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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.
—Game Description

General Information

Lancer is a Disciple of War class that specializes in the use of polearms. It is a physical, melee class capable of using long spears, halberds and tridents. Lancer's Guild is in the forested city of Gridania. If you choose lancer as your first class, you will start off in the city of Gridania. At level 30 lancer- can acquire the job Dragoon.

Play Style

Lancer is a melee physical damage dealing class specialized in single target DPS. The most important stat for lancer is strength, which increases attack power. Lancers utilize positioning and combinations to maximize their damage. They inflict piercing damage, allowing them to take advantage of their own Disembowel effect and giving them some synergy with ranged physical classes. They can wear heavier armor than any other non-tanking class, making them fairly sturdy against physical attacks.

Hunting Log

Lancer Quests


Action Icon Level TP Cost Cast Time Cooldown Range Radius Description
True Thrust True thrust.png 1 70 Instant 2.5s 3y 0 Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Vorpal Thrust Vorpal thrust.png 4 60 Instant 2.5s 3y 0 Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: True Thrust, Combo Potency: 200.
Impulse Drive Impulse drive.png 8 70 Instant 2.5s 3y 0 Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.
Heavy Thrust Heavy thrust.png 12 70 Instant 2.5s 3y 0 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 Piercing talon.png 15 130 Instant 2.5s 15y 0 Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
Life Surge Life surge.png 18 0 Instant 90s 0 0 Ensures critical damage for next weapon-skill for 10s. Damage dealt will be absorbed as HP, up to 10% of maximum HP.
Full Thrust Full thrust.png 26 60 Instant 2.5s 3y 0 Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust, Combo Potency: 360.
Blood for Blood Blood for blood.png 34 0 Instant 80s 0 0 Increases damage dealt by 10% and damage suffered by 25% for 20s.
Disembowel Disembowel.png 38 60 Instant 2.5s 3y 0 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.
Doom Spike Doom spike.png 42 160 Instant 2.5s 10y 10y Delivers an attack with a potency of 160 to all enemies in a straight line in front of you.
Chaos Thrust Chaos thrust.png 50 60 Instant 2.5s 3y 0 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).


Trait Icon Level Description
Enhanced Strength Enhanced strength pugilist.png 8 Increases Strength by 2.
Enhanced Feint Enhanced feint.png 14 Extends Slow duration inflicted by Feint to 20 seconds.
Enhanced Strength II Enhanced strength ii.png 16 Increases Strength by 4.
Keener Flurry Keener flurry.png 20 Improves Keen Flurry parry rate increase to 80%.
Enhanced Strength III Enhanced strength iii.png 24 Increases Strength by 6.
Enhanced Leg Sweep Enhanced leg sweep.png 28 Shortens Leg Sweep cooldown to 20 seconds.
Enhanced Life Surge Enhanced life surge.png 32 Shortens Life Surge cooldown to 50 seconds.
Exhilarate Exhilarate.png 36 Increases the TP restored by Invigorate to 500.
Heavier Thrust Heavier thrust.png 40 Extends Heavy Thrust duration to 24 seconds.
Enhanced Blood for Blood Enhanced blood for blood.png 44 Improves Blood for Blood damage increase to 30%. Additional damage taken reduced to 15%.
Exenterate Exenterate.png 48 Extends Disembowel duration to 30 seconds.

Role Actions

As of patch 4.0, cross-class actions have been removed in favor of role actions shared by all classes performing a given role. Below are the role actions for this class:

Action Icon Level Description
Second Wind Second wind.png 8 Instantly restores HP with a base potency of 450, modified by attack power.
Arms Length Arms Length.png 12 Creates a barrier delivering Slow +30% to any attackers.
Leg Sweep Leg sweep.png 16 Attack that stuns the target.
Diversion Diversion.png 20 Reduces enmity generation.
Invigorate Invigorate.png 24 Instantly restores 400 TP.
Bloodbath Bloodbath.png 32 Converts 25% of physical dealt into HP.
Goad Goad icon1.png 36 Refreshes TP of a single party member.
Feint Feint.png 40 Attack that adds Slow +20% to the target.
Crutch Crutch.png 44 Removes Bind and Heavy from a party member.
True North True North.png 48 Nullifies direction requirements.

PvP Actions

Action Icon Description Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3
Impulse Rush Impulse rush icon1.png Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Additional Effect: Reduces weaponskill TP cost by 30% and waives directional requirements in combos for 15s.
Enhanced Impulse Rush: Shortens recast time to 120 seconds. Enhanced Impulse Rush II: Extends duration to 20 seconds. Enhanced Impulse Rush III: Increases TP reduction to 50%.
Skewer Skewer icon1.png Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.
Additional Effect: Reduces target's INT by 20% for 10s
Enhanced Skewer: Shortens recast time to 60 seconds. Enhanced Skewer II: Extends duration to 15 seconds. Enhanced Skewer III: Increases INT reduction to 40%.
Fetter Ward Fetter ward icon1.png Grants immunity to stun, sleep, bind, heavy, and disease for 9 seconds. Enhanced Fetter Ward: Shortens recast time to 120 seconds. Enhanced Fetter Ward II: Extends duration to 12 seconds.
Enliven Enliven icon1.png Instantly restores 50% TP. Enhanced Enliven: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds. Enhanced Enliven II: Increases TP recovery to 75%.
Purify Purify icon1.png Removes all detrimental effects. Can be used regardless of status affliction. Enhanced Purify: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds.


Lancer Concept Art

Classes and Jobs
Classes GladiatorMarauderPugilistLancerArcherConjurerThaumaturgeArcanistRogue
Jobs WarriorPaladinMonkDragoonBardWhite MageBlack MageSummonerScholarNinja
Dark KnightAstrologianMachinist
Red MageSamurai