So some of you are back from being Paladins from previous tiers sadness huh? Welcome to the 3.2 PLD BiS! In case you missed the memo – as of 3.2 tanks stack VITALITY! Thanks to Claes Henrietta for the help!
Quicknotes: All tank BiS pages are quite similar to each other, but the PLD BiS will “avoid as much SS as practically possible, and get as much Crit”.
|PLD||Item||Meld 1||Meld 2||Acc||Crit||Det||SS||Parry|
|Weapon||Prototype Midan Metal Sword||CRIT V||-||-||12||84||61||-|
|Offhand||Prototype Midan Metal Shield||CRIT IV||-||-||35||-||-||35|
|Helm||Augmented Hellfire Mask of Fending||DET V||DET V||-||69||66||-||-|
|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||DET V||-||-||51||12||-||36|
|Legs||Midan Breeches of Fending||DET V||DET V||-||112||99||-||-|
|Boots||Augmented Hellfire Sabatons of Fending||CRIT V||CRIT IV||69||69||-||-||-|
|Neck||Augmented Primal Choker of Fending||STR V||-||-||36||-||-||51|
|Earring||Midan Earrings of Fending||STR V||-||-||49||-||36|
|Wrist||Augmented Primal Bracelet of Fending||STR V||-||51||34||-||-|
|Ring||Midan Ring of Fending||STR V||-||36||-||51||-|
|Ring||Augmented Primal Ring of Fending||STR V||-||51||34||-||-|
|Stats||Total stats from gear||367||550||378||197||158|
Why STRENGTH melded in accessories? While VIT beats out STR in value, STR beats the secondary DPS stats (Crit, DET, SS…). So while yes, tanking primary stat is undoubtedly VIT – it’s not like STR became WORTHLESS! Aside from Parry, we cannot meld any more defense on the right side…
THE ABOVE BiS IS MISSING 2 POINTS ACCURACY. It’s 99.9+% hit rate, but this can be bothersome. Ultimately, there are many ways to get that last 2 points –
- Food: Steamed Stafff -> Baked Pipira Pira (Most brainless solution)
- Materia: Change one DET meld into ACCURACY (Laziest solution)
Swap certain pieces of gear with an ACC one (more on this later on…)
Of the above, I’d recommend AGAINST gear swaps, as the food or materia change are the best (Personally I’d go the materia route).
The below spending strategy is purely to obtain BiS fastest:
- Boots: Acc Crit – it’s just the smarter buy at this point.
- Mask: by order of savage floor obtained…
- Belt: by order of savage floor obtained…
- (Preference) Any other left-side filler (Chest>Legs)
- Weapon: On tanks, I’d say weapon AFTER left-side is complete.
- Ring > Wrist > Neck (Buying the acc pieces is safer…)
ANYTHING ELSE IS OPTIONAL: As mentioned earlier any left-side filler would be considered first (Chest, Legs) then Earring, 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!!!
PLD Crafted Gear Viability
As mentioned earlier, I update this a little later on just so I can update all lists ASAP. 90% of the info you need is already in the page, the rest is details…