Armed with high-power launchers carrying a variety of warheads, small ragnaid canisters and equipped with heavily armoured blast shields (army and militia lancers) or combat suits (Lanseal lancers) which protect them from mines, cannon fire and mortar blasts, Lancers excel at attacks against armoured vehicles.
Lancers have relatively few action due to their heavy armours and weapons and cannot intercept enemy units, counter attack or launch cooperative assaults with adjacent allied units. Lancers (and tanks) are able to clear a path (Not very straight if a lancer) through a minefield if you haven't got a engineer within range (It is much safer to use a lancer than use a tank as there may be some anti-tank mines hidden among the anti-infantry ones).
Valkyria ChroniclesLancers have the highest defense and hit points of any infantry unit in the game. Their low accuracy, low rate of fire and inability to counter enemy fire or intercept enemy units can hinder their effectiveness against infantry until mortar lances become available later in the game.
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|8||10164||Order: Demolition Boost|
|11||20016||Elite: Mortar & 3rd Potential|
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Total upgrade cost: 478439 experience
Valkyria Chronicles 2
Instead of blast shields, lancers from Lanseal force are equipped with combat suits which also protect them from explosions but not from cannon fire. The Lancer class tree, along with armoured tech tree, is the most versatile class as it can effectively massacre both infantry and armor with ease.
The East Europan Imperial Alliance also fielded lancers during the war.
Imperial lancers wore more armor than their Gallian counterparts, with a design that hearkens back to medieval times. Acting as a support for Imperial squads, the Empires lancers were able to neutralize enemy armor and provide heavy fire support for infantry.
- The Lancers' name may be a reference to knights in the Middle Ages. due to the long profile of the Lancers' launcher bears similarity to the long lances, knights use in jousting tournaments.
- In the original Japanese version of Valkyria Chronicles, the name of the unit literally translated as "Anti-Tank Troop". In Valkyria Chronicles 4, the launcher used by Federation anti-tank troops look less like a lance and more like a super-sized rifle.
- The Lancers' combat suits may be a stylistic visual reference to the suits of full plate armor worn by medieval knights, in the same manner that their launchers are a reference to jousting lances. This is most noticeable on Imperial lancers.