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Lancer (LNC) Abilities, Traits, Combos and Cross Class


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FFXIV - Disciples of War - Lancer
The strategy of the lancers is to outrange and fluster opponents with their long, two–handed polearms, peppering them with a barrage of thrusting attacks. They are trained with a number of weapons, giving a diversity to their attacks that makes them extremely versatile combatants.
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. Since then, the guild has greatly expanded its armories to include a variety of weaponry, such as the throwing javelin.

Below is a list of current actions and traits for the Lancer class.

By completting quests the Lancer can become a Dragoon.


As a Lancer you should be focusing on STR as this increases melee attack power.

Abilities


Abilities are actions that the Lancer can equip to their bar and select to use at any time as long as their timer is available. Actions used in a combo will generate additional damage and effects.

DoW/M: Archer | Gladiator | Lancer | Marauder | Pugilist | Rogue | Arcanist | Conjurer | Thaumaturge
Jobs: Bard | Paladin | Dragoon | Warrior | Monk | Ninja | SMN SCH | White Mage | Black Mage

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius Requires
FFXIV - Lancer - True Thrust True Thrust 1 0 2.5 0 70 3y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
FFXIV - Lancer - Feint Feint 2 0 2.5 0 80 3y 0y GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC ROG MNK DRG BRD NIN
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Additional Effect: Slow +20%.
Duration 10s
FFXIV - Lancer - Vorpal Thrust Vorpal Thrust 4 0 2.5 0 60 3y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: True Thrust
Combo Potency: 200
FFXIV - Lancer - Keen Flurry Keen Flurry 6 0 90 0 0 0y 0y GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC ROG CNJ THM ACN MNK DRG BRD NIN
Increases parry rate by 80%.
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Lancer - Impulse Drive Impulse Drive 8 0 2.5 0 70 3y 0y GLA PGL MRD LNC ROG MNK DRG NIN
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 180 when delivered from behind target.
FFXIV - Lancer - Leg Sweep Leg Sweep 10 0 30 0 0 3y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.
Additional Effect: Stun.
Duration 3s
FFXIV - Lancer - Heavy Thrust Heavy Thrust 12 0 2.5 0 70 3y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 170 when delivered from a target's flank.
Flank Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 15%
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Lancer - Piercing Talon Piercing Talon 15 0 2.5 0 130 15y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
FFXIV - Lancer - Life Surge Life Surge 18 0 90 0 0 0y 0y LNC DRG
Ensures critical damage for first non-magic action used while Life Surge is active. Damage dealt will be absorbed as HP, up to 10% of maximum HP. Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Lancer - Invigorate Invigorate 22 0 180 0 0 0y 0y GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC ROG CNJ THM ACN MNK DRG BRD NIN
Instantly restores 400 TP.
FFXIV - Lancer - Full Thrust Full Thrust 26 0 2.5 0 60 3y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust
Combo Potency: 330
FFXIV - Lancer - Phlebotomize Phlebotomize 30 0 2.5 0 90 0y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170.
Additional Effect: Damage over time. Potency: 25. Duration: 18s
FFXIV - Lancer - Blood for Blood Blood for Blood 34 0 80 0 0 0y 0y GLA PGL MRG LNC ARC CNJ THM MNK BRD
Increases damage dealt by 30% and damage suffered by 25%. Duration: 20s (Damage dealt bonus is 10% without level 44 trait.)
FFXIV - Lancer - Disembowel Disembowel 38 0 2.5 0 60 3y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Impulse Drive
Combo Potency: 220
Combo Bonus: Reduce target's piercing resistance by 10%
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Lancer - Doom Spike Doom Spike 42 0 2.5 0 160 10y 10y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 135 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
FFXIV - Lancer - Ring of Thorns Ring of Thorns 46 0 2.5 0 120 0y 5y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Combo Action: Heavy Thrust
Combo Potency: 150
FFXIV - Lancer - Chaos Thrust Chaos Thrust 50 0 2.5 0 60 3y 0y LNC DRG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 200
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 30
Duration: 20s


Combos


The Lancer class has the following combos which can be executed. These will give extra damage and effects.

