I cannot find a single information on this subject. My group shares the DMing between our three different ongoing and concurrent campaigns, and twice this problem has arisen.
Okay, there is the DM fiat that I always meet, although reluctantly. So, without any RAW or RAI that I can point out, it has been ruled that "… historically, combat lances were primarily used as a massive ordeal cargo weapon designed to interrupt an infantry phalanx, knocking down most of the that they are beaten and with only a few suffering serious injuries, due to the frequent breakage of the spear to the forced contact ", as happens during the fair and, therefore, the weapon is useless. Then another spear is pulled from a squire, for another "race."
But here are my doubts about such a break. It is also historically known that spears designed for fighting were removed from the metal piercing tip and spun on purpose, then covered with carved or molten iron cuffs (read as fragile), balls and even small shields the size of a hand. This was done to eliminate the possible death that pierces the armor. Therefore, when the forceful force of the spears in the just made full contact, it could bend and break more easily.
So, in our game, after the initial charge attack (with or without my use of the Charger feat), and upon landing a blow, it is that my spear has deeply impaled the creature and this must let it fall or retreat my mount away To take out the spear. And if my launch was a failure, it is a d2 launch that, on the other hand, the spear broke when hitting its armor.
I don't know any other weapon in 5e that has such a cost, both in the heat of battle and in the armory. My only hope of saving these two costs is (1) always hit, then & # 39; No-Action & # 39; release it, followed by a free Action to pull my Warhammer, one and (2) always roll a 2 on d2.
I need help friends, are the spears supposed to be single use?
1: Play a Noble Human Cleric (War Domain) (Knight Variant) designed to ride a War Horse in most battles, or on foot if inside or underground, hence the Warhammer.