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

If you want to get the most out of the Machinist Job in FFXIV, then check out our guide for the best rotation.
Best Machinist Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Each job in FFXIV has tons of abilities. Some of these 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. This ensures that your buffs remain active for as long as possible, and there's no downtime when dishing out DPS. 

Machinists are physical ranged DPS attackers who, unlike their Bard and Dancer physical DPS counterparts, do not have any party-wide buffs and cannot support the team in any other way aside from dishing out damage. 

However, what this Job lacks in support, it makes up for in damage and, like most other selfish DPS jobs, Machinist is able to pump out massive amounts.

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

Best Machinist Rotation In FFXIV

Machinist is a Physical Ranged DPS. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Machinist 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.

As mentioned, Machinists forego any kind of party-wide buffs in favor of dishing out high amounts of damage. Specifically, Machinists are well-adjusted at dealing huge burst damage to enemies. As such, Machinists are somewhat reliant on having party members that provide buffing abilities to help them deal optimum DPS. 

Machinist deals the highest damage out of the Physical Ranged DPS Jobs. (Picture: Square Enix)

It's important to maintain your heat and battery levels as a Machinist. Because this Job has a standard rotation, this job splits its focus between hitting your core combo again and again while managing your overheating and low battery Job gauge resources. 

Here is an example of a Machinist opener and rotation:

Best Machinist Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. Tincture of Dexterity
  2. Heated Split Shot
  3. Gauss Round
  4. Ricochet
  5. Drill
  6. Barrel Stabilizer
  7. Heated Slug Shot
  8. Heated Clean Shot
  9. Reassemble
  10. Gauss Round
  11. Air Anchor
  12. Reassemble
  13. Wildfire
  14. Chain Saw
  15. Automaton Queen
  16. Hypercharge
  17. Heat Blast
  18. Ricochet
  19. Heat Blast
  20. Gauss Round
  21. Heat Blast
  22. Ricochet
  23. Heat Blast
  24. Gauss Round
  25. Heat Blast
  26. Ricochet
  27. Heat Blast
  28. Drill
  29. Gauss Round
  30. Ricochet

Depending on the type of encounter you are up against, this rotation may differ slightly. However, this is a great rotation at maximizing your damage output.

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