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“The lancer is a class that specializes in wielding a variety of long-hafted spears and polearms. They possess a wide range of weaponskill combinations, but have low HP in comparison to other melee classes, and no abilities enabling them to bolster their defense. The amount of damage generated by a string of critical hits is enough to send any enemies left standing fleeing in terror. “

How do I become a Lancer!
You can choose it as a starting class, or by going to the Lancers guild once you complete the level 10 class quest.

Where is the Lancer guild?
The Lancer guild is located in New Gridania. [more info: Guilds guide]

What’s the best Lancer race?
Hyur Highlander, or Roegadyn Sea Wolves. [more info: Racial Stats guide]

What’s the best Lancer god?
God choice is irrelevant for Lancers right now. [more info: Gods guide]

What are the best crafting and gathering jobs for Lancer?
Armorsmith, Carpentry, and MiningBotany.

What advanced jobs require Lancer?
Dragoon requires (LNC)30, Monk requires (LNC)15.
[Complete Job requirements Guide]

What’s a good lancer stats build?
STR (Increases Damage), and for those who want to be less squishy – VIT (HP Pool)
[Full info: Lancer / Dragoon Stats & Materia Guide]

What are the Lancer traits and abilities?
Right here :)

More advanced information on Lancers can be found in the Dragoon Guide.

Patch 2.1 changes:

  • Heavy Thrust – Damage bonus buff has been increased to 15% from 10%
  • Full Thrust – Combo potency has been increased to 330 from 300
  • Phlebotomize – Potency of the DoT has been increased to 25 from 20.
  • Blood for Blood – Damage bonus has been reduced to 10% from 20%. This does not change the benefits gained from the trait Enhanced Blood for Blood.
  • Chaos Thrust – Combo potency has been increased to 200 from 160. Potency of the DoT has been increased to 30 from 20.

 

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Lancer Skills / Abilities

Name
Level
Cast
Recast
Cost
Range
Radius
Type / Affinity
True Thrust1Instant2.50s70 TPWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.LNC, DRG
Feint2Instant2.50s80 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Additional Effect: Slow (+20%)
Duration: 20s
GLA, PGL, MRD, LNC, ARC, MNK, DRG, BRD
Keen Flurry4Instant90.00sFREE0y0yAbility
Increases parry rate by 20%.
Duration: 20s
GLA, PGL, MRD, LNC, ARC, CNJ, THM, MNK, DRG, BRD
Vorpal Thrust6Instant2.50s60 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: True Thrust
Potency: 200
LNC, DRG
Impulse Drive8Instant2.50s70 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 180 when delivered from behind target.GLA, PGL, MRD, LNC, MNK, DRG
Leg Sweep10Instant30.00sFREE3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 3s
LNC, DRG
Heavy Thrust12Instant30.00s70 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 170 when delivered from a target's flank.
Additional Effect: Flank Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 15%
Duration: 10s
LNC, DRG
Piercing Talon15Instant2.50sFREE0y0yAbility
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.LNC, DRG
Life Surge18Instant90.00sFREE0y0yAbility
Ensures critical damage for first non-magic action used while Life Surge is active. Damage dealt will be absorbed as HP, up to 20% of maximum HP.
Duration: 10s
LNC, DRG
Invigorate22Instant180.00sFREE0y0yAbility
Instantly restores 300 TP.GLA, PGL, MRD, LNC, ARC, CNJ, THM, MNK, DRG, BRD
Full Thrust26Instant2.50s60 TP3y5yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust
Combo Potency: 330
LNC, DRG
Blood for Blood34Instant80.00sFREE0y0yAbility
Increases damage dealt by 10% and damage suffered by 25%.
Duration: 20s
GLA, PGL, MRD, LNC, ARC, CNJ, THM, MNK, DRG, BRD
Disembowel38Instant2.50s60 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action:
Impulse Drive
Potency: 220
Bonus: Reduce target's piercing resistance by 10%
Bonus Duration: 20
LNC, DRG
Doom Spike42Instant2.50s160 TP10y10yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 135 to all enemies in a straight line before you.LNC, DRG
Ring of Thorns46Instant2.50s120 TP0y5yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Combo Action: Heavy Thrust
Potency: 150
LNC, DRG
Chaos Thrust50Instant2.50s120 TP0y5yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 200
Additional Effect: Damage over time with potency of 30.
LNC, DRG

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Lancer Traits

 
Level
Name
Description
8Enhanced Strength (Lancer)Increases strength by 2.
14Enhanced FeintExtends Slow duration inflicted by Feint to 20 seconds.
16Enhanced Strength II (Lancer)Increases strength by 4.
20Keener FlurryExtends Keen Flurry duration to 30 seconds.
24Enhanced Strength III (Lancer)Increases strength by 6.
28Enhanced Leg SweepShortens Leg Sweep recast time to 20 seconds.
32Enhanced Life SurgeShortens Life Surge recast time to 60 seconds.
36ExhilarateIncreases the TP restored by Invigorate to 450.
40Heavier ThrustExtends Heavy Thrust duration to 15 seconds.
44Enhanced Blood for BloodImproves Blood for Blood damage increase to 30%.
50ExenterateExtends Disembowel duration to 30 seconds.
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