Gravity Training Destroyer Raid Build Guide

Last Updated: September 28th 2023

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If someone were to define Destroyer's playstyle in as few words as possible, they would describe it with "slow", "tanky" and "burst".

To deal massive damage, Destroyers generate Cores using Concentration Skills like Heavy Crush. They then spend these cores by using Gravity Release Skills like Perfect Swing, dealing extra damage based on the number of cores consumed. Gravity Training Destroyers gets into Hypergravity state very often to deal tremendous amount damage.

Virtually all Destroyer skills have Paralysis or Push Immunity. Gravity Release Skills also generate a massive shield when used, preventing damage if timed during Boss patterns. If that wasn't enough, Endure Pain reduces all incoming damage by up to 90%, acting as your God Mode skill in emergencies.

Destroyers also have access to Defense Reduction debuffs from their skills for team synergy. Furthermore, they become one of the only two classes with Taunt.

Have you ever seen the true face of god? With Gravity Training Destroyer you'll get to be in god mode almost permanently with Hypergravity to tank through most damage (aside from wipe mechanics of course).

MobilityVery Low
SurvivabilityVery High
Front AttackMandatory

Check out the Rage Hammer Destroyer Build Guide for an alternative Destroyer playstyle.

This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 50 before transitioning to it. Check out the Destroyer Leveling and 1-50 Leveling guides to reach Level 50.

Check out the Guardian Raids and Abyssal Dungeons guides for an introduction to their content.

Raid Skill Build

  • Terra Break is the best Awakening choice here since it can charges your Gravity Meter to 100% when used. This synergizes well with Gravity Training Destroyer gameplay, as you will want to get into Hypergravity mode as soon as possible to start hammering away. Be aware that this skill locks you in a long animation.
  • Spacebar is an important tool for canceling your animation recovery after using a skill. But this sacrifices your mobility option.
  • Heavy Crush is your low cooldown Core generator skill.
  • Power Strike is your quick defense reduction debuff skill and also a Counter skill.
  • Dreadnaught is used as your Counter property, but can also act as a defensive button to tank through attacks with Tenacity and Toughened Body.
Use the Scroll Bar to see the minimum Skill Point allocation
  • Endure Pain is used for setting up your main burst skills, Perfect Swing and Hypergravity. You can also you this as your defensive button to tank through attacks. This is important as Destroyer lacks mobility, however, he makes up for this with the ability to tank through attacks. This also acts as your taunt skill, so be careful of accidentally taunting the target toward your raid members. This skill will not save you from wipe mechanics!
  • Earth Eater is your main Stagger Check skill as it can deal a massive amount of stagger damage alone.
  • Earth Eater and Earth Wave are skills that you can put Gravity Charge on to help generate enough Gravity Meter in 1 rotation. The Specialization Stats breakpoints to adjust the skill tree between them will be shown below in the Gear Skill Tree section.


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  • Jumping Smash is a gap closer and also applies Armor Destruction.
  • Power Shoulder is an alternative choice for a gap closer with faster animation.
  • Endure Pain skill tree can be messed around with any of them up to your preference with Anti-Gravity if the boss can't be taunted or use Healthy Mentality for longer duration but with lower damage reduction.
  • Full Swing can be swapped for Earth Wave. Your preference since both of them serve the same purpose of being a fast casting skill that does decent Stagger Check and provides the same amount of Gravity Meter
  • Earth Eater can also be replaced with either Full Swing or Earth Wave for quick animation Gravity Gauge generators but you sacrifice a massive Stagger Check skill that also allows you to Push immunity Superarmor.

Gameplay & Skill Rotation

Destroyer gameplay revolves around generating 3 Cores with Concentration skills to enhance Gravity Release skills. Gravity Release skills deal the most damage when consuming 3 Cores. When using your spenders, you have to be extremely cautious with positioning and knowledgeable of boss mechanics. Since using your spenders will give you a massive shield, you'll need to be able to judge whether you can tank damage.

