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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.

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All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 80.
For further details on changes to actions, please refer to the patch notes.

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

True Thrust

Lv. 1

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 290.

※Action changes to Raiden Thrust when Raiden Thrust Ready.

Vorpal Thrust

Lv. 4

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Combo Action: True Thrust
Combo Potency: 350

Life Surge

Lv. 6

Ability Instant 45s - 0y
0y
Ensures critical damage for first weaponskill used while Life Surge is active.
Duration: 5s
Effect cannot be applied to damage over time.
Additional Effect: Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP

Piercing Talon
Class Quest

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 15y
0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 150.

Disembowel

Lv. 18

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Combo Action: True Thrust
Combo Potency: 320
Combo Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 30s

Full Thrust

Lv. 26

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Vorpal Thrust
Combo Potency: 530
Blood of the Dragon Combo Bonus: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw
Duration: 10s

Lance Charge
Class Quest

Lv. 30

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
0y
Increases damage dealt by 15%.
Duration: 20s

Jump
Job Quest

Lv. 30

Ability Instant 30s - 20y
0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 310. 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.
Cannot be executed while bound.

Doom Spike
Job Quest

Lv. 40

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 10y
10y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170 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 240.
Cannot be executed while bound.

Chaos Thrust

Lv. 50

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
140 when executed from a target's rear.
Combo Action: Disembowel
Combo Potency: 290
Rear Combo Potency: 330
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 45
Duration: 24s
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 380 to target and all enemies nearby it.
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 10%.
Duration: 20s

Blood of the Dragon
Job Quest

Lv. 54

Ability Instant 25s - 0y
0y
Increases potency of High Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 30%.
Duration: 30s
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 use 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 - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 320.
360 when executed from a target's flank.
Can only be executed while under the effects 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 - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 320.
360 when executed from a target's rear.
Can only be executed while under the effects 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 - 15y
15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 300 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 while under the full gaze of the first brood

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

Sonic Thrust

Lv. 62

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 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: 200
Combo Bonus: Extends 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, increasing damage dealt by 10%. Also grants target party member Left Eye, increasing 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 300.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze of your Dragon Gauge by 1 if 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 400 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.

Coerthan Torment

Lv. 72

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 10y
10y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Combo Action: Sonic Thrust
Combo Potency: 230
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s

High Jump

Lv. 74

Ability Instant 30s - 20y
0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 400. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.
Additional Effect: Grants Dive Ready
Duration: 15s
Cannot be executed while bound.

Raiden Thrust

Lv. 76

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 3y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 330.
Can only be executed when Raiden Thrust Ready.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Stardiver

Lv. 80

Ability Instant 30s - 20y
5y
Delivers a jumping fire-based attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 600 for the first enemy, and 30% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.
Cannot be executed while bound.

Role Actions

Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role.

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Second Wind

Lv. 8

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500

Leg Sweep

Lv. 10

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

Bloodbath

Lv. 12

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

Feint

Lv. 22

Ability Instant 90s - 10y
0y
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s

Arm's Length

Lv. 32

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s

True North

Lv. 50

Ability Instant 45s - 0y
0y
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 2

Trait

Traits

Acquired

Effect

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 (2 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.

Jump Mastery

Lv. 74

Upgrades Jump to High Jump.

Lance Mastery II

Lv. 76

Increases the potency of True Thrust to 290, Vorpal Thrust to 140, and Disembowel to 150.
Grants Raiden Thrust Ready if Fang and Claw is executed following Wheeling Thrust─or vice versa─while adhering to direction requirements.
Duration: 10s

Blood of the Dragon Mastery

Lv. 78

Extends the duration of Blood of the Dragon and Life of the Dragon to 30 seconds.

Combos

Performing actions in a certain order increases potency and applies combo bonuses.

Combo Sequence

Effect

True Thrust

Vorpal Thrust

Full Thrust

Deals high damage. Also grants Sharper Fang and Claw when under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon.

Disembowel

Chaos Thrust

Applies a damage over time effect to target. Also grants Enhanced Wheeling Thrust when under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon.

Doom Spike

Sonic Thrust

Coerthan Torment

Deals damage to multiple targets. Also extends the duration of Blood of the Dragon.

Job Gauge

Dragon Gauge

Upon learning the action Blood of the Dragon the Dragon Gauge will be displayed. While Blood of the Dragon is active, the potency of High Jump and Spineshatter Dive is increased.

Upon learning the trait Life of the Dragon, the weaponskill Mirage Dive will attract the gaze of the first brood, increasing the Dragon Gauge. The icon on the left of the Dragon Gauge indicates the strength of the gaze, up to a maximum of two units.

When the gaze is strongest, you can execute Geirskogul, which changes the gauge from blue to red and grants Life of the Dragon in place of Blood of the Dragon. While under the effect of Life of the Dragon, you can execute Nastrond (acquired at level 70) and Stardiver (acquired at level 80).

