Lancer

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Introduction

The lancer is a master of polearms—weapons which have evolved from humble hunting tools. 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. The lancer's weaponry has since expanded to include other lethal implements such as the halberd and trident. While it is no easy task to wield a polearm as if it were an extension of one's body, those who master the lancing arts come to be as a raging storm before their enemies, capable of delivering a barrage of devastating thrusts and slashes.

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Lancers are agile fighters who strive to keep balance between a flurry of attacks and the weight of their armor. Through the art of wielding polearms, the lancer can build a strong offensive against foes.

General information

Guild

The Lancer's Guild is in Old Gridania. If you choose lancer as your first class, you will start off in the city of Gridania. At level 30, lancers may specialize into dragoon.

Equipment

The lancer is a disciple of war and wears plate armor. They use polearms as weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the lancer:

Hunting Log

See lancer hunting log.

Quests

See list of lancer quests.

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 True Thrust Lancer frame icon.png LNC 1 Weaponskill 70 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
 Vorpal Thrust Lancer frame icon.png LNC 4 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Impulse Drive Lancer frame icon.png LNC 6 Weaponskill 70 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
 Heavy Thrust Lancer frame icon.png LNC 10 Weaponskill 70 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150. 190 when executed from a target's flank.
 Piercing Talon Lancer frame icon.png LNC 1Quest: A Dangerous Proposition 15 Weaponskill 130 Instant 3s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
 Life Surge Lancer frame icon.png LNC 18 Ability Instant 50s 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.
 Full Thrust Lancer frame icon.png LNC 26 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Blood for Blood Lancer frame icon.png LNC 1Quest: Proof of Might 30 Ability Instant 80s Increases damage dealt by 15% and damage suffered by 10%.
 Disembowel Lancer frame icon.png LNC 38 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Chaos Thrust Lancer frame icon.png LNC 50 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
140 when executed from a target's rear.

Melee DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Second Wind Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
8 Ability Instant 120s Instantly restores own HP.
 Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 12 Ability Instant 60s Creates a barrier nullifying knockback and draw-in effects.
 Leg Sweep Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 16 Ability Instant 40s Stuns target.
 Diversion Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
20 Ability Instant 120s Reduces enmity generation.
 Invigorate Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
24 Ability Instant 120s Instantly restores 400 TP.
 Bloodbath Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 32 Ability Instant 90s Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
 Goad Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 36 Ability Instant 180s Refreshes TP of a single party member.
 Feint Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 40 Ability Instant 120s Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
 Crutch Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 44 Ability Instant 90s Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.
 True North Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 48 Ability Instant 150s Nullifies all action direction requirements.

Traits

See list of lancer traits.

Jobs

The lancer can specialize into Dragoon frame icon.png DRG, a DPS job.

Core mechanics

Lancer icon.png
The lancer builds off the foundation for its job, making use of positioning and combinations to maximize their damage.
  •  Heavy Thrust - Delivers an attack with a potency of 150. 190 when executed from a target's flank.
  •  Disembowel - Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
  •  Impulse Drive - Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.

Lancers inflict piercing damage, allowing them to take advantage of their own Disembowel effect and giving them some synergy with ranged physical classes. Some abilities can be used to further increase their damage output.

Gallery

External links

  • Lancer on the official website.