Lancet (竜剣, Ryuuken?, lit. "Dragon Sword"), also localized as DrgSwrd, Lance, Empowerer, Dragon, DragonSword, Spirit Surge, or Life Surge, is an ability in several games in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually associated with the Dragoon job class. Lancet allows characters to absorb HP and MP from their opponents.
Lance was known as DrgSwrd in the older translation, is the Level 2 ability of the Dragoon class, learned for 150 ABP. It takes around half of the MP of what normal Osmose spells take, and a small amount of HP compared to the Drain spell, but it has no chance of missing.
The amount of damage Lancer does to HP is as follows:
The amount of damage Lancer does to MP is equal to 1/16 of the amount of HP damage dealt.
The Lancet ability absorbs a low amount of HP and an equal amount of MP if available (which is high relative to most character's MP) from one opponent. If Kimahri uses this ability on certain fiends, he will have a chance to learn a new Ronso Rage. Whereas Drain in some games does damage to its user if it is used on the undead, Lancet will steal life from undead and opponents in Zombie status as normal; characters in Zombie status who use Lancet will also absorb HP as normal. The damage from Lancet is considered neither physical or magical, instead falling into "special" damage category. This means it will be unaffected by Protect or Shell.
- Main article: Spirit Surge
Lancet is an ability learned by Llyud at level 12, which will make him absorb HP from an enemy.
Lancet deals damage while restoring some HP to Lightning. It is exclusive to the Dragoon garb and cannot be upgraded by synthesis. It is compatible with several auto-abilities like Launch and Elemental Chaser.
- “Consumes TP to grant an Absorb HP effect to auto-attacks, up to a maximum of three stacks. Cannot be used simultaneously with Power Surge.”
Life Surge is a Lancer ability that temporarily enables attacks to absorb HP and reduce the target's evasion. Enhanced Life Surge increased the amount of HP recovered.
In A Realm Reborn, Life Surge was updated to make the next non-magical attack a guaranteed critical hit, and restore the user's health based on the damage dealt by that attack up to a cap based on the user's maximum HP.
Lancet only absorbs HP, but the bangaa's high physical power ensures it is a sizable amount. It can be learned from the Restorer for 300 AP and has a Weapon Attack Power of 35.
Lancet is a Dragoon ability, which absorbs HP from whatever it hits, dealing half the damage of a regular attack. It can be learned for 300 AP from the Restorer.
- “Absorbs a single enemy's HP and MP.”
Lancet is the level 13 ability of the Dragoon class, requiring 330 AP to learn. At the cost of 8 MP, the user will drain a small amount of HP and MP from one target, approximately as much as both Drain and Osmose.
- —Kain Highwind
Lancet is Kain Highwind's special HP attack in his EX Mode, used by pressing and . It creates a blade of energy beneath the opponent that stabs upwards, and on a successful hit heals Kain an amount of HP equivalent to the HP damage dealt to the opponent. As two additional benefits, Kain is able to dash towards the opponent by pressing after using Lancet, and shortly after it hits his Bravery will be restored to its base value.
Lance comes in three levels of power. Each time the player gets Good or better on a Trigger in BMS, Lance restores a bit of HP depending on the level of the ability, stronger forms healing more HP. Firion, Kain, Cloud, and Seifer all learn all three levels of Lance.
Lancet is a Strength-based ability in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. It has two versions, one with a rarity of Rare and one with a rarity of Rare Plus. The Rare version, at base level, has an Attack of 750, a Defense of 770, a maximum level of 60, and a Cost of 12. It has a fast leveling rate.
A card depicting Barbara of Final Fantasy Dimensions can use Lancet for the cost of one Lightning CP and discarding another Barbara card. Lancet Dulls an Active Forward of the player's choosing and increases Barbara's power by the power of the Dulled Forward until the end of the turn.