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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. Unlike other Disciples of War, their combos do not branch from a shared combo starter. Instead, they have two combos: their standard True Thrust combo leads into heavy damage with Full Thrust, while their secondary Impulse Drive combo leads into a piercing damage debuff with Disembowel and a damage-over-time effect with Chaos Thrust. They also have two weaponskills outside of combos: Heavy Thrust applies a buff that boosts the Lancer's damage, while Piercing Talon functions as a ranged attack. They also have Blood for Blood, a potent self-buff that boosts the damage dealt and taken by the Lancer.

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 weaving Jump attacks between weaponskills, dealing heavy damage between each hit of their combos. Beyond level 50, they learn the Blood of the Dragon skill, a buff which extends their weaponskill combos by 1-2 hits, increasing the damage dealt by their jumps, and allows use of the powerful AOE ability Geirskogul; Blood of the Dragon's duration is extended with each combo finisher used, allowing the Dragoon to sustain the buff indefinitely as long as they continue attacking. Beyond level 60, Blood of the Dragon also enables the use of the Mirage Dive ability after using a jump attack, granting dragon eyes. Once three dragon eyes are accumulated, using Geirskogul will transform Blood of the Dragon into Life of the Dragon, temporarily upgrading Geirskogul into its more powerful variation, Nastrond. Life of the Dragon cannot be extended with combo finishers, so timing Life of the Dragon is important to maximise the number of times Nastrond can be used. Dragoon also learns Battle Litany, a potent critical hit rate buff for the entire party, and Dragon Sight, an ability which tethers the Dragoon to another player, increasing the damage dealt by both so long as they remain in range of the tether.

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LancerEdit

DragoonEdit

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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

Dragon Gauge.

The Job Gauge was introduced to players in the 4.0 patch (Stormblood). The Dragoon uses the Dragon Gauge.

The Gauge indicates the remaining amount of time for the Blood of the Dragon. The Blood of the Dragon action is a timed effect that has the potential to strengthen the potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive.

FFXIV Dragon Gauge stage 2

Full gaze of the first brood.

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 (3 as of patch 4.1). If Geirskogul is executed 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

Life of the Dragon


AbilitiesEdit

Class ActionsEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast TP Cost Range Radius
True Thrust
FFXIV True Thrust Icon
1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
Vorpal Thrust
FFXIV Vorpal Thrust Icon
4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: True Thrust
Combo Potency: 250.
Impulse Drive
FFXIV Impulse Drive Icon
6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Heavy Thrust
FFXIV Heavy Thrust Icon
10 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
190 when executed from a target's flank.
Additional Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 30s
Piercing Talon
FFXIV Piercing Talon Icon
15Complete the Level 15 Lancer quest "A Dangerous Proposition" Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 130 15y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
Life Surge
FFXIV Life Surge Icon
18 Ability Instant 90.00s
Ensures critical damage for first weaponskill used while Life Surge is active. Damage dealt will be absorbed as HP, up to 10% of maximum HP.
Duration: 10s
Full Thrust
FFXIV Full Thrust Icon
26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust
Combo Potency: 450
Blood of the Dragon Combo Bonus: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw
Duration: 10s
Blood for Blood
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30Complete the Level 30 Lancer quest "Proof of Might" Ability Instant 80.00
Increases damage dealt by 15% and damage suffered by 10%
Duration: 20s.
Disembowel
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38 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Impulse Drive
Combo Potency: 240.
Combo Bonus: Reduces target's piercing resistance by 5%
Duration: 30s.
Chaos Thrust
FFXIV Chaos Thrust Icon
50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
140 when executed from a target's rear.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 240
Rear Combo Potency: 280
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 35
Duration: 30s.
Blood of the Dragon Combo Bonus: Grants Enhanced Wheeling Thrust
Duration: 10s

