Gunbreaker Job Changes and Updates — Endwalker 6.58

Last updated on May 16, 2024 at 16:00 by Tor 12 comments

On this page, you will find any job changes and skill updates for Gunbreaker in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (Patch 6.58).

1.

Gunbreaker Job Actions in Dawntrail

Skill Name Category Changes
Keen Edge Icon Keen Edge Weaponskill Potency increased to 280 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Brutal Shell Icon Brutal Shell Weaponskill Potency increased to 240 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Combo potency increased to 380.
Solid Barrel Icon Solid Barrel Weaponskill Potency increased to 220 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Combo potency increased to 440.
Burst Strike Icon Burst Strike Weaponskill Potency increased to 440 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Hypervelocity Icon Hypervelocity Ability Potency increased to 220 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Gnashing Fang Icon Gnashing Fang Weaponskill Potency increased to 460 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Jugular Rip Icon Jugular Rip Ability Potency increased to 240 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Savage Claw Icon Savage Claw Weaponskill Potency increased to 540 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Abdomen Tear Icon Abdomen Tear Ability Potency increased to 280 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Wicked Talon Icon Wicked Talon Weaponskill Potency increased to 620 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Eye Gouge Icon Eye Gouge Ability Potency increased to 320 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
Blasting Zone Icon Blasting Zone Ability Potency increased to 800 via the Melee Mastery II trait at level 94.
No Mercy Icon No Mercy Ability Now also grants the effect Ready to Break for 30 seconds, starting at level 54.
Sonic Break Icon Sonic Break Weaponskill No longer has a cooldown, but can only be used under the effect of Ready to Break.
Continuation Icon Continuation Ability Now becomes Fated Brand when under the effect of Ready to Raze.
Fated Circle Icon Fated Circle Weaponskill Now grants Ready to Raze.
Fated Brand (NEW!) Ability Delivers and attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
Great Nebula (NEW!) Ability Reduces damage taken by 40% and increases HP by 20% for 15 seconds.
120s recast time.
Bloodfest Icon Bloodfest Ability Now grants Ready to Reign for 30 seconds, starting at level 100.
Reign of Beasts (NEW!) Weaponskill Delivers an attack to target and all nearby enemies for 800 potency, reduced by 60% after the first.
Requires Ready to Reign to activate.
Noble Blood (NEW!) Weaponskill Delivers an attack to target and all nearby enemies for 1000 potency, reduced by 60% after the first.
Can only be used after Reign of Beasts.
Lion Heart (NEW!) Weaponskill Delivers an attack to target and all nearby enemies for 1200 potency, reduced by 60% after the first.
Can only be used after Noble Blood.
2.

Gunbreaker Trait Changes in Dawntrail

Trait Name Changes Level Acquired
Enhanced No Mercy (NEW!) Using No Mercy grants Ready to Break. 54
Nebula Mastery (NEW!) Upgrades Nebula Icon Nebula to Great Nebula. 92
Enhanced Rampart (NEW!) Adds a 15% healing taken buff to Rampart Icon Rampart 94
Melee Mastery II (NEW!) Increases the potency of Keen Edge Icon Keen Edge to 280.
Increases the base potency and combo potency of Brutal Shell Icon Brutal Shell to 240 and 380.
Increases the base potency and combo potency of Solid Barrel Icon Solid Barrel to 220 and 440.
Increases the potency of Burst Strike Icon Burst Strike to 440.
Increases the potency of Hypervelocity Icon Hypervelocity to 220.
Increases the potency of Gnashing Fang Icon Gnashing Fang to 440.
Increases the potency of Jugular Rip Icon Jugular Rip to 240.
Increases the potency of Savage Claw Icon Savage Claw to 540.
Increases the potency of Abdomen Tear Icon Abdomen Tear to 280.
Increases the potency of Wicked Talon Icon Wicked Talon to 620.
Increases the potency of Eye Gouge Icon Eye Gouge to 320.
Increases the potency of Blasting Zone Icon Blasting Zone to 800.
94
Enhanced Continuation II (NEW!) Continuation Icon Continuation becomes Fated Brand after executing Fated Circle Icon Fated Circle. 96
Enhanced Reprisal (NEW!) Reprisal Icon Reprisal duration increased to 15 seconds. 98
Enhanced Bloodfest (NEW!) Bloodfest Icon Bloodfest grants Ready to Reign for 30 seconds. 100
3.

Tank Role Action Changes in Dawntrail

Skill Name Category Changes
Rampart Icon Rampart Ability Also increases healing received by 15% via Enhanced Rampart at level 94.
Reprisal Icon Reprisal Ability Duration increased to 15 seconds via Enhanced Reprisal at level 98.
4.

