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Dragoon Melee DPS

Of all the things that are symbolic of the nation of Ishgard, few are more recognized than the dragoon. Born amidst the timeless conflict between men and dragons, these lance-wielding knights have developed an aerial style of combat, that they might better pierce the scaled hides of their mortal foes.
Taking to the firmament as though it were an extension of the land, they descend upon the enemy with every onze of their bodies behind the blow. It is this penetrative power that characterizes the dragoon.

Last Update: 01/08/2019

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

True Thrust

Lv. 1

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 60 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.

Vorpal Thrust

Lv. 4

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: True Thrust
Combo Potency: 250

Impulse Drive

Lv. 6

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 60 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.

Heavy Thrust

Lv. 10

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 60 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
190 when executed from a target's flank.
Additional Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 30s

Piercing Talon
Class Quest

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 130 TP 15y
0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.

Life Surge

Lv. 18

Ability Instant 50s - 0y
0y
Ensures critical damage for first weaponskill used while Life Surge is active. Damage dealt will be absorbed as HP, up to 10% of maximum HP.
Duration: 10s

Full Thrust

Lv. 26

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust
Combo Potency: 450
Blood of the Dragon Combo Bonus: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw
Duration: 10s

Blood for Blood
Class Quest

Lv. 30

Ability Instant 80s - 0y
0y
Increases damage dealt by 15% and damage suffered by 10%.
Duration: 20s

Jump
Job Quest

Lv. 30

Ability Instant 30s - 20y
0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 260. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.
Additional Effect: Grants Dive Ready
Duration: 15s
Cannot be executed while bound.

Elusive Jump
Job Quest

Lv. 35

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Executes a jump to a location 15 yalms behind you, while removing any Heavy or Bind effects.
Additional Effect: Reduces enmity by half

Disembowel

Lv. 38

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Impulse Drive
Combo Potency: 240
Combo Bonus: Reduces target's piercing resistance by 5%
Duration: 30s

Doom Spike
Job Quest

Lv. 40

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 120 TP 10y
10y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all enemies in a straight line before you.

Spineshatter Dive
Job Quest

Lv. 45

Ability Instant 60s - 20y
0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 210.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Additional Effect: Grants Dive Ready
Duration: 15s
Cannot be executed while bound.

Chaos Thrust

Lv. 50

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
140 when executed from a target's rear.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 240
Rear Combo Potency: 280
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 35
Duration: 30s
Blood of the Dragon Combo Bonus: Grants Enhanced Wheeling Thrust
Duration: 10s

Dragonfire Dive
Job Quest

Lv. 50

Ability Instant 120s - 20y
5y
Delivers a jumping fire-based attack with a potency of 320 to all nearby enemies. Cannot be executed while bound.

Battle Litany
Job Quest

Lv. 52

Ability Instant 180s - 0y
15y
Increases critical hit rate of self and nearby party members by 15%.
Duration: 20s

Blood of the Dragon
Job Quest

Lv. 54

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 30%.
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw upon successfully executing Full Thrust, or Enhanced Wheeling Thrust upon successfully executing Chaos Thrust
Duration: 10s
Effects end upon reuse or upon using a weaponskill other than Fang and Claw or Wheeling Thrust.
Cannot be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.

Fang and Claw
Job Quest

Lv. 56

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 260.
300 when executed from a target's flank.
Can only be executed while under the effect of both Blood of the Dragon and Sharper Fang and Claw.
Additional Effect: Extends Blood of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s

Wheeling Thrust
Job Quest

Lv. 58

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 260.
300 when executed from a target's rear.
Can only be executed while under the effect of both Blood of the Dragon and Enhanced Wheeling Thrust.
Additional Effect: Extends Blood of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s

Geirskogul
Job Quest

Lv. 60

Ability Instant 30s Dragon's Eye (3 units) 15y
15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 230 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon.
Additional Effect: Changes Blood of the Dragon to Life of the Dragon
Dragon Gauge Cost: 3

Sonic Thrust

Lv. 62

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 100 TP 10y
10y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Combo Action: Doom Spike
Combo Potency: 180
Combo Bonus: Increases Blood of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s

Dragon Sight

Lv. 66

Ability Instant 120s - 12y
0y
Grants Right Eye to self and Left Eye to target party member, increasing your damage dealt by 10% and the target party member's damage dealt by 5%, as long as target remains within 12 yalms.
Duration: 20s

Mirage Dive

Lv. 68

Ability Instant 1s - 20y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 210.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze of your Dragon Gauge by 1 while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon
Can only be executed when Dive Ready.

