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So you’ve sided with the pets in 2.2, ey? Let our Summoner BiS gear guide make Garuda worth her salary!

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SMN BiS & Options | SMN Soldiery Buy Order | SMN Gear Notes

Some notes before we begin!

  • I used a reverse gearing process. Instead of chasing Crit>Det, my first goal was to remove Spell Speed.
  • I value crit slightly higher than DET for SMN, but this is marginal. (Adjust to your preference!)
  • Any weapon may be used as a substitute for the BiS list.

that being said, for the SMN gear table, only column 1 will be a complete set. Column 2 contains filler and notable gear options. Column 3 mainly makes up of “In desperate need of accuracy” gear.

SMN
BEST
Filler & Options
I NEED ACCURACY!
WeaponHigh Allagan Grimoire of CastingBook of SpadesTidal Wave
Off-hand--Omnitome
HeadHigh Allagan Mask of Casting == Evenstar
(See Gear notes)
> Cashmere Hat of Casting
BodyEvenstar Coat> Summoners Doublet:(
HandEvenstar Gloves of Casting == High Allagan
(See Gear Notes)
> Saurian Gloves of Casting
WaistEvenstar Sash of Casting-> Saurian Belt of Casting
LegsEvenstar Tights> Allagan Breeches of Casting-
BootsHigh Allagan Boots of Casting == Evenstar
(See gear notes)
> Allagan Boots of Casting
NeckHigh Allagan Choker of Casting> Ribbon of Casting-
EarsHigh Allagan Earrings of Casting> Evenstar> Tremor
WristEvenstar Armillae of Casting> Heros Bracelet of Casting:( Inferno
RingEvenstar Ring> Heros Ring of Casting-
RingHigh Allagan Ring of Casting-> Vortex Ring of Casting
FoodButtons in a Blanket--

Set 1 is the basic “crit favored” BiS. This set loses 2 Determination from the possible 16 of buttons. Im quite sure the higher Crit makes up for it. SMN BiS has some quirks, you’ll want to see the SMN Gear Notes.

GET USED to finding accuracy in the most god forsaken places….

Bad luck with drops? Need filler gear? Check out the third table above, and the SMN Gear Notes.

2.2 Summoner Soldiery Tomes Buy Order

“Say no to SS”. If you’ve asked yourself “What do SMN’s purchase first with my tomes of Sol?”, read on!

  • Book of Spades *only if you’re neat UAT.
  • Evenstar Coat has sick stats & BiS.
  • Evenstar Tights: ^.
  • Evenstar Sash
  • Evenstar Armillae
  • Evenstar Ring of Casting
  • Evenstar Gloves of Casting (Use Saurian in the meantime)

After the above the rest is OPTIONAL.

  • Evenstar Bootees (Interchangeable)
  • Evenstar Hat (Interchangeable)
  • Evenstar Earrings (Has accuracy!!)
  • Evenstar Necklace

Overall nothing is really wasted with summoner!

2.2 SMN Gear Notes

Lots of flexibility with SMN BiS. First of all any end game weapon may be used, so that’s a load off your mind. Even the Turn 5 one! If you need AccuracyWave or Tidal Wave Grimoire are excellent back up books to have! (To a lesser extent: Omnitome)

Interchangeable Gear: Just like BLM, SMN has 3 pieces of “interchangeable” gear, with a still formidable end result. The following three gear are “Accuracy” pieces, of which you need 2/3. Ones in bold were selected for BiS.

  • High Allagan Mask of Casting
  • High Allagan Gloves of Casting
  • High Allagan Boots of Casting

Any two of these may be used for “BiS”. Then you fill the last slot with one of the three “DPS” Pieces. Ones in bold were selected for BiS.

  • Evenstar Hat
  • Evenstar Gloves of Casting
  • Evenstar Bootees

The problem with Some of the DPS Pieces is the presence of spell speed. However, keep in mind that you can use these to tide you over until you get the High Allagan drops.

Bad luck with Coil drops? 

  • Head? Evenstar Mask (See Above) or Cashmere (See Below)
  • Boots? Evenstar Bootees (See Above)
  • Neck? RIBBON!!!!
  • Ears? Evenstar or TREMOR!
  • Ring? Heros or Vortex!!

2.2 SMN Crafted Gear Viability

Wow, crafted gear sure sucks this time around for SMN. Head and Gloves are the only viable ones (Even then, they are part of the interchangeable scheme mentioned above).

Cashmere Hat of Casting – Cost effective melding:
-Savage Aim IV, Savage Aim IV, Savage Might of your choice x2, Savage Aim II

Saurian Gloves of Casting - Cost effective melding:
-Heavens Eye IV, Heavens Eye IV, Savage Aim III, Heavens Eye II
You can also throw away hard earned gil by putting Quicktongue somewhere there.

(If you’re reading the next entry, It means you’ve truly become desperate for accuracy)

Saurian Belt of Casting – Cost Effective melding:
– Heavens Eye IV, Savage Ain IV, Heavens Eye III, Savage Aim III, Savage Aim II.

Any crafted gear can be a placeholder for MORE ACCURACY. It just depends how deep your pockets are, knowing you’re gonna throw it away soon. Again take note, none of these crafted i90’s are really good for SMN, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

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SMN BiS & Options | SMN Soldiery Buy Order | SMN Gear Notes

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Don't get lost in FFXIV Patch 2.3! Our changelog & patchnotes has all the starting quest locations! Less getting lost, more playing!