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Ostian Repeater Build Guide - Recommended Builds & Tips

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Ostian Repeater Build Guide - Recommended Builds & Tips

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Ostian Repeater Build Guide - Recommended Builds & Tips

Swap Out Elemental Barrels According To Your Target

Repeater is an unique modular weapon, having the ability to swap out its elements with ease without messing with your builds. Prioritize preparing all elements when using the Repeater, and swap them around according to your target's weakness.

Focus on High Rate of Fire

Key to making the most out of the Repeaters will depend on how fast you can empty your clip on your target while keeping your buff active as often as possible. Using Perks such as Wild Frenzy and Conduit will greatly increase your overall DPS!

Understand the Repeater's Unique Mechanics

Unlike other melee weapons, the Repeater holds multiple unique traits which requires you to focus on your positioning with your target. Not knowing these crucial traits will severely hinder your weapon's capabilities, so be sure you know them all!

Use Your Reticle to Check Optimal Combat Range

Use Your Reticle to Check Optimal Combat Range
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Although being a ranged weapon, the Repeaters will drastically lose its damage the longer you are away from your target. Always try to position yourself close-mid range from your target. When your reticle is colored red, you're in optimal range for maximum damage.

Utilize Empowered Reload As Often As You Can

Utilize Empowered Reload As Often As You Can

Repeater also allows you to siphon ether from Behemoths, and boost your damage / Rate of Fire while greatly empowering your Grip & Chamber Abilities. In order to Empower Reload, simply close in on your target to melee range and reload your Repeater. When done properly, you will see white energy being absorbed into your gun and indicator light up on the left hand corner.

Repeater Shells Can Slice Horns & Tails

Your Repeater shells will inherently deal Slash physical damage, allowing you to slice off tails and horns off Behemoths. Use your pinpoint accuracy to focus your damage on a part to help sever them off!

Can't Boop Unless Equipped With +6 Weighted Strikes

The Ostian Repeaters are one of the two weapons in Dauntless that are unable to boop or interrupt a Behemoth's attack. You need to have a +6 Weighted Strikes Perk active for you to be able to boop a Behemoth.

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Iceborne / Rage Build Loadout

Iceborne / Rage Build Loadout
Equipped Gear
Gear Bound Perk
Equipped Cell
Ostian Repeater
(Repeater)
+3 Wild Frenzy Cell
+3 Conditioning Cell
Guise of the Rift
(Head)
+3 Aetheric Attunement
+3 Aetheric Attunement Cell
Boreal Resolve
(Torso)
+3 Rage
+3 Iceborne Cell
Volcanic Grips
(Arm)
+3 Rage
+ 3 Conduit Cell
Boreal March
(Leg)
+3 Iceborne
+3 Wild Frenzy Cell
Drask's Eye
(Lantern)
+3 Conduit Cell

Weapon Mods

  • Any Elemental Barrel According to the Enemy Weakness
  • Full-Bore Chamber
  • Captain's Grip
  • Searing Prism
  • Lucky Magazine

Perk Summary

  • +6 Aetheric Attunement
  • +6 Conduit
  • +6 Iceborne
  • +6 Rage
  • +6 Wild Frenzy
  • +3 Conditioning

Iceborne Based High Survivability & DPS Build

Iceborne + Rage + Wild Frenzy for Huge Buff

This build centers around Iceborne's synergy with Rage and Wild Frenzy; acquiring high damage resilience and burst damage output at the same time, while complementing those buffs with other gears to pump out as much bullets as possible.

HP Needs to Be Below 50% to Trigger Buffs

In order for you to achieve peak performance in this build, you will first have to be below 50% health to trigger the buffs. Although this may seem risky on paper, your Iceborne damage mitigation and life leech will keep you up in peak condition as long as you consistently damage your target.

Captain's Grip + Searing Prism for Additional Damage

The empowered Captain's Grip will provide rate of fire buffs to your entire team, and the Searing Prism will provide bonus 250 damage every 10 shots, thus boosting your damage potential even further.

Full-Bore Chamber + Lucky Magazine for Huge Burst Damage

The Lucky Magazine mod will provide up to +24% crit chance when your magazine is empty. This will drastically change how you use your Chamber Ability, namely the Full-Bore Chamber. Emptying your clip and unleashing an Full-Bore shot through an enemy can often deal massive damage adding up to over several thousand damage.

Use Lantern Hold & Instant Ability As Often As Possible

Thanks to the high rate of fire, Full-Bore Chamber, and Aetheric Attunement Perk, you will consistently be able to use your Lantern Ability every 1-2 clips. Use your hold ability to dish extra damage and buff your rate of fire even further, and apply damage buff with the instant ability.

