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This article is about the class from Fates. For the class which is called "Lancer" in PAL versions of Radiant Dawn, see Sentinel.


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An enemy Lancer in Fates.

Nohrian. A common soldier. They follow orders and fight with lances.

Unit type(s)






The Lancer (Japanese: ランサー Lancer) is an infantry class exclusive to Fire Emblem Fates. They wield lances as their name implies, and they play the same role as the Soldier class of earlier games. They are primarily an enemy-only class and no ordinary playable units can be Lancers, although it is possible for the player to capture generic enemy Lancers and and persuade them to join their army.

Like Soldiers before them, Lancers are characterized as ordinary and lowly soldiers with no notable abilities of their own, and are weaker and lowlier than members of other classes. Compared to other classes which enemies have, Lancers have noticeably lower stats and worse overall stat potential. Their stats are overall fairly balanced and average, with no clear strengths or weaknesses, and are not particularly difficult enemies to defeat.

Lancers cannot change class at all, and the class is treated as a special class with a maximum level cap of 40. Their maximum stats are comparable to the maximums of promoted classes, although they are slightly lower, and their weapon level potential is also as low as an unpromoted unit's.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Fates 17 5 0 5 5 2 5 2 5 -- -- -- -- Lances/Naginata E

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 60 31 25 29 29 30 31 29 ?? -- Lances/Naginata B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 10% 10% 0% 10% 10% 5% 10% 10% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

The Lancer class has no skills of its own. However, like other enemy units, enemy Lancers are assigned skills from other classes - both base and advanced - and will retain these skills when captured.

Class change

Special class
Ma 3ds02 lancer enemy.gif

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Nohrian. A common soldier. They
follow orders and fight with lances.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lancer A generic term for a lance-wielding soldier. Historically speaking, "lancer" was a common term for lance-armed cavalry units.
Japanese ランサー Officially romanized as Lancer.
Spanish Lancero Lancer
French Sentinelle Sentinel
German Wächter Guard
Italian Lanciere Lancer



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 Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch