For the skill as it appears in Diablo Immortal, see Ancient Spear (Diablo Immortal).
Ancient Spear
Ancient Spear

Class: Barbarian (Diablo III)
Required Level: 26
Skill Category: Secondary
Cost: 25 Fury

Throw a spear that pierces enemies and deals 500% damage as Physical.

Damage Type: Physical

Ancient Spear is a Secondary Barbarian skill.


Ancient Spear is one of the three ranged attacks the Barbarian has in their arsenal. It hurls a piercing spear that flies for up to 60 yards and damages all enemies in its path. It cannot bypass walls and obstacles.


  • Ranseur: enemies hit are also knocked back 5 yards.
  • Harpoon: all enemies hit are also pulled back to the Barbarian and Slowed by 60% for 1 second.
  • Jagged Edge: damage type changes to Fire, and increases the damage to 640%.
  • Boulder Toss: The Barbarian hurls a boulder, which hits the targeted location anywhere within 80 yards, bypassing enemies and most (but not all) obstacles. The impact location has a 9 yards radius, no longer pierces in line. The throw now expends all of the Barbarian's remaining Fury (minimum 25 is required for each cast, though), but in return, it deals 20% damage as Physical for every point of Fury expended. Note: effects that reduce resource costs have no effect on the draining of all remaining Fury.
  • Rage Flip: all enemies hit are also thrown 10 yards behind the Barbarian and Slowed by 60% for 1 second. If there is not enough place behind the Barbarian, simply pulls enemies as close as possible.

Non-rune enhancementsEdit


  • No Escape: Ancient Spear deals 30% more damage to enemies at least 15 yards away from the Barbarian.


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Originally, Ancient Spear had a cooldown, but generated Fury, and always pulled the afflicted enemy back to the Barbarian.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • The Butcher's combat skill is named Ancient Spear as well, and is animated similarly. However, The Butcher hurls a whole bunch of them at once, hitting a broad cone.
  • The spear does count as a missile for in-game purposes.
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