Dancer

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Introduction

From the Near Eastern nation of Thavnair comes a troupe of bewitchingly graceful performers. Though certainly elegant and beautiful, their movements also speak of martial discipline─of a pulsing, persistent energy whose rhythm can inspire souls and soothe troubled hearts. Inured to the hardships of the road, these dancers have learned to land throwing weapons with the same exacting precision as their footfalls, removing any who would obstruct the endless beat of the dance.

FinalFantasyXIV.com Dancer

Dancer frame icon1.png Dancer (DNC) is a job introduced with the Shadowbringers expansion and unlockable at level 60. It is one of three physical ranged DPS jobs and does not have a base class. This job uses Throwing Weapons to deal damage to targets from afar and performs dances to damage enemies and enhance party members.

General information

Unlock

Equipment

The Dancer is a disciple of war and wears armor and accessories "of Aiming." They use throwing weapons.

Weapon Armor Accessories
Dancer's Arms Head
Body
Hands
Legs
Feet
Bracelets
Earrings
Necklace
Ring

Quests

Dancer Job Quests

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Shall We Dance Class quest 60 Eager Lominsan Dancer
Dancer (Simple) Adventurer Plate
Dancer (Simple) Adventurer Plate
1 Soul of the dancer icon1.png  Soul of the Dancer
1 High steel chakrams icon1.png  High Steel Chakrams
1 Softsteppers attire coffer (il 255) icon1.png  Softstepper's Attire Coffer (IL 255)
Gamboling for Gil Class quest 60 Nashmeira
A Soirée in the Sultanate Class quest 63 Nashmeira
Dances with Duskwights Class quest 65 Nashmeira
High-steppin' in the Holy See Class quest 68 Nashmeira
Save the Last Dance for Me Class quest 70 Ranaa Mihgo Technical Step.png  Technical Step
No friends of mine i icon1.png  No Friends of Mine I
Dancer - Part 1
Dancer - Part 1
Rising to the Occasion Sidequest 80 Nashmeira No friends of mine ii icon1.png  No Friends of Mine II
Dancer - Part 2
Dancer - Part 2
1 Heavens eye materia vii icon1.png  Heavens' Eye Materia VII
1 Savage aim materia vii icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia VII
1 Savage might materia vii icon1.png  Savage Might Materia VII

Physical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
No Greater Sport Role quest 70 Lue-Reeq
Vengeance in Defeat Role quest 72 Lue-Reeq
Freedom from Privilege Role quest 74 Lue-Reeq
The Hunter's Legacy Role quest 76 Lue-Reeq
Fellowship Restored Role quest 78 Olvara 1 Risotto al nero icon1.png  Risotto al Nero
Courage Born of Fear Role quest 80 Lue-Reeq Speaker for the brave icon1.png  Speaker for the Brave
Physical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)
Physical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)
1 Heavens eye materia vii icon1.png  Heavens' Eye Materia VII
1 Savage aim materia vii icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia VII
1 Savage might materia vii icon1.png  Savage Might Materia VII

