FFXIV 2.4 Black Mage (BLM) Best in slot (BiS) Gear Guide
Okay so you wanna PEW PEW in 2.4 as Black Mage? You came to the right place to find the gear you need to do just that. But before we begin let me say: due to the nature of BLM stats, as no stat is “wasted”, there are many configurations of BiS (Differin on personal stat preference). Each set having its own set of ups and down. I will first list what MY BiS would be if I mained a BLM. I will post other configurations.
For the sake of the table below, Augmented Ironworks and Dreadwyrm serve as natural fillers to each other even if not mentioned.
|Head||Ironworks Hood of Casting|
|Body||Dreadwyrm Robe of Casting|
|Hand||Dreadwyrm Gloves of Casting|
|Waist||Dreadwyrm Belf of Casting|
|Legs||Augmented Ironworks Breeches of Casting|
|Boots||Ironworks boots of casting|
|Neck||Dreadwyrm Choker of Casting|
|Ears||Ironworks Earring of Casting|
|Wrist||Augmented Ironworks Bracelet of Casting|
|Ring||Augmented Ironworks Ring of Casting|
|Ring||Dreadwyrm Ring of Casting|
So this would be my BiS with the goal of having a huge amount of SPELLSPEED. You can, of course, come to similar final stats with a number of configurations. Notably built around the t11 chest drop. A huge upside for the list is that it hits accuracy cap without food.
Using the Augmented Ironworks Weapon allows you to use the Augmented Ironworks Chest. which is a good way to use up excess Poetics tomes (and 2 Carbontwine…) in case you’re not beating t13 anytime soon.
Any Dreadwyrm gear without spellspeed should first be given to your Summoner if you’re sharing gear with one.
So what do Black Mages buy with Poetics tomes? And in what order? Saving up for weapon is only really good if you’re close to getting Carbontwine from Phoenix. Otherwise, HA makes a great alternative. If you’re going for the weapon, you’ll have a huge excess of accuracy which isn’t bad since you can mix and match gear!
- Legs are a legit choice. Dread drops in t13.
- (Weapon, though read the above)
- Boots. Dread drops in t11.
- Head. Dread drops in t10.
- Gloves. Dread drops in t10.
- Earrings. Dread drops in t13.
- Ring: forced. Dread drops in t10.
- Bracelet comes last since you can use True Ice as filler.
- The rest is optional.
2.4 BLM Crafted Gear Viability
As a general rule of thumb… ACCURACY and SPELL SPEED if it fits, followed by either DET or CRIT (pretty equal in my eyes, but I favor DET heavily for consistency). Heres some cost-effective melds.
Arachne Culottes of Casting is absolutely insane!! SS IV, DET IV, (Cap SS by putting a SS II somewhere here)
Arachne Bolero is a good investment: 2x ACC IV (if you need it) DET and CRIT follow
Black Mages have no “wasted” stat so all the gear is technically usable. The two pieces above really stand out, though.
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