As with all the "non-magical" spears, these have a rather limited range of 3 squares. They are preferred by paladins however, because they do considerably more damage, yet weigh only slightly more, than regular spears. As far as spears go, they are the best upgrade the paladin will see. These are a good choice as a distance weapon until level requirements are met, at which point a paladin ought to use Royal Spears instead. Tests demonstrate a 6% breakage on these.