Physical Ranged DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks
Seeds of Disquiet Role quest 85 Doman Delegate
When the Kami Answer Role quest 86 Yugiri
Home No Longer Role quest 87 Yugiri
The Devoted Daughter Role quest 88 Yugiri
A Singular Gift Role quest 89 Yugiri
Laid to Rest Role quest 90 Yugiri More than loneliness icon1.png  More than Loneliness
Physical Ranged DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)
Physical Ranged DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Cascade.png  Cascade Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 220.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of granting Silken Symmetry
Duration: 30s
※Action changes to Emboite while dancing.
Fountain.png  Fountain Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 2 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Cascade
Combo Potency: 280
Combo Bonus: 50% chance of granting Silken Flow
Duration: 30s
※Action changes to Entrechat while dancing.
Windmill.png  Windmill Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of granting Silken Symmetry
Duration: 30s
※Action changes to Emboite while dancing.
Standard Step.png  Standard Step Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 15 Weaponskill Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Begin dancing, granting yourself Standard Step.
Duration: 15s
Action changes to Standard Finish while dancing.
Only Standard Finish, En Avant, Curing Waltz, Shield Samba, step actions, role actions, Sprint, and Limit Break can be performed while dancing.
Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, and finish actions upon execution. Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions.
Standard Finish.png  Standard Finish Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 15 Weaponskill Instant 1.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 15y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies. Potency varies with number of successful steps, dealing full potency for the first enemy, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
0 steps: 360
1 step: 540
2 steps: 720
Step Bonus: Grants Standard Finish and Esprit to self and party member designated as your Dance Partner.
Damage bonus of Standard Finish varies with number of successful steps.
1 step: 2%
2 steps: 5%
Duration: 60s
Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, and finish actions upon execution. Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Reverse Cascade.png  Reverse Cascade Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 20 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 280.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of granting a Fourfold Feather.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Silken Symmetry or Flourishing Symmetry.
※Action changes to Jete while dancing.
Bladeshower.png  Bladeshower Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 25 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Combo Action: Windmill
Combo Potency: 140
Combo Bonus: 50% chance of granting Silken Flow
Duration: 30s
※Action changes to Entrechat while dancing.
Fan Dance.png  Fan Dance Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Ability Instant 1s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of granting Threefold Fan Dance
Duration: 30s
Can only be executed while in possession of Fourfold Feathers.
Rising Windmill.png  Rising Windmill Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 35 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of granting a Fourfold Feather
Can only be executed while under the effect of Silken Symmetry or Flourishing Symmetry.
※Action changes to Jete while dancing.
Fountainfall.png  Fountainfall Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 340.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of granting a Fourfold Feather.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Silken Flow or Flourishing Flow.
※Action changes to Pirouette while dancing.
Bloodshower (Action).png  Bloodshower Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 45 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 180 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of granting a Fourfold Feather.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Silken Flow or Flourishing Flow.
※Action changes to Pirouette while dancing.
Fan Dance II.png  Fan Dance II Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 50 Ability Instant 1s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: 50% chance of granting Threefold Fan Dance
Duration: 30s
Can only be executed while in possession of Fourfold Feathers.
En Avant.png  En Avant Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 50 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Quickly dash 10 yalms forward.
Maximum Charges: 3
Cannot be executed while bound.
Curing Waltz.png  Curing Waltz Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 52 Ability Instant 60s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 3y
Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members.
Cure Potency: 300
Additional Effect: Party member designated as your Dance Partner will also heal self and nearby party members.
Shield Samba.png  Shield Samba Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 56 Ability Instant 90s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 30y
Reduces damage taken by self and nearby party members by 10%.
Duration: 15s
Effect cannot be stacked with bard's Troubadour or machinist's Tactician.
Closed Position.png  Closed Position Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 60 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 30y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Grants you Closed Position and designates a party member as your Dance Partner, allowing you to share the effects of Standard Finish, Curing Waltz, Devilment, and Tillana with said party member. Effect ends upon reuse.
Ending.png  Ending Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 60 Ability Instant 1s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Ends dance with your partner.
Devilment.png  Devilment Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 62 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Increases critical hit rate and direct hit rate by 20%.
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Party member designated as your Dance Partner will also receive the effect of Devilment
Grants Flourishing Starfall.
Duration: 20s
Fan Dance III.png  Fan Dance III Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 66 Ability Instant 1s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Delivers an attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 200 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Threefold Fan Dance.
Technical Step.png  Technical Step Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 1Quest: Save the Last Dance for Me 70 Weaponskill Instant 120s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Begin dancing, granting yourself Technical Step.
Duration: 15s
Action changes to Technical Finish while dancing.
Only Technical Finish, En Avant, Curing Waltz, Shield Samba, step actions, role actions, Sprint, and Limit Break can be performed while dancing.
Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, and finish actions upon execution. Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions.
Technical Finish.png  Technical Finish Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 1Quest: Save the Last Dance for Me 70 Weaponskill Instant 1.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 15y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies. Potency varies with number of successful steps, dealing full potency for the first enemy, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
0 steps: 350
1 step: 540
2 steps: 720
3 steps: 900
4 steps: 1,200
Step Bonus: Grants Technical Finish and Esprit to self and party members within 30 yalms.
Damage bonus of Standard Finish varies with number of successful steps.
1 step: 1%
2 steps: 2%
3 steps: 3%
4 steps: 5%
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Activates the Esprit Gauge
Additional Effect: Grants Flourishing Finish
Duration: 30s
Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, and finish actions upon execution.
Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions
Flourish.png  Flourish Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 72 Ability Instant 60s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Grants you the effects of Flourishing Symmetry, Flourishing Flow, Threefold Fan Dance, and Fourfold Fan Dance.
Can only be executed while in combat.
Saber Dance.png  Saber Dance Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 76 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Delivers an attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 480 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Esprit Gauge Cost: 50
Improvisation.png  Improvisation Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 80 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 8y
Dance to the beat of your own drum, granting Rising Rhythm to self.
Stacks increase every 3 seconds, up to a maximum of 4.

