Come back to prove that magic beats machinery in 3.2? Thanks for checking out out 3.2 BLM BiS! If it was a little unclear to anyone last time – it’s damn certain NOW: Spell Speed is king. Shoutout to our BLM Bazu Zhilei.
Quicknotes: SS is the undoubted emperor of stats for Black Mages – if you disagree, this is not the BiS for you.
|BLM||BLM BiS||Meld 1||Meld 2||Acc||SS||Crit||Det|
|Weapon||Midan Metal Rod||CRIT V||CRIT V||-||123||24||83|
|Helm||Midan Horn of Casting||ACC V||ACC V||24||69||48||-|
|Body||Midan Coat of Casting||SS V||SS V||-||102||112||-|
|Hand||Augmented Hailstorm Gloves of Casting||SS V||SS V||69||24||48||-|
|Belt||Midan Belt of Casting||SS V||-||-||48||-||49|
|Legs||Augmented Hailstorm Bottoms of Casting||ACC V||ACC V||24||112||-||75|
|Boots||Augmented Hailstorm Boots of Casting||SS V||SS IV||-||69||69||-|
|Neck||Augmented Primal Choker of Casting||SS V||-||51||12||-||34|
|Earring||Augmented Primal Earrings of Casting||SS V||-||-||48||-||49|
|Wrist||Midan Bracelets of Casting||ACC V||-||12||51||-||34|
|Ring||Midan Ring of Casting||SS V||-||51||12||-||34|
|Ring||Augmented Primal Ring of Casting||ACC V||-||12||51||36||-|
|Stats||Totals from gear||254||758||337||358|
1100+ Spell Speed – I can end the discussion with that.
So why not crit? So here’s how it works SS works better the more of it you have – hands down. In an extreme example, you only need a few points of SS to decrease cast time from 0.2 to 0.1 – that’s a 100% DPS increase (in this unrealistic but easy to understand scenario).
But crit works better when stacked, too? Yes it does, but not as good as SS with for BLM – since they have an infinite resource it’s all about getting as many fire cycles as you can in a fight or phase, NOT about getting the most damage per skill you do.
SS also increases your safety by a large margin – a stat that CRIT simply cannot emulate in any way shape or form. KEEPING your ENO, squeezing MORE from LEYLINES, moving out of danger AoE faster – there’s countless immeasurable bonuses SS grants to any BLM.
As for the gear there’s very little to discuss in this patch. Does it have SS? Wear it. None? Accuracy. It was a brainless process to reach this point.
Accuracy Cap? You need 6x ACC V’s to cap – 7 without food.
Creme Brulee vs Marron Glace? Is honestly a non-issue. You have to meld an extra ACCV to cover for the loss of Marron Glace. It’s maybe… MAYBE better by around 0.0004%. maybe. But the cost? Secretly, many of us care about how expensive Creme Brulee can be :)
At this point I’m just reaching into the void for more discussion points. Unupgraded Ring, while tempting – is likely a DPS loss. but again, if you’re an SS freak go for it… it’s another “Decimal” change, man.
The lore tomestone spending order is to get BiS fastest:
- Weapon: is priority but you may not have the hypercharged tome. Just go down the list for a bit while you wait.
- Legs: By order of Midan depth
- Gloves (Need accuracy?) Boots (Has better DPS).
- Ring > Choker (Accuracy) > Earring (DPS).
ANYTHING ELSE IS OPTIONAL: left-side fillers should be prioritized (Chest, Head, Belt) then Bracelet, Ring (230).
USING UP PAGES AND MIDAS NORMAL PARTS
Click on the expandables below to see how you should spend pages, and which Midas Normal parts to get first –
Click the above!!!
BLM Crafted Gear Viability
To be updated later on to make all other BiS pages. 90% of info you’re here for is here already anyways.
With 1000+ SS I hope it also increases the speed in which you acquire your Black Mage BiS in 3.2! GL with it! For more FFXIV updates, Like our Facebook. Message us on Twitter! Check out our YouTube and Twitch!