True Thrust > Vorpal Thrust
Vorpal Thrust > Full Thrust
Impulse Drive > Disembowel
Heavy Thrust > Ring of Thorns
Disembowel > Chaos Thrust

True Thrust > Vorpal Thrust > Full Thrust
Impulse Drive > Disembowel > Chaos Thrust


Traits


Traits are not abilities and can not be equipped to your bar. They are just earned as you level up and are always active. As a result they require 0 cast time and have a 0 MP and TP cost. They are also all exclusive to the lancer class and its job Dragoon.

Name Level Recast
FFXIV - Lancer - Enhanced Strength Enhanced Strength 8 0
Increases strength by 2.
FFXIV - Lancer - Enhanced Feint Enhanced Feint 14 0
Extends Slow duration inflicted by Feint to 20 seconds.
FFXIV - Lancer - Enhanced Strength II Enhanced Strength II 16 0
Increases strength by 4.
FFXIV - Lancer - Keener Flurry Keener Flurry 20 0
Extends Keen Flurry duration to 30 seconds.
FFXIV - Lancer - Enhanced Strength III Enhanced Strength III 24 0
Increases strength by 6.
FFXIV - Lancer - Enhanced Leg Sweep Enhanced Leg Sweep 28 0
Shortens Leg Sweep recast time to 20 seconds.
FFXIV - Lancer - Enhanced Life Surge Enhanced Life Surge 32 0
Shortens Life Surge recast time to 60 seconds.
FFXIV - Lancer - Exhilarate Exhilarate 36 0
Increases the TP restored by Invigorate to 500.
FFXIV - Lancer - Heavier Thrust Heavier Thrust 40 0
Extends Heavy Thrust duration to 15 seconds.
FFXIV - Lancer - Enhanced Blood for Blood Enhanced Blood for Blood 44 0
Improves Blood for Blood damage increase to 30%.
FFXIV - Lancer - Exenterate Exenterate 48 0
Extends Disembowel duration to 30 seconds.


Cross Class Abilities


In FFXIV: A Realm Reborn it is possible to use some abilities from other classes providing you have unlocked them on that class. You can then equip them on your Lancer no matter what your level.