Additional Effect: Healing over time for self and nearby party members
Cure Potency: 100
Duration: 15s
Effect ends upon using another action or moving (including facing a different direction).
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
※Action changes to Improvised Finish upon execution.
Improvised Finish.png  Improvised Finish Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 80 Ability Instant 1.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 8y
Creates a barrier around self and all nearby party members. Damage absorbed increases with stacks of Rising Rhythm.
0 Stacks: 5% of maximum HP
1 Stack: 6% of maximum HP
2 Stacks: 7% of maximum HP
3 Stacks: 8% of maximum HP
4 Stacks: 10% of maximum HP
Duration: 30s
Can only be executed while Improvisation is active.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Tillana.png  Tillana Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 82 Weaponskill Instant 1.5s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 15y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 360 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Grants Standard Finish and Esprit to self and party member designated as your Dance Partner
Standard Finish Effect: Increases damage dealt by 5%
Duration: 60s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Flourishing Finish.
Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, and finish actions upon execution.
Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Fan Dance IV.png  Fan Dance IV Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 88 Ability Instant 1s Range icon.png 15y
Conal AoE in front of the user 15y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you with a potency of 300 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Fourfold Fan Dance.
Starfall Dance.png  Starfall Dance Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 90 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Range icon.png 25y
Line AoE from the user to the action target 25y
Delivers a critical direct hit to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 600 for the first enemy, and 75% less for all remaining enemies. Damage dealt is increased when under an effect that raises critical hit rate or direct hit rate.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Flourishing Starfall.

Step Actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Emboite.png  Emboite Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 15 Weaponskill Instant 1s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Perform an emboite.
When performed together with other step actions, in sequence, the potency of Standard Finish and Technical Finish is increased.
Triggers the cooldown of other step and finish actions upon execution.
Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Entrechat.png  Entrechat Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 15 Weaponskill Instant 1s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Perform an entrechat.
When performed together with other step actions, in sequence, the potency of Standard Finish and Technical Finish is increased.
Triggers the cooldown of other step and finish actions upon execution.
Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Jete.png  Jete Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 15 Weaponskill Instant 1s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Perform a jete.
When performed together with other step actions, in sequence, the potency of Standard Finish and Technical Finish is increased.
Triggers the cooldown of other step and finish actions upon execution.
Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Pirouette.png  Pirouette Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 15 Weaponskill Instant 1s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Perform a pirouette.
When performed together with other step actions, in sequence, the potency of Standard Finish and Technical Finish is increased.
Triggers the cooldown of other step and finish actions upon execution.
Cannot be executed during the cooldown of weaponskills, step actions, or finish actions.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Limit Breaks (PvE)

See also: Limit Break
Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Limit break icon1.png  Big Shot Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 1 Limit Break Level 1 2s Instant Range icon.png 25y
Line AoE from the user to the action target 30y
Delivers an attack that deals 54% the damage of Braver to all targets in a straight line.
Limit break icon1.png  Desperado Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 1 Limit Break Level 2 3s Instant Range icon.png 25y
Line AoE from the user to the action target 30y
Delivers an attack that deals 117% the damage of Braver to all targets in a straight line.
Limit break icon1.png  Crimson Lotus Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 1 Limit Break Level 3 4.5s Instant Range icon.png 25y
Line AoE from the user to the action target 30y
Delivers an attack that deals 189% the damage of Braver to all targets in a straight line.

