"In hoc signo vinces."
True Name: Constantine the Great, The Thirteenth Apostle, Champion of Christendom.
Master: Morgana Ironholdt
Alignment: Neutral Good
Height/Weight: 170 cm / 57 kg
Magic Resistance: A
Power to neutralize the effects of Magecraft aimed against oneself. At this level, all spells below A-rank are nullified, making the Servant virtually untouchable to modern Magi. With this level of defense against sorcery, it would scarcely be an exaggeration to term the Servant a "Magus Killer."
Lancer's rank is particularly high due to the divine protection granted to him by numerous Gods and his second Noble Phantasm that protects him from harm through the relic taken out of the True Cross.
A skill possessed by those acknowledged as a Saint
. When summoned as a Servant, the ability of saint is selected one among "raising the effectiveness of sacraments", "automatic HP recovery", "1 Rank-Up
to Charisma" and "production of a holy shroud is possible". Lancer is recognized as a Saint equal to the Apostles by the Orthodox Church for being an important historical figure who was the first Roman emperor to claim conversion to Christianity and ceasing the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire, a turning point for Early Christianity, sometimes referred to as the Triumph of the Church, the Peace of the Church, or the Constantinian Shift.
Divine Protection: A
A skill that grants the user the quick-wittedness and brute strength to defeat enemies unaided. It is a sign that the owner is protected by beings of higher existence. During his life time, Lancer was popularly believed to have had the supernatural guidance of numerous Gods and Goddesses. He was believed to have had the affections of both Apollo and Victoria who had granted him golden laurel wreaths of good health and long reign. It was even said that he was granted the ''rule of the World'' by Apollo. More importantly, however, is the affection granted to him by the Christ who aided him in the battle against Maxentius.
A skill similar to that of Innocent Monster
. It is possessed by those containing two conflicting personalities - often created as a result of a false picture painted of the individual by the minds of the people. Constantine, who is revered as a Saint, possesses a second personality - which is that of a cruel, self-righteous tyrant. This is a picture of Constantine that many scholars have tried to depict ever since the discovery of anti-Constantinian sources. As such, upon being summoned as a Servant, Lancer is constantly suppressing a second "him" who is trying to come to the surface and tempt Lancer to relieve himself in wordly pleasures. When fighting a battle with personal intentions - such as anger or hatred towards the other individual - Lancer is granted a Rank Up
in STR and his strikes become more aggressive and cruel in nature - as if he were a butcher instead of a knight. During this change, Constantine's eyes also change from a light azure
to a deep crimson.
In exchange when fighting such a battle, the personal skill Saint is locked away and two Rank Downs
in LCK is activated. Because of this skill, Lancer is not applicable for the Ruler class.
A composite skill consisting of a person's charm as well as the natural talent to command or unify an army or country. Increases the ability of allies during group battles. At this rank, it is sufficient to lead a nation as its King. The morale of the military forces he commands is extremely high. Lancer ruled over the Roman Empire and instilled great loyalty into his people to the point that his men were unwilling to betray Constantine even when they were offered money by the opposing side. He was a king loved by many and was even referred to as the "Greatest Augustus" of his time.
Military Tactics: B
Tactical knowledge used not for one-on-one combat situations, but for battles where many are mobilized. Bonus modifiers are provided during use of one's own Anti-Army Noble Phantasm or when dealing against an enemy Anti-Army Noble Phantasm. Lancer was a magnificent military leader who led numerous successful military campaigns during his life-time. Notably, he utterly destroyed any of the opposing Roman emperors and rebels that were trying to take him down from power. Maximian, Licinius, and most importantly Maxentius all suffered major defeats at the hands of Lancer contrary to the belief of his generals and strategists who thought Constantine had unfavourable chances against Maxentius whose army was twice as large. Furthermore, he pursed successful campaigns against the tribes on the Roman frontiers - such as the Franks, the Alamanni, the Goths and the Sarmantians - and even resettled territories abandoned by his predecessors during the Crisis of the 3rd Century.
Constantine is summoned with a full set of silver plate armor as well as a short spear, both ordained as holy sacraments of the lowest order. Aside from that, they serve only as normal armaments many Servants tend to be summoned with.
Helmet of Constantine
Relic of the True Cross
Type: Anti-Unit (Self)
Range: 2 - 3
Maximum Number of Targets: 1
A helmet worn by the emperor Constantine which was featured in his royal iconography. According to legend, the materials of which the helmet was crafted in included those of relics found in the Holy Land by his mother Saint Helena. Most notably, his helmet contained a single nail taken out of the True Cross that Jesus was crucified on. By including the nail in the helmet's creation, it was said that Constantine would be protected from any harm arriving his way.
