What’s a good marauder stats build? What are useful warrior stats? Marauder / Warrior materia? If any of these questions brought you here, you came to the right place. Whether its by stat allocation, gear or materia: knowing what stats your Marauder or Warrior need should never be far from mind!
Marauder (MRD) & Warrior (WAR) Stats
What are the marauder or warrior stat weights?
VIT > STR > Parry > Critical Chance > Determination > DEX
*These may vary slightly from patch to patch, or by personal preference. Following the recommendation above will always give you a good MRD & WAR build.
Marauder (MRD) & Warrior (WAR) Primary Stats Allocation
What stats should I add as a marauder or warrior?
Vitality – Increases total HP. Many skills of MRD/WAR scale of total HP, and this also makes you a better tank. Really, it doesn’t get any simpler than that.
STR – Hit harder, Parry for more, and generate more threat. Marauders that make the case STR>VIT have a bit of logic in it because so many of the Warrior skills scale off damage. Don’t get sucked in to thinking you’re DPS though.
Dexterity – Increases Parry Chance. While you might not ever need to allocate a third primary stat, this is the only remotely useful one.
Maruko’s Note: VIT or STR, how much should you get of each? Marauders will be throwing this argument around until the sun goes down. While you really want STR, VIT is ALWAYS IMPORTANT. As far as stat allocation goes, just focus on VIT because you can always customize your materia later on if you find you need more STR (unlikely).
Marauder (MRD) & Warrior (WAR) Secondary Stats
What are good secondary stats for marauder and warrior, and why?
Parry > Critical Chance > Determination
While you can’t allocate this directly, these will be heavily considered when picking gear upgrades and slotting materia.
Parry – Marauders have an extremely thin HP pool. They have alot of HP but no mitigation. Adding Parry somehow counters this weakness.
Critical Chance – Serves to increase damage, threat and shields generated from Storms Path.
Determination – Generic stat when you have nothing else to put into that serves to increase damage and threat. *If you somehow want more damage and threat, value crit and determination over parry.
Marauder (MRD) & Warrior (WAR) Materia
This is directly related to the first section. As you may know, all gear has a limit for each stat it can have, the higher its Item Level, the higher amount of stats it can hold. So the idea is to max out (or get close to maxing out) the left most, and work your way right. Again: VIT > STR > Parry > Critical Chance > Determination > DEX
Critical Strike: Savage Aim
Determination: Savage Might
See Also: Materia Guide | Melding Guide Summary:
- Overall MRD WAR stat importance: VIT > STR > DEX > Parry > Determination > Skill Speed
- MRD WAR Stat allocation: VIT> STR > DEX
- Secondary stats for MRD WAR: Parry > Critical Strike > Determination
- Reference links: Marauder FAQ, Warrior FAQ