- This is about the weapon type Javelins. For the individual weapon, see Javelin.
Javelins are a variant of Spears that can be either thrown or used in melee.
They are most useful for Amazons, who have some special Javelin modifications, and for Barbarian Throwers. In Diablo II you can fight with one Javelin as if it were a real Spear. Javelins must be replenished from time to time by visiting a repairing NPC.
Note that thrown Javelins do more damage than those used in close combat. Some skills require the Amazon to equip a Javelin before they can be cast.