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Dancer Physical Ranged DPS

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.

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All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 90.
For further details on changes to actions and traits, please refer to the patch notes.

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Cascade

Lv. 1

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
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

Lv. 2

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
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

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 0y
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

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Begin dancing, granting yourself Standard Step.
Duration: 15s
Action changes to Standard Finish while dancing.
Only Standard Finish, En Avant, step actions, role actions, Sprint, and Limit Break can be performed while dancing.
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

Standard Finish

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 1.5s - 0y
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
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Reverse Cascade

Lv. 20

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
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

Lv. 25

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 0y
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

Lv. 30

Ability Instant 1s - 25y
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

Lv. 35

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 0y
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

Lv. 40

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
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

Lv. 45

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 0y
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

Lv. 50

Ability Instant 1s - 0y
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

Lv. 50

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Quickly dash 10 yalms forward.
Maximum Charges: 3
Cannot be executed while bound.

Curing Waltz

Lv. 52

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
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

Lv. 56

Ability Instant 90s - 0y
20y
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

Lv. 60

Ability Instant 30s - 30y
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

Lv. 60

Ability Instant 1s - 0y
0y
Ends dance with your partner.

Devilment

Lv. 62

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
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
Additional Effect: Grants Flourishing Starfall
Duration: 20s

Fan Dance III

Lv. 66

Ability Instant 1s - 25y
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
Job Quest

Lv. 70

Weaponskill Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Begin dancing, granting yourself Technical Step.
Duration: 15s
Action changes to Technical Finish while dancing.
Only Technical Finish, En Avant, step actions, role actions, Sprint, and Limit Break can be performed while dancing.
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

Technical Finish

Lv. 70

Weaponskill Instant 1.5s - 0y
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
Damage bonus of Technical Finish varies with number of successful steps.
1 Step: 1%
2 Steps: 2%
3 Steps: 3%
4 Steps: 5%
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Grants Flourishing Finish
Duration: 30s
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

※Action changes to Tillana upon execution.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Flourish

Lv. 72

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
0y
Grants you the effects of Flourishing Symmetry, Flourishing Flow, Threefold Fan Dance, and Fourfold Fan Dance.
Duration: 30s
Can only be executed while in combat.

Saber Dance

Lv. 76

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
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

Lv. 80

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
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

Lv. 80

Ability Instant 1.5s - 0y
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

Lv. 82

Weaponskill Instant 1.5s - 0y
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.
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Fan Dance IV

Lv. 86

Ability Instant 1s - 15y
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

Lv. 90

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
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.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Flourishing Starfall.

Step Actions

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Emboite

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 1s - 0y
0y
Perform an emboite.
When performed together with other step actions, in sequence, the potency of Standard Finish and Technical Finish is increased.
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Entrechat

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 1s - 0y
0y
Perform an entrechat.
When performed together with other step actions, in sequence, the potency of Standard Finish and Technical Finish is increased.
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Jete

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 1s - 0y
0y
Perform a jete.
When performed together with other step actions, in sequence, the potency of Standard Finish and Technical Finish is increased.
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Pirouette

Lv. 15

Weaponskill Instant 1s - 0y
0y
Perform a pirouette.
When performed together with other step actions, in sequence, the potency of Standard Finish and Technical Finish is increased.
Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

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

Leg Graze

Lv. 6

Ability Instant 30s - 25y
0y
Afflicts target with Heavy +40%.
Duration: 10s

Second Wind

Lv. 8

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

Foot Graze

Lv. 10

Ability Instant 30s - 25y
0y
Binds target.
Duration: 10s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Target unbound if damage taken.

Peloton

Lv. 20

Ability Instant 5s - 0y
20y
Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members.
Duration: 30s
Effect ends when enmity is generated. Has no effect in battle.

Head Graze

Lv. 24

Ability Instant 30s - 25y
0y
Interrupts the use of a target's action.

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

Trait

Traits

Acquired

Effect

Fourfold Fantasy

Lv. 30

Grants a Fourfold Feather upon landing certain actions.
Maximum Stacks: 4

Increased Action Damage

Lv. 50

Increases base action damage by 10%.

