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Best Dragoon Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

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Best Dragoon 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. 

Dragoon is a class that loves to soar into the air and crash down onto opponents with their various Jump abilities. Because of this, positioning as a Dragoon player is very important, as there is no room to reposition yourself while in the air. Many a Dragoon player has leapt into the air and landed just in time to be hit by a powerful AOE ability. 

So, if you are curious to learn more, you've come to the right place. This article will cover the best Dragoon rotation in FFXIV. 

Best Dragoon Rotation In FFXIV

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Dragoon is a melee DPS Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Dragoon 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:

Dragoon is one of the few Jobs in FFXIV that has far longer animation locks when it comes to its abilities. When performing certain attacks, you will be unable to move or perform any other action until that attack's animation is complete. 

While the Dragoon rotation is relatively easy pick up, master Dragoon players will be the ones with knowledge of the enemy's attack patterns, allowing them to perform their longer abilities at the right time. 

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Several Dragoon attacks have very long animations. (Picture: Square Enix)

Dragoon has two very straightforward combo chains that will be repeated over and over again. This allows players to focus on their positioning at all times when playing this class. 

Here is an example of a Dragoon opener and rotation:

Best Dragoon Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. True Thrust
  2. Tincture of Strength
  3. Disembowel
  4. Lance Charge
  5. Dragon Sight
  6. Chaotic Sprint
  7. Battle Litany
  8. Geirskogul
  9. Wheeling Thrust
  10. Spineshatter Dive
  11. Life Surge
  12. Fang and Claw
  13. High Jump
  14. Mirage Dive
  15. Raiden Thrust
  16. Dragonfire Dive
  17. Vorpal Thrust
  18. Spineshatter Dive
  19. Life Surge
  20. Heavens' Thrust
  21. Fang and Claw
  22. Wheeling Thrust
  23. Wyrmwind Thrust
  24. Disembowel
  25. Chaotic Sprint
  26. Wheeling Thrust

Depending on the type of encounter you are up against, this rotation may differ slightly. However, this is a very good rotation at maximizing your damage, and when in doubt, this can be used pretty much everywhere. 

Dragoon is a powerful melee DPS that is easy to pick up for new players or those trying out the DPS role for the first time. With longer animation locks than other Jobs, it is important to ensure you position yourself correctly, lest you tank a huge AOE and be sent flying over the edge of the boss arena!

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