be able to be picked back up again
  • When thrown at the ground, the spear may go through, removing the ability to pick it up.
  • In muliplayer one spear can be thrown and picked up at the same time by plurial players to duplicate it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v1.0 Items that cannot be crafted due to being at max capacity in inventory now show up in recipe list with an icon showing it cannot be carried

Improved placement of weapons on racks and holders!

v0.72 Fixed incendiary spear looking transparent

Fixed dropped fish from moving weirdly with the player when speared

Fixed equipping incendiary spear from crafting mat retaining the incendiary bonus if crafting another spear

Fixed player not able to aim spear for throwing while looking down

(Multiplayer) Upgraded spear’s incendiary upgrade is now visible on remote players

v0.71 (Multiplayer) Fixed clients sometimes unable to kill fish with the spear
v0.70 Fixed spears sometimes disappearing if player was hit while throwing a spear

Fixed players unable to throw spear while airborne

v0.68 Fixed thrown spears disappearing after picking up speared fish

Fixed case of weapons not working after switching weapon while about to throw spear

v0.67 (Multiplayer) Speared fishes are now visible on remote players !
v0.66 Arrows, spears and flintlock pistol can now deal increased headshot damage to enemies
v0.63 (Audio) Added new audio event for hitting dirt terrain with stick to keep consistent with other stick/spear weapons.

Fixed picking up bodies in end game breaking player animation if spear was held in throw position

v0.62 Fix weapon rack positions for Flare Guns, Flintlocks, Tennis Rackets, Katanas and Upgraded Spears.

Fixed spears and arrows not sticking into fig trees

v0.60 Fixed enemies not turning bloody when hit with spears or arrows
v0.57 Fixed being unable to pick up fish killed with weapons other than spear
v0.56 Fixed missing splash particle when using upgraded spear in water

Fixed splash particles when hit with spear looking overly dark

v0.55 Fixed skin animal animation sometimes not playing if skinning is started immediately after picking up a spear

Fixed player incorrectly blocking if block is pressed immediately after picking up a spear

Fixed spears and arrows not sticking into some large tree stumps around the world

v0.54 Fixed picking up small rock and spear at the same time breaking weapon usage
v0.53 Fixed incendiary upgrade of the upgraded spear not restored after loading a save
v0.51 Fixed arrows and spears bouncing off animals and sometimes landing angled on trees etc.
v0.49 New pickup icons added for katana, bow and spears

Fixed a case of thrown spear not being possible to pick up (i.e. after hitting a rock)

v0.45 Fixed incendiary upgrade on spear not saving

(Audio) Added new sound event for spear throwing.

Fixed player animation breaking sometimes when picking up a spear while doing a downward axe chop

v0.44 Fixed some issues with thrown upgraded/incendiary spear not acting as expected

Fixed regression with stick & rock bag changes causing poisoned arrows to not show up as such (but functional anyways) and incendiary upgraded spear to not work correctly

Fixed spear attacks not draining stamina at all

v0.39 Fixed thrown spear sometimes passing through cave rocks and other objects
v0.35 Improved pickup auto equip feature: it will now work regardless of current state of inventory, this way it goes through even while item slot is locked while equipping another item (hint: allows super fast combat style with spears)

Better held position of spear on player in MP

v0.34 New Upgraded Spear upgrade: Incendiary ! Combine Upgraded Spear with 1 booze and 1 cloth to burn targets when spear is thrown (one time use)

(Audio) Fixed missing sound when spears hit trees

v0.33 (Multiplayer) Fixed not being able to gather arrows/spears from other players

Thrown spear and thrown upgraded spear are now automatically equipped when picked up, thus making them a more viable hunting option

Fixed arrow, thrown spear and upgraded spear not properly targeted when trying to pick it up, making it difficult to collect

v0.32 Fixed issues with fish sliding/blurring when speared
v0.29 Fixed thrown spear not always killing deer
v0.27 Fixed spears not doing any damage when thrown or aimed downwards

Fixed spears not sticking into half cut trees

v0.26 Fixed fish vanishing while running with them on the spear
v0.25 Fixed player movement breaking when sitting on a bench and alt attacking with a spear
v0.24 Fixed dropped upgraded spear turning into dynamite pickup
v0.21 Spears no longer fall through terrain or disappear when colliding with animals/enemies

Spears collide with more solid objects

v0.20b Fixed regular spear turning into upgraded spear when thrown and picked up again
v0.20 Upgraded Spear added to the game




Weapons
Axes Plane AxeCrafted AxeRusty AxeModern AxeClimbing Axe
Melee KatanaMacheteTennis RacketClubCrafted ClubChainsaw(Fuel)Upgraded StickUpgraded RockWeak SpearUpgraded Spear
Ranged Crafted BowModern BowWeak SpearUpgraded SpearFlare Gun(Flare Gun Ammo)Flintlock Pistol(Old Gun Ammo)Slingshot(Throwable Rock)
Projectiles MolotovBombHead BombSticky BombDynamiteArrowBone ArrowFire ArrowPoison ArrowModern Arrow
Miscellaneous StickRockBoneTurtle ShellArmLegHead