Increased Action Damage II

Lv. 60

Increases base action damage by 20%.

Enhanced En Avant

Lv. 68

Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of En Avant.
Maximum Charges: 2

Esprit

Lv. 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 successfully land a weaponskill or cast a spell, has a chance of increasing Esprit Gauge by 10.
Chance of triggering party member effect differs according to job.

Enhanced En Avant II

Lv. 78

Allows a third charge of En Avant.

Enhanced Technical Finish

Lv. 82

Grants Flourishing Finish after executing Technical Finish.
Duration: 30s
Technical Finish becomes Tillana while under this effect.

Enhanced Esprit

Lv. 84

Increases Esprit Gauge by 10 upon successfully landing Reverse Cascade, Fountainfall, Rising Windmill, or Bloodshower.

Enhanced Flourish

Lv. 86

Grants Fourfold Fan Dance upon executing Flourish.
Duration: 30s

Enhanced Shield Samba

Lv. 88

Reduces Shield Samba recast time to 90 seconds.

Enhanced Devilment

Lv. 90

Grants Flourishing Starfall upon executing Devilment.
Duration: 20s

Combos

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

Combo Sequence

Effect

Cascade

Fountain

A single target combo.

Reverse Cascade

Fountainfall

Rising Windmill

Bloodshower

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.

Windmill

Bladeshower

Hits multiple enemies.

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.

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.

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).

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 execute a weaponskill or cast a spell, your Esprit Gauge will increase. It can then be consumed by the weaponskill Saber Dance.

Simple Mode

Step Gauge

Standard Step

Technical Step

Fourfold Feathers

Fourfold Feathers and Esprit Gauge

All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 90.
For further details on changes to actions and traits, please refer to the patch notes.

Last Update: -

All PvP job actions have been updated for Patch 6.1.
For further details on changes to actions and traits implemented in Patch 6.11/6.11a/6.15/6.18, please refer to the patch notes.

Actions

Job Actions

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Cascade

Weaponskill Instant 2.2s - 15y
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

Weaponskill Instant 2.2s - 15y
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

Weaponskill Instant 20s - 25y
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

Weaponskill Instant 20s - 0y
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 20% 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

Ability Instant 20s - 15y
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

Ability Instant 20s - 0y
3y
Restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members.
Cure Potency: 8,000
Additional Effect: Party member designated as your Dance Partner will also heal self and nearby party members

En Avant

Ability Instant 10s - 0y
0y
Quickly dash 10 yalms forward.
Additional Effect: Grants En Avant
Duration: 10s
Maximum Charges: 4
Cannot be executed while bound.

Closed Position

Ability Instant 1s - 30y
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

Weaponskill Instant 2.2s - 15y
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

Weaponskill Instant 2.2s - 15y
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

Weaponskill Instant 2.2s - 15y
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

Weaponskill Instant 2.2s - 0y
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: 1,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 1,000 potency
1 Stack: 2,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 2,000 potency
2 Stacks: 3,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 3,000 potency
3 Stacks: 4,000 attack potency, and barrier equivalent to a heal of 4,000 potency
4 Stacks: 5,000 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

The limit break gauge can be filled through combating enemies and completing other objectives, dependent on the PvP duty. Your limit break will become available upon filling the gauge.

Action Name

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Contradance

Instant 10s - 0y
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.

Common Actions

These actions are shared by all jobs.

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

MP Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Standard-issue Elixir

Ability 4.5s 5s - 0y
0y
Restores your HP and MP to maximum.
Casting will be interrupted when damage is taken.

Recuperate

Ability Instant 1s 2500 MP 0y
0y
Restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 15,000

Purify

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
0y
Removes Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, and Deep Freeze.
Grants Resilience upon successfully removing one of the aforementioned effects.
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

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
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

Ability Instant 1.5s - 0y
0y
Increases movement speed.
Effect ends upon reuse or execution of another action.

All PvP job actions have been updated for Patch 6.1.
For further details on changes to actions and traits implemented in Patch 6.11/6.11a/6.15/6.18, please refer to the patch notes.