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Lone Knight Gunlancer Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 312

Don't fancy being an ultimate shield wall and would rather blow your enemies up with a huge cannon? Well this build is for you!

You equip all your hard hitting cannon skills like in this build. Since these skills are Red on the hot bar, it's known as the Red Build. You have massive burst damage, great weak point destruction and stagger, are still relatively tanky because of Defensive Stance, and can support your allies with shields and taunts... talk about an MVP!

Fire Bullet

10

Fire Bullet

Lucky ChanceEnhanced StrikeAttack Creation
Why?Quick Recharge
Dash Upper Fire

10

Dash Upper Fire

Ready AttackWeak Point DetectionExtra Shell
Why?Overwhelm
Charged Stinger

10

Charged Stinger

Weak Point DetectionCharge EnhancementLast Charge
Why?Galewind
Counter Gunlance

4

Counter Gunlance

Ready Attack
Why?Overwhelm
Surge Cannon

10

Surge Cannon

High Explosive ShotOverchargeFocus Fire
Why?Galewind
Bash

7

Bash

Armor DestructionReady Attack
Why?Bleed
Shout of Hatred

10

Shout of Hatred

Quick PrepShieldOpen Weakness
Why?Focus
Nellasia's Energy

10

Nellasia's Energy

Quick PrepEffectivenessSurvive
Why?Focus
Guardian's Protection

Guardian's Protection

Skill priority

Surge Cannon
Charged Stinger
Fire Bullet
Shout of Hatred
Nellasia's Energy
Dash Upper Fire
Bash
Counter Gunlance

Max out your hardest hitting skills followed by your utility skills. BashBash can stay at level 7 and Counter GunlanceCounter Gunlance can stay at 4.

At lvl 55 and 60, make sure to allocate points into your burst skills. Once you have enough skill points to level another skill to 10 you can replace Counter GunlanceCounter Gunlance with Gunlance ShotGunlance Shot for more damage.

How to play

Unlike Combat ReadinessCombat Readiness, Lone KnightLone Knight requires more careful management of positioning and shield guage to stay healthy and do damage. Ideally, you want to use Defensive Stance before your burst combo so that you can avoid being interrupted (If you need extra shielding you can also use Nellasia's EnergyNellasia's Energy .

Burst Combo

BashBash is the key to every Gunlancer rotation, debuffing the enemy and buffing your damage with Ready AttackReady Attack. Combining this with Open WeaknessOpen Weakness, will allow you to hit very hard. That's why you should execute the combo as follows:

  1. Shout of HatredShout of Hatred
  2. Defensive Stance
  3. BashBash
  4. Surge CannonSurge Cannon
  5. Charged StingerCharged Stinger
Stagger Combo

Use the following combo to clear stagger checks no problem:

  1. BashBash
  2. Surge CannonSurge Cannon
  3. Dash Upper FireDash Upper Fire
  4. Fire BulletFire Bullet
  5. Charged StingerCharged Stinger

engravings

Lone Knight

3

Lone Knight

Super Charge

3

Super Charge

Grudge

3

Grudge

Master Brawler

3

Master Brawler

Cursed Doll

3

Cursed Doll

Combat Readiness

1

Combat Readiness

You want to max Lone KnightLone Knight and Super ChargeSuper Charge first for faster and harder hitting skills. Master BrawlerMaster Brawler is great because all the strong attacks use it. When you get to the end game, you can put one point in Combat ReadinessCombat Readiness for optimal shield gain.

Alternative engravings
Lone Knight

3

Lone Knight

Super Charge

3

Super Charge

Grudge

3

Grudge

Master Brawler

3

Master Brawler

Adrenaline

3

Adrenaline

Combat Readiness

1

Combat Readiness

A variation where you get more swiftness at the expense of crit on your gear. To compensate, you need to slot AdrenalineAdrenaline or Precise DaggerPrecise Dagger instead of Cursed DollCursed Doll or Master BrawlerMaster Brawler, since you want to crit often to take advantage of your class engraving.

combat stats

Crit

1300

Swiftness

700

Specialization

0

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

The more Swiftness you have the easier your rotation becomes. You want at least 1300 Crit with a standard build to make sure you are taking advantage of your class engraving.

Specialization does nothing for you, so avoid it at all costs. An alternate build is to get more Swiftness and make your rotation cleaner and more frequent- just make sure you take the appropriate engravings.

Attack Gems

Surge Cannon

Surge Cannon

Charged Stinger

Charged Stinger

Dash Upper Fire

Dash Upper Fire

Fire Bullet

Fire Bullet

Power up all your main damage attacks.

Cooldown Gems

Surge Cannon

Surge Cannon

Charged Stinger

Charged Stinger

Dash Upper Fire

Dash Upper Fire

Shout of Hatred

Shout of Hatred

Nellasia's Energy

Nellasia's Energy

Bash

Bash

Fire Bullet

Fire Bullet

Reduce the cooldown on all your burst attacks, utility skills, and bash.

gear tripods

Surge Cannon
High Explosive ShotHigh Explosive Shot
OverchargeOvercharge
Focus FireFocus Fire
Charged Stinger
Weak Point DetectionWeak Point Detection
Charge EnhancementCharge Enhancement
Last ChargeLast Charge
Bash
Ready AttackReady Attack
Dash Upper Fire
Ready AttackReady Attack
Weak Point DetectionWeak Point Detection
Extra ShellExtra Shell
Nellasia's Energy
Quick PrepQuick Prep
Shout of Hatred
Quick PrepQuick Prep
Fire Bullet
Lucky ChanceLucky Chance
Enhanced StrikeEnhanced Strike
Attack CreationAttack Creation
Counter Gunlance
Ready AttackReady Attack

The most critical tripods are those attached to your burst rotation and damage skills, especially Surge CannonSurge Cannon and Charged StingerCharged Stinger. Make sure Ready AttackReady Attack is maxed as well. Follow up with your utility skills reduced cooldown tripods.

Gear Set

You will use Preordained Diligence from Argos until you hit 1445 and can get the Earth's Entropy Set. This will dramatically increase the damage of your burst combo.