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius Class From
FFXIV - Conjurer - Cure Cure 2 2 2.5 133 0 30y 0y CNJ
Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 400
Additional Effect: 15% chance next Cure II will cost no MP.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV -  - Perfect Dodge Perfect Dodge 2 0 120 0 0 0y 0y ROG
Completely avoid the next physical attack. Duration: 5s
FFXIV - Archer - Straight Shot Straight Shot 2 0 2.5 0 60 25y 0y ARC
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Additional Effect: Increases critical hit rate by 10%.
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Marauder - Foresight Foresight 2 0 90 0 0 0y 0y MRD
Increase defense by 20%. Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Gladiator - Savage Blade Savage Blade 4 0 2.5 0 60 3y 0y GLA
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Combo Action: Fast Blade
Combo Potency: 200
FFXIV - Arcanist - Physick Physick 4 2 2.5 9 0 30y 0y ACN
Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 400
FFXIV - Archer - Raging Strikes Raging Strikes 4 0 180 0 0 0y 0y ARC
Increasesdamage dealt by 20%
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Marauder - Skull Sunder Skull Sunder 4 0 2.5 0 60 3y 0y MRD
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity.
Combo Action: Heavy Swing
Combo Potency: 200
Grants Wrath when used with Defiance. Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Pugilist - Featherfoot Featherfoot 4 0 90 0 0 0y 0y PGL
Increases evasion by 25%. Duration: 10s (Effect 15% below level 14)
FFXIV - Archer - Venomous Bite Venomous Bite 6 0 2.5 0 70 25y 0y ARC
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Venom
Potency:35
Duration: 18s
Additional Effect: When venom damage is critical, there is a 50% chance Bloodletter recast time will reset.
FFXIV - Marauder - Fracture Fracture 6 0 2.5 0 80 3y 0y MRD
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Damage over time.
Potency: 20
Duration 30s (Duration 18s below level 28)
FFXIV - Conjurer - Protect Protect 8 3 2.5 266 0 30y 15y CNJ
Increases the physical defence of all party members within range of target.
Duration: 30m
FFXIV - Gladiator - Flash Flash 8 0 2.5 8 0 0y 5y GLA
Increases Enmity in all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Blind.
Duration 12s
FFXIV - Marauder - Bloodbath Bloodbath 8 0 90 0 0 0y 0y MRD
Converts 25% of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 30s (Duration 15s below level 20)
FFXIV - Pugilist - Second Wind Second Wind 8 0 120 0 0 0y 0y PGL
Instantly restores own HP. Cure Potency 650. Cure potency varies with current attack power.
FFXIV - Thaumaturge - Surecast Surecast 8 0 30 0 0 0y 0y THM
Next spell is cast without interruption. Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: 15% chance Surecast will have no recast time (Level 16+)
FFXIV - Gladiator - Convalescence Convalescence 10 0 120 0 0 0y 0y GLA
Increases HP restored by spells or actions by 30%.
Duration: 20s (Effect 20% below level 32)
FFXIV - Pugilist - Haymaker Haymaker 10 0 2.5 0 40 3y 0y PGL
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170. Can only be used immediately after evading an attack.
Additional Effect: Slow +20%.
Duration 12s
FFXIV - Conjurer - Raise Raise 12 8 2.5 798 0 30y 0y CNJ
Resurrects target to a weakened state. (Cannot be used when in combat until level 28.)
FFXIV - Arcanist - Virus Virus 12 0 90 0 0 25y 0y ACN
Reduces target's STR, DEX, INT, and MND by 15%. Duration: 10s
Grants target immunity to the same effect for 1 minute after effect ends.
FFXIV - Pugilist - Internal Release Internal Release 12 0 60 0 0 0y 0y PGL
Increases critical hit rate by 30%. Duration 15s (Effect 10% below level 36)
FFXIV -  - Goad Goad 18 0 180 0 0 0y 0y ROG
Refreshes TP of a single party member. Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Gladiator - Provoke Provoke 22 0 40 0 0 25y 0y GLA
Gesture threateningly, increasing enmity in target.
FFXIV - Thaumaturge - Swiftcast Swiftcast 26 0 180 0 0 0y 0y THM
Next spell is cast immediately. Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Archer - Hawk's Eye Hawk's Eye 26 0 90 0 0 0y 20y ARC
Increases DEX by 15% and guarantees that all attacks land.
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Marauder - Mercy Stroke Mercy Stroke 26 0 40 0 0 3y 0y MRD
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200. Can only be executed when target's HP is below 20%.
If delivered as the killing blow, up to 20% of your maximum HP will be restored.
FFXIV - Conjurer - Stoneskin Stoneskin 34 3 2.5 399 0 30y 0y CNJ
Creates a barrier around target that prevents physical damage totaling 18% of target's maximum HP. (10% until 36)
FFXIV - Gladiator - Awareness Awareness 34 0 120 0 0 0y 0y GLA
Reduces the chance of suffering critical damage by 25%.
Duration: 25s (Duration 20s below level 44)
FFXIV - Arcanist - Eye for an Eye Eye for an Eye 34 0 180 0 0 25y 0y ACN
Erects a magicked barrier arround a single party member or pet. Duration: 30s
Barrier Effect: 20% chance that when barrier is struck, the striker will deal 10% less damage. Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Archer - Quelling Strikes Quelling Strikes 34 0 120 0 0 0y 0y ARC
Reduces enmity generated by each attack.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV -  - Death Blossom Death Blossom 42 0 2.5 0 120 0y 0y ROG
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
FFXIV - Pugilist - Mantra Mantra 42 0 120 0 0 25y 0y PGL
Increases HP recovery via curing magic by 20% for self and nearby party members. Duration: 15s. (Effect 10% below level 48)


PvP Actions & Traits


PVP actions and traits are skills which can only be used in PvP battles. They can be purchased using Action Points (AP), which is earned via fightng in PvP battles. In general there are three potencies of each action and you can upgrade them by spending more AP on them. For more on PvP, visit our PvP pages. For a Lancer we recommend you go for Strength with the traits.

