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The Spire Shield and Spire Spear is the Elite encounter always fought in Act 4. Their block, damage, and Surrounded mechanic make them a tough adversary.

The player starts combat between the two enemies, facing right, and can use targeting cards or potions to face the opposite direction. Additionally, using a Smoke Bomb Potion will not work until one of the two enemies is killed.

Spire Shield[]

Despite its lower HP, the Spire Shield is the tankier of the two enemies. Its Smash attack may be dangerous in the beginning of the fight, but Spire Spear will begin to hit much harder.

Pattern[]

  1. 50% chance of using Bash then Fortify or Fortify then Bash.
  2. Uses Smash.
  3. Repeat.
Name Intent Effect Asc 3+ Asc 18+
Bash Intent - Debuff - Sword.png Deals 12 damage. If the player has at least 1 Orb slot, has a 50% chance to apply -1 Icon Focus.png Focus. Otherwise, applies -1 Icon Strength.png Strength. Deals 14 damage. If the player has at least 1 Orb slot, has a 50% chance to apply -1 Icon Focus.png Focus. Otherwise, applies -1 Icon Strength.png Strength. Deals 14 damage. If the player has at least 1 Orb slot, has a 50% chance to apply -1 Icon Focus.png Focus. Otherwise, applies -1 Icon Strength.png Strength.
Fortify Defend.png All enemies gain 30 Icon Block.png Block. All enemies gain 30 Icon Block.png Block. All enemies gain 30 Icon Block.png Block.
Smash Attack-Defend-Sickle.png Deals 34 damage. Gains Icon Block.png Block equal to its damage output. Deals 38 damage. Gains Icon Block.png Block equal to its damage output. Deals 38 damage. Gains 99 Icon Block.png Block.

Spire Spear[]

Spire Spear, despite having more HP than Spire Shield, is the more offensive of the two enemies and will buff its Icon Strength.png Strength throughout the fight to hit even harder.

Pattern[]

  1. Uses Burn Strike
  2. Uses Skewer
  3. 50% Chance of using either Burn Strike then Piercer or Piercer then Burn Strike
  4. Repeat 2 through 4.
Name Intent Effect Asc 3+ Asc 18+
Burn Strike
Intent - Debuff - Sword.png
Deals 5x2 damage. Adds 2 Burns into your discard pile. Deals 6x2 damage. Adds 2 Burns into your discard pile. Deals 6x2 damage. Adds 2 Burns on top of your draw pile.
Piercer
Intent - Buff.png
All enemies gain 2 Icon Strength.png Strength. All enemies gain 2 Icon Strength.png Strength. All enemies gain 2 Icon Strength.png Strength.
Skewer
Intent - Attack - Sickle.png
Deals 10x3 damage. Deals 10x4 damage. Deals 10x4 damage.

Update History[]

  • Weekly Patch 53: Blizzard
    • Spire Spear was incorrectly buffed on Ascension 17 instead of 18.
  • Weekly Patch 51: Recursion
    • Spire Shield's intent was incorrect for one of its moves. Attack -> Attack + Debuff.
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