Gunbreaker Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Endwalker 6.5

Last updated on Oct 13, 2023 at 05:53 by Lyra, Rin, and Keelan 12 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best-in-slot items for your Gunbreaker Tank in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (Patch 6.5).

1.

Gunbreaker Gearsets (BiS)

This page will cover the endgame gearing options offered to a Gunbreaker. As a tank, Gunbreakers use the Fending set along with every other tank, so sets that share melds with other tanks will be highlighted if you wish to play multiple and not have to remeld for each one.

Gunbreaker can play at many GCD tiers, and the only way to know if a GCD tier is comfortable for the player is through fight experimentation. Below, we have outlined multiple BiS sets with varying GCD tiers, as well as recommendations from skilled Gunbreaker players on the scenarios they are used in.

If you are currently gearing up, you can find information to help make those choices in our guide's melding section, linked below.

2.

Best in Slot by Encounter

Patch 6.4 (Anabaseios) The Omega Protocol Dragonsong's Reprise The Epic of Alexander The Weapon's Refrain The Unending Coil of Bahamut
Anabaseios 2.5 Best-in-Slot Anabaseios 2.44 Best-in-Slot Anabaseios 2.46 Best-in-Slot Anabaseios 2.41 Best-in-Slot
TOP 2.5 Best-in-Slot TOP 2.45 Best-in-Slot
DSR 2.4 Best-in-Slot DSR 2.45 Best-in-Slot
Relic
Relic - Synced Relic - Alliance
Relic - Synced Relic - Alliance
2.1.

Anabaseios (Savage) BiS — 2.5 GCD

2.50 GCD enters No Mercy with 2 cartridges differently compared to other rotations. This is the best set for high-latency users due to having the highest time between GCDs, and is also shared between all tanks including melds. The most recommended set if you wish to play other tanks as well.

Portions of this gear set can only be acquired by completing the current raid tier. A guide for the content can be found links below.

2.2.

Anabaseios (Savage) BiS — 2.44 GCD

This is the suggested gearset if playing with a 2.5s GCD is too slow for your liking.

Portions of this gear set can only be acquired by completing the current raid tier. A guide for the content can be found links below.

2.3.

Anabaseios (Savage) BiS — 2.46 GCD

An alternative gearset playing at a different skill speed tier. 9 GCD No Mercy is impossible for high-latency users, so it is not recommended for players with high ping.

Portions of this gear set can only be acquired by completing the current raid tier. A guide for the content can be found links below.

2.4.

Anabaseios (Savage) BiS — 2.41 GCD

A set that sacrifices a slight bit of damage for a highly comfortable GCD for veteran Gunbreaker players. Only use this set if playing at other GCDs are out of the question for you.

Portions of this gear set can only be acquired by completing the current raid tier. A guide for the content can be found links below.

2.5.

The Omega Protocol BiS — 2.5 GCD

With the new Manderville Relic Weapon released in Patch 6.45 with customizable stats, the BiS for both TOP and DSR have been changed. Gunbreakers elect to use either a 2.5 GCD or 2.45 GCD, with one gear piece and the relic changing what the total skill speed stat is. Try both, and use the one you feel more comfortable with while progging or reclearing the fights.

Portions of this gear set can only be acquired by completing the previous raid tiers. A guide for the content can be found links below.

2.6.

The Omega Protocol BiS — 2.45 GCD

With the new Manderville Relic Weapon released in Patch 6.45 with customizable stats, the BiS for both TOP and DSR have been changed. Gunbreakers elect to use either a 2.5 GCD or 2.45 GCD, with one gear piece and the relic changing what the total skill speed stat is. Try both, and use the one you feel more comfortable with while progging or reclearing the fights.

Portions of this gear set can only be acquired by completing the previous raid tiers. A guide for the content can be found links below.

2.7.

Dragonsong's Reprise BiS — 2.4 GCD

With the new Manderville Relic Weapon released in Patch 6.45 with customizable stats, the BiS for both TOP and DSR have been changed. Gunbreakers elect to use either a 2.4 GCD or 2.45 GCD, with one gear piece and the relic changing what the total skill speed stat is. Try both, and use the one you feel more comfortable with while progging or reclearing the fights.

2.8.

