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Best Gunbreaker Materia In FFXIV

This is our guide for stats to prioritize when Materia Melding your Gunbreaker Job.
Best Gunbreaker Materia In FFXIV

Gunbreaker is a Tank Job in FFXIV that's adept at tanking enemy auto-attacks and tank busters, while also dishing out tons of burst damage with their abilities. The signature job of Thancred, Gunbreaker is one of the most popular Jobs out there. 

In FFXIV, building your character is a core gameplay component. It's not enough to know a boss battle inside and out if your gear is not up to the necessary requirements. A sub-section of acquiring gear in FFXIV is also infusing this said gear with Materia, otherwise known as Materia Melding. 

Depending on the type of Job and the gear piece in question, several different kinds of Materia can be used to enhance your stats. So, if you want to know more about Materia Melding in FFXIV, we have the answers you need. This article will outline the best spreads and key stats to look out for when choosing Materia for your Gunbreaker.

Best Gunbreaker Materia In FFXIV

Gunbreaker is a Tank Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

When choosing Materia for any class in FFXIV, it is important to know which stats this Job is trying to prioritize. DPS Jobs will often want as much Strength or Critical Hit as possible, while healers may instead choose to focus on Spell Speed or Speed, in general, to pump out heals as efficiently as possible. Regardless, if a certain playstyle suits you the best, whether this be landing huge critical hits or focusing on consistent damage, feel free to meld the Materia you want to your items. 

Gunbreakers can deal high burst damage. (Picture: Square Enix)

That being said, Materia Melding is not cheap, so it's understandable why players want to spend their Gil and resources optimally. 

Here are some of the stats you should prioritize and some example Materia for Gunbreaker players to look out for. 

Best Gunbreaker Materia in order of priority:

  1. Critical Hit
  2. Direct Hit
  3. Determination
  4. Tenacity

Critical Hit Materia will not only increase your Critical Hit Rate but your Critical Hit Damage as well. This is vital when trying to meet tough DPS checks in late-game raids, as every single point of damage matters. DPS, Healers, and Tanks are all required to pull their weight and this Materia ensures you can do so. 

Direct Hit is another great way to increase your damage while Determination and Tenacity increase your damage by slightly less but also increase your overall healing and damage mitigation.