Leveling Rotations and Tips for Dancer — Endwalker 6.2

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 02:00 by Hinoka and Dook 1 comment
This page covers the rotation and action usage when leveling Dancer to Level 90. This page can also be used to help when doing roulettes with level scaling by using the slider to adjust the information to your desired level.
1.

Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of gear with the highest item level. You can exchange Allagan Tomestone of Poetics for gear in Mor Dhona at level 50, in Idyllshire at level 60, in Rhalgr's Reach at level 70, and in Eulmore at level 80.

2.

Rotation Overview While Leveling Dancer

Dancer starts at level 60, but because the lowest level duty you can queue into is level 15, that is where we will start our rotation advice.

Note: Partnering another Dancer if that is your only option is fine. The debuffs given to them are different than what they will put on themselves. You can tell the difference by the fact the Dance Partner icon is mirrored depending on if you are giving or receiving the buff.

Openers start at level 70, as there is no relevant content below that threshold where your opener will matter.

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Level: 15
2.1.

Single Target Openers & Rotation

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  • Closed Position Icon Closed Position should be placed on the highest DPS in your party. If you are unsure who that is, priority during the leveling process can just be seen as: Melee → Caster → Physical Ranged.
  • Cascade Icon CascadeFountain Icon Fountain makes up the basic combo you will use to deal damage.
  • Cascade Icon CascadeFountain Icon Fountain, using Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade when it procs.
  • Cascade Icon CascadeFountain Icon Fountain, using Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade and Fountainfall Icon Fountainfall when they proc.
  • Esprit will be generated off your combo GCD actions, as well as having a chance to generate off your Dance Partner while under the effect of Standard Finish Icon Standard Finish and all party members under the effect of Technical Finish Icon Technical Finish. This Esprit can then be used on Saber Dance Icon Saber Dance upon reaching 50 gauge.
  • Standard Step Icon Standard Step should be used in your opener, and then on cooldown every 30 seconds.
  • Technical Step Icon Technical Step should be used in your opener, and then on cooldown every 120 seconds.
  • Technical Step Icon Technical Step should be used in your opener, and then on cooldown every 120 seconds. Once used, you will gain access to Tillana Icon Tillana, which should be used before the buff Technical Finish Icon Technical Finish wears off.
  • Flourish Icon Flourish gets used in your opener, and then once every minute. Attempt to use this action when you have zero combo procs, as it will overwrite them if you do.
  • Flourish Icon Flourish gets used in your opener, and then once every minute. Attempt to use this action when you have zero combo procs, as it will overwrite them if you do. Using this action grants access to Fan Dance IV Icon Fan Dance IV, which should be used under the buff of Technical Finish Icon Technical Finish.
  • Devilment Icon Devilment is part of your burst window. Use this on cooldown alongside Technical Step Icon Technical Step.
  • Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance should be weaved when it is available. Avoid overcapping as they cap at stacks. This action has a chance to proc off Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade.
  • Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance should be weaved when it is available. Avoid overcapping as they cap at four stacks. This action has a chance to proc off Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade and Fountainfall Icon Fountainfall.
  • Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance should be weaved when it is available. This action has a chance to proc off Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade and Fountainfall Icon Fountainfall, as well as proccing off of Flourish Icon Flourish.
  • Fan Dance III Icon Fan Dance III should be weaved when it is available. This action has a chance to proc off Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance. Be sure to use this before your next Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance since you can only hold one stack.
  • Fan Dance III Icon Fan Dance III should be weaved when it is available. This action has a chance to proc off Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance and will also proc off Flourish Icon Flourish. Be sure to use this before your next Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance since you can only hold one stack.
  • En Avant Icon En Avant can be used for movement out of damage telegraphs or to move faster through dungeons and open world areas.
2.2.

Mitigation & Healing Utility

  • Curing Waltz Icon Curing Waltz will heal you and anyone nearby. Get used to using this while stacked up on other party members after damage is taken.
  • Curing Waltz Icon Curing Waltz will heal you, your Dance Partner, and anyone nearby either person. Get used to using this while stacked up on other party members after damage is taken.
  • Improvisation Icon Improvisation places a regen on all party members near you. Flash it in combat for a little extra healing, or hold it out of combat and use at four stacks to place a shield on party members nearby.
  • Shield Samba Icon Shield Samba is one of the most effective mitigation tools in the game. Use this on raid-wide damage or to assist a tank on bigger mob pack pulls.
2.3.

Multi-Target Rotation

Closed Position Icon Closed Position should be placed on the highest DPS in your party. If you are unsure who that is, priority during the leveling process can just be seen as: Melee → Caster → Physical Ranged.