The Basic Rotation:

  1. Jumping Smash* > Heavy Crush > Perfect Swing
  2. Dreadnaught** > Heavy Crush > Earth Wave***
  3. Jumping Smash* > Heavy Crush > Earth Eater***
  4. Dreadnaught** > Heavy Crush > Seismic Hammer
  5. Hypergravity

(*) You can replace this skill with Power Strike.
(**) You can replace this skill with Power Shoulder.
(***) If you have, replace this skill with Full Swing.

Reminder that if you need to cancel any skills recovery animations, you can do it with Spacebar.

Example: After using Seismic Hammer, cancels the recovery animation as soon as you touch the ground with Spacebar then Endure Pain to regain 3 Cores and continue with Perfect Swing or instantly enter Hypergravity if you have not used it yet for quick burst rotation.

Hypergravity needs 3 basic attacks to ramp up to its maximum speed, so make sure you are positioned well to not need to reset the ramp up, you can also tap movement click and basic attack key back-to-back to move slightly forward each attack during the basic attack chain.

Stagger Check Priority:

  1. Earth Eater
  2. Earth Wave
  3. Full Swing
  4. Seismic Hammer

Note: Destroyer has a lot of skills with Mid-High Stagger Check but you have you judge carefully when to use them. For example, Hypergravity only does decent Stagger Check if you are able to basic attack more than 20 times and used Vortex Gravity but that is the full 10 second duration of Hypergravity, hence it's not worth using Hypergravity to Stagger Check but hold onto it until the boss is staggered then use it to deal massive damage on the boss.

Stats Priority

Gravity Training Destroyers focus on Specialization to increase their basic attack damage during Hyper Gravity mode and also help increase the damage of Gravity Release skills.

  • Standard Build: All accessories should have Specialization with Crit coming from your necklace.


Bracelets provide beneficial effects to yourself or to your party members depending on the rolls.

Note: Bracelets should not be your top priority to optimize since it'll be much more efficient to optimize your other gear first. Bracelets are costly! So slowly build towards a Main Stat and a Sub Stat. Anything else is extra!

Check out the Bracelet Guide for more details.
Possible Special Effects to Roll:


Combat Stats (Specialization + Crit)


Basic Effect (Strength)
Sawtooth Blade
Weapon Power
Expose Weakness


Class Engravings provide powerful benefits that can significantly change play style. Battle Engravings are generally used to increase damage. Below are the recommended Engravings for this build.

Check out the Engraving Guide for more details.

Starter Engravings

  • Gravity Training increases Gravity Meter regeneration and increases basic attack damage and Crit Rate during Hypergravity.
  • Barricade is an excellent engraving for Destroyer since they gain shields from using Gravity Release skills when consuming Cores.

Add-On Endgame Engravings

  • Master Brawler can be taken since the majority of Destroyer skills have Head Attack modifiers.
  • Spirit Absorption increases Attack Speed and Movement Speed by a significant amount at Level 3. This helps you to position and cast quicker.
  • Grudge* increases damage done to bosses while also increasing damage received from bosses. The engraving is a highly effective damage increase that does not require specific positioning, making it worthwhile even with the penalty.
  • Cursed Doll* provides a significant Attack Power increase at the cost of 25% healing penalty. The healing penalty can be punishing for inexperienced players not familiar with boss mechanics.

(*) These Engravings should only be used at Engraving Level 3.

Optimal Setups

Engravings are listed in order of priority from left to right.


Gravity Training
Master Brawler
Spirit Absorption
Cursed Doll
Ether Predator

Gear Sets

These are the specific gear sets for each tier.
Check out the Gear Set Guide for more details.

Early Game

250-1100 gearscore
Providence Set

1250-1340 gearscore
Dimensional Battle Set

Early Tier 3

1340 -1414 gearscore
Erupting Waves Set

Piercing Gaze Set

Craft any combination of the legendary gear sets listed above and try to push to 1415 as soon as possible.

Tier 3 Legion Raid Set

1415-1490-1580+ gearscore
Entropy Set

The name of your set will change with every higher tier gearset you acquire, but the set effect will remain the same. Look for the keyword of your set when recrafting it so you don't easily get lost.(e.g Entropy, Hallucination etc)

Sidereal Weapon

Recommended Sidereal Unity Effects for your Seraphic Land of Despair are Thirain and Balthorr.

