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Weak Spear
Weak Spear
Also known as
Added in
Item type
Melee Weapon
Near water sources
Obtained through
Wall Weapon Rack
Ground Weapon Holder
Weapon Rack
Very Long + Ranged
Max. Stack
5 with Spear Bag
Used to make
Upgraded Spear
Incendiary Spear

The Weak Spear is a tool, melee and ranged weapon in The Forest. Weak Spears can often be found around water spots and it was made craftable in update v0.37.


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 too 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 Mouse button to enter this mode, letting go of Right Mouse Button will leave this mode. Hold down Right Mouse Button and then press Left Mouse Button to throw the spear. For an accurate, but short distance throw, aim at your target so that the index finger is right below them. Throwing spears of any kind uses 22 stamina.
  • The spear can be thrown, and can also be used in a thrusting fashion in all directions. It is a useful alternative to the crafted bow or modern bow for fishing from land if you wish to preserve arrows. It cannot be used while swimming, however, so it's limited thrusting range from the shoreline can make spearfishing a bit time-consuming.
  • Because you can thrust the spear at a low angle and run at the same time it is very well suited for hunting lizards, rabbits, and birds, unlike weapons like axes which force the player to stop completely while swinging them towards the ground.
  • Weak spears are one the best items in the game for killing deer. They can kill deer in one hit when thrown.
  • Throwing a weak spear does the same damage regardless of strength. If does not matter if your strength is 10 or 99, it will do the same amount of damage.
  • Throwing a weak spear or an upgraded spear will both do the same amount of damage.
  • The upgraded spear has slightly longer range than the weak spear when used in melee attacks.
  • Weak spears can be found in ponds.
  • You can carry both the upgraded spear and weak spear at once.
  • Strength doesn't affect spear throw range.


Cloth Bone
Cloth Booze


Update History[]

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!

You can now craft a spear bag, which will allow you to carry up to 5 basic spears

v0.72 Fixed dropped fish from moving weirdly with the player when speared

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

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

Fixed weak spear sometimes disappearing when thrown directly downwards

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
v0.37 Weak Spears can now be crafted with 2 sticks.
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
v0.02 Fixed spear being able to cut down trees
v0.01 Weak Spear added to the game

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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)
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