How to Get and Use the FAF-14 Spear in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 image of player carrying the faf-14 Spear

The Spear is one of the most powerful weapons in the game. This article explains how to get and use the FAF-14 Spear in Helldivers 2.

You have a ton of options when it comes to Support Weapons, and there is something for everyone. When it comes to weapons good against heavies, you have a couple of great choices. But, none of them can really compete with the Spear. Effective against both Terminids and Automatons, let’s see how to get and use the FAF-14 Spear in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2: How to Get the FAF-14 Spear

You first have to unlock the Stratagem, if you haven’t already done so. Open your Ship Management terminal and select the Stratagems tab. In the first subheading, the Patriotic Administration Center, scroll to the last entry, which is the Spear. You need to pay 9.000 Requisition to unlock it, and only if you are at least Level 20.

Helldivers 2 image of the FAF-14 Spear in the Stratagems tab
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And don’t forget to select the FAF-14 Spear Stratagem during the Loudout phase, before you deploy on a mission.

How to Use the FAF-14 Spear in Helldivers 2

You first have to call the FAF-14 Spear down from your ship. Enter its Stratagem Code (Down, Down, Up, Down, Down) and throw the Stratagem beacon where you want it to drop. After a couple of seconds, a Hellpod with the FAF-14 Spear inside will drop. You will get the weapon itself, and an ammo backpack with three additional missiles.

The Spear is arguably the most powerful anti-tank weapon. Its main feature is that you don’t have to aim as usual. Rather, it locks onto the target and then shoots a homing missile. Its downside is the limited ammo (only four shots in total, before resupply) and the fact that the mechanic for locking on is a little clunky.

Helldivers 2 image of two players using the FAF-14 Spear
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When you aim with the Spear, a large circular reticule will appear. Keep it on your intended target, and a small triangle will appear, indicating on which target has the locking-on process begun. Keep the reticule on the target long enough, and it will turn yellow, indicating that the process is almost over. Hold it just a little bit more until it turns green, which means that locking on is complete, and now press the Fire button. A rocket will fly into the air, and then head straight to the target. With a little luck, the FAF-14 Spear can take out a Bile Titan in one hit.

Keep in mind that the Spear is predominantly a long-range weapon. If the target is too close, chances are that the shot will fly over it. Another downside is that, due to the locking-on mechanic, the FAF-14 Spear cannot target buildings, like Shrieker Nests or Broadcast Towers.

But, in the right hands, it can be a devastating addition to the squad and a quick solution for massive enemies. For more on HD2, check out Best Grenades in Helldivers 2 Tier List, How to Get and Use the Eagle 500kg Bomb, and How to Get and Use R-36 Eruptor.


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