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Issued to the mounted dragoons, it symbolizes membership in that high-flying troop.
Any of Kimahri's spears can become the Dragoon Lance with the abilities Magic Counter and Counterattack, or the Evade & Counter ability. Magic Counter can be customized onto a weapon with x16 Shining Gem, Counterattack with a Friend Sphere, and Evade & Counter with a Teleport Sphere.
Dragoon Spear is a low-ranked spear that can be used by any race. It provides 35 attack at level 1 and 140 attack at level 30, gives +25 to Stun, has one empty slot, and can be bought for 600 gil. It can also be created for 150 gil by using Iron x3 and Copper x3. When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Dragoon Spear makes a Draconium, level 10-19 makes a Stamina Stone 3, and level 20-30 makes a Tiny Verde Pearl.
The weapon is named after the recurring Final Fantasy job class, Dragoon. "Dragoon" is the traditional name for a special soldier type in classical European warfare. Unlike in Final Fantasy, the original dragoons did not fight with lances, that being the job of "lancers"—a different soldier class. Dragoons were infantry that rode on horseback, but fought on foot. Originally they fought with a musket called the "dragoon," giving them the name. The dragoons' arsenal expanded to include guns, sabres, and axes. During the Napoleonic Wars they became medium cavalry and reached the height of their popularity.
After the Napoleonic Wars, to make better use of the number of men the European military had, the dragoons were trained to use lances and lancers became obsolete. Thanks to the advances of modern warfare, dragoons lost their niche and modern dragoon units exist only for ceremonial purposes.