Here’s quick guide about Physical Ranged DPS Role Actions! Shadowbringers has brought yet another update to the Role Actions system (previously the cross-class skills system). This time around, we no longer have to choose – and have access to all Role Actions!
(As a note, people informally refer to these classes as “Ranged”)
|6||Leg Graze||Afflicts target with Heavy +40% for 10s.||Instant||30||10|
|8||Second Wind||Restore own HP, scales with attack power.|
Cure Potency: 500
|10||Foot Graze||Binds target for 10s.||Instant||30||10|
|20||Peloton||Increases out of combat movespeed for nearby party members.||Instant||5||30|
|24||Head Graze||Interrupts the use of a target's action.||Instant||30||-|
|32||Arm's Length||Ignore most position altering effects for 5s. Cause Slow +20% for 15s when struck.||Instant||120||6(15)|
Here we talk a little bit about each of the role actions, and their applications.
Leg Graze & Foot Graze
Mostly useful while soloing. This very very VERY becomes useful in raids. If it does, don’t fret not binding these skills as they aren’t commonly used anyway. Heavy and Bind really don’t come up very often in hardcore content.
The usefulness of Bind (and to a lesser extent Heavy) while questing is amazing!
Can save your life in raids when expertly used. Learn how to use it well! Never bad to have a self-heal while soloing too, of course.
Note: As a healer main there are very few instances where Second Wind ACTUALLY helps. It’s great for when you accidentally took a hit before a damaging mechanic. Ask your healers about it!
Interrupts are rarely used in raids, but very important when they are. Being a ranged character, it’s usually you or the tank who is responsible for it. Don’t sweat binding to a useful button, as it doesn’t come up very often.
A great little luxury skill to speed up dungeon runs in between pull and all non-combat walking in general. Godlike for questing and moving around in town, haha.
A very niche skill to cheese some raid encounters. Don’t worry about binding this (I would click it), as it really is quite rare. Remember this skill each time a knockback happens in a raid, and imagine how it could be most useful.
Well, that’s about it for Ranged DPS Role Actions! FOR NOW! I’ll be adding to this soon.