The Jousting Lance is the only lance that deals blunt damage on a thrust. Consequently, it is an ideal weapon for capturing prisoners from horseback. Although having the lowest damage of lances, couched lance damage is still extremely powerful and can defeat any incoming or static enemy in one successful hit. Being the longest polearm that can be used on horseback (on par with the Great Lance), it gives a significant advantage when fighting mounted lancers which often have shorter spears.
Due to the incredibly low speed and low damage as well as the restriction of only being able to thrust, this weapon is nearly useless on foot, essentially becoming dead weight when dismounted.