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This guide is what we at FFXIVguild.com have determined to be the ideal gear for a Summoner given the possible stat combinations. This however, does NOT necessarily mean it is the “Best in Slot”. 

SMN
Ideal
"Good" Options
Lesser Options
WeaponAllagan Grimoire of CastingThe Veil of Wiyu ZenithOmnitome
Off-handxxx
HeadSummoner's HornAllagan Circlet of CastingCrimson Circlet
BodySummoner's DoubletAllagan Tunic of CastingCrimson Vest
HandAllagan Gloves of CastingSummoner's RingbandsCrimson Celestial Gloves
WaistAllagan Rope Belt of CastingCrimson SashHero's Belt of Casting
LegsAllagan Breeches of CastingSummoner's WaistcloutCrimson Breeches
BootsAllagan Boots of CastingSummoner's ThighbootsCrimson Shoes
NeckHero's Necklace of CastingAllagan Choker of CastingUltima Choker of Casting
EarsAllagan Earrings of CastingTremor Earrngs of CastingHero's Earrings of Casting
WristHero's Bracelet of CastingAllagan Bracelets of CastingInferno Bangle of Casting
RingHero's Ring of CastingAstral RingUltima Band of Casting
RingAstral RingVortex RingAllagan Ring of Casting

**Astral ring “can be” best in slot, or even at worst-case scenario an extremely viable option. IF you do not meld Vitality. Capping Crit, SS and ACC.

Summoner Spell Speed vs Determination?

This is a point of debate. Spell Speed may overtake Determination in value if you’re full i90 with the Allagan Weapon and the best possible food. Why? Determinations increase is linear, while Spell Speeds increase is percentile based. This is more obviously seen in the case of Black Mages. For Summoners, that “tipping point” exists, but is much higher and harder to obtain than a Black Mage. AKA a perfect rotation, a highly static fight and so on.

Is it a practical thing to reach for? No. Your primary goals in gearing your SMN is reach the requisite accuracy for t5 (450~, so your pet wont miss), Getting a full i90 left side should follow (Getting good amounts of HP). CRITICAL CHANCE is still your most valuable stat (aside from INT). Determination or Spell Speed after that is just a bonus, and you shouldn’t worry about it too much.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THIS TABLE DOES NOT REACH THE REQUIRED ACCURACY CAP. IT IS A LIST OF THE “BEST” DPS PIECES FOR EACH SLOT.

Where to spend Tomes of Mythology as Summoner?

Summoner Mythology purchase order should be something like:

  • Head (Since Allagan sucks – but this can be pushed down since Crimson is good enough)
  • Body (Same reasoning as above, Crimson is also super good in the meantime)
  • Bracelet (Inferno Isn’t too good)
  • Ring (Or you can use double penta-melded astral…)
  • Veil of Wiyu Zenith can be upgraded “last” if you don’t mind using the “free” Omnitome.

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