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See also: Dragoon (Job)
So Close, Yet So Far
—Online description.

The Lancer (槍術士, Sōjutsushi?) is a Disciple of War in Final Fantasy XIV.

OverviewEdit

The strategy of the lancers is to out-range and fluster opponents with their long, two-handed polearms, peppering them with a barrage of thrusting attacks. They are trained with a number of weapons, giving a diversity to their attacks that makes them extremely versatile combatants.

In former times, the longspear saw the most widespread use, due in great part to the influence of the proud lancer legions of Ala Mhigo. Since then, the guild has greatly expanded its armories to include a variety of weaponry, such as the throwing javelin.

RoleEdit

Lancers attack with spears and are regarded as Damage Dealing classes. They specialize on dealing heavy spike damage to single targets by attacking them from their flanks or backs or damaging multiple enemies at once when they are surrounded or packed tightly in line formations.

Lancers have the most weaponskills of any Discipline of War, and have plenty of combination attacks as well. Although they do not possess many standard abilities, the abilities they do have focus on restoring their own HP and TP supply.

AbilitiesEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast TP Cost Range Radius Class (Job) Affinity
True Thrust
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1 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 70 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 150.
Feint
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2 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 80 3y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD, LNC (DRG), ARC (BRD)
Damages opponent with a potency of 120 and inflicts Slow +20% for 10 seconds.
Vorpal Thrust
FFXIV Vorpal Thrust Icon
4 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: True Thrust - increases potency to 200.
Keen Flurry
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6 Ability Instant 90.00s - 0y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD, LNC (DRG), ARC (BRD), CNJ, THM, ACN
Increases parry rate by 40% for 20 seconds.
Impulse Drive
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8 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 70 3y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD, LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 100, or 180 when delivered from behind target.
Leg Sweep
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10 Ability Instant 30.00s - 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 130 and inflicts Stun for 3 seconds.
Heavy Thrust
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12 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 70 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 100. If delivered from the target's flank, potency increases to 170 and damage dealt by player increases by 15% for 12 seconds.
Piercing Talon
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15Must complete level 15 Lancer quest Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 130 15y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 120, based on player's Dexterity stat.
Life Surge
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18 Ability Instant 90.00s - 0y 0y LNC (DRG)
The next non-magic action used in the next 10 seconds will inflict critical damage and damage dealt will be absorbed as HP, up to 10% of the player's maximum HP.
Invigorate
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22 Ability Instant 120s - 0y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD, LNC (DRG), ARC (BRD), CNJ, THM, ACN
Instantly restores 400 TP.
Full Thrust
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26 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust - increases potency to 330.
Phlebotomize
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30Must complete Level 30 Lancer quest Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 90 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 170, and inflicts damage over time with a potency of 25 for 18 seconds.
Blood for Blood
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34 Ability Instant 80.00 - 0y 0y GLA, PGL (MNK), MRD, LNC (DRG), ARC (BRD), CNJ, THM, ACN
Increases damage dealt by 10% and damage suffered by 25% for 20 seconds.
Disembowel
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38 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Impulse Drive - increases potency to 220 and reduces target's piercing resistance by 10% for 20 seconds.
Doom Spike
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42 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 160 10y 10y LNC (DRG)
Damages all opponents with a potency of 160 in a straight line before you.
Ring of Thorns
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46 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 120 0y 5y LNC (DRG)
Damages all opponents within radius with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Heavy Thrust - increases potency to 150.
Chaos Thrust
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50 Weaponskill Instant 2.50sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Damages opponent with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Disembowel - increases potency to 200 and inflicts damage over time with a potency of 30 for 30 seconds.

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Enhanced Strength
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8 Increases strength by 2.
Enhanced Feint
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14 Extends Slow duration inflicted by Feint to 20 seconds.
Enhanced Strength II
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16 Increases strength by 4.
Keener Flurry
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20 Improves Keen Flurry parry rate increase to 80%.
Enhanced Strength III
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24 Increases strength by 6.
Enhanced Leg Sweep
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28 Shortens Leg Sweep recast time to 20 seconds.
Enhanced Life Surge
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32 Shortens Life Surge recast time to 60 seconds.
Exhilarate
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36 Increases the TP restored by Invigorate to 500.
Heavier Thrust
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40 Extends Heavy Thrust duration to 20 seconds.
Enhanced Blood for Blood
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44 Improves Blood for Blood damage increase to 30%.
Extenerate
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48 Extends Disembowel duration to 30 seconds.

Soul CrystalsEdit

DragoonEdit

Dragoon Hyur Artwork XIV

Of all the things that are symbolic of the nation of Ishgard, few are more recognized than the dragoon. Born amidst the timeless conflict between men and dragons, these lance-wielding knights have developed an aerial style of combat, that they might better pierce the scaled hides of their mortal foes.

Taking to the firmament as though it were an extension of the land, they descend upon the enemy with every ounce of their bodies behind the blow. It is this penetrative power that characterizes the dragoon.

The Dragoon Soul Crystal can be obtained by completing the quest Eye of the Dragon that becomes available when the player reaches Lancer level 30 and Marauder level 15; it focuses on increasing raw attack power while adding jumping and AoE attack abilities. Dragoon can use Lancer, Pugilist and Marauder cross class abilities.

AbilitiesEdit

Every Dragoon ability can be used only after completing specific quests.

Ability Level TP Cost Type Recast/Duration Combo
Jump
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30 None Damage 40 sec None
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 200. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made. Cannot be executed while bound.
Elusive Jump
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35 None Undefined 180 sec None
Executes a jump to a location 15 yalms behind you, while removing any Heavy or Bind effects.
Additional Effect: Reduces enmity.
Spineshatter Dive
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40 None Damage 90 sec / Duration: 2s None
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 170.
Additional Effect: Stun.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Power Surge
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45 None Damage 90 sec / Duration: 10s None
Increases the damage dealt by a single Jump or Spineshatter Dive by 50%.
Dragonfire Dive
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50 None Damage 180 sec None
Delivers a jumping fire-based attack with a potency of 250 to all nearby enemies. Cannot be executed while bound.

Other AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Dragoon XIV TCG

Dragoon appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with Lightning-elemental card.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]A lancer was a type of cavalryman who fought with a lance. Lances were used in mounted warfare by the Assyrians as early as 700 BC and subsequently by Greek, Persian, Gallic, Han-Chinese, nomadic and Roman horsemen. The weapon was widely used in Asia and Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by armoured cavalry, before being adopted by light cavalry, particularly in Eastern Europe. In a modern context, a lancer regiment usually denotes an armoured regiment.

In the Final Fantasy series, a lancer is usually synonymous with Dragoon.

TriviaEdit

  • Unlike previous uses of the term "Lancer" as an alternate localization for the Dragoon job class, here it is a literal translation of a separate class.
  • Despite the official in-game description of the Lancer stating it can out-range opponents, the range of spears are no different than that of swords and axes used by the other melee classes.

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