FFXIV 3.2 Scholar (SCH) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear

3.2 UPDATED! SCH Best in slot guide! “Sorry I was Cleric”. SCH Lore buy order, Melding, Pages & Normals, more!

***PAGE 2 IS PURELY FOR 2.2 CONTENT, and will probably contain OUTDATED info, only use this if you’re new and gearing up for Turn 10 onwards*** So you’re curious about what the best Scholar gear is like in 2.2, huh? Here you go! Navigation: [Page 2: 2.2 SCH Gear] [Nextpage: Previous tier] SCH BiS & Options | SCH Soldiery Buy Order Weapon-wise, High Allagan Grimoire of Healing blows everything else away. But of course, if you have that, this guide is not needed to you.

  • Book of Diamond is slightly better than Omnilex Animus (but of course, this depends on availability more than anything)

As for everything else… [links injected soon]

SCHIdealGood AlternativesLesser Alternatives
WeaponHigh Allagan Grimoire of HealingBook of DiamondsOmnilex Animus
Off-hand---
HeadDaystar CircletHigh Allagan Circlet of HealingGold Spectacles
BodyDaystar RobeHigh Allagan Coat of HealingCashmere Robe of Healing
HandDaystar Gloves == == High Allagan Gloves of HealingSaurian Gloves of Healing
WaistDaystar BeltHigh Allagan Belt of HealingSaurian Belt of Healing
LegsDaystar Breeches == == High Allagan Pantaloons of HealingCashmere Skirt of Healing
BootsDaystar SolleretsHigh Allagan Thighboots of HealingSaurian Boots of Healing
NeckHigh Allagan Choker of HealingDaystar NecklaceRibbon Of Healing
EarsHigh Allagan Earrings of HealingDaystar Earrings-
WristHigh Allagan Bracelets of HealingDaystar Armillae-
RingDaystar Ring--
RingHigh Allagan Ring of Healing--

2.2 Scholar Soldiery Tomes Buy Order

If “Critical Strike?” wasn’t enough.. “What do SCH’s purchase first with my tomes of Sol?” here… [Note: I myself disagree with mindlessly stacking as much crit as possible, but it’s a popular choice, so…]

  • Daystar Breeches are a legit choice since its a T9 Drop
  • Daystar Belt / Circlet would be ideally next (both T8 Drops)
  • Daystar Robe.
  • Book of Diamond Tokens (130 x 10), well you should mostly just buy this if you’re near getting the UAT.
  • Daystar Gloves / Boots (both T6 Drops)
  • Daystar Ring (Not that good, but it’s one of two 110 rings)

All body pieces and the Book are pretty much really good for Scholars. AFTER THE ABOVE, the rest is purely optional.

  • Daystar Armillae
  • Daystar Earrings
  • Daystar Necklace (You can live with Moogle Neck for a WHILE)

2.2 Full Crit Scholar?

For those crit crazed scholars out there: sadly there are a few 110 pieces without crit. Just replace the following:

  • Gloves: Saurian Gloves of Healing
  • Necklace, Rings: Sucks, but for now there are no i100-110 crit pieces on these slots. Hopefully some filler content adds them!

Note that the only Scholar Weapon is Crit is yet again, the High Allagan Weapon. Scholar Gear is pretty straight forward this time around. Sol Body pieces, Allagan Accessories (as a quick rule). Page 2 of this guide is only useful to you if you’re a fresh 50 and need some filler gear to gear up for T6 and onwards. Check it out if you’re NOT average iLvl 90 (which is considered the minimum for t6) Navigation: [Page 2: 2.2 SCH Gear] [Nextpage: Previous tier] SCH BiS & Options | SCH Soldiery Buy Order | SCH Gear Notes Good luck gearing up your Scholar! This page be updated as more gear will be introduced into the game. Want to add something? Violent Reactions? Comment Below! For updates, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter – also check us out on YouTube and Twitch.

27 thoughts on “FFXIV 3.2 Scholar (SCH) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear”

    1. MND goes without saying. ACC is obviously penultimate to those SCH’s that wish to deeps. Although its sources are few (Melding, custom relic). While I agree with that JP stat, it goes against popular (but admittedly well-founded) public opinion. In my next BiS tier (3.4) i will be making a separate table for that exact type of stat itemization. I completely concur with what you’ve said.

  1. SS does so little to DoTs it may very well be as useless as piety is.
    If you have money, get the relic. Or you can either get the sephEX or the Lore weapon and meld two CRIT V into it.

    Personally, I’m melding acc wherever I can’t meld Crit -melding pie is kind of useless, I’ve found it better to meld either det or ss if you don’t care about acc-.
    Also, pentamelded crafted boots and neck are good.

    1. I would consider melding ACC>DETSS over PIE, but this is again purely dependent on if/how much your group relies on your deeps, + the demands of the encounter.

      CRIT & PIE is still the best and safest option leading up to an A8S kill

  2. I go crit focus for my sch, but the weapon thing irks me. I have the i190 weapon from Ravana (83 crit <3) but my static is saying I should get my eso weapon (whm stats eww) because of the +2 weapon damage on it…I'm very torn here since 3.1 and new relics are right around the corner.

    1. You also have to understand the spell speed isn’t a WHM only stat anymore. It affects how much damage all DoT ticks do, including SCH DoTs going in to HW. Crit>SS is widely accepted now, with Piety under importance for progression.

  3. Why the dreadwyrm tonbans of healing… i have the pants but i personally see more scholars using the demon skirt a little loss in stats but the extra crit and det are worth it… plus who piety on a sch is helpful but not needed imo

    1. The SCH pants slot is very flexible. The observation you made is correct, but the same statement can be said for the reverse: “VIT to survive mechanics, a larger MND stat overtakes the DET in demon” etc etc

  4. Shouldn’t the BiS for hands be ironworks? When it boils down to it SCH is never really hurting for MP and the DET from ironworks not only increases heals but also increases shields. SpS is the outlying stat which ironworks has more of as well (granted I don’t know any SCH’s that gear for SpS lol).

        1. Alot of options on the gloves – Kirimu, Demon – they’re basically up to what’s best in-line with your goals and needs as the SCH of your group.

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