Gunbreaker Rotation Changes in Dawntrail

With these action changes, Gunbreaker will see some small changes to its opener and rotation. The most significant changes are the removal of Sonic Break Icon Sonic Break's cooldown, allowing it to be used anywhere in No Mercy Icon No Mercy without worrying about lost uses, and the addition of the Lion Heart combo from Bloodfest Icon Bloodfest. For those who have played previous iterations of Gunbreaker, it may be confusing why Sonic Break Icon Sonic Break is used at the end of No Mercy Icon No Mercy, but the reason is simply because it is lower potency than Double Down Icon Double Down, Wicked Talon Icon Wicked Talon/Eye Gouge Icon Eye Gouge, and Lion Heart. Addionally, it does not have a Continuation Icon Continuation action, making putting it at the end of the buff window less likely to drop potency out of the buff. If putting Sonic Break Icon Sonic Break at the end of No Mercy Icon No Mercy would cause lost DoT ticks, it can be safely moved earlier in the window.

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Gunbreaker's two minute burst window will remain mostly the same.

  • Enter No Mercy Icon No Mercy with three Cartridges when possible.
  • Spend three Cartridges on Gnashing Fang Icon Gnashing Fang and Double Down Icon Double Down then use Bloodfest Icon Bloodfest.
  • Use Blasting Zone Icon Blasting Zone, Gnashing Fang Icon Gnashing Fang combo, Bow Shock Icon Bow Shock, Sonic Break Icon Sonic Break, and Lion Heart combo inside of No Mercy Icon No Mercy and raid buffs.
  • Lion Heart combo breaks Gnashing Fang Icon Gnashing Fang combo, finish this combo before starting the Lion Heart combo.

Below is a showcase from the Job Actions Trailer featuring a collection of battle actions for Gunbreaker.

5.

Gunbreaker Action Changes in Endwalker

In Endwalker, Gunbreaker builds upon its solid foundations introduced in the previous expansion. The Powder Gauge has been expanded, allowing the Gunbreaker to hold three Cartridges. A new Continuation combo was added from Burst Strike, and it gained upgrades to a few mitigation tools. Its capstone ability is a devastating attack that costs two Cartridges.

6.

Patch 6.4 Changes

Skill Name Category Changes
Keen Edge Icon Keen Edge Weaponskill Potency increased from 170 to 200.
Brutal Shell Icon Brutal Shell Weaponskill Potency increased from 130 to 160.
Combo potency increased from 270 to 300.
Heart of Light Icon Heart of Light Ability Radius increased from 15 yalms to 30 yalms.
7.

Patch 6.3 Changes

Skill Name Category Changes
Royal Guard Icon Royal Guard Ability Recast reduced from 3 to 2 seconds.
8.

Patch 6.2 Changes

Skill Name Category Changes
Brutal Shell Icon Brutal Shell Weaponskill Potency increased from 120 to 130.
Combo potency increased from 260 to 270.
Solid Barrel Icon Solid Barrel Weaponskill Potency increased from 120 to 140.
Combo potency increased from 340 to 360.
Fated Circle Icon Fated Circle Weaponskill Potency increased from 290 to 300.
Double Down Icon Double Down Weaponskill Reduction in potency after the first target decreased from 20% to 15%.
Jugular Rip Icon Jugular Rip Ability Range increased from 3 yalms to 5 yalms.
Abdomen Tear Icon Abdomen Tear Ability Range increased from 3 yalms to 5 yalms.
Eye Gouge Icon Eye Gouge Ability Range increased from 3 yalms to 5 yalms.
Hypervelocity Icon Hypervelocity Ability Range increased from 3 yalms to 5 yalms.
Blasting Zone Icon Blasting Zone Ability Potency increased from 700 to 720.
Bloodfest Icon Bloodfest Ability Recast time increased from 90 to 120 seconds.
9.

Patch 6.11 Changes

Skill Name Category Changes
Gnashing Fang Icon Gnashing Fang Weaponskill Potency increased from 360 to 380.
Savage Claw Icon Savage Claw Weaponskill Potency increased from 440 to 460.
Wicked Talon Icon Wicked Talon Weaponskill Potency increased from 520 to 540.
Jugular Rip Icon Jugular Rip Ability Potency increased from 180 to 200.
Abdomen Tear Icon Abdomen Tear Ability Potency increased from 220 to 240.
Eye Gouge Icon Eye Gouge Ability Potency increased from 260 to 280.
10.

