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There exist myriad fighting styles, each of which has its own unique qualities. None, however, can claim to be as offensively minded as ours. Our approach is ever one of attack, no matter who─or what─we face. An experienced lancer is able to wield a polearm as if it were an extension of his body. He transforms into a raging storm before his foes, delivering a barrage of devastating thrusts and slashes. In order to facilitate such a relentless offense, we lancers favor armor of leather and chainmail─such things as provide adequate protection without sacrificing mobility. The measure of a lancer's worth is truly quite simple: how swiftly and decisively he can pierce the enemy's defenses.

The Lancer (槍術士, Sōjutsushi?) is a Disciple of War in Final Fantasy XIV, introduced in the original release. It can be upgraded to the Dragoon by equipping a Soul Crystal obtained via the quest "Eye of the Dragon", unlocked after levelling Lancer to level 30.

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LancerEdit

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.
—Lodestone

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.

DragoonEdit

Dragoon 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.
—Lodestone

Dragoon focuses on increasing raw attack power while adding jumping and AoE attack abilities.

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HeavenswardEdit

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EquipmentEdit

The Lancer class is defined by wielding a spear.

In terms of late game armor, Lancers and Dragoons wear "Maiming"/"Slaying" gear sets. Their armor is heavier than other DPS classes, though not as heavy as tanks. Up until Patch 2.45, most of the armor for Lancers and Dragoons typically traded off magic defense for higher defense. This caused major balance issues with later endgame content (which often had party-wide magical attacks) that made Dragoons undesirable in parties, and as such the magic defense was increased to match other DPS classes.

Job GaugeEdit

FFXIV Dragon Gauge stage 1

The Job Gauge was introduced to players in the 4.0 patch (Stormblood). The Dragoon uses the Dragon Gauge. The gauge is displayed once a player has executed the Blood of the Dragon ability causing a timed effect that has the potential to strengthen the potency of Jump and Spineshatter if used while under this effect.

FFXIV Dragon Gauge stage 2

An icon on the top left side of the gauge will change if the weaponskill Mirage Dive is used during the Blood of the Dragon effect. The icon indicates the strength of the effect, up to a total of four points. If Geirskogul is applied while the icon is full, the Blood Gauge will turn to red and the weaponskill Nastrond becomes available for a devastating attack.

FFXIV Dragon Gauge stage 3


AbilitiesEdit

Job ActionsEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast TP Cost Range Radius Class (Job) Affinity
True Thrust
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1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Vorpal Thrust
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4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: True Thrust, Combo Potency: 240.
Impulse Drive
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6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 190.
Heavy Thrust
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10 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 180 when delivered from a target's flank.
Increases damage dealt by 15% for 30s.
Piercing Talon
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15Must complete level 15 Lancer quest Weaponskill Instant 3.0sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 130 15y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
Life Surge
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18 Ability Instant 90.00s - 0y 0y LNC (DRG)
Ensures critical damage for next weapon-skill for 10s. Damage dealt will be absorbed as HP, up to 10% of maximum HP.
Full Thrust
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26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust, Combo Potency: 440.
Blood of the Dragon Combo Bonus: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw for 10s.
Blood for Blood
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30 Ability Instant 80.00 - 0y 0y LNC (DRG)
Increases damage dealt by 15% and damage suffered by 10% for 20s.
Jump
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30Complete the quest Eye of the Dragon Ability Instant 30s - 20y 0y DRG
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 250. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.
Additional Effect: Grants Dive Ready for 15s.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Elusive Jump
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35Complete the quest Lance of Fury Ability Instant 60s - 15y 0y DRG
Executes a jump to a location 15y behind you, while removing any Heavy or Bind effects.
Additional Effect: Reduces enmity by half.
Disembowel
FFXIV Disembowel Icon
38 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Impulse Drive, Combo Potency: 230.
Combo Bonus: Reduces target's piercing resistance by 5% for 30s.
Doom Spike
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40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 120 10y 10y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a straight line in front of you.
Spineshatter Dive
FFXIV Spineshatter Dive Icon
45Complete the quest Unfading Skies Ability Instant 60s - 20y 0y DRG
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 200 (255 Surged).
Additional Effect: Stun for 2s.
Additional Effect: Grants Dive Ready for 15s
Cannot be executed while bound.
Chaos Thrust
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50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 200 when behind the target.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 220, deals 270 potency when delivered from behind target.
Combo Bonus: Damage over time with potency of 35 for 30s.
Blood of the Dragon Combo Bonus: Grants Enhanced Wheeling Thrust for 10s
Dragonfire Dive
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50Complete the quest Double Dragoon Ability Instant 120s - 20y 5y DRG
Delivers a jumping fire-based attack with a potency of 300 to all nearby enemies.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Battle Litany
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52Complete the quest Days of Azure Ability Instant 180s - ??y ??y DRG
Increases critical hit rate of self and party members by 15%. Duration 20s.
Blood of the Dragon
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54Complete the quest Sworm Upon a Lance Ability Instant 30s - 0y 0y DRG
Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 30% for 15s.
Additional Effect: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw upon successfully executing Full Thrust, or Enhanced Wheeling Thrust upon successfully executing Chaos Thrust for 10s. These two effects end upon reuse of Blood of the Dragon or using any skill that is not Fang and Claw or Wheeling Thrust.
Fang and Claw
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56Complete the quest Dragoon's Errand Ability Instant 2.5s 60 0y 0y DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200. 290 when executed from a target's flank. Can only be executed while under the effect of both Blood of the Dragon and Sharper Fang and Claw.
Additional Effect: Extends Blood of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s.
Wheeling Thrust
FFXIV Wheeling Thrust Icon
58Complete the quest Sanguine Dragoon Ability Instant 2.5s 50 0y 0y DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200. 290 when executed from a target's rear. Can only be executed while under the effect of both Blood of the Dragon and Enhanced Wheeling Thrust.
Additional Effect: Extends Blood of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s.
Geirskogul
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60Complete the quest Dragoon's Fate Ability Instant 10s 0 15y 4y DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 220 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon.

