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Combat Readiness - Blue Gunlancer Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 388

This is the tankiest build in the game. You will shrug off attacks and do respectable damage all while taunting enemies and supporting your allies!

The build encourages you to take all your blue skills that scale with specialization, hence the popular nick name "Blue Build". Your focus is to keep a healthy shield gauge so you can stay in Defensive Stance, and hit the boss with your full rotation following .

Dash Upper Fire

4

Dash Upper Fire

Quick Prep
Why?Overwhelm
Bash

10

Bash

Armor DestructionReady AttackBell Strike
Why?Bleed
Shield Bash

12

Shield Bash

Nimble MovementWeak Point DetectionAdditional Hit
Why?Rage
Leap Attack

12

Leap Attack

Quick PrepShockwaveLow Shock
Why?Galewind
Guardian's Thunderbolt

12

Guardian's Thunderbolt

Damage LuckTough StrikeLightning Stalk
Why?Galewind
Shield Charge

12

Shield Charge

Enhanced StrikeQuick PaceDestruction Charger
Why?Galewind
Shout of Hatred

10

Shout of Hatred

Quick PrepShieldOpen Weakness
Why?Rage
Nellasia's Energy

10

Nellasia's Energy

Quick PrepEffectivenessSurvive
Why?Focus
Guardian's Protection

Guardian's Protection

Why?

Skill priority

Guardian's Thunderbolt
Leap Attack
Shield Charge
Shield Bash
Shout of Hatred
Nellasia's Energy
Bash
Dash Upper Fire

Your goal is to max out your 4 main damage skills and have at level 7 for the tripod. That means that once you hit 55 and 60, make sure those 4 skills are leveled past 10. You should have both your utility skills at 10 to ensure maximum effectiveness, and your counter can stay unleveled.

How to play

Overall this is a very easy build to play. There are two important things about playing this build well: Manage your shield guage well and maximizing uptime by executing your rotation perfectly.

Shield Management

You have to turn off Defensive Stance to use and build Shield meter, but a good player can also identify when to turn it off in other situations. Outside of wipe attacks and one-shots, you should be able to tank anything, but knowing how much you can tank before your next taunt is key. If your shield disappears, so does your uptime and damage.

Main Rotation

The most important thing is to use your strongest skills in the window. When you are new to the class, you will and just fit in whatever you can in those 5 seconds.

  1. Go into shield mode

engravings

1

Combat Readiness

3

Barricade

3

Stabilized Status

3

Grudge

3

Cursed Doll

3

Adrenaline

This is standard Nightmare set build

Alternative engravings

1

Combat Readiness

3

Barricade

3

Cursed Doll

3

Grudge

3

Keen Blunt Weapon

3

Adrenaline

This is alternative Hallucination build

combat stats

Crit

600

Swiftness

0

Specialization

1750

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

You want as much Specialization as possible in this build. It increases the amount of shield you gain from as well as the damage from all your blue skills. At the highest level of Specialization, you can gain more than half your bar from one Taunt.

Crit is your secondary stat that you get from your necklace and is more of a damage increase than Swiftness.

Bracelet

Mandatory: Spec Crit

Good Effects: Circulate Hammer Wedge Precise Fervor Superiority

Decent Effects: Dagger Expose Weakness Assail Strength Swift Attack

Attack Gems

Guardian's Thunderbolt

Leap Attack

Shield Bash

Shield Charge

You want damage gems only on the four hardest hitting skills.

Cooldown Gems

Guardian's Thunderbolt

Leap Attack

Shield Bash

Shield Charge

Bash

Shout of Hatred

Nellasia's Energy

You want cooldown on every skill except your counter.

gear tripods

Guardian's Thunderbolt
Damage Luck
Tough Strike
Lightning Stalk
Leap Attack
Quick Prep
Shockwave
Low Shock
Shield Charge
Enhanced Strike
Quick Pace
Destruction Charger
Shield Bash
Nimble Movement
Weak Point Detection
Additional Hit
Shout of Hatred
Quick Prep
Shield
Open Weakness
Bash
Armor Destruction
Ready Attack
Bell Strike
Nellasia's Energy
Quick Prep
Shout of Purification
Survive
Dash Upper Fire
Quick Prep

HIGH PRIORITY

MEDIUM PRIORITY

LOW PRIORITY

Gear Set

You will use the Pre-ordained Diligence set from Argos until you hit 1445. After that, you want to use the 6 piece Nightmare Flower set. It bolsters your damage consistently and makes sure you never run out of mana.