Back again to deliver the pain to deez goblins again I see? Welcome to the 3.2 WAR BiS! If for some reason you were hiding under a rock… – as of 3.2 tanks stack VITALITY! Thanks to Claes Henrietta for the help!
Quicknotes: Warrior BiS is an iteration of the PLD “Basic tank” set – the WAR BiS will account for the minimum 590 Skill Speed!
|WAR BiS||Item||Meld 1||Meld 2||Acc||Crit||Det||SS|
|Weapon||Prototype Midan Metal Axe||SS V||SS V||-||123||83||24|
|Helm||Augmented Hellfire Mask of Fending||SS V||SS V||-||69||46||24|
|Body||Midan Coat of Fending||CRIT V||CRIT V||112||102||-||-|
|Hand||Midan Gauntlets of Fending||CRIT V||CRIT V||48||24||-||69|
|Belt||Augmented Hellfire Belt of Fending||SS V||-||-||51||-||12|
|Legs||Midan Breeches of Fending||SS V||SS V||-||112||75||24|
|Boots||Augmented Hellfire Sabatons of Fending||CRIT V||CRIT IV||69||69||-||-|
|Neck||Augmented Primal Choker of Fending||STR V||-||-||36||-||-|
|Earring||Augmented Primal Earrings of Fending||STR V||-||51||-||-||36|
|Wrist||Augmented Primal Bracelet of Fending||STR V||-||51||-||34||-|
|Ring||Augmented Primal Ring of Fending||STR V||-||36||-||-||51|
|Ring||Midan Ring of Fending||STR V||-||51||-||34||-|
|Stats||Total stats from gear||-||-||418||626||272||256|
590 Skillspeed: Is the minimum needed SS for optimal rotation, (616+ to be safe). Which this set applies. The PLD BiS is the baseline for any tank set, and this set if merely modification of it, only changes being:
- Earrings, to get some more SS (and puts us above ACC CAP)
- Melding, wherein many DET melds become SS.
Thankfully, we don’t lose ANY crit at all to accomodate SS (But loses some DET and Parry, which is a pretty value change).
Don’t care about 590 SS? Check out the PLD BiS.
Why STRENGTH melded in accessories? Yes, 3.2 is all about VIT on tanks – BUT that doesn’t mean STR is WORTHLESS. In fact, it still EASILY beats any secondary stat in terms of DPS (Crit, DET, SS). So we maximize this by melded STR when we can – in this case, only Accessories.
Accuracy isn’t a problem in this set, unlike the PLD set which requires a minor tweak depending on preference.
Ultimately the Warrior BiS is pretty amazing, with only a tiny percentage of “wasted” stats (A tiny bit of parry and accuracy). Thankfully, with the exception of melds – the difference is just ONE item (and weapon).
The below spending strategy is purely to obtain BiS fastest:
- Boots: Acc Crit – a stable first buy.
- Mask: Since it drops later on…
- Belt: Since it drops later on…
- (Preference) Any other left-side filler (Chest>Legs>Gloves)
- Weapon: Waiting until left is “complete” isn’t bad for tanks.
- Ring > Wrist > Earring > Neck (Accuracy first!)
ANYTHING ELSE IS OPTIONAL: left-side fillers should be prioritized (Chest, Legs, Gloves) then Ring (Unupgraded).
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!!!
WAR Crafted Gear Viability
As I said up top, going for quicker notes so I can update all BiS pages, will be going back for this on the second pass.
I hope you Fell Cleave your way to loot, progress and broken robots once again! GL gearing up your Warrior for BiS in 3.2! For more FFXIV updates, Like our Facebook. Message us on Twitter! Check out our YouTube and Twitch!