Additional Effect: Changes Blood of the Dragon to Life of the Dragon while under the full gaze of the first brood.

Sonic Thrust
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62 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 0 DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Combo Action: Doom Spike with a Combo Potency of 170.
Dragon Sight
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66 Ability Instant 120s 0 DRG
Grants Right Eye to self and Left Eye to target party member, increasing your damage dealt by 10% and the target party member's damage dealt by 5%, as long as target remains within 6 yalms.
Duration: 20s
Mirage Dive
FFXIV Mirage Dive Icon
68 Ability Instant 1s 0 DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze of your Dragon Gauge by 1 while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon
Can only be executed when Dive Ready.
Nastrond
FFXIV Nastrond Icon
70 Ability Instant 10s 0 DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 320 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.

Role ActionsEdit

Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role. Jobs can select and use up to five role actions, while classes can select and use up to ten.

Action Acquired Type Cast Recast Cost
Second Wind
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8 Ability Instant 120s
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Cure potency varies with current attack power.
Arm's Length
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12 Ability Instant 60s
Creates a barrier nullifying knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s

Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s

Leg Sweep
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16 Ability Instant 40s
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s
Diversion
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20 Ability Instant 120s
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 15s
Invigorate
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24 Ability Instant 120s
Instantly restores 400 TP.
Bloodbath
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32 Ability Instant 90s
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s
Goad
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36 Ability Instant 180s
Refreshes TP of a single party member.
Duration: 30s
Feint
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40 Ability Instant 120s
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Crutch
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44 Ability Instant 90s
Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.
True North
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48 Ability Instant 150s
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 15s

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Enhanced Strength
FFXIV Enhanced Strength Melee Icon
8 Increases strength by 2.
Enhanced Feint
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14 Extends Slow duration inflicted by Feint to 20 seconds.
Enhanced Strength II
FFXIV Enhanced Strength II Icon
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 50 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 24 seconds.
Enhanced Blood for Blood
FFXIV Enhanced Blood for Blood Icon
44 Improves Blood for Blood damage increase to 30%.
Lowers damage taken to 15%.
Extenerate
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48 Extends Disembowel duration to 30 seconds.

