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Photon Lancer
Photon Lancer
Spell profile
Primary casterFate Testarossa
Magic systemMidchilda
TypeShooting (Aimed)
RankAAA (Phalanx Shift)[1]
Casting speedA+
Japanese nameフォトンランサー
(Foton Ransā)
First app.Nanoha (ep.4)
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Photon Lancer (フォトンランサー Foton Ransā) is the signature shooting spell wielded by Fate Testarossa, who has learned it from Rynith. It appears to be Fate's basic shooting attack and can be cast without an Intelligent Device.[2]

Together with Fate, Alph has also learned the spell from Rynith. It is her basic shooting attack in The Gears of Destiny. In the anime, however, Alph has only cast Photon Lancer Multishot.

Photon Lancer generates small rounded cylinders of mana called "photon spheres" (cf. Divine Shooter's divine spheres), which can shoot themselves at the enemy. Normally only four bolts are launched. The command phrase during its first use is "Photon Lancer, Full Autofire!"

Notable uses[]

  • In Nanoha, Fate uses this in almost every single one of her battles with Nanoha Takamachi, and sometimes when attacking creatures possessed by the Jewel Seeds.
  • Fate uses this spell against Chrono Harlaown during her mage exam in the A's manga.
  • In A's (ep.2), Fate casts it to attack Signum, although ineffective.
  • In Reflection, Fate casts it during her spar with Nanoha inside the training dimension set up by Shamal at the Yagami residence, confronting Nanoha's Axel Shooter.



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  2. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (light novel).