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Gunbreaker Abilities

Gunbreaker (GNB) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


FFXIV - Disciples of War - Gunbreaker
The Hrothgar of northern Ilsabard have passed the art of the gunblade from one generation to the next. The weapon itself combines a sword with a firing mechanism, emitting a range of magical effects by utilizing aetherially imbued cartridges.

Originally employed by Queen Gunnhildr's personal guard, they were once known as "Gunnhildr's Blades" and differ greatly from the similarly named weapons used in the Garlean Empire.


Gunbreaker was added at the start of the Shadowbringers expansion and begins at level 60. The job also has no corresponding class so all abilities earned are on the job itself. In order to become a Gunbreaker you must complete the following quest.

Quest NPC Location Conditions
The Makings of a Gunbreaker Gods' Quiver Bown New Gridania (X:11, Y:11)

For each quest you complete, you will be rewarded with a new ability, while the latter quests will also reward you with artifact (AF) armour that is shown in the screenshot above.


Introduction to Gunbreaker


Gunbreaker is a tank job which uses defensive tactics to hold enmity. It is still capable of dealing decent damage however this should not be your main priority - you should always focus on defense before offense.


Attributes


As a Gunbreaker your main stat is Vitality (VIT) as this increases your HP and allows you to survive big attacks from bosses. You should be focusing on equipment with this stat. It is also worth looking at equipment with Strength (STR) to increase your damage and the percentage of damage mitigated by block and parry as this will be useful in boss fights.

For secondary stats you should be focusing on the likes of Direct Hit Rate, Determination, Critical Hit Rate and Skill Speed in addition to simply boosting VIT. However you'll find Skill Speed is generally not worth it.

Skill Speed and Critical Hit Rate are self explanatory in what they do. For the other two, Determination is used to boost the damage dealt by all attacks and the amount of HP recovered when healed while Direct Hit Rate is Stormblood's replacement for Accuracy. Instead of a simple hit or miss effect that Accuracy could give, having low Direct Hit Rate for a fight will reduce damage dealt so it is important to improve this stat.


Actions


Actions are skills that the Gunbreaker can equip to their bar and select to use at any time as long as their timer is available. Actions used in a combo will generate additional damage and effects. All Gunbreaker actions are exclusive to that job.


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Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
Keen Edge 1 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
No Mercy 2 0 600 0 0y 0y
Increases damage dealt by 20%.

Duration: 20s
Brutal Shell 4 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

Combo Action: Keen Edge

Combo Potency: 300

Combo Bonus: Restores own HP

Cure Potency: 200
Combo Bonus: Creates a barrier which nullifies damage equaling HP restored

Duration: 30s
Camouflage 6 0 900 0 0y 0y
Increases parry rate by 50% while reducing damage taken by 10%.

Duration: 20s
Demon Slice 10 0 2.50 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies.
Royal Guard 10 0 100 0 0y 0y
Significantly increases enmity generation.

Effect ends upon reuse.
Lightning Shot 15 0 2.50 0 15y 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 150.

Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Danger Zone 18 0 300 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 350.
Solid Barrel 26 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

Combo Action: Brutal Shell

Combo Potency: 400
Combo Bonus: Adds a Cartridge to your Powder Gauge
Burst Strike 30 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.

Cartridge Cost: 1
Nebula 38 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Reduces damage taken by 30%.

Duration: 15s
Demon Slaughter 40 0 2.50 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.

Combo Action: Demon Slice

Combo Potency: 250

Combo Bonus: Adds a Cartridge to your Powder Gauge
Aurora 45 0 600 0 30y 0y
Grants Regen to target.

Cure Potency: 200

Duration: 18s
Superbolide 50 0 3600 0 0y 0y
Reduces HP to 1 and renders you impervious to most attacks.

Duration: 8s
Sonic Break 54 0 600 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.

Additional Effect: Damage over time

Potency: 90

Duration: 30s

This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Rough Divide 56 0 300 0 15y 0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 200.

Maximum Charges: 2

Cannot be executed while bound.
Gnashing Fang 60 0 300 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 450. Additional Effect: Grants Ready to Rip

Duration: 10s

Cartridge Cost: 1

This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Savage Claw 60 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 550.

