Ghastly Glaive

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The Ghastly Glaive used against a group of Target Dummies.

The Ghastly Glaive is a Hardmode spear, that, unlike most other spears, wobbles when swung, causing its head to "slash" across a semi-randomized width. Upon striking an enemy, a yellow dragon-shaped phantom appears next to a random nearby enemy and flies in a straight line through it, infinitely piercing all enemies it passes through before vanishing after one second. The Ghastly Glaive is dropped by Ogres during the Old One's Army event, with a 1/10 (10%) chance / 1/5 (20%) chance during Tier 2, and a 1/20 (5%) chance during Tier 3.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.


  • Like other light-producing spears, the Ghastly Glaive is useful for finding ore deposits or other treasures underground by stabbing it into walls.


  • Unlike most other crossover weapons from Dungeon Defenders 2, the Ghastly Glaive is not directly named after a weapon from the original game. The closest weapon to the Ghastly Glaive in appearance and function would be the Wailing Glaive.
  • The Ghastly Glaive seems to be based on a naginata, a traditional Japanese polearm, that, although often used by samurai, is befitting of being usable by the Monk in Dungeon Defenders 2, as naginata were also commonly used by sōhei, highly skilled Buddhist warrior monks of classical and feudal Japan.
  • The Ghastly Glaive is a polearm, like the Sleepy Octopod, and both belong to the Monk class in Dungeon Defenders 2, making it the only class with two weapons dropped by the Ogre.

See also


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Reduced the immunity frames applied by the spear itself, allowing it to hit a single target more often when swung.