Pistoleer Deadeye Raid Build Guide

Last Updated: September 28th 2023

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Pistoleer Deadeyes focus solely on their Pistol Skills, as their other weapon skills are locked. Compared to Enhanced Weapon gameplay, Pistoleer gameplay revolves around making use of Pistol skills low cooldowns, allowing consistent Damage Per Second(DPS) throughout an encounter. Furthermore, you're not required to Back Attack for optimal DPS like Enhanced Weapon Deadeyes have to do.

Pistoleer is more convenient and easier to play as there is no weapon swapping and positional damage requirement for dealing damage. Pistoleer makes Deadeyes one of the most agile classes with the ability to deal DPS at any position.

Pistoleer is usually only used during the latter half of Tier 3 where you will have access to proper Gear Sets. This is because Pistoleer Deadeyes focus on high Specialization stat to increase the Crit Damage of your Pistol skills. You will have a much easier time supplementing your low Crit Rate the further you get into Tier 3 as you will be able to achieve multiple Level 3 Engravings like Adrenaline.

The downside of this build is that you will have lower Destruction and Stagger damage for boss encounters.

If you're looking for an agile gunslinging lad with stylish acrobatic movements, you hit the jackpot with Pistoleer Deadeye.

SurvivabilityVery Low
Back AttackBeneficial

Check out the Enhanced Weapon Deadeye for an alternative Deadeye playstyle.

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

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

Raid Skill Build

  • AT02 Grenade applies a party synergy debuff called Weakness Exposure which boosts Crit Rate on a target by 10% for all allies.
  • Enforce Execution is your Counter Attack skill on first hit.
  • Your 4 main damage skills are Meteor Stream, Equilibrium, Quick Shot and Cruel Tracker.
  • Desperado has a lot of hits to help reduce cooldown and allow you to move while attacking at the same time. The skill also provides Push Immunity Superarmor with the roll after the attack.
  • Death Fire has a versatile 1st row Tripod/Skill Tree Nodes that you can choose between fast Attack Speed with Swift Fingers during the Rapid Fire sequence to get some of the cooldown back from all the multi-hits or Tenacity for extra safety with another extra Push Immunity Superarmor or allowing it to dash a short distance with Infiltrate Decimation if you need another extra mobility skill that can also provide decent damage.
  • Clay Bombardment is your preferred Awakening as its startup animation is faster if you aim directly behind you.
Use the Scroll Bar to see the minimum Skill Point allocation

Gameplay & Skill Rotation

Because Pistoleer locks you to only Pistol skills, you don't have to deal with long animation locked Shotgun skills anymore. You also aren't locked into a "chasing the back" gameplay anymore. While some Pistol Skills do benefit from Back Attack, it's not as necessary as your damage now comes from consistent multi-hit skills instead of big burst damage windows.

  1. Dodge boss attacks or reposition with Enforce Execution and Relentless Assault(Spacebar) also able to cancel the animation lock of skills.
  2. Debuff your target with Weakness Exposure from AT02 Grenade.
  3. Deal damage while you have Weakness Exposure applied to the target. Prioritize skills that aren't on cooldown in this order:
    1. Quick Shot
    2. Desperado
    3. Cruel Tracker
    4. Meteor Stream
    5. Equilibrium
    6. Death Fire

Note: If you have Conviction on Desperado and Judgment on Equilibrium, wait for the first rune to activate before consuming it with the second rune. There is a chance that it doesn't activate or is on cooldown (30 seconds), in which case just continue the rotation.

Stats Priority

Tier 1 & 2

It is recommended to invest in a 50/50 Specialization and Crit split for balance in damage. If you insist on using Pistoleer in the early tiers, just be aware that it will not be the most optimal situation for you.

Tier 3

Pistoleer Deadeye aim for Specialization as their main stat. It helps boost Crit Damage of Pistol skills, Then get Crit as their secondary stat from the necklace with a sprinkle of Swiftness from bracelet for some cooldown reduction and slightly comfy-ness from movement speed and attack speed increase.