PvP actionsEdit

Job ActionsEdit

Action Type Cast Recast Cost
True Thrust
FFXIV True Thrust Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 0
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Vorpal Thrust
FFXIV Vorpal Thrust Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 0
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: True Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,250

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Full Thrust
FFXIV Full Thrust Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 0
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,750

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Fang and Claw
FFXIV Fang and Claw Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 0
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Full Thrust with a Combo Potency of 1,250
Combo Bonus: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s
Can only be executed while under the effect of either Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Impulse Drive
FFXIV Impulse Drive Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 0
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Disembowel
FFXIV Impulse Drive Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 0
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Impulse Dive
Combo Potency: 1,000

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Chaos Thrust
FFXIV Chaos Thrust Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 0
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Disembowel with a potency of 1,250.
Combo Bonus: Damage over time with potency of 200 for 18s.
Combo Bonus: Increases damage you deal target by 10% for 18s.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Wheeling Thrust
FFXIV Wheeling Thrust Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 0
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Chaos Thrust with a potency of 1,250
Combo Bonus: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s
Can only be executed while under the effect of either Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Piercing Talon
FFXIV Piercing Talon Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 200 TP
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 500. Potency increases up to 400% the lower the target's HP.
Skewer
FFXIV Skewer Icon
Ability Instant 60s
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Reduces target's attack magic and healing magic potency by 20% for 6s.
Jump
FFXIV Jump Icon
Ability Instant 5s 400 TP
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 1,250. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1 if under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon
Cannot be executed while bound.
Spineshatter Dive
FFXIV Spineshatter Dive Icon
Ability Instant 15s
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 500.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1 if under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon

Cannot be executed while bound.

Elusive Jump
FFXIV Elusive Jump Icon
Ability Instant 30s
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 500.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1 if under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon

Cannot be executed while bound.

Battle Litany
FFXIV Battle Litany Icon
Ability Instant 120s
Increases damage dealt by self and nearby party members by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Blood of the Dragon
FFXIV Blood of the Dragon Icon
Ability Instant 10s
Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 50% for 15s

※Action changes to Geirskogul while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon. ※Action changes to Nastrond while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.

Geirskogul
FFXIV Geirskogul Icon
Ability Instant 10s Dragon's Eye (4 units)
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 2,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies. Removes Blood of the Dragon status and all eyes from your Dragon Gauge.
Additional Effect: Grants Life of the Dragon
Life of the Dragon Bonus: Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 50% for 15s.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon and under the full gaze of the first brood.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Nastrond
FFXIV Nastrond Icon
Ability Instant 10s Dragon's Eye (4 units)
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 3,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies. Removes Life of the Dragon status and all eyes from your Dragon Gauge.
Additional Effect: Grants Blood of the Dragon
Blood of the Dragon Bonus: Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 50% for 15s.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon and under the full gaze of the first brood.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Additional PVP ActionsEdit

These actions are common to all jobs, and can only be used in PvP areas. The number of additional actions that can be set is limited to two.

Action Type Cast Recast
Recuperate
FFXIV Recuperate Icon
Ability Instant 60s
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
Muse
FFXIV Muse Icon
Ability Instant 90s
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
Enliven
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Ability Instant 90s
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
Purify
FFXIV Purify Icon
Ability Instant 45s
Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from target. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.
Concentrate
FFXIV Concentrate Icon
Ability Instant 45s
Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s
Safeguard
FFXIV Safeguard Icon
Ability Instant 90s
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s
Bolt
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Ability Instant 45s
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s

PVP TraitsEdit

These traits are common to all jobs, and only take effect when in PvP areas.The number of PvP traits that can be set is limited to three.

Traits Effect
Increased HP
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Increases maximum HP by 5%.
Increased Action Speed
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Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 5%.
Increased Damage Dealt
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Increases damage dealt by 3%.
Decreased Damage Taken
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Decreases damage taken by 3%.
Increased Healing Potency
FFXIV Increased Healing Potency Icon
Increases spell-based HP restoration by 5%.
Decreased Recast Time
FFXIV Decreased recast time Icon
Decreases recast time of additional actions by 20%.
Increased Resistance Duration
FFXIV Increased REsistance Duration Icon
Increases duration of resistances by 50%.
Increased MP Regeneration
FFXIV increased MP Regeneration Icon
Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.
Increased TP Regeneration
FFXIV Increased TP Regeneration Icon
Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Dragoon and Lancer appear in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with Lightning-elemental cards.

GalleryEdit

Arms and Gear sets
Abilities

EtymologyEdit

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 (though it does "upgrade" into it).
  • 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.
  • Square Enix's Eorzea Cafe serves a dish called "Dragoon's pasta ~Sakura style~" with a description that translates to: A plate of pasta inspired by the flashes of pink in fields of green left by the "Dragoon's" Cherry Blossom ability. A Dragoon's spear has been thrust into this mix of fresh spinach pasta, cherry blossoms, and sakura shrimp!