The Dragon Lancer is one of Rogue Legacy 2’s later and more complex classes. They are masters of positioning, aerial combat and charged attacks, while boasting several defensive options that have enemy attacks bouncing off their impressive armor. A far cry from the simple starting point of the Knight, Dragon Lancers take both time and timing to master. Thankfully, we’re here to help you get to grips with this class and make the most out of the Dragon Lancer with our Rogue Legacy 2 class guide.
Rogue Legacy 2 Dragon Lancer Weapon
The main weapon utilised by the Dragon Lancer in Rogue Legacy 2 is the Charge Lance. When attacking, the lance is thrust forward, dealing decent damage and knockback. While this is all well and good, the real strength of this weapon lies in its ability to perform a charged attack called Flying Joust. Flying Joust allows you to hold your attack, sticking in place until the attack is released, at which point the Dragon Lancer surges across the screen and deals a devastating AOE blow. The Flying Joust is always a skill crit, ensuring that its damage is always significant. While the Flying Joust does not render you invincible during the move, its direction can be adjusted or even cancelled mid-flight, meaning it is unlikely that you will be throwing yourself directly into danger all too often.
While the Flying Joust’s initial halt to momentum may feel strange to get used to at first, it is useful for keeping yourself in position – in the air or otherwise – until you find the perfect time to strike and charge forwards.
Additionally, the Flying Joust gains bonus damage based on your intelligence score. This, coupled with the Dragon Lancer’s decent mana, means that spell slinging as a valid option when charging in is more trouble than it’s worth.
Rogue Legacy 2 Dragon Lancer Talent
The Dragon Lancer’s main defensive option is its class talent, Bastion. When used, Bastion summons a large shield that knocks enemies back and destroys projectiles within range. The Barrier lasts just over 3 seconds, giving you plenty of time to recover and reconsider where to strike next. And it can even be deployed during a Flying Joust in case your destination looks dicier than when you first charged the attack.
Bastion recharges after dealing six hits to enemies. And since the Dragon Lancer is likely to be frequently up close with its foes, you’ll often have this ability back before you know it.
Dragon Lancer Class Passive
The Dragon Lancer’s class passive is Armored, which gives them a 20% overall boost to their armor. Much like the Barbarian’s flat vitality increase, this boost turns the Dragon Lancer into a walking juggernaut. When combined with their excellent starting health, attacks that you would expect to be devastating end up barely denting the Dragon lancer’s armored hide.
Armor is an incredibly useful defensive factor in Rogue Legacy 2, as any point of available armor a class has deducts damage taken from all sources. While the damage reduction from armor is always capped at a maximum of 35%, this is still an excellent way to shave off large chunks of your enemy’s damage. As a result, the Dragon Lancer can withstand hits that would fell other classes and strike back with their own devastating blows!
That does it for our Rogue Legacy 2 Dragon Lancer class guide. For more Rogue Legacy 2 content, including further in-depth guides to classes, bosses, relics and biomes, be sure to check out our Rogue Legacy 2 hub!