Gunbreaker Guide

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Gunbreaker brings forth a new distinct niche on the Tank front with a rather unique, involved and nuanced rotational gameplay experience, while also providing rather unconventional mitigation and healing assistance to their healers.


Updated for 6.05

Meld Priority

Crit > Comfy SkS > DH

6.05 Best in Slot (BiS)

Openers & Rotation

Standard Opener

Raid Buff Opener
Keen Edge > Potion > Brutal Shell No Mercy > Solid Barrel > Gnashing Fang > Jugular Rip + Rough Divide > Sonic Break > Bow Shock + Blasting Zone > Savage Claw > Bloodfest + Abdomen Tear > Wicked Talon > Rough Divide + Eye Gouge > Burst Strike > Burst Strike > Keen Edge Etc.

E12s - Oracle of Darkness Savage Opener

Prepull No Mercy
-3s Potion > -1s No Mercy > Keen Edge > Blasting Zone + Bloodfest > Gnashing Fang > Rough Divide + Jugular Rip > Burst Strike > Heart of Light > Sonic Break > Bow Shock + Rough Divide + Savage Claw > Abdomen Tear > Wicked Talon > Eye Gouge > Brutal Shell > Solid Barrel > Keen Edge > Blasting Zone > Gnashing Fang > Jugular Rip > Savage Claw > Abdomen Tear > Wicked Talon > Eye Gouge

Single-Weave Only Opener:

Lightning Shot > Bloodfest > Keen Edge > No Mercy > Brutal Shell > Potion > Gnashing Fang > Jugular Rip > Burst Strike > Blasting Zone > Sonic Break > Bow Shock > Savage Claw > Abdomen Tear > Wicked Talon > Eye Gouge > Solid Barrel > Rough Divide > Burst Strike > Rough Divide > Keen Edge > Brutal Shell > Solid Barrel

When should you use the non-raid buff opener or [insert oGCD] in this weave slot instead of that weave slot?

Moving abilities such as Blasting Zone, Rough Divides, Bow Shock etc., even using No Mercy earlier in your opener will be entirely dependent on your party composition, kill time, phases, and number of uses.

Hitting 9 GCDs in No Mercy

Being able to hit 9 GCDs in No Mercy has little to do with your Skill Speed. While it will make the effort easier, it is not impossible to do so without it.

This video is an example of being able to hit 9 GCDs with next to no Skill Speed and at 100 ping. If you have trouble with 9 GCD No Mercy, please consider the timing of the No Mercy Buff and the amount of double weaves used in the video (I forgot one Rough Divide shhh).

Frequently Asked Questions & Resources

Filled with things to burst your knowledge

Log Analysis

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

Mitigation Cheatsheet

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