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Striking Precision: Viper DPS Guide for FFXIV Now Live!

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Viper is one of the two new Jobs coming with the release of Final Fantasy XIV's next expansion: Dawntrail! Learn everything you need to know about this melee DPS class that dual-wields swords to quickly strike foes, through our new Viper job guide!

The Viper is a melee DPS class that dual-wields two swords, which can also be combined into a twinblade for more devastating attacks. Vipers use scouting gear, the same as Ninja, with Dexterity as the main stat and aiming-type accessories. The Job will start at Level 80 and can be unlocked in Ul'dah if you own Dawntrail and already have another class at Level 80.

Viper's focus lies on shifting between dual-wielding and twinblades while making use of various buffs and debuffs. Additionally, you will also be able to attack from range, if needed.
Here are the core mechanics of the Job:

  • Basic Rotation Flow: a 3-hit Weaponskill rotation: Left Fang, Right Fang, and Twinblade:
    • Combo Progression:
    • First Hit:
      • Left Fang: High damage.
      • Right Fang: Inflicts debuff to increase damage taken by the enemy.
    • Second hit: Choose between damage buff (Left Fang) or haste buff (Right Fang).
    • Third hit: Four options, but the available choice depends on your second hit; triggers also an additional off-global cooldown action for extra damage.
    • Twinblade Combo: 3-hit combo.
      • First hit: always applies the Right Fang debuff.
      • Second hit: provide a damage buff.
      • Third hit: provides a haste buff
  • Viper Juice and Reawakening: Executing the combos mentioned above will generate the “juice”. Using it will execute a Reawakening action.
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    • Viper Juice: +10 with a basic 3-hit combo. 50 juice allows you to enter Reawakening.
    • Reawakening: a powerful 5-hit combo, the strongest action available.
    • Juiceless Awakening: a 2-minute cooldown action for Reawakening without using Juice. The action will act as normal, but you will just not spend any juice.
  • Gems and Shred: Executing some actions will generate additional Gems on the Job gauge. These Gems will trigger a Shred action:
    • Red Gem: Generated by Twinblade combo's first hit or Juiceless Awakening.
    • Shred: Ranged Weaponskill that will deal a high amount of damage, but with a long cooldown. Shred will also trigger a 2-hit off-global action chain for additional ranged damage. 

Be aware that all this information is pre-media tour information and is subject to change!

The Viper is a powerful blade user that will manage haste and damage buffs while debuffing the target and is using hard-hitting melee attacks, together with the ability to go in range if needed. Overall, it seems that this job is going to be a lot of fun and will bring some interesting new gameplay to Final Fantasy XIV. You can learn more about the Viper in our recently released DPS Guide below:

In this guide, you will find details about each combo, the specificities of the class, the various rotations, and more! The guide will be updated anytime new information or more details are available, as well as after more in-game testing of the class, to ensure that you always have access to an up-to-date guide!

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