A Guide to Level 80 Dragoon

by Eve Malqir on Balmung

Dragoon is a very static melee dps Job. You have strict, long combos to execute and timers within those combos that need to be maintained. Unlike other Jobs, Dragoon instead has static buttons to press in a specific order with very little variance. 


Level 80 Gear Guide

Meld Priority

Crit > DH > Det > SkS

5.55 Best in Slot (BiS)

(Tentative pending further testing)

2.5 GCD

Smoked Chicken

2.46 GCD

Smoked Chicken

Opener & Rotation

The Dragoon opener has a backbone of GCD actions that never changes, but the two different chunks of off-global skills:

Can be shuffled within their respective “slots” in the opener if necessary for encounter-related timings. Just keep in mind you should still never double weave with :pot: Potion, High Jump, Spineshatter Dive, or Dragonfire Dive, ever, opener or otherwise.}

The basic GCD backbone of the rotation does change as you level:



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Dragoon Controller Guide

by Eve Malqir on Balmung

People very frequently ask how to set up hotbars to play Dragoon more effectively on controller. This guide is designed to help illustrate for new players how best to set up their buttons to not be hindered by using a controller.

FAQs and Resource

Jumping to the right conclusions

Log Analysis

xivanalysis is a fantastic site for an overview of your endgame encounter performance.