Check out the Sidereal Weapon Guide for more details.


Runes enhance Skills with extra bonuses. All Rune drops are account bound and have limited availability, so placement of Runes on the correct Skills is important. Below are the recommended pairings.
Check the Rune Guide for more details.

Heavy CrushQuick Recharge
Jumping Smash*Overwhelm
Endure PainFocus
Earth Eater*Overwhelm
Full Swing*Galewind
Earth Wave*Galewind
Perfect SwingGalewind
Seismic HammerGalewind
Power Strike*Rage
Power Shoulder*Rage
  • Rage is best used with a Core generator skill (e.g. Power Shoulder) so it can increase the speed of your main damage skills.
  • Galewind is ideal for speeding up your highest damage dealing skills.
  • Quick Recharge is used for skills closer to the end of your rotation for higher efficiency.
  • Overwhelm is used to further improve the Stagger we apply, it is exceptionally effective when paired with Earth Eater.
  • Focus reduces mana cost of skills.
  • Bleed is a good filler rune to use on low cooldown skills.
  • Protection is paired with Dreadnaught to allow you to soak some damage while Superarmoring through attacks. This also allows some safety measures when trying to Counter.
  • Purify is best used on a low cooldown skill during specific boss encounters that will benefit from cleansing debuffs/dots effects.

(*) Optional skill choices.

Gear Skill Tree

While Gems add benefits to skills, you can also increase the effects of Skill Tree themselves. Skill Tree levels go up to 5 and each level can increase the damage, cooldown reduction or buff that they provide.

For more information on how to add equipment Skill Tree and how to get them, please visit our Skill Tree System Guide.

Full Swing*Agile Movement or Quick Prep
Scary Hammer or Gravity Charge
Beast's Eye
Perfect SwingWeak Point Detection
Absolute Strength
Hour of Slaughter
Seismic HammerEnhanced Strike
Absolute Strength
Starving Strength
Earth Eater*Gravity Charge(Optional)
Enhanced Strike
Earthen Rage
Earth Wave*Weak Point Detection or Gravity Charge
Absolute Strength or Quick Prep
Reckless Blow
DreadnaughtToughened Body
Enhanced Strike
Violent Hammer
Jumping Smash*Superior Change
Endure PainAnti-Gravity(Optional)
Healthy Mentality(Optional)
Power Strike*Agile Movement
Elaborate Hit(Optional)
Power Shoulder*Objective Complete

(*) Optional skill choices.

Specialization Breakpoints for Gravity Charge.


Gems grant bonus damage and cooldown reduction to specific skills. You can only equip 11 of these Gems at a time so it is recommended that you prioritize the Gems for your most important skills.

Please visit our Gem System Guide for more information on how to create higher tier Gems.

Attack Gems

Perfect Swing
Seismic Hammer

Earth Eater*
Full Swing*
Earth Wave*

Cooldown Gems

Endure Pain
Perfect Swing
Seismic Hammer
Power Strike*

Earth Eater*
Full Swing*(Don't have to get gem if you have high level Quick Prep)
Earth Wave*(Don't have to get gem if you have high level Quick Prep)

Jumping Smash*
Power Shoulder*

(*) Optional gem choices.

Card Sets

Cards are an endgame system for maximizing your character. Below are the recommended sets for this class.
Check out the Card Guide for more details on how to obtain them.

Budget Card Set

Budget Card Set 2

This card set does not replace Light of Salvation set or Kazero's Legion Commanders set, but it can be use if you're new to the game and has set to get your Light of Salvation/Kazero's Legion Commanders set +18 or +30 yet.

Optimal Damage Card Set


  • Destroyer has high survivability in exchange for slow attack animations and low mobility.
  • Concentration Skills generate Cores while Gravity Release skills consume Cores to increase their damage and grant massive personal shield.
  • Gravity Training Build focuses on generating Gravity Meter as much as possible. Non-charging skill tree nodes are taken instead. Instead of Crit, high Specialization is prioritized to increase the damage of Hypergravity's basic attacks.
  • Even though Endure Pain and Hypergravity's are your God Mode buttons. It can't be used to ignore 1 shot mechanics.


Written by Rei
Reviewed by Starlast

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