Dragonsong's Reprise BiS — 2.45 GCD

With the new Manderville Relic Weapon released in Patch 6.45 with customizable stats, the BiS for both TOP and DSR have been changed. Gunbreakers elect to use either a 2.5 GCD or 2.45 GCD, with one gear piece and the relic changing what the total skill speed stat is. Try both, and use the one you feel more comfortable with while progging or reclearing the fights.

2.9.

TEA BiS — 2.4 GCD

For the head, body, legs, and rings, use any piece above item level 595 with CRIT and DET. If you do not have Blade's Resolve, use the Augmented Law's Order Manatrigger i515 relic with 6 less CRIT.

2.10.

UWU BiS Synced — 2.4 GCD

As UWU's item level sync is low relative to current item levels, use synced pieces above item level 500 that are easy to acquire to maximize substats. If you do not have Blade's Resolve, use the Augmented Law's Order Manatrigger i515 relic with 6 less SKS.

  • Weapon: Blade's Resolve — 132 CRIT, 130 DET, 81 TEN, 125 SKS
  • Head: CRIT + SKS
  • Body: CRIT + DET
  • Hands: CRIT + DET
  • Legs: CRIT + DET
  • Feet: CRIT + DET
  • Earrings: CRIT + DET
  • Necklace: CRIT + DET
  • Wrist: CRIT + DET
  • Rings: CRIT + DET
  • Food: Sunset Carrot Nibbles HQ (CRIT + SKS)
2.11.

UWU BiS Alliance — 2.4 GCD

Alternative, you can farm some Alliance gear from the Ghimlyt Dark. If you do not have Blade's Resolve, use the Augmented Law's Order Manatrigger i515 relic with 6 less DET. For non-Alliance pieces, any gear above item level 500 with the same substats works in order to maximize substats.

  • Weapon: Blade's Resolve — 135 CRIT, 134 DET, 81 TEN, 118 SKS
  • Head: CRIT + SKS
  • Body: CRIT + DET
  • Hands: Alliance Armguards of Fending (1x CRIT, 1x DH)
  • Legs: CRIT + DET
  • Feet: Alliance Boots of Fending (2x DH)
  • Earrings: CRIT + DET
  • Necklace: CRIT + DET
  • Wrist: CRIT + DET
  • Rings: CRIT + DET
  • Food: Sunset Carrot Nibbles HQ (CRIT + SKS)
2.12.

UCOB BiS Synced — 2.4 GCD

As UCOB's item level sync is low relative to current item levels, use synced pieces above item level 470 that are easy to acquire to maximize substats. If you do not have Blade's Resolve, use the Augmented Law's Order Manatrigger i515 relic with 6 less DET.

  • Weapon: Blade's Resolve — 127 CRIT, 125 DET, 90 TEN, 126 SKS
  • Head: CRIT + SKS
  • Body: CRIT + DET
  • Hands: Alliance Armguards of Fending (1x CRIT, 1x DH)
  • Legs: CRIT + DET
  • Feet: Alliance Boots of Fending (2x DH)
  • Earrings: CRIT + DET
  • Necklace: CRIT + DET
  • Wrist: CRIT + DET
  • Rings: CRIT + DET
  • Food: Sunset Carrot Nibbles HQ (CRIT + SKS)
2.13.

UCOB BiS Bonewicca — 2.4 GCD

Alternative, you can farm some Bonewicca gear from the Swallow's Compass. If you do not have Blade's Resolve, use the Augmented Law's Order Manatrigger i515 relic with 6 less DET. For non-Alliance pieces, any gear above item level 470 with the same substats works in order to maximize substats.

  • Weapon: Blade's Resolve — 125 CRIT, 121 DET, 118 TEN, 104 SKS
  • Head: CRIT + DET
  • Body: CRIT + DET
  • Hands: CRIT + DET
  • Legs: CRIT + DET
  • Feet: Bonewicca's Protector's Sabatons (2x DH)
  • Earrings: Bonewicca's Earring of Fending (1x DH)
  • Necklace: CRIT + DET
  • Wrist: CRIT + DET
  • Ring 1: Bonewicca's Ring of Fending (1x DH)
  • Ring 2: CRIT + DET
  • Food: Sunset Carrot Nibbles HQ (CRIT + SKS)
3.

Changelog

  • 13 Oct. 2023: Updated for Patch 6.5
  • 28 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 6.45
  • 29 May 2023: Updated for Patch 6.4
  • 12 Jan. 2023: Updated for Patch 6.3
  • 09 Sep. 2022: Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 20 Apr. 2022: Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 16 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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