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 + Swiftness)
Expose Weakness


Basic Effect (Dexterity)
Sawtooth Blade
Weapon Power


Class Engravings provide powerful benefits that can significantly change playstyle. 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

  • Pistoleer is the Engraving that you want to get to Level 3 as soon as possible. It provides the most efficient increase in damage compared to other Engravings.
  • Adrenaline provides an additional source of Crit Rate and Attack Power. It is fairly easy to upkeep since you can spam your Pistol skills.

Add-On Endgame Engravings

  • Precise Dagger* is recommended to help fix low Crit-Rate and is your 3rd priority engraving after Adrenaline since Pistoleer build has severe lack of Crit Rate.
  • Grudge* increases damage done while also increasing damage received. The engraving is a highly effective damage increase without needing specific positioning, making it worthwhile even with the penalty.
  • Cursed Doll* is an easy Attack Power increase at the cost of 25% healing penalty. The healing penalty can be punishing for inexperienced players not familiar with boss mechanics.
  • Raid Captain is also a good alternative engraving to use but requires you to take Quick Pace on Spiral Tracker. This helps to provide the extra movement speed boost to synergize with this engraving. You also require the extra Swiftness from Necklace.

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

Optimal Setups

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


Precise Dagger
Cursed Doll
Ether Predator

Gear Sets

The following are the optimal gear sets for this class.
Check out the Gear Set Guide for more details.

Early Game

250-1100 gearscore
Providence Set

1250-1340 gearscore
Dimensional 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
Hallucination 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 Neo Ekhorn S Alpha 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 recommend parings.

Check the Rune Guide for more details.

Death FireGalewind
AT02 GrenadeBleed
Quick Recharge
Enforce ExecutionQuick Recharge
Meteor StreamGalewind
DesperadoQuick Recharge
Quick ShotQuick Recharge
Cruel TrackerGalewind
  • Galewind should be applied on almost all damage skills when you have enough in the future. This helps to speed up your main damage skill animations.
  • Bleed is used on AT02 Grenade because of it's low cooldown and the ability to upkeep it 24/7.
  • Quick Recharge gives you a chance to reduce the overall cooldown of skills.
  • Purify can be slotted on any skill just for the chance of removing a debuff.
  • Conviction is applied onto Desperado and Judgment is applied onto Equilibrium. Both are multi-hit skills and have a high chance of procing both effects. The buff has an internal cooldown of 30 seconds.

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.

Quick ShotInitiate Shot
Final Light
Cruel TrackerSwift Fingers
Rapid Fire Enhancement
Quick Draw
Meteor StreamWeak Point Detection
Piercing Explosion
Meteor Fall
DesperadoArmor-Piercing Bullet
Style Change
EquilibriumHigh-Speed Shot
Decimation Shot
Vital Point Shot
Death FireKeen Shot
AT02 GrenadeEnhanced Grenade
Internal Ignition
Enforce ExecutionSwift Conviction(Optional)


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 like how to create higher tier Gems.

Attack Gems

Quick Shot
Cruel Tracker
Meteor Stream
Death Fire
AT02 Grenade

Cooldown Gems

Meteor Stream
Quick Shot
Cruel Tracker

Card Sets

Cards are an endgame system for maximizing your character. Below are the recommend sets for this class.

Check 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


  • While Pistoleer Deadeyes do benefit from Back Attacking, they do not need to rely on it as much as Enhanced Weapon Deadeyes do.
  • Pistoleer gameplay is all about the keeping up consistent DPS because of the low cooldowns of your Pistol Skills.
  • Keep up Weakness Exposure debuff for all allies with AT02 Grenade.
  • Focus on Specialization as your priority stat for more damage. You will supplement your low Crit Rate with Adrenaline and Precise Dagger.


Written by Rei
Reviewed by Starlast

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