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FFXI Polearm 9A

The Gungnir in Final Fantasy XI.

Spears (, Yari?), also known as polearms and lances, are a recurring weapon type throughout the Final Fantasy series. They are associated with the Dragoon job class, and usually grant bonus damage when using the Jump ability. In several installments, there are variants of spears, lances, and javelins. Recurring spears in the series include Abel's Lance and Kain's Lance, Longinus, and Gungnir.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIEdit

II

Holy Lance FFII Art

The Holy Lance.

Spears can be equipped by everyone. Gordon and the Dragoon Ricard join the party equipped with spears, though Ricard instead uses a sword in earlier versions. Leon's ultimate weapon is a spear even though he does not start with one.

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Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III

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The Blood Lance.

The Dragoon job class allows the party characters to gain access to spears, and the Jump ability.

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Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV

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The Flame Lance.

Kain, as the Dragoon character, wields spears, with the strongest spear being Abel's Lance.

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- The only spear is the Flame Lance, but it cannot be equipped, as only Kain can equip spears, and he is not playable in Interlude. However, it can be thrown.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY Kain, Ceodore, Zangetsu, and Golbez can equip spears.

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Final Fantasy VEdit

V

Mithrilspear

Mythril Spear.

FFV Spear Icon iOS Spears can be used by Freelancers, Dragoons and Gladiators. They deal damage based on the attacker's Strength, and deal double damage with the Jump command.

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Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI

FFVI Swords 2 and Spears Artwork

Various spears, shown in the upper right.

Edgar and Mog are the only playable characters that can equip spears, but the Impartisan is the only universal spear that can be equipped by all characters except Umaro. With the exception of the Longinus and the Gungnir, the Jump command's power is doubled when equipped with a spear. All spears enable the Runic command, but Celes cannot wield them.

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Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII

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Cid wields spears as his weapon of choice.

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Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX

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FFIX Spear Icon Freya equips spears, lances and tridents.

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Final Fantasy XEdit

X

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The Striking Spear.

Kimahri wields varying types of spears and lances.

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Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI

FFXI Polearm 2A

The Halberd.

Polearms are two-handed weapons, having high damage but medium to high weapon delay. They inflict piercing damage. The Dragoon, Paladin, Samurai and Warrior job classes can equip polearms, and the Dragoon job can utilize the Jump ability. Polearms are varied, but generally fall into three categories:

  • Spears have the lowest delays and are equippable by all four jobs listed above.
  • Couses have intermediate delays and are equippable by Dragoon, Samurai, and Warrior.
  • Lances have the highest delays and are Dragoon only.
Notable spears include:
  • Gungnir
  • Gae Assail
  • Dabo
  • Mezraq
  • Ryunohige
  • Rhongomiant
  • Thalassocrat
  • Valkyrie's Fork
  • Leviathan's Couse
  • Gondo-Shizunori
  • Dreizack

  • Cletine
  • Skystrider
  • Zaide
  • Tomoe
  • Schwarz Lance
  • Gae Bolg
  • Narval
  • Bourdonasse
  • Engetsuto
  • Ox Tongue
  • Z's Trident
  • Radiant Lance

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

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By equipping the appropriate license any character can gain access to spears in the original version. In the Zodiac versions, only Uhlan wields spears, and spears can hit flying enemies.

Spears are two-handed weapons, with the strongest, and one of the most coveted weapons, being the Zodiac Spear. Spears' damage is calculated based on the character's strength, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. All spears add 8 to evasion and can knockback enemies. Spears are among the faster weapons with 2.14s charge and 1.2s action time, second only to daggers and ninja swords.

The damage formula for spears is:

DMG = [ATK * RANDOM(1..1.125) - DEF] * [1 + STR * (Lv+STR)/256]

Due to the weight put on user's Strength stat recommended spear-users are Vaan, Balthier, and Basch.

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

FFXIIRW Llyud equips lances.

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Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

XIII

FFXIII Venus Gospel

The Venus Gospel.

Fang wields a spear. Unlike spears in other games, Fang's weapon can transform into a three-section-staff and is double-sided.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

XIII-2 Noel's dual swords transform into spear when he is attacking from a distance.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LR

LRFFXIII Wyvern Lance

The Wyvern Lance.

Spears are a weapon type available to Lightning. They specialize in boosting stagger power and provide the Jump ability. While equipped with spears, Lightning's combo finisher becomes a downward stab. Fang also wields her Bladed Lance as a guest party member.

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Final Fantasy XIVEdit

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Spears are used by the Lancer class.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

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Polearms can be equipped by Noctis and Ignis as his secondary arm. Polearms can be airstepped with and thus wielded while midair, as homage to Dragoons. Aranea Highwind wields a spear unique to her.

Forward + Attack: Noctis performs a thrusting attack, and at the end of the "thrust" he will do an airstep that can link into a plunging attack depending on positioning.

