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Best Dark Knight Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Looking to master the art of the Dark Knight? Check out our guide for the best Dark Knight rotation in FFXIV!
Best Dark Knight Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Each job in FFXIV has tons of abilities. Some of these abilities can be activated repeatedly, whilst other abilities have a GCD (global cooldown). Players wanting to optimize their damage, tanking, or healing must ensure they are performing the right rotation of abilities. This ensures that your buffs remain active for as long as possible, and there is no downtime in dishing out DPS. 

Dark Knight is an edgy tank that takes this description to the next level. With skills and abilities that leave them teetering on incredibly low HP, Dark Knight is a very skillful Job to take up. So, if you are curious to learn more, you've come to the right place. This article will cover the best Dark Knight rotation in FFXIV. 

Best Dark Knight Rotation In FFXIV

Dark Knight is a tank Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Dark Knight Rotation in FFXIV, we need to look at several different factors. These include openers, GCDs, buffs, and more. We will break down each step of the rotation below.

Dark Knight can also deal a lot of damage for a tank class, making it excellent for meeting tough DPS checks in more difficult raids. This Jobs also has three gauges that need to be maintained. Grit, Blood, and Darkside are all core components of a Dark Knight that need to be properly managed.

Dark Knight can both tank and deal decent DPS. (Picture: Square Enix)

Additionally, Dark Knight is able to summon a living shadow to the battlefield as well, and choosing the correct time to bring this ghostly specter forth is vital when trying to both tank out the enemy's attacks and dish out DPS.

Here is an example of a Dark Knight opener and rotation:

Best Dark Knight Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. Grit
  2. Blood Weapon
  3. The Blackest Night
  4. Tincture of Strength
  5. Provoke
  6. Hard Slash
  7. Edge of Shadow
  8. Delirium
  9. Syphon Strike
  10. Souleater
  11. Living Shadow
  12. Salted Earth
  13. Hard Slash
  14. Shadowbringer
  15. Edge of Shadow
  16. Bloodspiller
  17. Carve and Spit
  18. Plunge
  19. Bloodspiller
  20. Shadowbringer
  21. Edge of Shadow
  22. Bloodspiller
  23. Salt and Darkness
  24. Edge of Shadow
  25. Syphon Strike
  26. Plunge
  27. Edge of Shadow

Depending on the type of encounter you are up against, this rotation may differ slightly. However, this is a useful rotation for maximizing your damage. Dark Knight is a very versatile tank class but one that can be a little tricky to master.

And that is everything you need to know about the best Dark Knight rotation, including openers, abilities, and more in FFXIV.