Job ActionsEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast TP Cost Range Radius
Jump
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30Complete the Level 30 Dragoon quest "Eye of the Dragon" Ability Instant 30s 20y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 260. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.
Additional Effect: Grants Dive Ready
Duration: 15s.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Elusive Jump
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35Complete the Level 35 Dragoon quest "Lance of Fury" Ability Instant 60s
Executes a jump to a location 15 yalms behind you, while removing any Heavy or Bind effects.
Additional Effect: Reduces enmity by half.
Doom Spike
FFXIV Doom Spike Icon
40Complete the Level 40 Dragoon quest "Unfading Skies" Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 120 10y 10y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all enemies in a straight line in front of you.
Spineshatter Dive
FFXIV Spineshatter Dive Icon
45Complete the Level 45 Dragoon quest "Fatal Seduction" Ability Instant 60s 20y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 210.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s.
Additional Effect: Grants Dive Ready
Duration: 15s
Cannot be executed while bound.
Dragonfire Dive
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50Complete the Level 50 Dragoon quest "Into the Dragon's Maw" Ability Instant 120s 20y 5y
Delivers a jumping fire-based attack with a potency of 320 to all nearby enemies.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Battle Litany
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52Complete the Level 52 Dragoon quest "Days of Azure" Ability Instant 180s 15y
Increases critical hit rate of self and party members by 15%
Duration: 20s.
Blood of the Dragon
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54Complete the Level 54 Dragoon quest "Sworm Upon a Lance" Ability Instant 30s
Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 30%
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw upon successfully executing Full Thrust, or Enhanced Wheeling Thrust upon successfully executing Chaos Thrust
Duration: 10s
Effects end upon reuse or upon using a weaponskill other than Fang and Claw or Wheeling Thrust.
Cannot be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.
Fang and Claw
FFXIV Fang and Claw Icon
56Complete the Level 56 Dragoon quest "Dragoon's Errand" Ability Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 260.
300 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 Level 58 Dragoon quest "Sanguine Dragoon" Ability Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 260.
300 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
FFXIV Geirskogul Icon
60Complete the Level 60 Dragoon quest "Dragoon's Fate" Ability Instant 30s 15y 15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 230 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
FFXIV Sonic Thrust Icon
62 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 100 10y 10y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Combo Action: Doom Spike
Combo Potency: 180
Combo Bonus: Increases Blood of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s
Dragon Sight
FFXIV Dragon Sight Icon
66 Ability Instant 120s 12y
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 12 yalms.
Duration: 20s
Mirage Dive
FFXIV Mirage Dive Icon
68 Ability Instant 1s 20y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 210
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
70Complete the Level 70 Dragoon quest "Dragon Sound" Ability Instant 10s 15y 15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 330 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 Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius Role Affinity
Second Wind
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8 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Melee Dps IconFFXIV Physical Ranged DPS Icon
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Cure potency varies with current attack power.
Arm's Length
FFXIV Arms Length Icon
12 Ability Instant 60s FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Creates a barrier nullifying knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s
Leg Sweep
FFXIV Leg Sweep Icon
16 Ability Instant 40s FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s
Diversion
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20 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Melee Dps IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 15s
Invigorate
FFXIV Invigorate Icon
24 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Melee Dps IconFFXIV Physical Ranged DPS Icon
Instantly restores 400 TP.
Bloodbath
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32 Ability Instant 90s FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s
Goad
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36 Ability Instant 180s 30y FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Refreshes TP of a single party member.
Duration: 30s
Feint
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40 Ability Instant 120s 10y FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Crutch
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44 Ability Instant 90s 30y FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.
True North
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48 Ability Instant 150s FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 15s

Class TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Enhanced Strength
FFXIV Enhanced Strength Melee Icon
20 Increases strength by 8.
Enhanced Strength II
FFXIV Enhanced Strength II Icon
40 Increases strength by 16.
Enhanced Strength III
FFXIV Enhanced Strength III Icon
60 Increases strength by 24.

Job TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Lance Mastery
FFXIV Lance Mastery Icon
64 Allows for immediate execution of Wheeling Thrust after landing Fang and Claw, or Fang and Claw after landing Wheeling Thrust, increasing potency by 100.
Life of the Dragon
FFXIV Life of the Dragon Icon
70Complete the Level 70 Dragoon quest "Dragon Sound" Allows for the strengthening of the gaze of the first brood upon using Mirage Dive while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon. When the gaze is its strongest (3 units), Geirskogul will grant you the Life of the Dragon status in place of Blood of the Dragon. While under the effect of Life of the Dragon, Geirskogul will change to Nastrond. Life of the Dragon will revert to Blood of the Dragon when duration expires.

PvP actionsEdit

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

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Vorpal Thrust
FFXIV Vorpal Thrust PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
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 PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
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 PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Full Thrust
Combo Potency: 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 PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Disembowel
FFXIV Disembowel PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
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 PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 1,250.
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 200
Duration: 18s
Combo Bonus: Increases damage you deal target by 10%
Duration: 18s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Wheeling Thrust
FFXIV Wheeling Thrust PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Chaos Thrust
Combo Potency: 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 PVP 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 potency and healing magic potency by 10%
Duration: 6s
Jump
FFXIV Jump PVP Icon
Ability Instant 5s 400 TP
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 1,000. 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 PVP 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 PVP 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.

Dragon Sight
FFXIV Dragon Sight PVP Icon
Ability Instant 60s
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 10%, as long as target remains within 15 yalms.
Duration: 10s
Blood of the Dragon
FFXIV Blood of the Dragon PVP Icon
Ability Instant 5s
Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 50%
Duration: 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 PVP Icon
Ability Instant 5s Dragon's Eye
(3 units)
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 1,500 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%
Duration: 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 PVP Icon
Ability Instant 5s Dragon's Eye
(3 units)
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 2,500 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%
Duration: 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 45s
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
Muse
FFXIV Muse Icon
Ability Instant 90s
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
Enliven
FFXIV Enliven Icon
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
FFXIV Bolt Icon pvp
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
FFXIV Increased HP pvp Icon
Increases maximum HP by 5%.
Increased Action Speed
FFXIV Increased Action Speed Icon
Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.
Increased Damage Dealt
FFXIV Increased Damage Dealt Icon
Increases damage dealt by 3%.
Decreased Damage Taken
FFXIV Decreased Damage Taken Icon
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%.

Limit BreakEdit

Dragoons' Limit Breaks focus on dealing powerful damage to enemies in a circular area of effect. Dragoons have the same Level 1 and Level 2 limit breaks as other Melee DPS.

Ability Level Description Image
Braver 1 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 2300. FFXIV Braver
Blade Dance 2 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 5000. Bladedance XIV Limit Break
Dragonsong Dive 3 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 9000. Dragonsong Dive

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

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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!