Combo Action: Gnashing Fang
Combo Bonus: Grants Ready to Tear

Duration: 10s
Wicked Talon 60 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 650.

Combo Action: Savage Claw
Combo Bonus: Grants Ready to Gouge

Duration: 10s
Bow Shock 62 0 600 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.

Additional Effect: Damage over time

Potency: 90

Duration: 15s
Heart of Light 64 0 900 0 0y 15y
Reduces magic damage taken by self and nearby party members by 10%.

Duration: 15s
Heart of Stone 68 0 250 0 30y 0y
Reduces damage taken by a party member or self by 15%.

Duration: 7s

Additional Effect: When targeting a party member while under the effect of Brutal Shell, that effect is also granted to the target

Duration: 30s
Continuation 70 0 10 0 0y 0y
Allows the firing of successive rounds with your gunblade.

Gnashing Fang may be followed by Jugular Rip.

Savage Claw may be followed by Abdomen Tear.

Wicked Talon may be followed by Eye Gouge.
Fated Circle 72 0 2.50 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 320 to all nearby enemies.

Cartridge Cost: 1
Bloodfest 76 0 900 0 25y 0y
Draws aetheric energy from target, adding 2 Cartridges to your Powder Gauge.
Blasting Zone 80 0 300 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 800.


Traits


Traits are not actions and can not be equipped to your bar. They are earned as you level up and are always active. As a result they require 0 cast time and have a 0 MP and TP cost. They are also all exclusive to the Gunbreaker job.

Name Level
Tank Mastery 1
Reduces damage taken by 20%. Furthermore, grants a bonus to maximum HP based on your vitality attribute, and a bonus to damage dealt based on your strength attribute.
Cartridge Charge 30
Stores a Cartridge in your Powder Gauge after successfully completing a combo with Solid Barrel.[BR][BR]Maximum Cartridges: 2
Enhanced Brutal Shell 52
Grants the effect of Brutal Shell after successfully completing a combo with Brutal Shell.
Danger Zone Mastery 80
Upgrades Danger Zone to Blasting Zone.


Role Actions


Since the Shadowbringers expansion for FFXIV, cross class actions were removed and replaced with the concept of "role" actions. Role actions are more generic as they don't belong to specific classes, but instead to roles such as melee DPS, magic DPS, healer or tank. The Gunbreaker can equip up to 5 of these.

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius


PvP Actions


From the Stormblood expansion PvP was revamped significantly and you can no longer use PvE actions during PvP battles. That means all of the actions above you can no longer use in PvP. Action Points (AP) were also removed. While some of the dedicated PvP actions do have the same name, they will have different potencies or effects. Below are the PvP actions that are unique to the Gunbreaker. There exists even more PvP actions and even traits but these are not unique to the Gunbreaker. You can find these further down the page.

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius


Shared PvP Actions


The following is a list of PvP actions which are shared across all classes and jobs. These can only be used in PvP areas and you are limited to selecting two of them.

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - PVP - Aetheric Siphon Aetheric Siphon 0 6 0 0 25y 0y
Activates the instrument.
FFXIV - PVP - Anti-gravity Gimbal Anti-gravity Gimbal 0 5 0 0 0y 0y
Simulates the spell Levitate using Nero tol Scaeva's odd contraption.
FFXIV - PVP - Bolt Bolt 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s
Chimatsuri 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
FFXIV - PVP - Concentrate Concentrate 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Deflect Deflect 0 2 0 0 0y 4y
Scatters potentially harmful aether.
Doom Of The Living 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
Dragonsong Dive 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
FFXIV - PVP - Enliven Enliven 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
Final Heaven 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 9,000.
FFXIV - PVP - Muse Muse 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
FFXIV - PVP - Purify Purify 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from target. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.
FFXIV - PVP - Recuperate Recuperate 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
FFXIV - PVP - Safeguard Safeguard 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Smoke Screen Smoke Screen 0 2.5 0 0 0y 20y
Throw an incendiary device that creates a blanket of smoke temporarily granting you the Stealth status.
Ungarmax 3 30 0 0 14y 20y
FFXIV - PVP - Vril Vril 0 3 0 0 0y 0y
Use the aetheric residue lingering on your body to temporarily disguise yourself as one of Lakshmi's loyal dreamers.


