Partizans are a weapon category in Phantasy Star Online 2. They are long spears wielded by Hunters.
Partizans are bladed spears that are primarily equipped by the Hunter class. They are the antithesis of Swords; unlike the latter, which are slow, high-power melee weapons, Partizans are significantly faster, but trade power for speed.
Despite the Partizan's low ATK values, it makes up for it with its versatility. Many of its Photon Arts are multi-hit strikes that quickly rack up damage, a Photon Art whose hits fully connect will deal great damage in spite of the low raw power. They also possess long-ranged arts that give them an area advantage over their slower counterpart; while they don't excel in them as Wired Lances do, they assist in helping Partizans close the gap and assault foes.
The Partizan's Weapon Action is Guard. By pressing the Weapon Action button, the wielder spins the Partizan to create an energy shield. If an attack connects, the damage is greatly reduced, but this consumes PP. However, if the Weapon Action button is pressed moments before an attack connects, the damage will be nullified completely at no cost to PP. This is known as a Just Guard.
The Partizan's Gear Skill is known as Partizan Gear. At the end of all attacks and Photon Arts, the wielder will flourish the Partizan to return to ready stance. If this animation is performed without being interrupted by player input, the Gear Gauge will charge by one stage. When an Photon Art is performed, a single unit of Gear is consumed to increase the Art's power.