For other uses, see Sunspear (disambiguation).
Sunspear detail

The sunspear is a main hand melee weapon that requires level 75 Attack to wield. It is earned upon completion of The Lord of Vampyrium. Like blisterwood weapons, it can damage all vampyric creatures.

Vyrewatch, vyrelords, and vyreladies killed with this weapon will automatically have their corpses cremated, granting 150 experience in Firemaking, and scaling experience in Prayer. 210 experience in Prayer is awarded below level 90, increasing to 280 experience at levels 90 and above. This is increased by 50% if Morytania legs 4 are worn. In addition, vampyres killed this way have a 20% chance of dropping loot similar to that given by shiny columbarium keys. This extra loot chance can be increased by wearing a columbarium ring.

Cremating corpses in this way does not count towards kills required to upgrade the Ivandis flail.

When using abilities, the Sunspear can be combined with a higher-tier off-hand weapon (such as an off-hand drygore mace) to increase ability damage without affecting the ability to damage vampyres. Auto-attacks will require an off-hand blisterwood sickle in order to deal damage.

If lost, it can be reclaimed from Ivan Strom for 100,000 coins.

Combat Stats
RequirementsSunspear equipped
75 Attack
Attack MeleeMain hand slot
Fastest (2.4s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
Sunspear benefits

Sunspear, like blisterwood weapons, is fully effective against all vampyres, vyrewatch, and vyrelords/ladies; when fighting them, it has the following benefits:

  • Able to damage them
  • Prevent juvinates in Darkmeyer (but not elsewhere) from transforming into dust and escaping
  • +50% hit chance
  • Chance to deal up to double the normal damage for that attack (including bleeds like Dismember)
  • Automatically cremates vyre corpses, granting 280 Prayer and 200 Firemaking experience (+50% with Morytania achievements complete), with a 20% chance of dropping additional loot (similar to Shiny columbarium key loot; increased chance with columbarium ring)
    • Cremations this way do not count towards the total cremations

See Category:Susceptible to blisterwood weapons for a full list of affected monsters.


The Sunspear was originally created for and wielded by Queen Efaritay; it is created from blisterwood and blessed silver and is therefore very effective against vampyres. It was meant to be used in the battle against the invading vampyres led by Lord Drakan. But as Queen Efaritay surrendered after Drakan's capture of her husband King Ascertes, it is unknown how much the Sunspear was used in the battle. After the victory over Hallowvale it was taken in possession by Lowerniel Drakan who used it as his weapon of choice - even creating more weapons based on it. He used the Sunspear in the fight against the Myreque when they invaded his home in an assassination attempt. During the fight, his sister Vanescula got hold of the weapon, stabbing him with it and weakening him. After his defeat at the hands of the Myreque, the lieutenant broke the head of the spear off and killed the Lord of Morytania with it.

During River of Blood, the Sunspear is reforged into its former glory by combining it with a blisterwood shaft and the wolfbane dagger making a sunspear (melee). This upgraded weapon can be toggled into a sunspear (magic) or sunspear (ranged).

Should the player speak with Kara-Meir on Tuska's corpse while carrying the Sunspear she claims to still have it, and that it is a dagger, not a sword. She and the player then speculate that both weapons might have originated as parts of the same spear or perhaps being part of another Sunspear.



Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Gold charmGold charm1RareNot sold
Green charmGreen charm1RareNot sold
Crimson charmCrimson charm1UncommonNot sold
Blue charmBlue charm1RareNot sold

Note: charms are a second reward, obtained with other items

Weapons and armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe(noted)Uncommon22,097
Rune spearRune spear(noted)Uncommon10,185
Rune platelegsRune platelegs(noted)Uncommon37,002
Rune helmRune helm(noted)Uncommon10,533
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow50Uncommon7,550
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Death runeDeath rune15Common3,480
Blood runeBlood rune15Common10,170


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Uncommon15,102
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Uncommon23,564
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon16,952
Grimy toadflaxGrimy toadflax(noted)Uncommon22,500
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Uncommon10,778


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Common9,872
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Common1,018
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon12,857
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon726
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon822
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed8Common28,720
Snape grass seed 5Snape grass seed8Common13,320
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore3Common396
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Common1,007


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins3,649–4,272Common3,649–4,272
Red spiders' eggsRed spiders' eggs(noted)Common5,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore8Common1,816
Uncut rubyUncut ruby(noted)Common7,368
Uncut diamondUncut diamond(noted)Uncommon19,372
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon2,985
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key(noted)Rare11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key(noted)Rare11,538
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Rare41,520


  • An update was made to the Sunspear on 5 October 2015 that changed the cremation mechanic of the weapon. The chance of receiving loot similar to that of shiny columbarium keys has been lowered to around 20%, from 100%, cremation count will no longer increase while killing Vyrewatch with this weapon, and on the opposite side, will now grant up to 4x more Prayer and Firemaking experience per kill, based on your current levels.
  • A blisterwood sickle can have higher damage with sufficient vyre cremations, but the Sunspear will have better overall damage per second than even the maxed blisterwood sickle, due to the accuracy of its higher tier.
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