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A powerful weapon tipped with metal. Unlike the spear, it cannot be thrown.
— In-game Description

The Pike is a strong melee weapon. It closely resembles the Spear; however, it is made from and tipped with metal. Unlike the Spear, the Pike cannot be thrown. The Pike deals more damage in battle than the Spear.

It also has a durability bar, making it much more reliable and longer lasting than the Spear, which appears to break randomly.

Compared to the Metal Sword it has a much larger reach yet a much lower damage and speed. It is heavily debated on whether the pike or the sword is better. (team pike 4lyfe btw)