The Javelin is a weapon in Final Fantasy XII. It is the weakest spear. As the main weapon of the Uhlan in the Zodiac versions, its time of obtainment is closer to the start of the game than in the original version, and some of the other spears have been made available earlier to spread them more evenly. In the original version, its license costs 15 LP. In the Zodiac versions, its license costs 20 LP.
A javelin is a light spear designed primarily to be thrown as a ranged weapon. The javelin is almost always thrown by hand, although hurling devices do exist. The word javeline comes from Middle English and it derives from Old French javelin, a diminutive of javelot, which meant spear.