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ACO Pilum

A pilum in the 1st century BCE

A pilum is a type of javelin commonly utilized ever since its conception in.

by soldiers of the Roman Army.[1]


The Peloponnesian War

During the Peloponnesian War in Greece, the Spartan misthios Kassandra found the pilum in the inventories of blacksmiths and looted it from bodies and chests throughout Greece.[2]

Ptolemaic Kingdom

In 48 BCE Benipe, the blacksmith of Siwa, Egypt, procured a deadly spear that was erroneously called the Pilum. This was among four specialty weapons that Benipe was able to hide from the forces of Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII when they confiscated all his tools and products, accusing him of harboring rebellion. After the Medjay Bayek of Siwa assassinated the captain in charge of this incident and recovered Benipe's tools, the blacksmith presented the Medjay with the Pilum alongside the other aforementioned three weapons: the Bitter Bow, the Gruesome Mattock, and the Phalanx Shield.[3]

Weapon statistics

5th century BCE

Rarity DPS (Lvl 99) Default Engravings Availability
Common 7113 (Randomised) Loot, Blacksmith
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
A pilum is an all-around performer and favorite amongst soldiers.

1st century BCE

Rarity Quality (Max Lvl 55) Damage (Max Lvl 55) Attributes Availability
Rare 117 445 Critical Hit II

Adrenaline on Hurt

Loot, Blacksmith
A rugged javelin commonly used by Roman troops.

Behind the scenes

The Pilum, a weapon in Assassin's Creed: Origins, appears as a rare spear in spite of the fact that a pilum is properly a Roman javelin and the description of the weapon even describes it as such. The Pilum in the same game is also among the four rewards the player may choose from upon completing the side-quest Striking the Anvil.

In Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, the Pilum was even further removed from its origins, and was merely another spear among others. It shares the same model as a number of other similar weapons in the same game, including the Spear of Kephalos. What's more, the model was the recycled model of the Iron Spear, a weapon in Assassin's Creed: Origins.




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