Name Recast Range
FFXIV - PVP - Enliven Enliven 240 0y
Instantly restores 50% TP.
Enhanced Enliven: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds.
Enhanced Enliven II: Increases TP recovery to 75%.
FFXIV - PVP - Fetter Ward Fetter Ward 150 0y
Grants immunity to stun, sleep, bind, heavy, and disease. Duration: 9s
Enhanced Fetter Ward: Shortens recast time to 120 seconds.
Enhanced Fetter Ward II: Extends duration to 12 seconds.
FFXIV - PVP - Impulse Rush Impulse Rush 150 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 240.
Additional Effect: Increases critical hit rate by 20% and nullifies all weaponskill direction requirements. Duration: 15s
Enhanced Impulse Rush: Shortens recast time to 120 seconds.
Enhanced Impulse Rush II: Extends duration to 20 seconds.
Enhanced Impulse Rush III: Improves critical hit rate increase to 30%.
FFXIV - PVP - Purify Purify 180 0y
Removes all detrimental effects. Can be used regardless of status affliction.
Enhanced Purify: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds.
FFXIV - PVP - Skewer Skewer 90 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 180. Additional Effect: Reduces target's INT by 20% Duration: 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%.
FFXIV - PVP - Weapon Throw Weapon Throw 90 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: 20% chance of inflicting Heavy when dealt from behind Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Removes Sprint effect when dealt from behind
Enhanced Weapon Throw: Shortens recast time to 60 seconds.
Enhanced Weapon Throw II: Extends duration to 9 seconds.
Enhanced Weapon Throw III: Increases effect potency to 40%.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Dexterity (PvP) Enhanced Dexterity (PvP) 0 0y
Increases dexterity by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Dexterity II (PvP) Enhanced Dexterity II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases dexterity by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Dexterity III (PvP) Enhanced Dexterity III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases dexterity by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Intelligence (PvP) Enhanced Intelligence (PvP) 0 0y
Increases intelligence by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Intelligence II (PvP) Enhanced Intelligence II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases intelligence by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Intelligence III (PvP) Enhanced Intelligence III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases intelligence by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Mind (PvP) Enhanced Mind (PvP) 0 0y
Increases mind by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Mind II (PvP) Enhanced Mind II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases mind by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Mind III (PvP) Enhanced Mind III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases mind by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Piety (PvP) Enhanced Piety (PvP) 0 0y
Increases piety by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Piety II (PvP) Enhanced Piety II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases piety by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Piety III (PvP) Enhanced Piety III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases piety by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Strength (PvP) Enhanced Strength (PvP) 0 0y
Increases strength by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Strength II (PvP) Enhanced Strength II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases strength by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Strength III (PvP) Enhanced Strength III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases strength by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Vitality (PvP) Enhanced Vitality (PvP) 0 0y
Increases vitality by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Vitality II (PvP) Enhanced Vitality II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases vitality by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Vitality III (PvP) Enhanced Vitality III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases vitality by 6.




DoW/M: Archer | Gladiator | Lancer | Marauder | Pugilist | Rogue | Arcanist | Conjurer | Thaumaturge
Jobs: Bard | Paladin | Dragoon | Warrior | Monk | Ninja | SMN SCH | White Mage | Black Mage


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Anonymous
Nov 04, 2013 - 11:21:38 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Doom Spike has a damage of 160 potency, not 135.
 
Zami [Anon]
Oct 24, 2013 - 09:11:40 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Invigorate does not mention the trait on the skill as others do, also invigorate is 400 without the trait not 300.
 
Anonymous
Sep 08, 2013 - 06:17:53 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

how many seconds interval is
the damage in DoT of Phlebotomize is inflicted?
 
Xenor
Jul 12, 2013 - 22:55:26 | Location: Durham, United Kingdom

Those are now on here.
 
Anonymous
Jun 28, 2013 - 14:13:57 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

please add the skills gained from quests to the class skill lists, if possible