GBF Relink: Rackam Build Guide – Granblue Fantasy

How to play and build Rackam, one of the best characters in Granblue Fantasy Relink(GBF). Lear their best builds, skills and combos.


Rackam B Tier character in granblue fantasy relink tier list
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Race: Human
Element: Fire
Style: Special, DPS
Skybound Art: Piercing Punishment
Weapon Specialty: Rifle

Rackam, featured as an ally character in Granblue Fantasy Relink, automatically becomes part of the team early in the game. This attack-focused character excels in long-range assaults, dealing critical damage, mastering melee techniques, and unleashing fire-based skills. Allies or Companions in Granblue Fantasy Relink are diverse recruits that join The Captain’s crew for exploration and combat.

Each ally possesses unique characteristics, including their elemental affinity, weapon specialization, combat style, personality, and appearance. In the game, players can form a party of four, with the player-controlled character occupying the leftmost slot. However, during the main story, The Captain must be part of the party, while in other scenarios, players can choose to play as any character they prefer.

Rackam Skills

SkillDescriptionSkill Type
Bullet HailA ranged attack that showers a wide area with bullets for a period of time.Offense
CoffinmakerHold while activating to fire a constant stream of bullets. Can be activated even when the skill is cooling down.Offense
Collateral DamageFires a devastating blast that damages Rackam and all foes within its blast radius.Offense
Double TapTemporarily increases the number of hits dealt by attacks.Offense
Slag ShotFires wind-element bullets that explode on contact.Offense
SpitfireA range attack that inflicts DEF on foes.Offense
Wild GunsmokeGrants ATK and Critical Hit Rate , and inflicts DEF on Rackam. Instantly maxes out the Heat gauge and temporarily stops the gauge from decreasing.Offense
DurationA continuous dodging maneuver that can be controlled with the left stick. Maxes out the Heat gauge when dodging an attack with Duration.Defense
Rhythmic TriggerAllows Rackman to fire 3-shot bursts by long-pressing . Burst-fire attacks deal more damage when chained together with perfect timing.Support
Sleight of HandBull’s Eye Blast charges faster depending on how high the Heat gauge is. Landing attacks and link attacks fill the gauge.Support

Rackam Weapons

You can check out the entire weapon list in Granblue Fantasy Relink (GBF) from the all weapons guide on our website.

WeaponLvlHPATKCrit Hit RateStun Power
Tiamat Bolt Omega40302590%0
Wheellock Axe656441200%0

Rackam Combo Attacks

Note: ↑ Raises Heat gauge on hit

Attack (Hold) (Fires a 3-shot burst)
Bull’s Eye Blast (Hold) (Chargeable up to 3 times)
Air Combo(While airborne) > >
Aerial Barrage(While airborne)

How to Recruit Rackam

  • Rackam is a key playable character you’ll get to control right from the start of the main campaign in Granblue Fantasy: Relink. He joins your party automatically in Chapter 1: The Western Frontier, making him an essential member to kick off your adventures.

How to Play Rackam

Rackam, the aerial maestro steering the Grandcypher, wields two guns that provide versatile coverage at both long and close ranges.

Basic Attacks:

  • Pressing triggers a single shot, while holding it releases a potent 3-shot burst.
  • His unleashes a chargeable attack, amplifying both range and damage.
  • To fuel the Heat gauge, employ Rackam’s skills and attacks, with accelerating the gauge’s ascent.

Special Skills:

  • As one of the game’s few ranged damage dealers, Rackam shines as a formidable DPS character. His ranged prowess and barrages make him a valuable asset, capable of dealing significant damage to groups of opponents.
  • To harness Rackam’s full potential, adopt an aggressive playstyle, relentlessly attacking and utilizing offensive skills to fill his Heat gauge during combat.
  • Filled Heat gauge rewards Rackam with increasingly powerful Bullseye Blast attacks, motivating players to maintain a relentless assault for optimal damage output.
  • His skill set includes Wild Gunsmoke, activated with the button, granting a 50% ATK boost, a 30% critical hit rate, and inflicting a 30% defense reduction on Rackam. This skill instantly maxes out the Heat gauge and temporarily halts its decrease.

