The Hrothgar of northern Ilsabard have passed the art of the gunblade from one generation to the next. The weapon itself combines a sword with a firing mechanism, emitting a range of magical effects by utilizing aetherically imbued cartridges. Originally employed by Queen Gunnhildr's personal guard, they were once known as "Gunnhildr's Blades" and differ greatly from the similarly named weapons used in the Garlean Empire.
- Prerequisite: The player must have purchased the Shadowbringers expansion and be level 60 or higher Disciple of War or Magic
- Quest: Speak to an NPC Gods' Quiver bow in New Gridania (X:11.5 Y:11.9) to obtain the quest The Makings of a Gunbreaker.
- Blacksmith — Gunblades.
- Armorer — Plate armor.
- Goldsmith — Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
|The Makings of a Gunbreaker||60||Gods' Quiver Bow|
|For Better or Worse||63||Radovan|
|Confessions of a Flaming Mongrel||65||Radovan|
|Of Defectors and Defenders||68||Radovan|
|Steel against Steel||70||Sophie||Continuation|
|Gunblades of the Patriots||80||Radovan|
|Keen Edge||GNB||1||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with potency of 200.|
|No Mercy||GNB||2||Ability||Instant||60s||Increases damage dealt by 20%.|
|Brutal Shell||GNB||4||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Camouflage||GNB||6||Ability||Instant||90s||Increases parry rate by 50% while reducing damage taken by 10%.|
|Demon Slice||GNB||10||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies.|
|Royal Guard||GNB||10||Ability||Instant||10s|| Significantly increases enmity generation.|
Effect ends upon reuse.
|Lightning Shot||GNB||15||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 150.|
|Danger Zone||GNB||18||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers at attack with a potency of 350.|
|Solid Barrel||GNB||26||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Deilvers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Burst Strike||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.|
|Nebula||GNB||38||Ability||Instant||120s||Reduces damage taken by 30%.|
|Demon Slaughter||GNB||40||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Deliver an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.|
|Aurora||GNB||45||Ability||Instant||60s||Grants healing over time effect to target.|
|Superbolide||GNB||50||Ability||Instant||360s||Reduces HP to 1 and renders you impervious to most attacks.|
|Sonic Break||GNB||54||Weaponskill||Instant||60s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.|
|Rough Divide||GNB||56||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 200.|
|Gnashing Fang||GNB||60||Weaponskill||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 450.|
|Savage Claw||GNB||60||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 550.|
|Wicked Talon||GNB||60||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 650.|
|Bow Shock||GNB||62||Ability||Instant||60s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.|
|Heart of Light||GNB||64||Ability||Instant||90s||Reduces magic damage taken by self and nearby party members by 10%.|
|Heart of Stone||GNB||68||Ability||Instant||25s||Reduces damage taken by a party member or self by 15%.|
|Continuation||GNB||1||70||Ability||Instant||1s||Allows the firing of successive rounds with your gunblade.|
|Jugular Rip||GNB||70||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 260.|
|Abdomen Tear||GNB||70||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 280.|
|Eye Gouge||GNB||70||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.|
|Fated Circle||GNB||72||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 320 to all nearby enemies.|
|Bloodfest||GNB||76||Ability||Instant||90s||Draws aetheric energy from target, adding 2 Cartridges to your Powder Gauge.|
|Blasting Zone||GNB||80||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 800.|
|Rampart||Tank||8||Ability||Instant||90s||Reduces damage taken by 20%.|
|Low Blow||Tank||12||Ability||Instant||25s||Stuns target.|
|Provoke||Tank||15||Ability||Instant||30s||Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list while gaining additional enmity.|
|Interject||Tank||18||Ability||Instant||30s||Interrupts the use of a target's action.|
|Reprisal||Tank||22||Ability||Instant||60s||Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%.|
|Arm's Length|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|32||Ability||Instant||120s||Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.|
|Shirk||Tank||48||Ability||Instant||120s||Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.|
|Tank Mastery|| GLA
|1||Reduces damage taken by 20%. Furthermore, grants a bonus to maximum HP is granted based on your vitality attribute, and a bonus to damage dealt based on your strength attribute.|
|Cartridge Charge||GNB||30|| Stores a Cartridge in your Powder Gauge after successfully completing a combo with Solid Barrel.|
Maximum Cartridges: 2
|Enhanced Brutal Shell||GNB||52||Grants the effect of Brutal Shell after successfully completing a combo with Brutal Shell|
|Danger Zone Mastery||GNB||80||Upgrades Danger Zone to Blasting Zone|
Powder Gauge in PvE
Upon learning the action Royal Guard, a symbol will appear on the screen indicating when it is in effect. Royal Guard increases enmity gained from using other actions.
The Powder Gauge displays the number of cartridges in your gunblade, which are acquired by using combo actions such as Solid Barrel and Demon Slaughter (acquired at level 40). Cartridges can then be used to execute several actions such as Burst Strike (acquired at level 30) and Gnashing Fang (acquired at level 60).
Royal Guard (Active)
- The gauge cannot be displayed in simple mode until learning the trait Cartridge Charge at level 30.
Powder Gauge in PvP
- FinalFantasyXIV.com Gunbreaker on the official website.