Taking “pet battles” to the next level again with SMN in 3.2? Well if you’re looking for Summoner BiS you’ve found it! Welcome to our 3.2 SMN BiS Guide!
Quicknotes: I’m a believer of CRIT > SS >= DET. Read notes.
|SMN||BiS||Meld 1||Meld 2||Acc||Crit||SS||Det|
|Weapon||Midan Metal Grimoire||CRIT V||CRIT V||-||110||-||118|
|Helm||Midan Horn of Casting||CRIT V||CRIT IV||-||69||69||-|
|Body||Midan Coat of Casting||SS V||SS V||-||112||102||-|
|Hand||Augmented Hailstorm Gloves of Casting||CRIT V||CRIT IV||69||69||-||-|
|Belt||Augmented Hailstorm Belt of Casting||SS V||-||36||51||12||-|
|Legs||Augmented Hailstorm Bottoms of Casting||CRIT V||CRIT IV||-||24||112||75|
|Boots||Augmented Hailstorm Boots of Casting||SS V||SS IV||-||69||69||-|
|Neck||Midan Neckband of Casting||SS V||-||35||51||12||-|
|Earring||Augmented Primal Earrings of Casting||CRIT V||-||12||36||49|
|Wrist||Augmented Primal Bracelet of Casting||CRIT V||-||51||48||-||-|
|Ring||Augmented Primal Ring of Casting||CRIT V||-||-||48||51||-|
|Ring||Midan Ring of Casting||CRIT V||-||51||12||-||34|
|Food||Baked Pipira Pira||-||-||18||37||-||-|
|Stats||Totals from gear||260||712||463||276|
Spell Speed vs. DET with summoner in 3.+
Ok there’s a few reasons why there’s a lot more Spell Speed than Determination in the list above.
Reason 1) Gear restriction: The spread of stats forces us to take quite a bit of spell speed by default. Of course, CRIT is still king.
Reason 2) SS softcap: “new summoner” has a supposed SS requirement of 750(+). Please remember that SS now affects DoT’s…
Reason 3) Scaling: Now that you have an SS req, and you’re forced to get quite a bit of it via gear… why not go all in? DET doesn’t scale at all, and SS gets better the more of it you have- so why not? Then “On-crit SS+” is massive… so this is another scaling property of SS on summoner.
B-b-b-ut STAT WEIGHTS?! I honestly feel DET is overrated and SS underrated with SMN. I don’t 100% buy into numerical stat weights when it comes to classes with speed-stat requirements. SS it at the very least EQUAL to DET – And even this guy seems to think so.
So if SS is “equal” to det or close to it… why not go for the SCALING stat? It’s pure madness to pile on det when you have a choice to pile on SS.
And as always SS have the upper hand in terms of being the only stat that allows you to fight raid mechanics and latency easier, and helps out with movement and botched rotations – DET cannot do this.
Want to reach Acc cap without food? Just simply put 1 Accuracy V in your melds.
This lore spending strat is to get BiS fastest:
- Weapon: technically “filler” but c’mon man. Any serious SMN will pick this up.
- Legs: By order of Midan appearance.
- Hands: Since it has ACC.
- Boots: has pure DPS stats…
- Belt: This ends left-side Lore.
- Ring > Wrist > Earring by order of value.
ANYTHING ELSE IS OPTIONAL: left-side fillers first Body > Helm, then accessories Neck > Unupgraded Ring.
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!!!
SMN Crafted Gear Viability
Is this even needed with all the free gear? 90% of info you need regarding BiS is listed above – I’ll update all the crafteds when I can…
Be good to your egi’s and the loot will come! GL getting your Summoner 3.2 BiS! Thanks for checking out our guide! FFXIV updates, Like our Facebook. Message us on Twitter! Check out our YouTube and Twitch!