Simple Mode

Blood of the Dragon

Life of the Dragon

All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 80.
For further details on changes to actions, please refer to the patch notes.

Last Update: -

"Revisions" show the changes made from Patch 5.0x to 5.1x.

Actions

Job Actions

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Raiden Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 5y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,200.
Additional Effect: Grants Blood of the Dragon if not currently under the effect of Life of the Dragon
Duration: 15s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Full Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 5y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Raiden Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,400

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Fang and Claw

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 5y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Full Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,600
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 10s to a maximum of 30s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Wheeling Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 5y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Fang and Claw
Combo Potency: 1,600
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 10s, to a maximum of 30s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Doom Spike

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 10y
10y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 800 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Additional Effect: Grants Blood of the Dragon if not currently under the effect of Life of the Dragon
Duration: 15s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Sonic Thrust

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 10y
10y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Combo Action: Doom Spike
Combo Potency: 1,000
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 10s, to a maximum of 30s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Coerthan Torment

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 10y
10y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Combo Action: Sonic Thrust
Combo Potency: 1,200
Combo Bonus: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 10s, to a maximum of 30s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Piercing Talon

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 20y
0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 800. Potency increases up to 1,600 the farther away you are from the target.
Additional Effect: Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 10s, to a maximum of 30s

High Jump

Ability Instant 15s - 20y
0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 1,600. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.
Additional Effect: Reduces the recast time of Mirage Dive by 15 seconds
Cannot be executed while bound.

Spineshatter Dive

Ability Instant 30s - 20y
0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 600.
Cannot be executed while bound.

Stardiver

Ability Instant 45s - 20y
5y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 2,400 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Can only be executed while 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, Bind, or Holmgang effects.

Mirage Dive

Ability Instant 15s - 20y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 800.
Additional Effect: Strengthens the gaze on your Dragon Gauge by 1
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon.
Maximum Charges: 2

Geirskogul

Ability Instant 1s - 15y
15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000 to all enemies in a straight line before you. Removes Blood of the Dragon status.
Additional Effect: Grants Life of the Dragon
Duration: Time remaining on original effect, down to a minimum of 15 seconds
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon.
Dragon Gauge Cost: 2

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

Life Surge

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Increases potency of next weaponskill by 20%.
Duration: 5s
Additional Effect: Absorbs 100% of damage dealt as HP

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

Nastrond

Ability Instant 1s - 15y
15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 2,400 to all enemies in a straight line before you. Removes Life of the Dragon status.
Additional Effect: Grants Blood of the Dragon
Duration: Time remaining on original effect, down to a minimum of 15 seconds
Can only be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon.
Dragon Gauge Cost: 2

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

* The following actions were removed with the release of patch 5.1: True Thrust, Vorpal Thrust, Impulse Drive, Disembowel, Chaos Thrust, Battle Litany

Common Actions

Although they differ depending on your role, additional actions are shared by multiple jobs.

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Smite

Ability Instant 30s - 5y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 600.
Potency increases up to 3,000 as the target's HP decreases.

Bolt

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s

Medical Kit

Ability Instant 15s - 0y
0y
Restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 2,000
Potency increases up to 6,000 as HP decreases.
Maximum Charges: 3

Additional PvP Actions

These actions are only available during PvP and are unique to each role. Only two can be set at any given time, so be sure to choose abilities which complement your combat strategy!

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Feint

Ability Instant 45s - 15y
0y
Increases damage you deal target by 25%.
Duration: 6s

Bloodbath

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Converts 50% of damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 6s

Arm's Length

Ability Instant 45s - 0y
0y
Reduces damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: When you are struck, the striker's damage dealt will be reduced by 10%
Duration: 6s

Fetter Ward

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
0y
Grants immunity to Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Silence, and knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 10s

Backstep

Ability Instant 15s - 0y
0y
Jump 10 yalms back from current position.
Cannot be executed while bound.

* The following actions were removed with the release of patch 5.1: Blood for Blood, Bolt.

Adrenaline Rush

In PvP duties, 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 combating enemies and completing other objectives, dependent on the PvP duty.

Action Name

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Raw Destruction

2s - - 8y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000.
Damage dealt is not affected by increased or decreased damage effects applied by players.
Can only be executed while the Adrenaline Gauge is full.

Job Gauge

Dragon Gauge

The Dragon Gauge indicates the time remaining for Blood of the Dragon and Life of the Dragon, the former being granted by executing Raiden Thrust or Doom Spike. It also indicates the strength of the first brood's gaze.

The first brood's gaze strengthens upon executing Mirage Dive. When their gaze is strongest (two units), you can execute Geirskogul while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon. Doing so will grant the effect of Life of the Dragon, allowing the execution of Nastrond, which will then restore the effect of Blood of the Dragon.

The Dragon Gauge will turn red when under the effect of Life of the Dragon.

Simple Mode

Blood of the Dragon

Life of the Dragon

"Revisions" show the changes made from Patch 5.0x to 5.1x.

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