Spear Hit Enhancement
With his big shield and giant gun-lance, the Gunlancer comes in with heavy attacks and a slow turtle like playstyle. However this turtle packs a punch especially with
While the Gunlancer might be easy to pick up its not the easiest class to get good at. Your boss-mechanic ignoring abilities are to compensate for your lack of mobility, and with this you can
Skill Points Progression
- At 256 skill points upgrade
Counter Gunlanceto 4 and add Counter Gunlance, Sturdy Armor.
- At 284 skill points upgrade
Leap Attackto 10 and add Leap Attack, Low Shock.
- At 300 skill points upgrade
Counter Gunlanceto 7 and add Counter Gunlance, Weak Point Detection.
- At 328 skill points upgrade
Counter Gunlanceto 10 and add Counter Gunlance, Bombardment Spear.
Bashto stun Elites and buff yourself. Sharp Gunlancefor pulling and applying bleed AoE. Shout of Hatredis a very fast AoE mob clear and debuff tool giving you a decent amount of shield gauge. Hook Chainfor grouping mobs infront of you and applying a damage buff. Leap Attackfor mobility and a bit of damage, its great to engage with and do your basic combo or shield up and do other combos. Guardian's Thunderboltpress this to delete most mobs off your screen. This is the second strongest AoE you have available. Surge Cannonis your strongest hardest hitting charge up AoE, it gives back cooldown on amount of mobs hit up to 15 seconds of it whilst shredding enemies and Elites a like. Counter Gunlancea defensive counter ability to apply heavy damage once upgraded whilst negating incoming damage. Guardian's Protectionis the Awakening skill of choice for its defensive utility and reasonable damage output to make fighting Elites/Bosses easier and faster. Whilst giving you a instant shield regen to 100% it buffs the entire party with Push Immunity and 40% damage negation for its full duration of 10 seconds.
- Engage into groups with
Leap Attackand then use your basic combo.
- The basic combo for mobbing is to pull them with
Sharp Gunlanceinto Shout of Hatred/ Guardian's Thunderbolt. Alternatively you can use Hook Chainto buff yourself up with Shout of Hatred/ Guardian's Thunderboltfor bigger packs.
Bashfor self-buff and stun for Elites, this makes it easier to follow up with your hardest hitting skill Surge Cannon.
- Whenever you have
Defensive Stancefull and available use Surge Cannonfor a stronger AoE clear that shreds Elites as well. Counter Gunlanceis used to negate damage whilst performing a strong counter attack if hit during the counter window, this is especially powerful to ignore Boss mechanics and negate the damage of bigger packs of mobs combined with Elites. Battlefield Shieldcan be used for its utility though generally is not advised to use over Defensive Stance.
- Use your
Guardian's ProtectionAwakening for the first group of Elites and Bosses to help kill them easier as you will get the cooldown back from killing them. If you are more concerned about damage output you can use Lance of Judgmentinstead though be aware that it has no defensive abilities.
Use the stats that are relevant to your Class Engraving(s) and Tier relevant gear.
The runes selected enhance the natural ability of the skills and help soak a bit more damage, use the highest available for the ones selected in the skill planner, this does not have to be perfect but the better they are the easier it makes things.
- Make sure to use your
Defensive Stanceto easily cast your Surge Cannon.
- Always try to buff yourself up with
Bashor Hook Chainat the start of your combos to enhance your damage output.
- Frequently use your
Guardian's Protectionto wipe out the first group of Elites and to ease up the Boss fights as they will return your cooldowns after defeating them.
- Set up
Counter Gunlanceto negate a lot of damage whilst dealing a lot back to the countered foes.
- Stun elites with your
Bashalso lowering targets defenses by -12.0%.
Turtle up and happy slapping!