According to Saint Helena, the purpose of the nail was to protect her son Constantine from any darts raining towards him by the intervention of the Lord Almighty himself. When manifested as a Noble Phantasm, this helmet grants Constantine absolute protection against enemy arrows and bullets. Not through the process of negating, but through the process of averting. Because Constantine is protected by the Lord himself, he is surrounded in an absolute shroud that is inscribed with the command "No dart may approach my domain", forcing any arrows to evade Constantine regardless of their magnitude.
Because of this, Constantine possesses absolute dominance over fights with those of the Archer class, effectively shutting down their preferred way of fighting - long ranged combat. This, however, is applied only in a certain range. Any arrow that enters the range of ~3 around Constantine will instantly be averted into another direction from him, but if the Archer in question were to enter a close combat with Constantine that is closer than the ~2 range, the helmet will be unable to avert the arrow and Constantine will be forced to face the full blunt of it head on. Of course, since Constantine is a powerful Servant of the Lancer class and he is highly competent at close ranged combat, it wouldn't be a wise idea for an Archer to enter into such close combat with him. They will likely be cut down immediately. There are, however, exceptions to this such as Arjuna who possesses immense power in close combat despite being a Servant of the Archer class which's main style of fighting is long range. While this Noble Phantasm is active, it drains around 5 units of magical energy every other turn, putting only a minor strain in Constantine's mana reserves
Holy Lance of Destiny
Type: Anti-Fortress, Anti-Divine
Range: 1 - 60
Maximum Number of Targets: 1000
Constantine's most powerful Noble Phantasm and the reason he was summoned under the Lancer class. It is the Holy Lance that pierced the side of Christ named after the centurion who wielded the Lance, and is regarded in the same light as The Lion King's Rhongomyniad
. Constantine has this Noble Phantasm in his possession along with other relics considered the holiest objects of Christendom in his time, which also included the True Cross which Christ was crucified on, and the Rod of Moses, granted to Moses by God. While Constantine never wielded Longinus to battle in his lifetime, nor was he the original wielder of the Lance, his status as "Christianity's Champion" allows him to wield this as a Noble Phantasm.
Longinus boasts tremendous power, and even just manifesting it normally costs 400 units of magical energy. Said to show its wielder visions of the future and even tempt them to achieve such goals, Longinus grants Constantine the Clairvoyance
skill at Rank A when wielded. As an added effect, the temptations of Longinus has a chance to activate Constantine's Duality
skill, the chance increasing whenever Constantine uses the future-seeing capabilities of Longinus. Because of this property, Constantine loathes using this Noble Phantasm unless it is the most dire of circumstances.
Coated in the blood of Christ, Longinus deals extra damage to those Heroic Spirits with Divinity
, ranging from just twice the amount of damage to those with the lowest rank in Divinity
up to ten-fold its amount of damage to those with the rank of A in Divinity.
property of this spear comes not from the slaying of Christ, as this Lance never actually slew Christ, but the confirmation of his death, which further confirmed the end of the Age of Gods. Similar to The Spear That Shines to the Ends of Earth
, this Holy Lance is only a shadow of its true form; A tower of light that acts as one of the anchors that fasten together the skins of the planet, existing to ensure the World's stability.
When the true name of this Holy Lance is evoked, its true form begins to manifest. A bright, holy light begins to shine from the spear as Constantine begins to ascend towards the sky, up to the heavens. Raising Longinus in the air, holy light continues to flow through the spear. Once enough magical energy is expended, Constantine begins to descend towards his target, the holy light of Longinus intensifying more and more as it makes its descent, until the lance finally strikes its target. Once struck, Longinus emits an awe-inspiring flash of light, leaving naught but destruction in its wake, scorching the earth below and leaving glowing fissures at its wake. The sheer destructive power of this Holy Lance can leave even the mightiest of fortresses disheveled, and should only be used with the intent to avoid as much collateral damage as possible. Invoking this ability uses a vast amount of magical energy proportionate to the amount Constantine currently has once invoked, its full power using as much as 1500 units of magical energy. Usage of this ability guarantees that Constantine is taken out of commission for a few days, up to the span of a week, in order to recover his magical energy.
It is said that whoever wields Longinus possesses the power to conquer the entire world. As such, it is only natural that this Holy Lance tempts the bloodthirsty conqueror within Constantine, and perhaps even permanently shifting his noble personality to such a distorted view. It is also said that if one were to lose Longinus, their life would end. While Constantine never lost Longinus in his lifetime, the power of this curse still effects him to some extent. Should there come an event where Constantine were to ever lose this Noble Phantasm from his possession, then all his skills will be sealed, and his Luck will receive a Rank Down
to the lowest rank possible.
It is said that Constantine also possesses a third Noble Phantasm, Ecclesia Sancti Sepulchri,
which allows Constantine to manifest the holiest sight in Christianity as a Reality Marble. Due to mana constraints as well as his current Master, this Noble Phantasm is far out of reach for Constantine to use.