The Combi-Stick, also known as the Combi-Spear, Telescoping Spear or Combat-Staff, is a spear-like Yautja weapon. The Combi-Stick is telescopic, making it relatively small and easy to store when not in use but extending to its full length when required in combat. It is made of incredibly light, sharp, thin but strong material. It is primarily used as a close-quarters hand-to-hand weapon, although it can also be thrown like a spear.
A Yautja receives a Combi-Stick when they have finished all of their training, and have shown themselves ready to begin their first Hunt. Yautja have been known to decorate their Combi-Stick through time with skulls and memories of different Hunts and moments in their long life, making the staff its prized possession. The Combi-Stick ultimately becomes more powerful. If the staff breaks (which rarely happens) the Predator takes its own life. When a Predator dies an honorable death, they are buried with their spear.
The spear's advantage is that it is extremely fast, well balanced and extremely strong. It can also parry melee attacks, smacking aside claws, teeth and bullets as if they were hardly relevant. This only works on less skilled opponents. It is also very easy to throw because it's so light.
Yautja Spear Masters tend to train solely in the use of these weapons and have displayed their mastery in combat by holding back hordes of enemies. They also teach young predators in the art of wielding the powerful weapon. A Spear Master is the second highest rank next to Elder.
An ornate Combi-Stick was given to Alexa Woods by an Ancient Yautja as a Trophy for killing a Xenomorph Queen. It can be assumed that this was given to her as a sign that she had gone above and beyond the requirement for possessing one as she killed not only several Xenomorphs, but a Xenomorph Queen, something most Yautja can never accomplish during a Xenomorph Hunt.
- In the novelization of Predator, the Jungle Hunter (which is very different in the book to the creatures now known from the films) carries a telescoping spear similar to a Combi-Stick as its weapon. A similar weapon was at one point going to be used by the Jungle Hunter in Predator, but the weapon was dropped during production.
- Predator 2 (First Appearance)
- Predator: Concrete Jungle (video game)
- Aliens versus Predator (video game)
- Aliens versus Predator 2
- Aliens versus Predator: Extinction
- Alien vs. Predator
- Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
- Aliens vs. Predator (video game)
- AVP: Evolution
- ↑ Paul Monette (1987). Predator novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 165.
- ↑ "Monster Legacy - Predator Metamorphosis – Part I: Predator". Retrieved on 2014-01-16.