  • Two-Target Priority
    • Cascade Icon CascadeFountain Icon Fountain
    • Cascade Icon CascadeFountain Icon Fountain, using Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade when it procs.
    • Cascade Icon CascadeFountain Icon Fountain, using Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade or Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill (they are the same potency) when they proc.
    • Cascade Icon CascadeFountain Icon Fountain, using Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade or Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill (they are the same potency) and Fountainfall Icon Fountainfall when they proc.
    • Cascade Icon CascadeFountain Icon Fountain, using Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade or Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill (they are the same potency) and Bloodshower Icon Bloodshower when they proc.
    • Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance should be weaved when it is available, avoiding overcap as they cap at four stacks. This action has a chance to proc off Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade.
    • Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance should be weaved when it is available, avoiding overcap as they cap at four stacks. This action has a chance to proc off Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade, Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill and Fountainfall Icon Fountainfall.
    • Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II should be weaved when it is available, avoiding overcap as they cap at four stacks. This action has a chance to proc off Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade and Bladeshower Icon Bladeshower.
    • Fan Dance III Icon Fan Dance III should be weaved when it is available. This action has a chance to proc off Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II. Be sure to use this before your next Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance since you can only hold one stack.
    • Fan Dance III Icon Fan Dance III should be weaved when it is available. This action has a chance to proc off Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II and will also proc off Flourish Icon Flourish. Be sure to use this before your next Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II since you can only hold one stack.
    • Standard Step Icon Standard Step should be used on cooldown every 30 seconds.
    • Technical Step Icon Technical Step should be used on cooldown every 120 seconds.
    • Technical Step Icon Technical Step on cooldown every 120 seconds. Once used, you will gain access to Tillana Icon Tillana, which should be used before the buff Technical Finish Icon Technical Finish wears off.
    • Esprit will be generated off your combo GCD actions, as well as having a chance to generate off your Dance Partner while under the effect of Standard Finish Icon Standard Finish and all party members under the effect of Technical Finish Icon Technical Finish. This Esprit can then be used on Saber Dance Icon Saber Dance upon reaching 50 gauge.
    • Flourish Icon Flourish gets used as soon as possible, given you have zero procs.
    • Devilment Icon Devilment is part of your burst window. Use this on cooldown alongside Technical Step Icon Technical Step.
  • Three-Target Priority
    • Windmill Icon Windmill
    • Windmill Icon WindmillBladeshower Icon Bladeshower
    • Windmill Icon WindmillBladeshower Icon Bladeshower, using Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill procs as you get them.
    • Windmill Icon WindmillBladeshower Icon Bladeshower, using Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill procs as you get them. Fountainfall Icon Fountainfall procs can be ignored until you are at two targets again.
    • Windmill Icon WindmillBladeshower Icon Bladeshower, using Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill and Bloodshower Icon Bloodshower procs as you get them.
    • Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance should be weaved when it is available, avoid overcapping as they cap at four stacks. This action has a chance to proc off Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill.
    • Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance should be weaved when it is available, avoid overcapping as they cap at four stacks. This action has a chance to proc off Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill and Bloodshower Icon Bloodshower.
    • Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II should be weaved when it is available, avoiding overcap as they cap at four stacks. This action has a chance to proc off Rising Windmill Icon Rising Windmill and Bladeshower Icon Bladeshower.
    • Fan Dance III Icon Fan Dance III should be weaved when it is available. This action has a chance to proc off Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II. Be sure to use this before your next Fan Dance Icon Fan Dance since you can only hold one stack.
    • Fan Dance III Icon Fan Dance III should be weaved when it is available. This action has a chance to proc off Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II and will also proc off Flourish Icon Flourish. Be sure to use this before your next Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II since you can only hold one stack.
    • Standard Step Icon Standard Step should be used on cooldown every 30 seconds.
    • Technical Step Icon Technical Step should be used on cooldown every 120 seconds.
    • Technical Step Icon Technical Step on cooldown every 120 seconds. Once used, you will gain access to Tillana Icon Tillana, which should be used before the buff Technical Finish Icon Technical Finish wears off.
    • Esprit will be generated off your combo GCD actions, as well as having a chance to generate off your Dance Partner while under the effect of Standard Finish Icon Standard Finish and all party members under the effect of Technical Finish Icon Technical Finish. This Esprit can then be used on Saber Dance Icon Saber Dance upon reaching 50 gauge.
    • Flourish Icon Flourish gets used as soon as possible, given you have zero procs.
    • Devilment Icon Devilment is part of your burst window. Use this on cooldown alongside Technical Step Icon Technical Step.
  • Four-Target Priority
    • All of the above, except now you only use Standard Step Icon Standard Step to refresh the Standard Finish Icon Standard Finish buff. Ideally, you prep this between mob pack pulls or use it when a mob pack is nearly finished.
    3.

    Changelog

    • 26 Aug. 2022: Updated for Patch 6.2.
    • 17 Mar. 2022: Guide added.
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