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FFXIV Lancer Icon Lancer
Lancer Class Artwork ARR
Type Disciple of War Class
Role FFXIV DPS Icon DPS
Guild city Gridania
Guildmaster Ywain
Primary attribute Strength
Arms Lances
Job(s) FFXIV Dragoon IconDragoon
Job master(s) Alberic Bale
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.
Ywain

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 and Marauder to level 15.

See also: Dragoon (Job)

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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 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.
—Lodestone

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

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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.

AbilitiesEdit

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 70 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Feint
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2 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase 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)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Additional Effect: Slow +20% for 10s.
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 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: True Thrust, Combo Potency: 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 20s.
Impulse Drive
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8 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase 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)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.
Leg Sweep
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10 Ability Instant 30.00s - 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.
Additional Effect: Stun for 3s.
Heavy Thrust
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12 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 70 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 170 when delivered from a target's flank.
Increases damage dealt by 15% for 12s.
Piercing Talon
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15Must complete level 15 Lancer quest Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase 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.
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 2.5sBase 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: 360.
Phlebotomize
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30Complete the quest Proof of Might Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 90 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170.
Additional Effect: Damage over time with potency of 30 for 24s. (combined total potency of 410).
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 200 (300 Surged). Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.

Cannot be executed while bound.

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 20s.
Elusive Jump
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35|Complete the quest Lance of Fury Ability Instant 180s - 15y 0y DRG
Executes a jump to a location 15y behind you, while removing any Heavy or Bind effects.
Additional Effect: Reduces enmity.
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 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Impulse Drive, Combo Potency: 220.
Combo Bonus: Reduces target's piercing resistance by 10% for 20s.
Spineshatter Dive
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40Complete the quest Unfading Skies Ability Instant 60s - 20y 0y DRG
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 170 (255 Surged).
Additional Effect: Stun for 2s.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Doom Spike
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42 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 160 10y 10y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 160 to all enemies in a straight line in front of you.
Power Surge
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45Complete the quest Double Dragoon Ability Instant 60s - 20y 0y DRG
Increases the damage dealt by one Jump or Spineshatter Dive by 50% for 10s.
Ring of Thorns
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46 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 120 0y 5y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Combo Action: Heavy Thrust, Combo Potency: 150.
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 60 3y 0y LNC (DRG)
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 200, deals 250 potency when delivered from behind target.
Combo Bonus: Damage over time with potency of 35 for 30s (combined total potency of 600).
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 250 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 60s - 0y 0y DRG
Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 30% for 15s.
Additional Effect: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw or Enhanced Wheeling Thrust for 10s when completing a combo with Chaos Thrust or Full Thrust. 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 15s to a maximum of 30s.
Wheeling Thrust
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58Complete the quest Sanguine Dragoon Ability Instant 2.5s 60 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 15s 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 200 to all enemies in a straight line before you. Can only be executed when under the effect of Blood of the Dragon.<br.Additional Effect: Reduces the duration of Blood of the Dragon by 10s.

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.

Cross-classEdit

Dragoons can cross-class Marauder and Pugilist actions.

PvP ActionsEdit


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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

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

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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 (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.

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