This is the mainstay spear for lower level paladins who hunt with distance weapons. Royal spears are slightly superior to Hunting Spears in terms of attack rating, and are easily obtained through purchase in towns, whereas hunting spears can only be gotten from other players. Royal spears will break about 2,75% of the time. Break % was tested on training dummies so it should be accurate. The range from which these can be thrown was reduced in the Christmas 2007 update; from 4 squares down to 3.