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Lance Armor

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Lance Armor

Ss fe10 enemy armored lance.png
An enemy Armored Lance in Radiant Dawn.

Heavily armored knights who dominate battlefields with their powerful lances.

Unit type(s)





Shove (Radiant Dawn)

The Lance Armor or Armored Lance (Japanese: ランスアーマー Lance Armor) is a basic armored class debuting in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. It is one of four weapon-specific variations of the Knight, specializing in the use of lances, and appears only in Thracia 776, Radiant Dawn, and Engage; in Genealogy of the Holy War, the Knight class itself filled its role as the basic lance-wielding armored class. It is statistically near-identical to its counterparts, the Axe Armor, Sword Armor and Bow Armor.

It is not playable in either of its earlier appearances, and as such is not tied to a class change line; in Radiant Dawn, the lance-specific Lance General would be its hypothetical class-changed form and does have two playable members: Tauroneo and Gatrie. In Engage, the class debuts as playable and can promote into a lance-wielding General and Great Knight.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Thracia 776 20 4 0 0 0 0 8 -- 5 9 Lances E
Radiant Dawn 22 9 0 6 5 0 11 4 5 12 Lances D
Engage 25 8 0 6 1 2 12 0 4 7 Lances B

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 10 20 Lances A
Radiant Dawn 40 20 10 20 20 30 20 10 20 99 Lances A
Engage 75 42 16 39 17 25 51 16 20 20 Lances B

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Thracia 776 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
Radiant Dawn -- -- -- +8 15 2 --
Engage -- -- -- -- -- 3 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 85% 55% 15% 50% 55% 30% 40% 20% -- -- -- --
Engage 20% 15% 0% 10% 0% 0% 30% 0% -- 5% -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Shove Innate.

Class change

Thracia 776

Base class
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Lance Armor

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Master class

Armored Lance
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Lance General
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
  • Note: Armored Lances only appear as enemy units, and while they do have the ability to promote programmed in, it does not happen in an unmodified game.


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma ns02 lance armor firene.png
Lance Armor
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.

Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10 and having Swords or Axes proficiencies.
Ma ns02 general firene lance.png
Ma ns02 great knight firene lance.png
Great Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Playable Lance Armors

Playable Characters
Name Game
Louis Engage
Playable Lance Armor units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Lance Armors

Enemy Units
Name Game
Zaitan Radiant Dawn
Rodine Engage
Enemy Lance Armor units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Heavily armored knights who wield
lances. Some may wield swords or
axes instead.
Radiant Dawn
Heavily armored knights who
dominate battlefields with their
powerful lances.
Heavily armored lancers clad in
tough armor. They have high
defense, but magic is their bane.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

• Armored Lance
• Lance Armor

• In gameplay, for space restrictions the name is shortened to "Armr Lance". Used in Radiant Dawn.
• Used in Engage.


Lance Armor, Armor Knight

Both used in the Thracia 776 fan translation.[which?]



• Lance Armor; this name is used in Thracia 776 and Engage.
• Officially romanized as Lance Armor; literally "lance heavy knight". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 槍重装兵), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ランスアーマー) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.


• Lanza acorazado
• Caballero lanza

• Armored lance. Used in Radiant Dawn.
• Lance knight. Used in Engage.


• Chevalier lance
• Cuirassier (lance)

• Lance knight. Used in Radiant Dawn. Abbreviated to Chev. lance due to space restrictions.
• Cuirassier (lance). Used in Engage.


• Lanzenmeister
• Lanzenritter

• Lance master. Used in Radiant Dawn.
• Lance knight. Used in Engage.


• Armigero lancia
• Corazziere lancia

• Lance armiger. Used in Radiant Dawn.
• Lance cuirassier. Used in Engage.


랜스 아머

Lance armor

Simplified Chinese


Armored spear soldier

Traditional Chinese


Armored spear soldier



See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes ArcherArch KnightAxe ArmorAxe FighterAxe KnightBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierCivilianClericDancerDragon RiderFree KnightHunterIron BallistaLance ArmorLance KnightLoptr MageLordMagePegasus RiderPiratePoison BallistaPriestPrinceSoldierSword ArmorSword FighterThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes BaronBerserkerBishopBow KnightDark BishopDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Knight
Unused/cutscene classes Dark PrinceEmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Classes in Fire Emblem Engage
Base classes ArcherAxe ArmorAxe CavalierAxe FighterAxe FlierDragon ChildLance ArmorLance CavalierLance FighterLance FlierLordMageMartial MonkNobleSentinelSword ArmorSword CavalierSword FighterSword FlierWing Tamer
Advanced classes AvenirBerserkerBow KnightCupidoDivine DragonGeneralGreat KnightGriffin Knight‎HalberdierHeroHigh PriestLindwurmMage KnightMartial MasterPaladinPicketRoyal KnightSageSniperSleipnir RiderSuccesseurSwordmasterTireur d'éliteVidameWarriorWolf KnightWyvern Knight
Special classes BarbarianCorrupted WolfCorrupted WyrmCorrupted WyvernDancerEmblemEnchanterFell ChildFell MonarchGreat Fell DragonMage CannoneerMelusinePhantom WolfPhantom WyrmPhantom WyvernRoyalThiefTrainerVillagerWardenWatcher