Combat Attacks:

  • Rackam’s Fire skills further diversify his arsenal. Pressing initiates Spitfire, a ranged attack lowering enemy defense by 10% on impact.
  • Bullet Hail, activated with , unleashes a sweeping rain of bullets across a wide area.
  • Execute Rackam’s skills in a strategic sequence, maximizing his Heat gauge for consistent blast attacks. Commence combat with Wild Gunsmoke to boost ATK and critical hit rate, instantly max out the Heat gauge, and temporarily halt its decrease.
  • Follow up with Spitfire to weaken foes’ defense and Bullet Hail to inflict area damage during lowered defense. Capitalize on Bullseye shots in the rotation until Wild Gunsmoke’s unlimited heat gauge buff concludes, then restart the cycle.

Best Rackam Build

Rackam is a formidable DPS character, focusing on sustained damage output. His playstyle revolves around maximizing damage through skillful combos and efficient use of his abilities.

His unique mechanic is the heat gauge, which fills up with each primary attack and skill usage. When the gauge is high, his secondary attack charges faster, enabling him to unleash devastating damage by strategically cycling between primary attacks, skills, and secondary attacks.

DPS Build

  • Weapon: Benedia or Tiamat Bolt Omega
  • Skills: Spitfire, Double Tap, Wild Gunsmoke, Duration
  • Sigils: Health, Attack Power, Critical Hit Rate, Tyranny

This build emphasizes maximizing Rackam’s damage potential while sacrificing some of his health. Start by using Double Tap and Wild Gunsmoke to buff yourself and begin building up your Heat Gauge. Once the gauge is full, unleash Spitfire to inflict DEF Down on the enemy and then charge your secondary attack. Maintain high damage output by continuously cycling between primary and secondary attacks. Utilize Duration to evade powerful enemy attacks and maintain the Heat Gauge.

Since this build reduces Rackam’s durability, consider adjusting certain aspects to increase his health if you’re uncomfortable with his squishiness. However, keep in mind that this may slightly decrease his damage output.

Rackam Fate Episodes and Rewards

Fate Episodes are a unique feature in the game, providing players with a glimpse into each Ally’s perspective on the unfolding events throughout the story. These fully-voiced diary entries offer an insight into the character’s thoughts and feelings as the narrative unfolds. As players advance through the story, level up their characters, and successfully complete Fate Episodes, more of these insightful episodes become available.

Completion of Fate Episodes not only grants players valuable stat bonuses but also unlocks slots for equipping Sigils, enhancing the overall gaming experience.

Fate EpisodeRequirementsRewards
Prologue: Blue Skies AhoyNoneHP +10
ATK +3
Episode 1: Fantasy vs. RealityFinish PrologueHP +15
ATK +5
Episode 2: Back at the WheelFinish Episode 1HP +20
ATK +7
Episode 3Character level 10 or higher
Progress through the main story
Finish Episode 2
Stats Increase (TBA)
Episode 4Character level 10 or higher
Finish Episode 3
Sigil Slot Unlock (TBA)
Episode 5Character level 20 or higher
Progress through the main story
Finish Episode 4
Stats Increase (TBA)
Episode 6Character level 30 or higher
Progress through the main story
Finish Episode 5
Stats Increase (TBA)
Episode 7Character level 40 or higher
Finish Episode 6
Stats Increase (TBA)
Episode 8Character level 50 or higher
Finish Episode 7
Sigil Slot Unlock (TBA)
Episode 9Character level 60 or higher
Finish Episode 8
Stats Increase (TBA)
EpilogueCharacter level 60 or higher
Finish Episode 9
Stats Increase (TBA)

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