This page details where you can find the Spear of Lugh in the River Erriff region, and thereby complete the quest of the same name. Completing this quest also provides you with the Ulfberht Myth Clue, which grants access to the River Rhine in Francia.
Where to Find the Spear of Lugh in River Erriff
To find the Spear of Lugh, you’ll first need to clear the Glennacally Fortress, in the far north of the River Erriff region. This is a heavily fortified area, full of elite druid units. You’ll want to be sure that you bring enough rations along to heal your Jomsviking allies, as there will almost certainly be a few falling to the enemy as they run ahead, unless you do so first to take the brunt of the damage.
Once you’ve fought through all the enemies in the fort, you’ll need to make your way to the northernmost part of the fort and force open the red door with the help of a Jomsviking ally. You’ll then find yourself in a cavern with a wealth chest in it. From here, turn right to find a hole in the wall which you can slide under. Beyond here you’ll find a hole in the floor. When you jump down into it, a boss fight with Lugh’s Spear Champion will begin.
Boss Fight: Lugh’s Spear Champion
The fight with the Lugh’s Spear Champion should be relatively easy on standard difficulty settings. However, on the highest difficulty you’ll find this to be a challenging fight. This will be mostly due to the attack speed of the Spear Champion. She will spam attacks throughout the fight, but particularly toward the end of the fight. These can be devastating on nightmare difficulty, and will potentially kill Eivor in one hit. As a result you’ll need to be ready to dodge and roll out of the way whenever you’re in a tight spot, and make good use of parrying and blocking where possible.
The Spear Champion will often chain spear attacks, indicated by an orange aura, but they also have red rune aura attacks which can be more devastating. The first involves the champion jumping in the air and slamming the spar down on Eivor, which will stun and leave you vulnerable to further attacks for a few seconds. The second red rune aura attack is often preceded by the champion creating a wall of fire around them, which they then use to light projectiles on fire and throw at Eivor. Each of these hits also has a chance to stun, and will inflict high damage regardless.
You can avoid both of the red rune aura attacks by dodging or rolling out of the way. You won’t be able to block or parry them, but you can sometimes interrupt them by using your own special abilities at the same time. This approach is more risky than a simple dodge or roll however, since you’ll need to get the timing just right. You’ll be able to do this once you execute an ability at almost exactly the same time as the Spear Champion begins her attack.
Aside from these frequent attacks, there are two other abilities which the Spear Champion will perform that you’ll need to look out for. One comes in the form of a poison cloud, which she will summon around her and then project outwards. If you’re near to the cloud when this happens, you’ll be poisoned, so be sure to stay away when this happens. The other is a health, which comes in the form of the champion drinking while a white rune aura shines around her. This is similar to the way other bosses heal, so it should be familiar to you.
To weaken the Spear Champion and make her vulnerable to stun attacks, you can hit her weak points which are located on her left leg and right arm. After this, the final stamina bar will only be depleted as you damage the Spear Champion normally over time. The main things to be concerned about are her red rune aura attacks and chained orange attacks, but so long as you keep moving throughout the fight, you should be fine.
Once you’ve killed Lugh’s Spear Champion, you’ll receive Lugh’s Spear and the Ulfberht Myth Clue, which leads to The Ulfberht Sword quest.