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.
Dragoons are fierce combatants who draw their battling techniques from Ishgard's long conflict against dragons. The dragoons' abilities includes a series of aerial moves and precise blows which pierce through enemies.
The dragoon is a disciple of war and wears armor "of Maiming." For accessories, they use "of Striking" along with Monk and Samurai. Dragoons use polearms as weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the dragoon:
- Carpenter — Polearms.
- Leatherworker — Maiming armor.
- Armorer — Maiming armor.
- Goldsmith — Striking Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
|True Thrust||LNC||1||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 230.|
|Vorpal Thrust||LNC||4||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.|
|Life Surge||LNC||6||Ability||Instant||45s||Ensures critical damage for first weaponskill used while Life Surge is active.|
|Piercing Talon||LNC||1||15||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 150.|
|Disembowel||LNC||18||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.|
|Full Thrust||LNC||26||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Lance Charge||LNC||1||30||Ability||Instant||60s||Increases damage dealt by 10%.|
|Jump||DRG||1||30||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 320. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made.|
|Elusive Jump||DRG||1||35||Ability||Instant||30s||Executes a jump to a location 15 yalms behind you.|
|Doom Spike||DRG||1||40||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Spineshatter Dive||DRG||1||45||Ability||Instant||60s||Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 250.|
|Chaos Thrust||LNC||50||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 140 when executed from a target's rear.|
|Dragonfire Dive||DRG||1||50||Ability||Instant||120s||Delivers a jumping fire-based attack with a potency of 300 to target and all enemies nearby it.|
|Battle Litany||DRG||1||52||Ability||Instant||120s||Increases critical hit rate of self and nearby party members by 10%.|
|Fang and Claw||DRG||1||56||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 260. 300 when executed from a target's flank.|
|Wheeling Thrust||DRG||1||58||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 260. 300 when executed from a target's rear.|
|Geirskogul||DRG||1||60||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 260 for the first enemy, and 30% less for all remaining enemies.|
|Sonic Thrust||DRG||62||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Dragon Sight||DRG||66||Ability||Instant||120s||Grants Right Eye to self, increasing damage dealt by 10%. Also grants target party member Left Eye, increasing damage dealt by 5%.|
|Mirage Dive||DRG||68||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.|
|Nastrond||DRG||1||70||Ability||Instant||10s||Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 360 for the first enemy, and 30% less for all remaining enemies.|
|Coerthan Torment||DRG||72||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|High Jump||DRG||74||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 400.|
|Raiden Thrust||DRG||76||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 280.|
|Stardiver||DRG||80||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers a jumping fire-based attack to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 620 for the first enemy, and 30% less for all remaining enemies.|
|Draconian Fury||DRG||82||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Heavens' Thrust||DRG||86||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Chaotic Spring||DRG||86||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 140 when executed from a target's rear.|
|Wyrmwind Thrust||DRG||90||Ability||Instant||10s||Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 420 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.|
|Raiden Thrust (PvP)||DRG||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 3000.|
|Fang and Claw (PvP)||DRG||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 4000.|
|Wheeling Thrust (PvP)||DRG||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack to target.|
|Chaotic Spring (PvP)||DRG||Weaponskill||Instant||15s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 8000.|
|Geirskogul (PvP)||DRG||Ability||Instant||20s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|High Jump (PvP)||DRG||Ability||Instant||10s||Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 5,000.|
|Elusive Jump (PvP)||DRG||Ability||Instant||20s||Executes a jump to a location 15 yalms behind you.|
|Horrid Roar (PvP)||DRG||Weaponskill||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 2000 to all nearby enemies.|
|Heavens' Thrust (PvP)||DRG||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 10000.|