Physical Ranged DPS role actions (PvE)

See also: Role actions
Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Leg Graze.png  Leg Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 6 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Inflicts target with Heavy +40%.
Duration: 10s
Second Wind.png  Second Wind Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
8 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Foot Graze.png  Foot Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 10 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Binds target.
Duration: 10s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Target unbound if damage taken.
Peloton.png  Peloton Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 20 Ability Instant 5s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 30y
Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members as long as they remain within distance.
Duration: 30s
Effect ends when enmity is generated. Cannot be used in battle.
Head Graze.png  Head Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 24 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 25y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Interrupts the use of a target's action.
Arm's Length.png  Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Tank role.png Tank
32 Ability Instant 120s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s

PvP actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Cascade (PvP).png  Cascade (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Range icon.png 15y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 3,000.
※Action changes to Reverse Cascade while under the effect of En Avant.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Fountain (PvP).png  Fountain (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Range icon.png 15y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 5,000.
Combo action: Cascade or Reverse Cascade
※Action changes to Fountainfall while under the effect of En Avant.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Starfall Dance (PvP).png  Starfall Dance (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Weaponskill Instant 20s Range icon.png 25y
Line AoE from the user to the action target 25y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Additional Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, as well as spell cast time and recast time for self and party member designated as your Dance Partner by 10%
Duration: 10s
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
Honing Dance (PvP).png  Honing Dance (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Weaponskill Instant 20s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 5y
Unleashes a flurry of chakram strikes on nearby enemies, dealing damage over time with a potency of 4,000 and decreasing damage taken by 25% until effect expires.
Duration: 3s
Executes Honing Ovation when effect duration expires.
Additional Effect: Grants a stack of Acclaim, up to a maximum of 4
Acclaim Effect: Increases the damage and effect potency of Honing Ovation.
Duration: 5s
Can be executed while moving.
This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.
※Action changes to Honing Ovation upon execution.
Fan Dance (PvP).png  Fan Dance (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Ability Instant 20s Range icon.png 15y
Conal AoE in front of the user 15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Additional Effect: Reduces damage taken by self and party member designated as your Dance Partner by 10%
Duration: 10s
Curing Waltz (PvP).png  Curing Waltz (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Ability Instant 20s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 3y
Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members.
Cure Potency: 10,000
Additional Effect: Party member designated as your Dance Partner will also heal self and nearby party members.
En Avant (PvP).png  En Avant (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Ability Instant 10s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Quickly dash 10 yalms forward.
Additional Effect: Grants En Avant
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 4
Cannot be executed while bound.
Closed Position (PvP).png  Closed Position (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Ability Instant 1s Range icon.png 30y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Grants you Closed Position and designates a party member as your Dance Partner, allowing you to share the effects of Saber Dance, Starfall Dance, Fan Dance, and Curing Waltz with said party member.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Reverse Cascade (PvP).png  Reverse Cascade (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Range icon.png 15y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 6,000.
Additional Effect: Grants Bladecatcher
If already under the effect of Bladecatcher, effect changes to Flourishing Saber Dance.
Duration: 15s
Can only be executed while under the effect of En Avant.
※Fountain Combo changes to Saber Dance while under the effect of Flourishing Saber Dance.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Fountainfall (PvP).png  Fountainfall (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Range icon.png 15y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 8,000.
Combo action: Cascade or Reverse Cascade.
Additional Effect: Grants Bladecatcher.
If already under the effect of Bladecatcher, effect changes to Flourishing Saber Dance.
Duration: 15s
Can only be executed while under the effect of En Avant
※Fountain Combo changes to Saber Dance while under the effect of Flourishing Saber Dance.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Saber Dance (PvP).png  Saber Dance (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Range icon.png 15y
Circle AoE around the action target 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Potency is increased by 50% when attacking only a single target.
Additional Effect: Increases damage dealt by self and party member designated as your Dance Partner by 10%
Duration: 10s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Flourishing Saber Dance.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Honing Ovation (PvP).png  Honing Ovation (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 15y
Delivers an attack to nearby enemies and erects a magicked barrier around nearby party members.
Potency of both the attack and barrier varies with the number of stacks of Acclaim accumulated at time of execution.
Potency of both the attack and barrier doubles when targets are within 5 yalms.
0 Stacks: 2,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 1,000 potency
1 Stack: 3,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 2,000 potency
2 Stacks: 4,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 3,000 potency
3 Stacks: 5,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 4,000 potency
6 Stacks: 6,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 5,000 potency
Duration: 10s
Honing Dance effect expires upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Limit Break (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Contradance (PvP).png  Contradance (PvP) Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Limit Break Instant 10s Range icon.png 0y
Point Blank Circle around the user 15y
Charms nearby enemies.
Duration: 2s
Damage you deal to charmed enemies will extend the effect duration by 2s. This effect can only be extended once.
Can only be executed when the limit gauge is full.
Gauge Charge Time: 90s

