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ACO Pilum

A pilum in the 1st century BCE

A pilum is a type of javelin commonly utilized by soldiers of the Roman Army.[1]

History

During the Peloponnesian War in Greece, the Spartan misthios Kassandra could obtain the pilum by purchasing it from blacksmiths or looting it from bodies and chests across Greece.[2]

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 (Randomized) Loot, Blacksmith
Rare 7469
Epic 7829

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

Trivia

  • In Assassin's Creed: Origins the Pilum 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 is one of four rewards the player may choose from among completing the side-quest Striking the Anvil in Assassin's Creed: Origins.

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