Spearcaster

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Spearcaster
Poe2 arbalest spearcaster icon.png
General
Equipment slot
Weapon type
Soulbound
No
Unique
Yes
Value
Copper pands (cp)4,064
Shop value
Copper pands (cp)20,320
Weapon
Range
12m
Handing
Attack time
0.7s
Reload time
6s
12
Damage
25-36 Pierce
Weapon bonuses
Enchantments
Technical
Weapon ID
Arbalest_U_Spearcaster

Spearcaster is an arbalest in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Description[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The product of a wizard who considered himself an engineer, this arbalest has been modified to fire larger, thicker bolts. This provided no shortage of obstacles in its initial construction. The wizard found he need to strengthen the bow lathes to accommodate the oversized bolts. Thus, a heavier string was required. As a result, the retaining nut had to be reinforced. Even a customized, enchanted windlass was needed to span the blasted thing. The stock itself was initially too weak for the whole operation and the wizard, ever a pragmatist, found structural enchantments were required to keep the weapon from snapping in two once armed.

Runes etched into the massive, spearlike bolts helped them fly true and gave them the punch to puncture steel and flesh. However, the wizard found it took considerable expenditures of his own arcane powers to make them do so. In the end, the weapon, while powerful, seemed only of use to those with sufficient knowledge of arcana. As such, the wizard abandoned his plans to produce similar weapons en masse and kept this prototype for his personal use.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Notes
Arcane Bolts / Elemental Bolts and Pinning / Skewer are mutually exclusive.
Mod Effect Cost Ingredients Mod removed
Arcane Bolts +5 Ranged Accuracy (Increases with Arcana skill)

15% chance to cast Minoletta's Minor Missiles at target on scoring Hit

Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 2 2 2 Rune Bolts
Elemental Bolts +5 Ranged Accuracy (Increases with Arcana skill)

+3% Damage as Burn, Corrode, Freeze and Shock

Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 2 2 2 Rune Bolts
Pinning 20% chance to Immobilize target on scoring Hit Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 2 2 2
Skewer Grants Skewer: Fires a bolt through multiple targets, inflicting 25-30 Pierce, pushing them back 5m and setting Immobilized for 10.0 sec if successful. Uses: 2 per rest. Copper pands (cp)6,000 2 2 2 2