The Thrusting Spear has the advantage of reach, being considerably longer than any other weapon in the arsenal.
Like the other spear weapons, the Thrusting Spear does not have a overhead strike. Instead, it has a very powerful high-range thrust which can kill most enemies in two blows. It still maintains its primary thrust, which is a much quicker variant and should be used as the weapon's primary means of attack.
It should be noted that while most lengthy weapons are impractical to use in tight corridors, this does not hold as true for the stab-heavy style of spears. However, a lack of a shield makes corridor-loving archers a substantial threat.
The Thrusting spear's horizontal slash's low damage and high range makes it primarily a zoning measure, and shouldn't be used except to finish weakened opponents or to maintain distance from multiple foes.
It is one of the first two polearms available to the Vanguard, the other being the Pole Hammer.