Shared PvP Traits


The following is a list of PvP traits which are shared across all classes and jobs. These can only be used in PvP areas and you are limited to selecting three of them.

Name Description
FFXIV - PVP - Decreased Damage Taken Decreased Damage Taken Decreases damage taken by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Decreased Recast Time Decreased Recast Time Decreases recast time of additional actions by 20%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Action Speed Increased Action Speed Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Damage Dealt Increased Damage Dealt Increases damage dealt by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Healing Potency Increased Healing Potency Increases spell-based HP restoration by 5%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased HP Increased HP Increases maximum HP by 5%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased MP Regeneration Increased MP Regeneration Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Resistance Duration Increased Resistance Duration Increases duration of resistances by 50%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased TP Regeneration Increased TP Regeneration Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.


Gunbreaker Equipment


The best equipment for your Gunbreaker constantly changes depending on what was added in the latest patch so it is important to do your own research on top of this guide. We have broken the equipment down into tiers in order to give some indication of what you can use before you get up to that item level tier.

Slot Best Next Tier Third Tier
Main Hand Edenmorn Gunblade
Augmented Cryptlurker's Manatrigger
Cryptlurker's Manatrigger
Head Augmented Cryptlurker's Elmo of Fending
Edenmorn Mask of Fending
Cryptlurker's Elmo of Fending
Edenmete Mask of Fending
Law's Order Helm of Fending
Augmented Law's Order Helm of Fending
Exarchic Circlet of Fending
Body Augmented Cryptlurker's Cuirass of Fending
Edenmorn Coat of Fending
Cryptlurker's Cuirass of Fending
Edenmete Coat of Fending
Augmented Law's Order Mail of Fending
Law's Order Mail of Fending
Ornate Exarchic Coat of Fending
Exarchic Coat of Fending
Hands Augmented Cryptlurker's Gauntlets of Fending
Edenmorn Armguards of Fending
Cryptlurker's Gauntlets of Fending
Augmented Law's Order Gauntlets of Fending
Edenmete Armguards of Fending
Law's Order Gauntlets of Fending
Exarchic Gauntlets of Fending
Legs Augmented Cryptlurker's Hose of Fending
Edenmorn Hose of Fending
Cryptlurker's Hose of Fending
Augmented Law's Order Cuisses of Fending
Edenmete Hose of Fending
Law's Order Cuisses of Fending
Exarchic Hose of Fending
Feet Augmented Cryptlurker's Sollerets of Fending
Edenmorn Sabatons of Fending
Cryptlurker's Sollerets of Fending
Augmented Law's Order Sollerets of Fending
Edenmete Sabatons of Fending
Law's Order Sollerets of Fending
Exarchic Sabatons of Fending
Waist Augmented Cryptlurker's Belt of Fending
Edenmorn Leather Belt of Fending
Cryptlurker's Belt of Fending
Edenmete Leather Belt of Fending
Exarchic Plate Belt of Fending
Neck Augmented Cryptlurker's Choker of Fending
Edenmorn Necklace of Fending
Cryptlurker's Choker of Fending
Edenmete Necklace of Fending
Exarchic Choker of Fending
Ear Augmented Cryptlurker's Earring of Fending
Edenmorn Earrings of Fending
Cryptlurker's Earring of Fending
Edenmete Earrings of Fending
Exarchic Earrings of Fending
Rings Augmented Cryptlurker's Ring of Fending
Edenmorn Ring of Fending
Cryptlurker's Ring of Fending
Edenmete Ring of Fending
Exarchic Ring of Fending
Wrist Augmented Cryptlurker's Bracelet of Fending
Edenmorn Wristlet of Fending
Cryptlurker's Bracelet of Fending
Edenmete Wristlet of Fending
Exarchic Bracelet of Fending




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