Leveling Rotations and Tips for Machinist — Endwalker 6.2

Last updated on Aug 24, 2022 at 02:00 by Lynn and Dook 8 comments
This page covers the rotation and action usage when leveling Machinist 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 Machinist

Machinist starts out at level 30, but since the lowest level duty you can queue into is level 15, that is where we will start this page at.

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 15
2.1.

Resource Management

Machinist unlocks two job gauges and three different abilities with charges during the course of leveling. These can be thought of as resources you can pool and spend flexibly. Always try to spend your resources before they overflow past the maximum gauge or charges!

  • Gauss Round Icon Gauss Round Two charges
  • Gauss Round Icon Gauss Round Three charges
  • Ricochet Icon Ricochet Two charges
  • Ricochet Icon Ricochet Three charges
  • Reassemble Icon Reassemble Two charges
  • Heat Gauge: Use Hypercharge Icon Hypercharge to spend heat before gauge reaches 100.
  • Battery Gauge: Summon Rook Autoturret Icon Rook Autoturret before gauge reaches 100.
  • Battery Gauge: Summon Automaton Queen Icon Automaton Queen before gauge reaches 100.
  • Barrel Stabilizer Icon Barrel Stabilizer: Use every 120s when heat gauge is below 50.
2.2.

Single Target Priority

The easiest way to think about Machinist rotation while leveling is to put the abilities in priority order. The leveling content is generally focused around four-member parties and a mix of single-target and multi-target situations. Any rigid rotation falls apart easily as the situation changes, but a priority system allows you to adjust to anything at hand.

  • Use Drill Icon Drill every 20 seconds.
  • Use Hot Shot Icon Hot Shot every 40 seconds.
  • Use Air Anchor Icon Air Anchor every 40 seconds.
  • Hypercharge Icon Hypercharge: Heat Blast Icon Heat Blast x5 whenever above 50 heat and the above Multi-Tool cooldowns have 10 seconds or more left. Pair with Wildfire Icon Wildfire every 120 seconds.
  • Hypercharge Icon Hypercharge: Heat Blast Icon Heat Blast x5 whenever above 50 heat and all above cooldowns have 10 seconds or more left on their timer.
  • Split Shot Icon Split ShotSlug Shot Icon Slug Shot: Filler combo while waiting for cooldowns and resources.
  • Split Shot Icon Split ShotSlug Shot Icon Slug ShotClean Shot Icon Clean Shot: Filler combo while waiting for cooldowns and resources.
  • Heated Split Shot Icon Heated Split ShotSlug Shot Icon Slug ShotClean Shot Icon Clean Shot: Filler combo while waiting for cooldowns and resources.
  • Heated Split Shot Icon Heated Split ShotHeated Slug Shot Icon Heated Slug ShotClean Shot Icon Clean Shot: Filler combo while waiting for cooldowns and resources.
  • Heated Split Shot Icon Heated Split ShotHeated Slug Shot Icon Heated Slug ShotClean Shot Icon Clean Shot: Filler combo while waiting for cooldowns and resources.
2.3.

Single Target Reassemble

Pair Reassemble with your strongest weaponskill available.

  • Drill Icon Drill or Air Anchor Icon Air Anchor
  • Drill Icon Drill
  • Clean Shot Icon Clean Shot
  • Hot Shot Icon Hot Shot or Slug Shot Icon Slug Shot depending on which is available.
2.4.

Mitigation Utility

  • Tactician Icon Tactician 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.
2.5.

Multi-Target Priority

Switch to multi-target priority whenever you can hit two targets or more.

Switch to multi-target priority whenever you can hit two targets or more. Auto Crossbow Icon Auto Crossbow should only be used at three or more targets.

Switch to multi-target priority whenever you can hit three targets or more. Bioblaster Icon Bioblaster should still be used at two targets.

  1. Bioblaster Icon Bioblaster
  2. Flamethrower Icon Flamethrower whenever above cooldowns have 10 seconds or more left.
  3. Hypercharge Icon Hypercharge: Auto Crossbow Icon Auto Crossbow x5 whenever above 50 heat and above cooldowns have 10 seconds or more left.
  4. Scattergun Icon Scattergun
  5. Spread Shot Icon Spread Shot
  6. Same as single target.
2.6.

Multi-Target Reassemble

Multi-target Reassemble Icon Reassemble can be used at two or more targets.

Multi-target Reassemble Icon Reassemble can be used at four or more targets.

  1. Scattergun Icon Scattergun
  2. Auto Crossbow Icon Auto Crossbow
  3. Spread Shot Icon Spread Shot
  4. Same as single target.
2.7.

Job Quests

Some job quests unlock import abilities and traits so they should be completed as soon as your level is high enough to unlock them.

3.

Changelog

  • 19 Mar. 2022: Guide added.
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