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 Gods' Quiver Bow in New Gridania (X:11.5 Y:11.9) to obtain the quest The Makings of a Gunbreaker.
- Blacksmith — Gunblades.
- Armorer — Fending armor.
- Goldsmith — Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
|Keen Edge||GNB||1||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with potency of 170.|
|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 130.|
|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 100 to all nearby enemies.|
|Royal Guard||GNB||10||Ability||Instant||3s||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 250.|
|Solid Barrel||GNB||26||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Deilvers an attack with a potency of 140.|
|Burst Strike||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 380.|
|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 Regen 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 150.|
|Gnashing Fang||GNB||60||Weaponskill||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 380.|
|Savage Claw||GNB||60||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 460.|
|Wicked Talon||GNB||60||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 540.|
|Bow Shock||GNB||62||Ability||Instant||60s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 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 200.|
|Abdomen Tear||GNB||70||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 240.|
|Eye Gouge||GNB||70||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 280.|
|Fated Circle||GNB||72||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 300 to all nearby enemies.|
|Bloodfest||GNB||76||Ability||Instant||120s||Draws aetheric energy from target, adding 3 Cartridges to your Powder Gauge.|
|Blasting Zone||GNB||80||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 720.|
|Heart of Corundum||GNB||82||Ability||Instant||25s||Reduces damage taken by a party member or self by 15%.|
|Hypervelocity||GNB||86||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.|
|Double Down||GNB||90||Weaponskill||Instant||60s||Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 1,200 for the first enemy, and 15% less for all remaining enemies.|
|Keen Edge (PvP)||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.|
|Brutal Shell (PvP)||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 4000|
|Solid Barrel (PvP)||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 5000.|
|Gnashing Fang (PvP)||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||15s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 5000.|
|Double Down (PvP)||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||20s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 12,000 to all nearby enemies.|
|Continuation (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||1s||Allows the firing of successive rounds with your gunblade.|
|Rough Divide (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||15s||Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 2000.|
|Draw and Junction (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||30s||Grants self a beneficial effect based on the selected target.|
|Junctioned Cast (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||20s||Executes an action depending on your current junction.|
|Burst Strike (PvP)||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 7000.|
|Savage Claw (PvP)||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 6000.|
|Wicked Talon (PvP)||GNB||30||Weaponskill||Instant||2.4s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 7000.|
|Hypervelocity (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 3000.|
|Jugular Rip (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 1000.|
|Abdomen Tear (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 2000.|
|Eye Gouge (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 3000.|
|Nebula (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||20s||Reduces damage taken by 20% and delivers an attack with a potency of 3000 every time you suffer damage.|
|Blasting Zone (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||20s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000.|
|Aurora (PvP)||GNB||30||Ability||Instant||20s||Restores target's HP.|
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.|
Limit Break (PvP)
|Relentless Rush (PvP)||GNB||30||Limit Break||Instant||10s||Unleashes a flurry of blade strikes on nearby enemies, dealing damage over time with a potency of 4,000 and reducing damage taken by 25% until affect expires.|
|Terminal Trigger (PvP)||GNB||30||Limit Break||Instant||1s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 12,000 to all nearby enemies.|
|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|
|Heart of Stone Mastery||GNB||82||Upgrades Heart of Stone to Heart of Corundum.|
|Enhanced Aurora||GNB||84||Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Aurora.|
|Melee Mastery||GNB||84||Increases the potency of Keen Edge to 170, Brutal Shell to 120, and Solid Barrel to 120.|
|Enhanced Continuation||GNB||86||Become Ready to Blast after executing Burst Strike.|
|Cartridge Charge II||GNB||88||Increases Powder Gauge capacity to 3 Cartridges.|
Performing actions in a certain order increases potency and applies combo bonuses.
=> => => => => = Expends a cartridge to deal high damage. Upon learning the job quest action Continuation, additional actions can be used with this combo.
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.
- FinalFantasyXIV.com Gunbreaker on the official website.