Time to Hunt Gunslinger Raid Build Guide


Introduction

This Gunslinger build revolves around the Time to Hunt Class Engraving. It removes the Shotgun from her arsenal in exchange for added Crit Rate to all her remaining skills. This allows her to reallocate more points into other Combat Stats.

As a Gunslinger you should try to keep the Crit Debuff up on your target by properly rotating between the skills Equilibrium and Dexterous Shot. This will increase your entire party's damage output.

Compared to the Peacemaker Build, Time to Hunt Gunslinger has less skills for a simplified playstyle. She no longer needs to get closer to use the Shotgun, but the total DPS is lower.

Check out the Peacemaker Gunslinger for an alternative Gunslinger 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 Gunslinger Leveling and 1-50 Leveling guides to reach Level 50.

Long Range ✔
High Mobility✔
High Crit Debuff Uptime ✔

❌ Low Defense
❌ High Skill Cap
❌ Less DPS When Playing Safe


Raid Skill Build

  • Both Eye of Twilight and High-Caliber HE Bullet are usable awakening preferences; the latter does slightly less damage with a faster start-up for hitting agile bosses.
  • The Weakness Exposure Skill Tree on Spiral Tracker and Equilibrium is your party synergy buff.
  • Peacekeeper(1st hit) is your Counter Attack.
  • Swap to your Pistol whenever you need mobility to use Dexterous Shot, Peacekeeper, Quick Step, Somersault Shot, and generic spacebar dodge.
  • Catastrophe is used for Stagger to compensate for not having the Shotgun Stagger skills. It's also used as a main DPS skill as well.
  • Meteor Stream is also used for Stagger Check.
Use the Scroll Bar to see the minimum Skill Point allocation

Gameplay

  1. Debuff the target with Weakness Exposure from either Equilibrium or Spiral Tracker. Rotate between these skills to keep the debuff active.
  2. Self buff with Quick Step.
  3. Switch to the Rifle to use your damage skills:
    1. Target Down
    2. Focused Shot
    3. Perfect Shot
    4. Catastrophe
  4. Swap back to your Pistol to use your filler damage skills:
    1. AT02 Grenade
    2. Bullet Rain
    3. Meteor Stream
  5. Repeat the process from above.

If you are using Conviction rune on Spiral Tracker and Judgment rune on Bullet Rain, wait for the buff to proc before using your damage skills for 15% more cooldown reduction and 100% more mana regen (30 second internal cooldown).


Stats Priority

High Specialization Build: Prioritize Specialization on all accessories and Crit from necklace and one earring or ring piece. The slow Attack Speed can be solved with Poem of Salvation Set and Support's Swamp of Yearning Set 4pcs effect when in a party.

High Swiftness Build: Prioritize Swiftness on all accessories and Specialization only from necklace to optimize Cooldown Reduction. The Specialization helps to increase Rifle and Pistol damage, but you must fix your low Crit Rate with Gear Sets or Engravings.


Engravings

Class Engravings provide powerful benefits that dictate the playstyle of a class. 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

  • Time to Hunt provides increased Crit Rate for Pistol and Rifle but disables Shotgun.
  • Peacemaker (Level 1) provides some Attack Speed for Pistol mobility skills and boosts the damage dealing Rifle skills. This only needs to be Level 1, since additional Levels offer marginal Damage Increase compared to other Level 3 Battle Engravings.

Add-On Endgame Engravings

  • Keen Blunt Weapon* is a good engraving to utilize when you have more than 60-80% Crit Rate.
  • Hit Master is used as most skills do not have positional attack modifiers.
  • Adrenaline increases Crit Rate and is easily stackable with the amount of Gunslinger skills to rotate through.
  • Raid Captain is a good alternative damage increase engraving for high Swiftness build.

Advanced Engravings

Note: The Advanced Engravings are the Best in Slot setup for Tier 3 content. The penalties attached to these can be hard to overcome for new players. Only use the following engravings if you are experienced with the boss fight!

  • Cursed Doll* is 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.
  • 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.

