The best mechanics get their hands dirty y’know? If you’re back as Monk to take robots apart in 3.2, you’ve found the right place for 3.2 MNK BiS!
Quicknotes: There’s a bunch of sets that can come up with very similar stats (900~ CRIT, 500~ DET 600~ SS).
|MNK||BiS||Meld 1||Meld 2||ACC||CRIT||SS||DET|
|Weapon||Midan Metal Knuckles||CRIT V||CRIT V||-||24||123||83|
|Helm||Augmented Hellfire Mask of Striking||ACC V||DET V||60||69||-||12|
|Body||Midan Jacket of Striking||CRIT V||CRIT V||78||24||-||107|
|Hand||Midan Gloves of Striking||CRIT V||CRIT IV||69||69||-||-|
|Belt||Midan Belt of Striking||CRIT V||-||-||48||51||-|
|Legs||Midan Breeches of Striking||DET V||DET V||-||112||78||24|
|Boots||Augmented Hellfire Sabatons of Striking||DET V||DET V||-||69||48||24|
|Neck||Midan Neckband of Slaying||DET V||-||36||51||-||12|
|Earring||Augmented Primal Earrings of Slaying||DET V||-||36||51||-||12|
|Wrist||Augmented Primal Bracelet of Slaying||CRIT V||-||-||48||51||-|
|Ring||Augmented Primal Ring of Slaying||CRIT V||-||-||12||36||49|
|Ring||Midan Ring of Slaying||CRIT V||-||51||48||-||-|
|Food||Baked Pipira Pira||-||-||18||37||-||-|
|Stats||Totals from Gear||348||662||387||323|
Like many of the 3.2 sets, the advent of melding has made it possible that a bunch of setups can reach very similar stats. But first of all – let’s talk about Skill Speed.
Skill Speed or DET? Okay so we all know Crit is best for us, and as such the set has over 1000 of it. So where do we want our stats into next?
I don’t believe the hard and fast numbers of stat weights. The popular belief is that DET beats SS. This however does not take SCALING into account. But does it even matter? When we are almost FORCED to have 600++ SS to get anywhere NEAR BiS stats!
So as a concession to many many configurations and discussions with others, I have arrived at the set above to be a “balanced” set regardless of your thoughts. It has a really high Crit rating and SS rating which BOTH SCALE well, and still has a little det since we can’t go TOO crazy with SS. Why?
I could have melded more SS in place of DET melds (something you can do if you like) but TP will start to become a real issue at those levels of SS. Unless you have a NIN or your comp uses Paeon – do it at your own risk.
I have made multiple sets wherein I get a higher DET rating and lower SS rating, but I truly feel that since we are already forced to have a rather high SS – I’d rather embrace that than lose CRIT just to reduce SS and gain DET. Again, stat weights cannot take scaling into account.
Regardless though, the difference between these two “more Det less SS” setups is seriously marginal. Any set within the “BiS range” of stats will perform within the 95+ percentile of each other.
- Weapon: An excellent “filler” weapon – any serious Monk who wants to clear A8 should invest in this. The stats are GREAT.
- Helm: has slightly better stats than boots (ACC / CRIT)
- Boots: It’s the last left-side lore BiS…
- BODY is a NOTABLE FILLER: You can pick it up now…
- Ring > Earring > Wrist by order of “value”.
Everything ELSE IS OPTIONAL! left-side fillers priority Body > Legs > Hand > Belt – then accessories Neck > Ring (Unupgraded)
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MNK Crafted Gear Viability
I’ll get back to this as I upgrade all the BiS lists – 90% of what you need is already up there, though.
For MNK, I gotta say you should buy the Gloves if you feel like A6 won’t go down anytime soon. Since you’ll only be getting Cranks Week 5+.