Nastrond
Job Quest

Lv. 70

Ability Instant 10s - 15y
15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 330 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

* The following actions were removed with the release of patch 4.0: Feint, Keen Flurry, Leg Sweep, Invigorate, Phlebotomize, Power Surge, and Ring of Thorns .

Role Actions

Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role.
Both jobs and classes can select and use up to ten role actions.

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Second Wind

Lv. 8

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Cure potency varies with current attack power.

Arm's Length

Lv. 12

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s

Leg Sweep

Lv. 16

Ability Instant 40s - 3y
0y
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s

Diversion

Lv. 20

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 30s

Invigorate

Lv. 24

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Instantly restores 400 TP.

Bloodbath

Lv. 32

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
0y
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s

Goad

Lv. 36

Ability Instant 180s - 30y
0y
Refreshes TP of a single party member.
Duration: 30s

Feint

Lv. 40

Ability Instant 120s - 10y
0y
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s

Crutch

Lv. 44

Ability Instant 90s - 30y
0y
Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.

True North

Lv. 48

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
0y
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 15s

Trait

Traits

Acquired

Effect

Enhanced Strength

Lv. 20

Increases strength by 8.

Enhanced Strength II

Lv. 40

Increases strength by 16.

Enhanced Strength III

Lv. 60

Increases strength by 24.

Lance Mastery

Lv. 64

Allows for immediate execution of Wheeling Thrust after landing Fang and Claw, or Fang and Claw after landing Wheeling Thrust, increasing potency by 100.

Life of the Dragon
Job Quest

Lv. 70

Allows for the strengthening of the gaze of the first brood upon using Mirage Dive while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon. When the gaze is its strongest (3 units), Geirskogul will grant you the Life of the Dragon status in place of Blood of the Dragon. While under the effect of Life of the Dragon, Geirskogul will change to Nastrond. Life of the Dragon will revert to Blood of the Dragon when duration expires.

* The following traits were removed with the release of patch 4.0: Enhanced Feint, Keener Flurry, Enhanced Leg Sweep, Enhanced Life Surge, Exhilarate, Heavier Thrust, Enhanced Blood for Blood, Exenterate.

All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 70.

Combos

Performing actions in a certain order increases potency and applies combo bonuses. Certain combos extend the duration of Blood of the Dragon.

Combo Sequence

Effect

True Thrust

Vorpal Thrust

Full Thrust

A straightforward combo which deals the most damage overall. During Blood of the Dragon, applies Sharper Fang and Claw.

Impulse Drive

Disembowel

Chaos Thrust

Reduces target's piercing resistance by 5% and deals damage over time. During Blood of the Dragon, applies Enhanced Wheeling Thrust.

Doom Spike

Sonic Thrust

Area of effect combo for damaging multiple enemies. If Blood of the Dragon is active, it extends the duration of the effect.

Job Gauge

Job gauges are a new user interface element introduced in Patch 4.0. Learn the unique playstyle of each job to truly shine in battle!

Dragon Gauge

The Dragon Gauge is displayed upon executing Blood of the Dragon, indicating the amount of time remaining before the effect fades.

The potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive are increased when executed under the effect of Blood of the Dragon.

Using the weaponskill Mirage Dive (acquired at level 68) while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon will attract the gaze of the first brood. The icon on the left of the Dragon Gauge indicates the strength of the gaze, up to a maximum of 3 units.

Using Geirskogul while under the brood's full gaze will trigger Life of the Dragon, changing the Dragon Gauge to red and allowing for the execution of the devastating weaponskill Nastrond.

A simplified version of the Dragon Gauge was introduced in Patch 4.1. Players can enable or disable this UI at any time.
The icons below the Dragon Gauge indicate the strength of the gaze, up to a maximum of 3 units.

Blood of the Dragon

Life of the Dragon

Last Update: 03/26/2019

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

True Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Vorpal Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: True Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,250

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Full Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,750

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Fang and Claw

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Full Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s
Can only be executed while under the effect of either Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Impulse Drive

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Disembowel

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Impulse Drive
Combo Potency: 1,000

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Chaos Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 200
Duration: 18s
Combo Bonus: Increases damage you deal target by 15%
Duration: 18s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Wheeling Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Chaos Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 15s to a maximum of 30s
Can only be executed while under the effect of either Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Piercing Talon

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 200 TP 15y
0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 500. Potency increases up to 400% the lower the target's HP.