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

Optimal Setups

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

High Specialization Build

Time to Hunt
Peacemaker
Grudge
Hit Master
Keen Blunt Weapon
Cursed Doll

High Swiftness Build

Time to Hunt
Peacemaker
Grudge
Adrenaline
Keen Blunt Weapon
Raid Captain

Gear Sets

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

Notes :

  • If speedrunning your alts, you can skip Abyss Dungeon Gear up to 1370 gearscore by just honing Chaos Dungeon Gear.
  • If you're close to 1445 gearscore and were already doing Valtan/Vykas Normal Mode, you can skip crafting the Legendary Legion Raid Gears.
  • If you have already crafted Relic Gears, hold onto them because once you unlock the Gear Set Conversion feature, you will be able to freely swap between Relic Legion Raid Sets.

"Play at your own pace" Route

Tier 1

340 gearscore
Seraphic Oath Set


460 gearscore
Boisterous Elemental Set

Tier 2

840 gearscore
Marvelous Earth Set


960 gearscore
Unyielding Will Set

Early Tier 3

1302 - 1370 gearscore
Twisted Dimensional Set

Tier 3 Argos Set

1370 - 1415 gearscore
Preordained Diligence Set

Tier 3 Legion Raid Set

1415 - 1444 gearscore
Preordained Diligence Gloves & Shoulders
Demon Beast Strength Weapon, Helmet, Chest & Pants


1445+ gearscore
Poem of Salvation Set
(High Specialization Build)


Nightmare Flower Set
(Can be use regardless of Swiftness or Specialization Build)

Shrieking Hallucination Set
(High Swiftness Build Alternative)

Dominion Fang Set
(If you have 1600+ Swiftness for only 12 seconds downtime with Conviction and Judgment combo when using Awakening)


Runes

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.

SkillsRunes
Catastrophe*Overwhelm
Perfect ShotGalewind
Focused ShotGalewind
Target DownGalewind
Spiral TrackerConviction
Quick Recharge
Quick Step*Rage
Quick Recharge
AT02 GrenadeQuick Recharge
Bleed
Rage
Meteor Stream*Overwhelm
Dexterous Shot*Judgment
Quick Recharge
Rage
Bullet Rain*Judgment
Galewind
  • Quick Step is paired with Rage as it synergize with Life Absorption when the rune buff proc.
  • If the player has Conviction and Judgment, make sure you confirm Conviction buff proc when using Spiral Tracker then use Dexterous Shot or Bullet Rain to proc Judgment buff for the 15% cooldown reduction buff before using other skills.
  • Runes on the Rifle skills can replace with any runes the players have if there is not enough Galewind and Overwhelm runes , as anything would work at that point since nothing synergize with those skills as good as cast speed increase.
  • Use Bleed on AT02 Grenade to have a high bleed uptime.

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.

Bullet RainIn a Tight Spot
Rapid Fire
Flame Shot
AT02 Grenade*Enhanced Grenade
Internal Ignition
Perfect ShotKill Confirmation
Enhanced Shot
Focused ShotDouble Tap
Final Strike
Quick StepLife Absorption
CatastropheCutthroat
Target DownLarge Magazine
Steady Aim
Spiral Tracker*Quick Pace (Optional)
Dexterous ShotExcellent Mobility
Meteor StreamWeak Point Detection
Piercing Explosion
Meteor Fall
Equilibrium*Decimation Shot
Burn Effect

(*) Optional skill choices.


Gems

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

Focused Shot
Target Down
Perfect Shot
Catastrophe
Bullet Rain
Meteor Stream
AT02 Grenade

Cooldown Gems

Focused Shot
Target Down
Perfect Shot
Catastrophe


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

Optimal Damage Card Set


Summary

  • Swap back to Pistol for mobility and debuffs.
  • Catastrophe and Meteor Stream is your quick Stagger skills.
  • Peacekeeper is the only the Counter Attack skill in this build, so make sure you save it if anticipating the boss mechanic.
  • Time to Hunt removes the Shotgun from her arsenal in exchange for added Crit Rate to all her remaining skills.
  • Buff yourself with Quick Step before using your main damage skills.

Credits

Written by Rei
Reviewed by Lexyu


Changelog

Jun 18th 2022
Adjusted Gearsets section to include Vykas parts. Adjusted Stats Priority options. Adjusted Optimal Engravings setups.

May 18th 2022
Updated Gear Set section to include Valtan sets. Adjusted Skill Build.