Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (2023)

Last updated on Apr 20, 2022 at 05:53 by Lyra, Rin, and Keelan5 comments

Gunbreaker is a Tank job in Final Fantasy XIV that focuses on busy burst windows and hard-hitting combo actions that emulate a DPS rotation while using a Gunblade as its primary weapon. Gunbreaker can be unlocked upon reaching Level 60 after purchasing the Shadowbringers expansion and speaking to Gods' Quiver Bow in Central Shroud.

1.

What is Gunbreaker's Playstyle?

Gunbreaker is a high-tempo tank that builds and spends cartridges using itsweaponskills and abilities. These cartridges can be spent on the Continuationcombo, a flurry of attacks that make the job flow almost like a true DPS.

Gunbreakers want to build up their Cartridge Gaugeand then unload onto enemies every minute under the effect of its core damagingbuff Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (1) No Mercy. Cartridges are spent on theGunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (2) Gnashing Fang combo roughly every 30 seconds andGunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (3) Burst Strike otherwise, with Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (4) Continuationused directly afterwards. At max level, they gain the devastating attackGunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (5) Double Down, which requires two cartridges to use. Gunbreakeroptimization is structured around not maximizing these strong abilities andusing as many cartridges as possible under Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (6) No Mercy.

Defensively, Gunbreaker is a jack of all trades. It boasts the standard suiteof tank defensives and can adapt to any situation to assist the party withmitigation and single-target healing over time.

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (7) Strengths

  • Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (8)High burst damage every minute with Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (9) No Mercy.
  • Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (10)Great sustained damage with the Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (11) Continuation combo.
  • Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (12)A jack of all trades, they have defensive tools for every situation.
  • Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (13)Rotation is extremely fluid, similar to a DPS toolkit.

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (14) Weaknesses

  • Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (15)Difficult to move enemies when executing any Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (16) Continuation ability.
  • Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (17)Has to proactively use mitigation abilities and think about weaving space when bursting.
  • Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (18)A badly-timed Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (19) Superbolide can cause headaches for any healer.
  • Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (20)Rotation becomes somewhat rigid at max level due to Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (21) Double Down requiring two cartridges.

3.

How do you Unlock Gunbreaker?

Gunbreaker can be unlocked as long as the player has a Disciple of War orMagic above Level 60. After meeting the requirements, talk to the Gods' QuiverBow in New Gridania (x11.5, y11.9) and complete the quest "The Makings of aGunbreaker" to unlock the job. Gunbreaker starts at Level 60.

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (22)

The Powder Gauge will indicate if the player has their tank stanceGunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (23) Royal Guard on or off. It will additionally show how manycartridges the player has stored at the time once the Cartridge Charge trait isunlocked, up to a maximum of three at Level 90.

Cartridges can be spent on four weaponskills: Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (24) Burst Strike,the Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (25) Gnashing Fang combo, Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (26) Fated Circle,and Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (27) Double Down.

5.

Gunbreaker Video Resources

If you would prefer to watch a video that provides an overview of Gunbreaker,feel free to give the video below a watch. The video was provided by Julia Care, amember of the community on The Balance Discord server.

6.