Side + Attack: Noctis swings the polearm in a wider area instead of stabbing with it.

Back + Attack: Noctis performs a backflip attack that can lead into an air combo. If the player releases the thumbstick before leading into an air combo, Noctis will perform the Full Thrust technique that was seen in Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae.

If attacking an enemy directly from above with a spear, Noctis can descend upon them like a Dragoon.

The royal arm Trident of the Oracle functions as a polearm gameplay-wise.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT

FFT Obelisk

Dragoons equip spears (polearms in the War of the Lions version). Unlike close-ranged weapons, spears hit two units instead of one. By accessing the "Equip Polearms" support ability, other job classes can use the spear as well, but not the Jump ability.

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Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

TA

FFTA Dragon Whisker

The Dragoon and Templar job classes can equip spears. Spears may hit two units instead of one. It is optimal to purchase them at Sprohm.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2

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The Dragoon, Templar, and Chocobo Knight job classes can equip spears.

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Vagrant StoryEdit

VS Twelve different types of polearms appear.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

TYPE0

FFT-0 Spear Icon
Type-0 Lance

Nine's Lance.

Nine wields a spear as his weapon of choice.

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Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

FFCC Lilties can equip spears.

List of spears:
  • Iron Lance
  • Treasured Spear
  • Partisan
  • Marr Spear
  • Sonic Lance
  • Dragon Lance
  • Highwind

  • Titan Spear
  • Father's Spear
  • Halberd
  • Dragoon Spear
  • Ultima Lance
  • Longinus

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

FFCCEoT Lilties can equip spears.

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Final Fantasy AdventureEdit

FFA

FFA Spear Icon

Spears appears as a type of weapon.

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Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

FFL2

FFLII Spear Icon

Gungnir is the only spear.

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

FFL3 Spears appears as a type of weapon.

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

4HoL

FF4HoL Trident

The Trident.

Spears can be equipped by all jobs, but are best suited for the Spell Fencer and Paladin crowns. Spears deals more damage against flying enemies.

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Bravely DefaultEdit

BD

BD Lü Bu's Spear

Lü Bu's Spear.

All spears gain a 25% damage bonus when attacking multiple enemies at once. The jobs best suited for wielding spears is the Valkyrie and Merchant. Any job can be well suited to wield spears when equipped with the Spear Lore support ability. The Special Attacks for spears are charged by inflicting physical damage.

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Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

BS

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The Moon Glaive.

All spears deal 50% more damage to insects. The job best suited for wielding spears are the Valkyrie, Guardian, and Merchant. Any job can be well suited to wield spears when equipped with the Spear Lore support ability.

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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD List of spears:

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia Spears appear as a type of weapon that increase Wall Rush BRV Damage. Originally, only Garland, Firion, Golbez, Bartz, and Sephiroth can equip them.

Firion uses a spear in combat.

List of spears:

  • Spear
  • Scorpion
  • Javelin
  • Mythril Spear+
  • Heavy Lance
  • Flame Lance
  • Mythril Spear
  • Ice Lance
  • Obelisk
  • Wind Spear
  • Partisan
  • Abel's Lance (exclusive to Firion)
  • Crystal Lance
  • Trident
  • Radiant Lance
  • Wyvern Lance
  • Holy Lance
  • Gae Bolg
  • Longinus (exclusive to Firion)
  • Gungnir
  • Wild Rose (exclusive to Firion)

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

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Dissidia-KainSpears

Kain's Spears.

Spears return as weapons, and now are also available to Cecil, Kain, Gilgamesh, Cloud, and Vaan, while Sephiroth loses the ability to use spears. This time, spears also reduce maximum HP when equipped.

In addition to Firion, newcomers Kain, Vaan and Gilgamesh use spears in combat.

List of spears:

  • Spear
  • Javelin
  • Heavy Lance
  • Black Dragon Spear (exclusive to Kain)
  • Mythril Spear
  • Halberd
  • Obelisk
  • Scorpion
  • Crystal Lance
  • Partisan
  • Rebellion Army (exclusive to Firion)
  • Holy Dragon Spear (exclusive to Kain)
  • Wind Spear
  • Trident
  • Radiant Lance
  • Holy Lance
  • Daedalus Lance
  • Wyvern Lance
  • Gae Bolg
  • Reginleif
  • Longinus (exclusive to Firion)
  • Abel's Lance (exclusive to Kain)
  • Gungnir
  • Wild Rose (exclusive to Firion)
  • Highwind (exclusive to Kain)

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

FFAB Wind Spear R

The Wind Spear.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

ATB Spears can be equipped by the Dragoon, Kain, and Imp.

List of spears:

  • Blood Lance
  • Wyvern's Lance
  • Golden Spear
  • Holy Lance
  • Impartisan
  • Javelin
  • Partisan
  • Radiant Lance
  • Trident
  • Wind Spear

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

FFRK Spear Icon
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