Common actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description
Standard-issue Elixir (PvP).png  Standard-issue Elixir (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability 4.5s 5s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Restores your HP and MP to maximum. Casting will be interrupted when damage is taken.
Recuperate (PvP).png  Recuperate (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability 2,500 Instant 1s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 15,000
Purify (PvP).png  Purify (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Removes Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, and Deep Freeze.
Additional Effect: Grants Resilience
Resilience Effect: Nullifies status afflictions that can be removed by Purify
Duration: 5s
Can be used even when under the effect of certain status afflictions.
Guard (PvP).png  Guard (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 30s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Reduces damage taken by 90% and grants immunity to Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, Deep Freeze, and knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s
Movement speed is reduced by 50% for the duration of this effect.
Effect ends upon reuse, using another action, or when the effect duration expires.
Sprint (PvP).png  Sprint (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 1.5s Range icon.png 0y
Single Target or AoE not yet specified 0y
Increases movement speed. Effect ends upon reuse or execution of another action.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
Fourfold Fantasy.png  Fourfold Fantasy Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 30 Grants a Fourfold Feather upon landing certain actions.
Maximum Stacks: 4
Increased Action Damage (dancer).png  Increased Action Damage Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 50 Increases base action damage by 10%.
Increased Action Damage II (dancer).png  Increased Action Damage II Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 60 Increases base action damage by 20%.
Enhanced En Avant.png  Enhanced En Avant Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 68 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of En Avant.
Maximum Charges: 2
Esprit.png  Esprit Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 76 Grants Esprit to self and nearby party members upon successfully executing Standard Finish or Technical Finish.
Esprit Effect: Increases Esprit Gauge by 5 upon successfully landing Cascade, Reverse Cascade, Fountain, Fountainfall, Windmill, Rising Windmill, Bladeshower, or Bloodshower. When party members execute a weaponskill or cast a spell, has a chance of increasing Esprit Gauge by 10.
Additional Effect: Chance of triggering party member effect differs according to job.
Enhanced En Avant II.png  Enhanced En Avant II Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 78 Allows a third charge of En Avant.
Enhanced Technical Finish.png  Enhanced Technical Finish Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 82 Grants Flourishing Finish after executing Technical Finish.
Duration: 30s
Technical Finish becomes Tillana while under this effect.
Enhanced Esprit.png  Enhanced Esprit Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 84 Increases Esprit Gauge by 10 upon successfully landing Reverse Cascade, Fountainfall, Rising Windmill, or Bloodshower.
Enhanced Flourish.png  Enhanced Flourish Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 86 Grants Fourfold Fan Dance upon executing Flourish.
Duration: 30s
Enhanced Shield Samba.png  Enhanced Shield Samba Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 88 Reduces Shield Samba recast time to 90 seconds.
Enhanced Devilment.png  Enhanced Devilment Dancer frame icon1.png DNC 90 Grants Flourishing Starfall upon executing Devilment.
Duration: 30s

Dawntrail new actions and traits

Actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Range
Radius
Description



Traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect


40px  Enhanced Second Wind Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
94 Increases the healing potency of Second Wind to 800.