Skewer

Ability Instant 60s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Reduces target's damage dealt and healing potency by 10%
Duration: 10s

Jump

Ability Instant 5s 350 TP 15y
0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 1,250. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1 if under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon
Cannot be executed while bound.

Spineshatter Dive

Ability Instant 15s - 15y
0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1 if under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon
Cannot be executed while bound.

Elusive Jump

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Executes a jump to a location 15 yalms behind you, while removing any Heavy or Bind effects.

Dragon Sight

Ability Instant 60s - 15y
0y
Grants Right Eye to self and Left Eye to target party member, increasing your damage dealt by 10% and the target party member's damage dealt by 10%, as long as target remains within 15 yalms.
Duration: 10s

Blood of the Dragon

Ability Instant 5s - 0y
0y
Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 50%.
Duration: 15s

※Action changes to Geirskogul while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon.
※Action changes to Nastrond while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.

Geirskogul

Ability Instant 5s Dragon's Eye (3 units) 15y
15y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 2,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies. Removes Blood of the Dragon status and all eyes from your Dragon Gauge.
Additional Effect: Grants Life of the Dragon
Life of the Dragon Bonus: Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 50%
Duration: 15s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon.
Dragon Gauge Cost: 3

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Nastrond

Ability Instant 5s Dragon's Eye (3 units) 15y
15y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 2,500 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies. Removes Life of the Dragon status and all eyes from your Dragon Gauge.
Additional Effect: Grants Blood of the Dragon
Blood of the Dragon Bonus: Increases potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 50%
Duration: 15s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.
Dragon Gauge Cost: 3

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Additional PvP Actions

These actions are common to all jobs, and can only be used in PvP areas.
The number of additional actions that can be set is limited to two, so be sure to choose abilities which complement your combat strategy!

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

Effect

Recuperate

Ability Instant 45s Restores 25% of maximum HP.

Muse

Ability Instant 60s Restores 25% of maximum MP.

Enliven

Ability Instant 60s Restores 50% of maximum TP.

Purify

Ability Instant 30s Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from self. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.

Concentrate

Ability Instant 30s Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s

Safeguard

Ability Instant 60s Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s

Bolt

Ability Instant 30s Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s

PvP Traits

These traits are common to all jobs, and only take effect when in PvP areas.
The number of PvP traits that can be set is limited to three, so consider your preferred playstyle before making your selections!

Traits

Effect

Increased HP

Increases maximum HP by 500.

Increased Action Speed

Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.

Increased Damage Dealt

Increases damage dealt by 3%.

Decreased Damage Taken

Decreases damage taken by 3%.

Increased Healing Potency

Increases HP restoration by 5%.

Decreased Recast Time

Decreases recast time of additional actions by 10%.

Increased Resistance Duration

Increases duration of resistances by 50%.

Increased MP Regeneration

Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.

Increased TP Regeneration

Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.

The "Increased Resistance Duration" trait is applied to the following resistances:
PvP: Stun Resistance
PvP: Heavy Resistance
PvP: Bind Resistance
PvP: Slow Resistance
PvP: Silence Resistance
PvP: Sleep Resistance

Adrenaline Rush

In the Feast, adrenaline rush will replace the limit break action and unlike limit break, can be used by single players. The adrenaline rush gauge can be filled through combatting enemies and other objectives dependent on the PvP duty.

Action Name

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Raw Destruction

2s - Adrenaline Gauge 8y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 9,000.
Can only be executed while the Adrenaline Gauge is full.

Job Gauge

Job gauges are a new user interface element introduced in Patch 4.0. Learn the unique playstyle of each job to truly shine in battle!

Dragon Gauge

The Dragon Gauge is displayed upon executing the PvP action Blood of the Dragon, indicating the amount of time remaining before the effect fades.

The potency of Jump and Spineshatter Dive are increased when executed under the effect of Blood of the Dragon and will draw the gaze of the first brood. The icon on the left of the Dragon Gauge indicates the strength of the gaze, up to a maximum of 3 units.

Using the PvP action Geirskogul while under the brood's full gaze will trigger Life of the Dragon, changing the Dragon Gauge to red and allowing for the execution of the devastating weaponskill Nastrond.

Blood of the Dragon Life of the Dragon

A simplified version of the Dragon Gauge was introduced in Patch 4.1. Players can enable or disable this UI at any time.
The icons below the Dragon Gauge indicate the strength of the gaze, up to a maximum of 3 units.

Blood of the Dragon Life of the Dragon

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