A long steel pole ending in a razor-sharp point. The reach of the pike permits you to simultaneously attack an adjacent enemy and the enemy directly behind it.
A war pike is a weapon dealing 11-15 (avg 13) damage, requiring 18 strength. It can attack up to two enemies in a line. In essence, the war pike is the heavier version of a spear.
Like flails, war pikes cannot be found with runics and do not have good damage-dealing capabilities compared to what should suffice for a rogue with 18 strength. This severely cripples the war pike's efficiency.