FFXIV 3.0 Dragoon (DRG) BiS for Heavensward (FINAL)
Are you spilling Dragons Blood all over the floor? Cursing yourself for all those missed Gierskoguls? TOO BAD! This is a Dragoon Best-in-slot gear guide – so if you’ve come looking for that – you’ve found the right place! DRG BiS this tier is pretty good!
As an unspoken rule to this BiS list, Dragonlancer’s Gear <=> Gordian Gear serve as natural filler gear to each other.
|Head||Gordian Sallet of Maiming|
|Gloves||Gordian Gauntlets of Maiming|
|Belt||Fabled Belt of Maiming|
|Neck||Fabled Necklace of Slaying|
|Earrings||Gordian Earrings of Slaying|
|Bracelet||Fabled Bracelets of Slaying|
|Ring||Gordian Ring of Slaying|
|Ring||Fabled Ring of Slaying|
|Food||Baked Pipira Pira|
This set has the maximum possible Critical Hit Rate for a full 210 set! It also is slightly above the Skillspeed softcap!
To follow – adding BiS table for all classes first! quicknotes only:
Weapon: Brionac and Gordian Trident are very close. Brionac is a KEY PIECE that brings your SS up to the minimum, and gives massive crit. If you feel you have too much SS, and lucky enough to own the Gordian Spear, sub it out. (TBH, It’s an unlikely scenario)
Help, I need a little more SS!
Boots: this is the most legitimate place to sub a piece out of this BiS above for slightly more SS. So if you feel you need a little more – make the switch from ESO to Gordian Sabatons of Maiming. I’m in no place to speak for everyone, but this switch could very much be BiS in terms of safety/consistency of blood. However, it’s really slim and you should experiment with it! If it fits your playstyle / latency / greed level – go for it!
Commenter Aldric Belmont suggests: To try changing Spear & Wristband Gordian. These two changes sacrifice CRIT to gain a bit more DET and SS. This can also be used in conjunction with the boots swap above for the “optimal” swaps for higher SS. These swaps are easy to try, and you can determine wether it fits you and your team composition.
Any other swap for increased SS seems too big of a DPS loss.
A1S Pages: Ring > Earrings > Filler
A2S Pages: Gloves > 4x Gobcoat > Filler
A3S Pages: Head > 3x Gobtwine > Filler
A4S Pages: Gobdip > Filler (Gordian weapon is great for experimentation)
To complete all necessary gear for swaps/experiments you just need to buy: Gordian Spear > Gordian Wristband > Gordian Sabatons
- Weapon: Worth every single ESO. It’s BiS and the stats are crazy.
- Body: Most stats per eso spent, and gives huge accuracy!
- Legs: Massive stats. Careful – 0 accuracy!
- Boots: BiS, provides accuracy.
- Belt: CRIT/DET no accuracy.
- Bracelet > Necklace > Ring, accessories best bought in this order.
- Everything else is OPTIONAL and non-bis
on Belt: If you have Illuminati Gobcoat, consider pushing the belt purchase earlier.
If for some reason you want more VIT on your dragoon… the base melding strategy would be:
- (VIT IV) (VIT IV) (VIT IV) (FREE) (VIT III)
- (VIT IV) (VIT IV) (VIT IV) (FREE) (FREE)
The best candidates for accessories would be:
- Chrysolite Ring of Slaying (FREE = ACC or DET)
- Citrine Choker of Slaying (FREE = CRIT +6 or DET)
Dragoon Crafted 180 Left Melding and Notes
Adamantite Barbut of Maiming: CRIT IV x 4 – CRIT III
Amazing piece. ACC CRIT > DET are the stats, cannot complain, right?
Adamantite Pauldroncoat of Maiming: CRIT IV – ACC IV – ACC IV – CRIT III – CRIT III
Not bad… caps CRIT. Alternatively: swap ACC and DET in the above.
Adamantite Vambraces of Maiming: CRIT IV x 4 – CRIT III
Amazing part 2… Caps CRIT, DET and gives some ACC.
Griffin Leather Twinbelt of Maiming: ACC IV – CRIT IV x 3 – CRIT III
Strange melds, but gives a lot of ACC & CRIT. ALT: Swap ACC to SS.
Griffin Leather Skirt of Maiming: CRIT IV – DET IV x 2 – CRIT III x 2
ACC and CRIT capped. ALT: DET to SS.
Adamantite Sollerets of Maiming: ACC IV – ACC IV – SS IV – DET IV x 2
A bit of everything here since CRIT comes capped. ALT: ACC to DET or vice versa.
Head: The 180 is great, this is just a luxury purchase. Skip.
Body: I dont think its worth the investment as ESO body is a high priority. Skip.
Hands: VERY POWERFUL, can be a filler that lasts all the way. Great invesment.
Belt: Powerful stats, but so is the Fabled counterpart. “Skip” due to how easy belt is to get.
Legs: surprisingly a good investment. The 210 ESO beats this but can be a worth investment.
Boots: Great if melded accuracy – can be a worth ivnestment.
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