Patch 6.1 Changes

Skill Name Category Changes
Royal Guard Icon Royal Guard Ability Recast reduced from 10 to 3 seconds.
11.

Gunbreaker Weaponskill Changes in Patch 6.0

  1. Keen Edge Icon Keen Edge potency changed from 200 to 170.
  2. Brutal Shell Icon Brutal Shell potency changed from 100 to 120, and combo potency changed from 300 to 260.
  3. Demon Slice Icon Demon Slice potency changed from 150 to 100.
  4. Lightning Shot Icon Lightning Shot range increased from 15 yalms to 20 yalms.
  5. Solid Barrel Icon Solid Barrel potency changed from 100 to 120, and combo potency changed from 400 to 340.
  6. Burst Strike Icon Burst Strike potency changed from 500 to 380. Now grants the additional effect Ready to Blast for a duration of 10 seconds.
  7. Demon Slaughter Icon Demon Slaughter combo potency changed from 250 to 150.
  8. Sonic Break Icon Sonic Break damage over time potency changed from 90 to 60.
  9. Gnashing Fang Icon Gnashing Fang potency changed from 450 to 360.
  10. Savage Claw Icon Savage Claw potency changed from 550 to 440.
  11. Wicked Talon Icon Wicked Talon potency changed from 650 to 520.
  12. Fated Circle Icon Fated Circle potency changed from 320 to 290.
11.1.

New Gunbreaker Weaponskills

  1. Double Down Icon Double Down delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 1200 for the first enemy and 20% less for all remaining enemies. It costs 2 Cartridges to execute, and this weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
12.

Gunbreaker Ability Changes in Patch 6.0

  1. Danger Zone Icon Danger Zone potency changed from 350 to 250.
  2. Aurora Icon Aurora now allows for the accumulation of a second charge.
  3. Superbolide Icon Superbolide duration changed from 8 seconds to 10 seconds.
  4. Rough Divide Icon Rough Divide potency changed from 200 to 150. Range increased from 15 yalms to 20 yalms.
  5. Bow Shock Icon Bow Shock potency changed from 200 to 150. Potency for damage over time changed from 90 to 60.
  6. Continuation Icon Continuation now allows for Burst Strike Icon Burst Strike to be followed by Hypervelocity Icon Hypervelocity.
  7. Jugular Rip Icon Jugular Rip potency changed from 260 to 180.
  8. Abdomen Tear Icon Abdomen Tear potency changed from 280 to 220.
  9. Eye Gouge Icon Eye Gouge potency changed from 300 to 260.
  10. Bloodfest Icon Bloodfest now adds 3 Cartridges to the Powder Gauge.
  11. Blasting Zone Icon Blasting Zone potency changed from 800 to 700.
12.1.

New Gunbreaker Abilities

  1. Heart of Corundum Icon Heart of Corundum reduces damage taken by a party member or self by 15% for a duration of 8 seconds. Has an additional effect: when targeting a party member while under the effect of Brutal Shell, that effect is also granted to the target for a duration of 30 seconds. Has an additional effect: grants Clarity of Corundum to target, reducing damage taken by 15% for a duration of 4 seconds. Has an additional effect: grants Catharsis of Corundum to target, restoring HP with a cure potency of 900 when HP falls below 50% or upon effect duration expiration. This has a duration of 20 seconds.
  2. Hypervelocity Icon Hypervelocity delivers an attack with a potency of 180. Can only be executed when Ready to Blast.
13.

Removed Gunbreaker Actions

No Gunbreaker actions were removed.

14.

Gunbreaker Trait Changes in Patch 6.0

No Gunbreaker traits were changed.

14.1.

New Gunbreaker Traits

  1. Heart of Stone Mastery upgrades Heart of Stone Icon Heart of Stone to Heart of Corundum Icon Heart of Corundum.
  2. Enhanced Aurora allows for the accumulation of a second charge of Aurora Icon Aurora.
  3. Melee Mastery increases the potency of Keen Edge Icon Keen Edge to 170, Brutal Shell Icon Brutal Shell to 120, and Solid Barrel Icon Solid Barrel to 120.
  4. Enhanced Continuation grants Ready to Blast for a duration of 10 seconds after executing Burst Strike Icon Burst Strike.
  5. Cartridge Charge II increases Powder Gauge capacity, allowing for a third Cartridge. Executing Bloodfest stores 3 Cartridges.
15.

Changelog

  • 16 May 2024: Job Actions Trailer Added.
  • 11 May 2024: Page updated with 6.58.
  • 19 Dec. 2021: Page added.
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