Eorzea, Ishgard… Ascians, Dragons… no matter who or where: Everyone understands a punch in the nuts. So if you’re a new or loyal Monk from days past – here’s a 3.0 Monk Best in slot gear guide!
As an unspoken rule to this BiS list, Tantra Gear <=> Gordian Gear serve as natural filler gear to each other.
|Body||Gordian Mail of Striking||<- OR ANY, This slot is "free"|
|Gloves||Gordian Gauntlets of Striking|
|Belt||Fabled Belt of Slaying|
|Legs||Gordian Breeches of Striking|
|Boots||Gordian Sabatons of Striking|
|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|
It’s pretty straightforward. There are only 3 notable 210 options, name Chest, Boots and Head.
THE CHEST SLOT: is a little iffy for me. Honestly, either would be okay. Here’s the reasoning…
- Both shirts accuracy are irrelevant: You’ll hit cap with either.
- It boils down to 94SS (Gordian) vs 63 DET (Tantra)
- While 94 SS is likely better, it does come with TP issues.
Honestly, most Monks will be in a position to buy and Gobtwine the Tantra shirt before they would have a chance to see a 210 Gordian Chest… so while Gordian INCHES itself above tantra, the Tantra is a solid filler (and one you’ll likely own before the other). It’s not like you’re going to spend them anywhere else if you’re seriously planning to clear. Besides, the difference between the two is so blurry that either could be BiS.
Boots: The other 210, Tantra Gaiters serve as an accuracy filler in case the boots seem far away. If you buy the Gaiters, you can spend A2S pages on accessories after gloves.
Helm: The other 210, Gordian Sallet of Striking, isn’t bad. A solid filler that gives CRIT/ACC. If it happens to drop for you, nice.
A1S Pages: Ring > Earrings > Filler
A2S Pages: Gloves > Boots > 3x Gobcoat
A3S Pages: Legs > 1/2 Gobtwine > Filler
A4S Pages: Gobdip > Shirt > Filler
If you’re wondering how to spend your saved up ESO tomes for Monk:
- Weapon: It’s BiS and worth the most ESO to DPS Gain ratio.
- Head: CRIT/DET – awesome for DPS, careful because it has no accuracy!
- Belt: Same case as the head above.
- (Body): For the eso spent, this is great even if non BiS. If you’re farming A4S, you can skip this.
- Bracelet>Necklace>Ring, is the best order for Fabled Accessories
- Everything else is NON-BIS and OPTIONAL
- Body is legit filler you SHOULD BE BUYING. Just a reminder, hehe.
- Left-side purchases purely for ‘power’ is a good choice. Your healers will thank you.
- Only 2 nonbis right sides exist. Meh.
VIT Accessories for MNK
If for some god forsaken reason you want VIT on your Monk… first we have to see which accessory sucks most, and which crafted is best (then find the most ‘value’ choice). That leads us to…
Chrysolite Ring of Slaying (replacing Fabled)
Melding: VIT IV – VIT IV – VIT IV – FREE – VIT III or FREE
For the free slots on the ring, ACC or DET would be good. The final VIT III is optional, but if you need the HP, that’s the whole point of the ring…
Citrine Choker of Slaying
Melding: VIT IV – VIT IV – VIT IV – VIT III or FREE – CRIT III.
This ones a little more straightforward. The “VIT III or FREE” is better off as VIT (reasoning same as above). You can only place SS or DET there, since the final CRIT III ‘caps’ crit.
180 Crafted left for MNK & Melding
Griffin Leather Tricorne of Striking: CRIT IV x 4 – CRIT III
Nothing better than the above. ALT: Any CRIT to SS.
Griffin Leather Coat of Striking: CRIT IV – DET IV x 2 – CRIT III x 2
Caps crit and Acc. ALT: Any DET to SS.
Griffin Leather Bracers of Striking: ACC IV x 3 – CRIT III x 2
Caps Crit and DET. ALT: Any ACC to SS.
Astral Silk Sash of Striking: CRIT IV x 3 – ACC IV – CRIT III
A strange one.. still caps Crit though. ALT: ACC to DET.
Griffin Leather Brais of Striking: Crit IV x 5
While looks bad on paper, the other legs suck… read more below.
Griffin Leather Boots of Striking: DET IV x 5
Not too bad, I guess. Fits (24) Accuracy if you’d want it.
HAT: Better than 190, only loses to Gordian. Good investment.
COAT: Hmm.. OK to have but 190 inches ahead. Skip.
GLOVE: Very good, only Gordian really beats it. Good investment.
BELT: Not that good of an investment since ESO belt smashes it. Skip.
LEGS: 180 is comparable to this… I wouldn’t bother.
BOOT: I wouldn’t bother with these since 190 is very comparable. Skip.
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