Dancer DPS Guide — Endwalker 6.1

Last updated on Apr 20, 2022 at 05:53 by Hinoka and Dook 1 comment

Welcome to our Dancer DPS guide for Final Fantasy FFXIV: Endwalker (Patch 6.1). This guide will cover everything you need to know to play as a Dancer in PvE, from the absolute basics of the job, to high-end optimisation.

1.

Dancer Overview

Dancer is a highly mobile physical ranged DPS that functions as a highly potent raid buffer whilst providing a high amount of healing utility to their team through intelligent usage of Improvisation Icon Improvisation and Curing Waltz Icon Curing Waltz. Dancer combines throwing Chakrams alongside powerful dance steps to deliver high potency attacks unto its enemies while providing both single-target and raid-wide buffs.

While the base of Dancer's rotation is structurally rigid, it does have access to flexible resources in the form of Fourfold Feathers and its Esprit Gauge. These resources allow the usage of Fan Dance II Icon Fan Dance II, Fan Dance III Icon Fan Dance III, and Saber Dance Icon Saber Dance.

2.

Leveling Dancer

Dancer starts at level 60 and comes with a very bare-bones kit that's easily understood, but it quickly builds up as you progress through the leveling process. Our Dancer beginner's guide will walk you through the leveling process starting from level 60. Meanwhile, our Dancer leveling guide will provide a detailed breakdown of how the rotation and priorities evolve as you level up.

3.

Basics of Dancer Gameplay

Dancer's rotation is based around several actions: Standard Step Icon Standard Step, Flourish Icon Flourish, and Technical Step Icon Technical Step. These actions aren't affected by Skill Speed, thus becoming immovable in the rotation. It's important to use these actions on cooldown to keep your rotation intact and maintain alignment with the rest of your group while also ensuring you deal as much damage as you can.

Between these rigid cooldowns, you'll be using a proc-based combo system based mostly on RNG as your filler. Cascade Icon Cascade procs Reverse Cascade Icon Reverse Cascade, and Fountain Icon Fountain procs Fountainfall Icon Fountainfall, both at a 50% rate.

While doing everything listed above, you'll be generating resources to spend on flexible burst actions. These come in the form of Esprit and Fourfold Feathers.

4.

Gearing Up Your Dancer

The most important thing to remember while gearing up is ilvl. With higher ilvl comes higher Dexterity, which should be your main focus during the leveling process. You can find the generalized stat priority and gearing principles for Dancer in the guide linked below.

The link below will lead you to the current best-in-slot gearing solutions for Dancer.

5.

Dancer Endgame

Linked below is where we house our high-level encounter documents. These consist of Extreme, Savage, and Ultimate guides for Dancer.

Dancer Endgame Guides COMING SOON!
6.

Changelog

  • 20 Apr. 2022: Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 10 Feb. 2022: Guide added.
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