Molten High Fire Rate DPS Build Loadout

Molten DPS Loadout
Equipped Gear
Gear Bound Perk
Equipped Cell
Ostian Repeater
(Repeater)
+3 Predator Cell
+3 Conditioning Cell
Hellplate Casque
(Head)
+3 Ragehunter
+3 Cunning Cell
Hellplate Cuirass
(Torso)
+3 Molten
+3 Cunning Cell
Hellplate Bracers
(Arm)
+3 Molten
+ 3 Ragehunter Cell
Stride of Thorns
(Leg)
+3 Predator
+3 Conduit Cell
Drask's Eye
(Lantern)
+3 Conduit Cell

Weapon Mods

  • Any Elemental Barrel According to the Enemy Weakness
  • Full-Bore Chamber
  • Captain's Grip
  • Searing Prism
  • Lucky Magazine

Perk Summary

  • +6 Conduit
  • +6 Cunning
  • +6 Molten
  • +6 Predator
  • +6 Ragehunter
  • +3 Conditioning

Molten Based High DPS Glass Cannon Build

Molten + Predator + Cunning for Maximum DPS

This build utilizes the Molten's buff drops to supercharge your rate of fire while upping your movement speed; making it easier to reposition and evade enemy attacks. Using this in conjunction with Predator's damage buff and Cunning's crit chance buff can maximize the potential damage output exponentially.

Safe Positioning is Crucial

This build focuses heavily on the player's positioning to keep themselves out of harms way to ensue maximum damage. While maneuverable, this build is highly susceptible to damage (especially Frost attacks), which can easily ruin your run. It is highly recommended that you use this build after learning the Behemoth's attack patterns.

Captain's Grip Can be Interchanged to Saboteur's Grip

While providing juicy RoF boost, you can choose to swap this out with Saboteur's Grip instead when there are other Repeater user in your party which uses Captain's Grip.

Use Full-Bore Chamber Ability on Empty Magazine

While powerful on its own, the Full-Bore Chamber's ability can be further boosted in compilation with the Lucky Magazine mod by firing the shot on an empty magazine. Try to position yourself directly in front or at the back of Behemoth so that your shot may penetrate through as much body parts as it can.

Close Range Part Breaker Build Loadout

Close Range Part Breaker Build
Equipped Gear
Gear Bound Perk
Equipped Cell
Ostian Repeater
(Repeater)
+3 Bladestorm Cell
+3 Agility Cell
Light's Crown
(Head)
+3 Conduit
+3 Molten Cell
Hellplate Cuirass
(Torso)
+3 Molten
+3 Predator Cell
Light's Refuge
(Arm)
+3 Conduit
+ 3 Bladestorm Cell
Stride of Thorns
(Leg)
+3 Predator
+3 Aetheric Attunement Cell
Embermane's Rapture
(Lantern)
+3 Aetheric Attunement Cell

Weapon Mods

  • Any Elemental Barrel According to the Enemy Weakness
  • Salvo Chamber
  • Captain's Grip
  • Brilliant Prism
  • Extraction Catalyst

Perk Summary

  • +6 Aetheric Attunement
  • +6 Bladestorm
  • +6 Conduit
  • +6 Molten
  • +6 Predator
  • +3 Agility

Close Range Dodge Oriented Part Breaker Build

High Risk / High Reward Build for Pin-point Part Breaking

This build is a high skill-cap part breaker build, utilizing the pin-point accuracy of the Repeater to focus your damage on a specific part while dealing massive Part damage. This build, however, is a high skill-cap as it requires you to be up close to the Behemoth and to deal maximum amount of part damage.

Bladestorm + Predator + Brilliant Prism For Maximum Part Damage

Bladestorm requires you to actively dodge enemy attacks to earn huge bonus damage, while the Predator perk and Brilliant Prism requires you to be unscathed to earn additional damage bonuses. Although it takes practice, being able to actively dodge enemy attacks while in close range will substantially cut down on the part breaking time.

Agility + Extraction Catalyst for Short Ability Downtime

Along with Bladestorm's Part damage buffs, the Extraction Catalyst Mod allows you to keep your ability downtime to minimum. It is encouraged that you try to dodge enemy attacks to keep your burst damage up as often as possible.

Lanterns Interchangeable Depending on Preference

Due to the nature of that this build, requires you to stay in closer range than other builds, you may choose to use other close range oriented Lanterns such as Skarn's Defiance, or Embermane's Rapture for higher RoF depending on preference.

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