Gunbreaker Actions

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (28) Keen Edge Lv. 1
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (29) No Mercy Lv. 2
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Increases damage dealt by 20%. Duration: 20s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (30) Brutal Shell Lv. 4
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120. Combo Action: Keen Edge Combo Potency: 260 Combo Bonus: Restores own HP Cure Potency: 200 Combo Bonus: Creates a barrier which nullifies damage equaling HP restored Duration: 30s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (31) Camouflage Lv. 6
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Increases parry rate by 50% while reducing damage taken by 10%. Duration: 20s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (32) Demon Slice Lv. 10
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (33) Royal Guard Lv. 10
  • Instant
  • 3.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Significantly increases enmity generation. Effect ends upon reuse.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (34) Lightning Shot Lv. 15
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 20y
  • 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 150. Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (35) Danger Zone Lv. 18
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (36) Solid Barrel Lv. 26
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120. Combo Action: Brutal Shell Combo Potency: 340 Combo Bonus: Adds a Cartridge to your Powder Gauge
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (37) Burst Strike Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 380. Additional Effect: Grants Ready to Blast Duration: 10s Effect of Ready to Blast ends upon execution of any weaponskill. Cartridge Cost: 1
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (38) Nebula Lv. 38
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Reduces damage taken by 30%. Duration: 15s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (39) Demon Slaughter Lv. 40
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies. Combo Action: Demon Slice Combo Potency: 160 Combo Bonus: Adds a Cartridge to your Powder Gauge
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (40) Aurora Lv. 45
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Grants Regen to target. Cure Potency: 200 Duration: 18s Maximum Charges: 2
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (41) Superbolide Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 360.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Reduces HP to 1 and renders you impervious to most attacks. Duration: 10s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (42) Sonic Break Lv. 54
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 300. Additional Effect: Damage over time Potency: 60 Duration: 30s This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (43) Rough Divide Lv. 56
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 20y
  • 0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 150. Maximum Charges: 2 Cannot be executed while bound.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (44) Gnashing Fang Lv. 60
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 380. Additional Effect: Grants Ready to Rip Duration: 10s Effect of Ready to Rip ends upon execution of any weaponskill. Cartridge Cost: 1 This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (45) Savage Claw Lv. 60
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 460. Combo Action: Gnashing Fang Combo Bonus: Grants Ready to Tear Duration: 10s Effect of Ready to Tear ends upon execution of any weaponskill. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (46) Wicked Talon Lv. 60
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 540. Combo Action: Savage Claw Combo Bonus: Grants Ready to Gouge Duration: 10s Effect of Ready to Gouge ends upon execution of any weaponskill. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (47) Bow Shock Lv. 62
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Damage over time Potency: 60 Duration: 15s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (48) Heart of Light Lv. 64
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Reduces magic damage taken by self and nearby party members by 10%. Duration: 15s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (49) Heart of Stone Lv. 68
  • Instant
  • 25.0s
  • ↔ 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
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (50) Abdomen Tear Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 240. Can only be executed when Ready to Tear. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (51) Continuation Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 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. Burst Strike may be followed by Hypervelocity.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (52) Eye Gouge Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 280. Can only be executed when Ready to Gouge. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (53) Jugular Rip Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200. Can only be executed when Ready to Rip. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (54) Fated Circle Lv. 72
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 290 to all nearby enemies. Cartridge Cost: 1
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (55) Bloodfest Lv. 76
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y
Draws aetheric energy from target, adding 3 Cartridges to your Powder Gauge.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (56) Blasting Zone Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 700.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (57) Heart of Corundum Lv. 82
  • Instant
  • 25.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Reduces damage taken by a party member or self by 15%. Duration: 8s Additional Effect: When targeting a party member while under the effect of Brutal Shell, that effect is also granted to the target Duration: 30s Additional Effect: Grants Clarity of Corundum to target Clarity of Corundum Effect: Reduces damage taken by 15% Duration: 4s Additional Effect: Grants Catharsis of Corundum to target Catharsis of Corundum Effect: Restores HP when HP falls below 50% or upon effect duration expiration Cure Potency: 900 Duration: 20s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (58) Hypervelocity Lv. 86
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 180. Can only be executed when Ready to Blast. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (59) Double Down Lv. 90
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 1,200 for the first enemy, and 20% less for all remaining enemies. Cartridge Cost: 2 This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (60) Rampart Lv. 8
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Reduces damage taken by 20%. Duration: 20s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (61) Low Blow Lv. 12
  • Instant
  • 25.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Stuns target. Duration: 5s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (62) Provoke Lv. 15
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y
Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list while gaining additional enmity.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (63) Interject Lv. 18
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Interrupts the use of a target's action.
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (64) Reprisal Lv. 22
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%. Duration: 10s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (65) Arm's Length Lv. 32
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects. Duration: 6s Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck Duration: 15s
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (66) Shirk Lv. 48
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y
Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.

8.

Gunbreaker Traits

Action Name Acquired Effect
Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (67) Tank Mastery Lv. 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.

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (68) Cartridge Charge Lv. 30

Stores a Cartridge in your Powder Gauge after successfully completing a combo with Solid Barrel.

Maximum Cartridges: 2

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (69) Enhanced Brutal Shell Lv. 52

Grants the effect of Brutal Shell after successfully completing a combo with Brutal Shell.

Duration: 30s

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (70) Danger Zone Mastery Lv. 80

Upgrades Danger Zone to Blasting Zone.

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (71) Heart of Stone Mastery Lv. 82

Upgrades Heart of Stone to Heart of Corundum.

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (72) Enhanced Aurora Lv. 84

Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Aurora.

Maximum Charges: 2

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (73) Melee Mastery Lv. 84

Increases the potency of Keen Edge to 170, Brutal Shell to 120, and Solid Barrel to 120.

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (74) Enhanced Continuation Lv. 86

Become Ready to Blast after executing Burst Strike.

Duration: 10s

Gunbreaker Guide - Endwalker 6.1 (75) Cartridge Charge II Lv. 88

Increases Powder Gauge capacity to 3 Cartridges.

Executing Bloodfest stores 3 Cartridges.

9.

Gunbreaker Lore

The Hrothgar of northern Ilsabard have passed the art of the gunblade from onegeneration to the next. The weapon itself combines a sword with a firingmechanism, emitting a range of magical effects by utilizing aetherially imbuedcartridges. Originally employed by Queen Gunnhildr's personal guard, they wereonce known as "Gunnhildr's Blades" and differ greatly from the similarly namedweapons used in the Garlean Empire.

10.

Changelog

  • 09 Sep. 2022 (gear page): Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 09 Sep. 2022 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 09 Sep. 2022 (Leveling page): Edited to clarify Bow Shock in the rotation.
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (Asphodelos page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (melding page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 20 Apr. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 01 Apr. 2022 (Asphodelos page): Guide added.
  • 17 Mar. 2022 (Leveling page): Guide added.
  • 16 Feb. 2022 (melding page): Page added.
  • 16 Feb. 2022 (rotation page): Page added.
  • 16 Feb. 2022 (gear page): Page added.
  • 15 Feb. 2022 (this page): Page added.

Show more

Show less

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Laurine Ryan

Last Updated: 02/01/2023

Views: 6158

Rating: 4.7 / 5 (77 voted)

Reviews: 84% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Laurine Ryan

Birthday: 1994-12-23

Address: Suite 751 871 Lissette Throughway, West Kittie, NH 41603

Phone: +2366831109631

Job: Sales Producer

Hobby: Creative writing, Motor sports, Do it yourself, Skateboarding, Coffee roasting, Calligraphy, Stand-up comedy

Introduction: My name is Laurine Ryan, I am a adorable, fair, graceful, spotless, gorgeous, homely, cooperative person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.