Combining mobility and light weaponry, a pistoleer is a mid-range combatant capable of carrying an off-hand blade, or focusing on withering small arms fire.
- 1 Skills
- 2 Talents
Skills[edit | edit source]
As a character advances in the Pistoleer Job, he or she gains the following Skill points at each Rank.
Ranks 1 to 11[edit | edit source]
Ranks 12 to 22[edit | edit source]
Ranks 22 to 32[edit | edit source]
Talents[edit | edit source]
Each Job provides a series of Talents representing the special abilities granted by this specific training. As a Character progresses through Job Ranks, more and more Talents become available.
Close-Range BarrageWeapon's Initiative
In crew combat, Crippling Pistol Attack with +25% Ranged Damage; successful hit causes -25% Melee Accuracy, -25% All Damage, -10% Critical Chance for 3 Turns
Pinning ShotWeapon's Initiative
In crew combat, Crippling Pistol Attack; successful hit Pins Target and causes -20% Parry, -20% Dodge, -10% Armor for 2 Turns
Raining SteelOn Initiative
When making Initiative Roll in Crew Combat, Buff yourself with +3 Initiative, +15% Ranged Damage, +15% Critical for 3 Turns
Fading ShotWeapon's Initiative
In crew combat, Pistol Attack, retreats 1 slot. Successful attack Buffs yourself with +25% Ranged Accuracy, +20% Armor for 3 Turns
Aimed Focus6 Initiative
In crew combat, Buff yourself with +25% Ranged Accuracy, +25% All Damage, +10% Critical for 3 Turns, Restores (10 + 0 Evasion) Morale
Tricky Gunplay2X Weapon's Initiative
In crew combat, Crippling Pistol Attack causes -6 Initiative, +6 Bleeding, -20% Deflection for 2 Turns
Dueler's Stance6 Initiative
In crew combat, Removes all Debuffs; Buff yourself with +20% Deflection, +25% Parry, +25% Dodge, +50% To Resist Debuffs for 3 Turns
Terrifying AccuracyWeapon's Initiative
In crew combat, Crippling Pistol Attack and causes +14 Bleeding, -25% Dodge for 3 Turns and removes all Buffs from target
Advancing FrontWeapon's Initiative
In crew combat, Pistol Attack with +10% Ranged Damage, +20% Armor Piercing, +35% Critical, advances 1 slot
Rapid Fire2X Weapon's Initiative
In crew combat, Crippling Pistol Attack hits 2 targets causes +16 Bleeding, -10% Deflection for 2 Turns
Talent Strategy[edit | edit source]
Close-Range Barrage[edit | edit source]
This talent is a serious option for front-line Pistoleers. It helps them shut down enemy blade users to make up for their own weak defenses against blades. If you aren't planning on having a Pistoleer in the first position, you probably don't need this talent. Coupled with other debuffing talents from other jobs, this talent can shut down enemy offense enough to make a front-line pistoleer a viable option. The bonus damage is significant if you're equipping stronger pistols, making this a good go-to replacement for your basic attack so long as you're in position and are ok targeting one of the front two positions.
Pinning Shot[edit | edit source]
This is a useful talent you can select immediately with a new recruit. It has a handy debuff but importantly doesn't force you to change positions or limit you to firing from position 1. More advanced tactics will actually make use of the pinning effect.
Raining Steel[edit | edit source]
This is an alternative for a first talent to pick that won't force you out of firing position by using it. It competes with other on init talents. The initiative bonus will only be applied the round AFTER you acquire the buff.
Fading Shot[edit | edit source]
Fading Shot is an incredibly powerful talent, espeically if you have heavy armor equipped. The problem is that initially the Pistoleer has no options to move forward without wasting a lot of initiative. Thus, this talent is best acquired once you have Advancing Front learned.
Aimed Focus[edit | edit source]
This talent gives a mighty offensive buff for a small initiative cost. It also restores some morale if it happens to not be full. The tradeoff here is that lighter pistols' attacks cost the same amount of initiative as this talent. So you're trading an attack for a buff. If you are using heavier pistols, this suddenly becomes an extremely powerful option.
Tricky Gunplay[edit | edit source]
This talent is as tricky, much like it states! Due to its high initiative cost, it is best used when using it would push your initiative to a negative value not lower than -9 so you don't waste your entire turn and you don't hit an initiative penalty the next turn. The ideal use of this talent is in robbing a foe of their turn such as when they have between 1 and 6 initiative. The bleeding is almost negligible but the deflection penalty can be useful.
Dueler's Stance[edit | edit source]
This is the defensive counterpart to Aimed Focus. It clears debuffs and gives a slew of defensive buffs. This is a useful talent to use on a hybrid Combat Medic/Pistoleer that is likely to be targeted by the enemy.
Terrifying Accuracy[edit | edit source]
This talent is useful for any kind of damage-over-time build. It is also helpful as it allows an attack from the front two positions and doesn't cause you to retreat or advance. The dodge penalty is no joke if you have a ranged attacker in your group with low accuracy. This is also a valuable talent for removing enemy buffs, which matters more if you aren't using another job with buff-removal talents.
Advancing Front[edit | edit source]
This is an excellent talent to use if you already have Fading Shot to permit mobility in both directions. The offensive bonuses of this attack are pretty massive so being able to use it repeatedly in a crew combat can be intensely powerful. Alternatively, this is a useful talent for a front-line pistoleer to get back into position after being knocked back while still putting out reliable damage.
Rapid Fire[edit | edit source]
This talent is best used like the Soldiers Full Auto talent -- a way to finish off two weakened foes at the end of a combat round. The high initiative cost makes leading with this attack a sub-optimal choice, despite the considerable damage-over-time element. However, the bleeding can sometimes finish off foes the base damage fails to before the next round begins. The deflection penalty isn't large enough to be considered a primary motivation for using this talent but it certainly doesn't weaken it.
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