|Nastrond (PvP)||DRG||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
|Wyrmwind Thrust (PvP)||DRG||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 4000 to all enemies in a straight line before you.|
Common actions (PvP)
|Standard-issue Elixir (PvP)||ANY||30||Ability||4.5s||5s||Restores your HP and MP to maximum. Casting will be interrupted when damage is taken.|
|Recuperate (PvP)||ANY||30||Ability||2,500||Instant||1s||Restores own HP.|
|Purify (PvP)||ANY||30||Ability||Instant||30s||Removes Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, and Deep Freeze.|
|Guard (PvP)||ANY||30||Ability||Instant||30s||Reduces damage taken by 90% and grants immunity to Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, Deep Freeze, and knockback and draw-in effects.|
|Sprint (PvP)||ANY||30||Ability||Instant||1.5s||Increases movement speed. Effect ends upon reuse or execution of another action.|
|Sky High (PvP)||DRG||30||Instant||10s||Jump high into the air, preventing enemies from targeting you.|
|Sky Shatter (PvP)||DRG||30||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 20,000 to all nearby enemies.|
Melee DPS actions
|Second Wind|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|8||Ability||Instant||120s||Instantly restores own HP.|
|Leg Sweep||Melee DPS||10||Ability||Instant||40s||Stuns target.|
|Bloodbath||Melee DPS||12||Ability||Instant||90s||Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.|
|Feint||Melee DPS||22||Ability||Instant||90s||Lowers target's physical damage dealt by 10% and magic damage dealt by 5%.|
|Arm's Length|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|32||Ability||Instant||120s||Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.|
|True North||Melee DPS||50||Ability||Instant||45s||Nullifies all action direction requirements.|
|Blood of the Dragon||DRG||54||Increases the potency of Jump to 320 and Spineshatter Dive to 250.|
|Lance Mastery||DRG||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||DRG||1||70||Allows for the strengthening of the gaze of the first brood upon successfully landing Mirage Dive. When the gaze is its strongest (2 units), Geirskogul will grant you the Life of the Dragon status. While under the effect of Life of the Dragon, Geirskogul will change to Nastrond.|
|Jump Mastery||DRG||74||Upgrades Jump to High Jump.|
|Lance Mastery II||DRG||76||Increases the potency of True Thrust to 230, Vorpal Thrust to 130, and Disembowel to 140.|
Grants Draconian Fire if Fang and Claw is executed following Wheeling Thrust, or vice versa.
|Life of the Dragon Mastery||DRG||78||Extends the duration of Life of the Dragon to 30 seconds.|
|Enhanced Coerthan Torment||DRG||82||Grants the effect of Draconian Fire after successfully completing a combo with Coerthan Torment.|
|Enhanced Spineshatter Dive||DRG||84||Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Spineshatter Dive.|
|Lance Mastery III||DRG||86||Upgrades Full Thrust to Heavens' Thrust and Chaos Thrust to Chaotic Spring.|
|Enhanced Life Surge||DRG||88||Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Life Surge.|
|Lance Mastery IV||DRG||90||Increases the potency of Geirskogul to 250 and Nastrond to 350.|
Performing actions in a certain order increases potency and applies combo bonuses.
True Thrust > Vorpal Thrust > Heavens' Thrust > Fang and Claw > Wheeling Thrust: Deals damage to a single target. When you reach level 86, the action Full Thrust is upgraded to Heavens' Thrust, further increasing the combo's damage. Wheeling Thrust grants Draconian Fire, changing True Thrust to Raiden Thrust
True Thrust > Disembowel > Chaotic Spring > Wheeling Thrust > Fang and Claw: Disembowel grants Power Surge, increasing damage dealt by 10% for 30s. Chaotic Spring inflicts a Damage over Time effect for 24s. When you reach level 86, the action Chaos Thrust is upgraded to Chaotic Spring, further increasing the potency of the Damage over Time effect. Fang and Claw grants Draconian Fire, changing True Thrust to Raiden Thrust
Note that while Fang and Claw and Wheeling Thrust have no combo bonuses, in practice they can be though of as such.
Dragon Gauge in PvE
Upon learning the trait Life of the Dragon, you will be able to view the Dragon Gauge, which displays the strength of the first brood's Gaze. Their gaze is strengthened by performing the action Mirage Dive.
When Gierskogul is used at maximum gaze level (two units), Life of the Dragon will activate automatically. This will allow you to execute several powerful actions such as Nastrond and Stardiver (acquired at level 80).
Dragon Gauge in PvP
The first brood's gaze strengthens upon executing certain actions. 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.
- FinalFantasyXIV.com Dragoon on the official website.