Combos

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

 Cascade.png   =>  Fountain.png = A single target combo.
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   || => Reverse Cascade.png ||=>  Fountainfall.png
50%||      50% ||              50% chance to grant Flourishing Symmetry after Cascade or Windmill are executed. 
   ||          ||              50% chance to grant Flourishing Flow after Fountain or Bladeshower are executed.
   || => Rising Windmill.png ||=>  Bloodshower (Action).png
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  Windmill.png  =>  Bladeshower.png = Hits multiple enemies.

Job mechanics

Official Lodestone Job Guide (Always up-to-date)

Step, Fourfold Feathers and Esprit Gauge is Dancer's Job Gauge.

Step Gauge

Upon learning Standard Step, the Step Gauge will be displayed. Performing a Standard Step will change the appearance of the Step Gauge and cause you to start dancing. Following the displayed icons to execute steps in the correct order and ending with a Standard Finish will increase your damage dealt and that of the party member selected as your Dance Partner.

Step gauge pve1.png

Performing a Technical Step will display four icons on the Step Gauge. Executing the corresponding actions in the correct order followed by Technical Finish increases the damage dealt by you and nearby party members.

Step gauge pve2.png

Simple Mode

Step gauge pve simple mode1.png Standard Step

Step gauge pve simple mode2.png Technical Step

Fourfold Feathers and Esprit Gauge

Upon learning the trait Fourfold Fantasy, you will have a chance to acquire Fourfold Feathers when executing certain weaponskills such as Reverse Cascade and Rising Windmill. Fourfold Feathers can then be consumed to execute Fan Dance (acquired at level 30) and Fan Dance II (acquired at level 50).

Fourfold feathers and esprit gauge pve1.png

Upon learning the trait Esprit, the Esprit Gauge will be displayed.

Esprit will be granted to you and your dance partner upon executing Standard Finish, or all nearby party members upon executing Technical Finish. When players under this effect land a weaponskill or spell, your Esprit Gauge will increase. It can then be consumed by the weaponskill Saber Dance.

Fourfold feathers and esprit gauge pve2.png

Simple Mode

Fourfold feathers and esprit gauge pve simple mode1.png Fourfold Feathers

Fourfold feathers and esprit gauge pve simple mode2.png Fourfold Feathers and Esprit Gauge

Achievements

This job is associated with the following achievements:

Name Points Task Reward Patch
We got the beat i icon1.png  We Got the Beat I 5 Achieve dancer level 70. - 5.0
We got the beat ii icon1.png  We Got the Beat II 5 Achieve dancer level 80. - 5.0
We got the beat iii icon1.png  We Got the Beat III 5 Achieve dancer level 90. - 6.0

Notable Dancers

Gallery

Videos

FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS Dancer Reveal

Lore

A Dancer's Panoply

Form & Function

Behind every great dancer is an even greater seamster, providing the gorgeous vestments that dazzle an audience while granting ease of movement to its wearer. Master tailors of the fabric capital Radz-at-Han have offered their services since the inception of the Kriegstanz, and so it is that most such performers prefer Thavnairian weave, a silk valued for its comfort, luster, and aetherial conductivity.

Over the years, elements such as sashes, engraved metal adornments, and feathered decorations have been incorporated into a dancer's dress, influencing the dance itself in turn. A skilled performer wastes not a single opportunity to draw the eye, taking advantage of such accoutrements with steps to make them flow and flash like streams under the Thavnairian sun.

Encyclopædia Eorzea Volume III, p. 251

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