FFXIV 3.2 Black Mage (BLM) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear

3.2 UPDATED! BLM Best in slot guide! “Lose Eno delete acct”. BLM Lore buy order, Melding, Pages & Normals, more!

Come back to prove that magic beats machinery in 3.2? Thanks for checking out out 3.2 BLM BiS! If it was a little unclear to anyone last time – it’s damn certain NOW: Spell Speed is king. Shoutout to our BLM Bazu Zhilei.

Quicknotes: SS is the undoubted emperor of stats for Black Mages – if you disagree, this is not the BiS for you.

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3.2 Black Mage Best-in-Slot

BLMBLM BiSMeld 1Meld 2AccSSCritDet
WeaponMidan Metal RodCRIT VCRIT V-1232483
HelmMidan Horn of CastingACC VACC V246948-
BodyMidan Coat of CastingSS VSS V-102112-
HandAugmented Hailstorm Gloves of CastingSS VSS V692448-
BeltMidan Belt of CastingSS V--48-49
LegsAugmented Hailstorm Bottoms of CastingACC VACC V24112-75
BootsAugmented Hailstorm Boots of CastingSS VSS IV-6969-
NeckAugmented Primal Choker of CastingSS V-5112-34
EarringAugmented Primal Earrings of CastingSS V--48-49
WristMidan Bracelets of CastingACC V-1251-34
RingMidan Ring of CastingSS V-5112-34
RingAugmented Primal Ring of CastingACC V-125136-
FoodMarron Glace--1137--
StatsTotals from gear254758337358
Grand total6081112691576


BLM BiS Discussion

1100+ Spell Speed – I can end the discussion with that.

So why not crit? So here’s how it works SS works better the more of it you have – hands down. In an extreme example, you only need a few points of SS to decrease cast time from 0.2 to 0.1 – that’s a 100% DPS increase (in this unrealistic but easy to understand scenario).

But crit works better when stacked, too? Yes it does, but not as good as SS with for BLM – since they have an infinite resource it’s all about getting as many fire cycles as you can in a fight or phase, NOT about getting the most damage per skill you do.

SS also increases your safety by a large margin – a stat that CRIT simply cannot emulate in any way shape or form. KEEPING your ENO, squeezing MORE from LEYLINES, moving out of danger AoE faster – there’s countless immeasurable bonuses SS grants to any BLM.

As for the gear there’s very little to discuss in this patch. Does it have SS? Wear it. None? Accuracy. It was a brainless process to reach this point.

Accuracy Cap? You need 6x ACC V’s to cap – 7 without food.

Creme Brulee vs Marron Glace? Is honestly a non-issue. You have to meld an extra ACCV to cover for the loss of Marron Glace. It’s maybe… MAYBE better by around 0.0004%. maybe. But the cost? Secretly, many of us care about how expensive Creme Brulee can be :)

At this point I’m just reaching into the void for more discussion points. Unupgraded Ring, while tempting – is likely a DPS loss. but again, if you’re an SS freak go for it… it’s another “Decimal” change, man.

BLM Lore Tomestone Buy Order

The lore tomestone spending order is to get BiS fastest:

  • Weapon: is priority but you may not have the hypercharged tome. Just go down the list for a bit while you wait.
  • Legs: By order of Midan depth
  • Gloves (Need accuracy?) Boots (Has better DPS).
  • Ring > Choker (Accuracy) > Earring (DPS).

ANYTHING ELSE IS OPTIONAL: left-side fillers should be prioritized (Chest, Head, Belt) then Bracelet, Ring (230).


Click on the expandables below to see how you should spend pages, and which Midas Normal parts to get first –

Midan Savage Pages


The goal with this listed strat is to gain BiS fastest

A5S: Belt > Ring > Bracelet > Any
A6S: Head > Illuminati Dark Gobcoat  x 3 > Any
A7S: Illuminati Taut Gobtwine x 3 > Any
A8S: Weapon > Body > Any (Gobdip and wait for Staff is OK)

Midan Normal Parts


“what should BLM’s pick up in Midas normal”! Is a common question, so here it is! This is a general thing, and people might have varying levels of gear or goals but as a catch-all good enough recommendation:

Week 1chainlenslensshaft
Week 2boltpedalcrankshaft
Week 3boltpedalcrankshaft
Week 4boltboltANYshaft

Getting pants is our priority with lore so we avoid it here. Shaft, while stats aren’t bad – it’s more of a concession to Midan Chest BiS and us having to use a filler for quite some time. This takes care of most left-side pieces to assist in survivability. Bolts? Ring > Earring > Any. Week5+ ANY.

Click the above!!!

BLM Crafted Gear Viability

To be updated later on to make all other BiS pages. 90% of info you’re here for is here already anyways.

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With 1000+ SS I hope it also increases the speed in which you acquire your Black Mage BiS in 3.2! GL with it!

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18 thoughts on “FFXIV 3.2 Black Mage (BLM) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear”

  1. If SS is to be prioritized, why not have 2 primal rings of casting? 1 Augmented, and 1 regular. Then you’d have 97 SS from your two rings combined (+51 i240 ring, +46 i230 ring) instead of the 63 SS you have listed here. Just wondering if the 51 ACC is that important. Or at least as important as maximizing SS.

    1. This is an option, though it isn’t always a “welcomed” one. The unaugmented ring trick is OKAY. I tackle great pains before recommending it on these posts, though. Would you like to hear ’em? haha

  2. Howdy! Do you plan to update this, taking into account the gear for 3.3, or is this BiS still relevant for the new patch? Thanks in advance!

    1. The only possible change 3.3 can have is the relic weapon. It is better than Midan but not by a huge margin. Some could argue that it’s not that significant or may not even be an upgrade at all.

      Will update the BiS’s

  3. Where is a good place to get quicktongue v materia? The market board never has any of the quicktongue’s.

  4. If you use HQ Apple Strudel as your food again, you can replace one of those ACC V materia Melds with a Crit V

  5. If you are going for a huge amount of Spell Speed the better weapon choice would be Lilith Rod Zeta with Spell Speed on it.

    1. unless I misunderstand what you’re referring to. dread and zeta weapons have the same spell speed.

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