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

Check out our guide for the best Gunbreaker rotation in FFXIV.
Best Gunbreaker Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

There's a wide range of abilities in FFXIV tailored to every Job. Some 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. 

Gunbreakers take up a tank slot in the party. They're responsible for not only using their abilities to absorb heavy-hitting attacks from the raid boss, but also to position the rest of the party in such a way as to avoid AOEs. All this while taking into account the need to be dealing constant DPS. Some DPS Jobs require access to the rear and flank of an enemy to deal optimal damage, and the tank must be aware of this at all times. 

Best Gunbreaker Rotation In FFXIV

Gunbreaker takes up a Tank slot in the party. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Gunbreaker 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:

Gunbreakers, like other tanks, will stand on the frontline in order to absorb auto attacks and tank buster attacks from the raid boss while mitigating damage away from the rest of the raid party. 

Gunbreakers can deal high burst damage despite being a Tank Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

Gunbreakers have a lot of damage potential, making them a great addition to any battle that requires high DPS checks. They have the ability to dish out lots of burst damage thanks to their abilities, as well as tanking the raid boss. 

Here is an example of a Gunbreaker opener and rotation:

Best Gunbreaker Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. Lightning SHot
  2. Keen Edge
  3. Brutal Shell
  4. Tincture of Strength
  5. Solid Barrel
  6. No Mercy
  7. Gnashing Fang
  8. Bow Shock
  9. Jugular Rip
  10. Sonic Break
  11. Blasting Zone
  12. Bloodfest
  13. Double Down
  14. Rough Divide
  15. Savage Claw
  16. Abdomen Tear
  17. Rough Divide
  18. Wicked Talon
  19. Eye Gouge
  20. Burst Strike
  21. Hypervelocity
  22. Keen Edge
  23. Brutal Shell
  24. Solid Barrel

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