The Lance (槍 / やり Yari), also known as Spear and Javelin, misnamed Sword in the Sega Genesis manual, is Arthur's standard weapon in the series. In all games it is thrown by Arthur a straight line, and it has low power and average speed, being slower than the Dagger.
The Lance flies straight forward.
The normal Lance acts like the previous game, but like all weapons in this game, it can also be hurled straight up or down.
With the Golden Armor and the Lance, Arthur can use the Thunder Magic (雷の魔法 / サンダーの魔法). Arthur calls upon a lightning bolt from above, which strikes him, zapping enemies in up direction, then the lightning spreads right and left, to strike enemies left and right from Arthur.
Like previous games, the normal Lance is slow but goes straight forward when hurled, making it effective against most enemies. Arthur can hurl up to two lance per time.
While wearing the Bronze Armor or Golden Armor, the Lance is upgraded into the Rocket Lance (焔のヤリ), becoming stronger and leaving behind a trail of flames just like launching a rocket. Arthur can hurl only one Rocket Lance per time.
With the Golden Armor and Rocket Lance, Arthur can use the Thunder Magic. A lightning bolt is called from above,which strikes Arthur, before spreading left and right, piercing through solid objects and enemies. Good for taking out lines of enemies, and works great on the first boss. This magic is the same Thunder Magic from Ghouls 'n Ghosts.
"Basic weapon used by Arthur from the start."
- Arc: Straight
- Fire Rate: Norm
- Power: 1
- Grand Lance