The Spear of Rethu is a quest reward from the Archaeology quest N Archaeology [45D] Neltharion's Lair: Misdirected.

Archaeology Project

Spear of Rethu

Revered by miners and blacksmiths, Rethu Ironhorn was one of the first tauren settlers in the Broken Isles. His descendants carry on his tradition of metalworking at Ironhorn Enclave, near the peak of Highmountain.


  • Prior to a hotfix, this was the only one-handed polearm in the game.

Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2016-10-12): The Spear of Rethu polearm now scales properly from character level 1 to 100, now properly appears in the heirloom list, and is now correctly a 2-handed weapon.
This was hotfixed 2016-10-07.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-10-06): The Archaeology World Quest heirloom reward Spear of Rethu should now be item level 700, as intended (was item level 605).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.

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