FFXIV 3.2 Dragoon (DRG) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear

3.2 UPDATED! DRG Best in slot guide! “I dropped blood”. DRG Lore buy order, Melding, Pages & Normals, more!


So you’re Dragoon-ing it up and wanna poke stuff? Let our Dragoon BiS gear guide help you stick things RIGHT!

[Page 1: 2.2 Gear] [Page 2: Pre-Turn 6 Gear]
DRG BiS & Options | DRG Soldiery Buy Order | DRG Gear Notes

Some notes before we begin!

  • I used a reverse gearing process. I chose the path of LOWEST SKILL SPEED (+71 lowest possible with this gear set), then tried to get as much CRIT and DET as possible.
  • Dragoon can possibly mix and match a bunch of pieces to get BiS worthy gear.
  • around 496-498 is the acc cap. More if you prefer to hit from the front (As you will sometimes in T9, accidentally)

Column 1 is a complete set. Column 2 contains notable filler gear THAT IS NOT BOUGHT WITH SOLDIERY. Obviously, any High Allagan gear would make a good replacement for Soldiery Gear, and vice versa. The goal of column 2 is to give you as many similar stat filler options without spending much / any Sol.

DRGBESTNotable FillersCheap Accuracy/Fillers
WeaponHigh Allagan SpearLiberatorAny GAE BOLG
(Gives a good Accuracy Boost)
HeadHigh Allagan Headgear of MaimingWolfram MaskWyrms Armet
BodyAstrum MailWolfram Cuirass<-
HandAstrum ArmguardsWolfram GauntletsAllagan Gauntlets of Maiming
WaistHigh Allagan Belt of MaimingWolfram Tassets == == Heros
LegsAstrum HoseSaurian TrousersAllagan Trousers of Maiming
BootsAstrum SabatonsAllagan Sollerets of MaimingWyrms Greaves
NeckHigh Allagan Choker of SlayingRibbon of SlayingAllagan Choker of Maiming
EarsGloam EarringsAny Except i90 Hero/StrikingAllagan Earrings of Maiming
WristHigh Allagan Bracelets of SlayingAllagan Wristlets of MaimingInferno /
RingGloam RingVortexAllagan Ring of Striking
RingHigh Allagan Ring of SlayingAllagan Ring of Maiming-
FoodApkallu Omelette-Lava Toad Legs /
Stuffed Cabbage

Any non-relic weapon (Allagan, High Allagan, Liberator) may be used for Set 1. None of these weapons have accuracy and wont throw the build “off-balance”.

Bad luck with drops? Need filler gear? Check out the 2nd/3rd table above, and the DRG Gear Notes.


2.2 Dragoon Soldiery Tomes Buy Order

If you’ve asked yourself “What do DRG’s purchase first with my tomes of Sol?”, read on!

  • Liberator *only if you’re neat UAT.
  • Astrum Mail gets rid of accuracy problems, and is BiS. (HA is turn 9!)
  • Astrum Hose is BiS and HA is  Turn 8.
  • Astrum Sabatons is BiS and HA is Turn 7
  • Astrum Armguards is BiS and HA is Turn 6
  • Gloam Earrings is BiS and HA is Turn 6
  • Gloam Ring, well one of the two possible rings.

After the above the rest is OPTIONAL.

  • Astrum Helm aint that bad, and HA is Turn 8.
  • Astrum Belt – HA is Turn 9!
  • Gloam Wristlets – Gives some Acc…
  • Gloam Choker – Well…

Owning the entire Dragoon Soldiery Set isn’t that bad.

2.2 DRG Gear Notes

Bad luck with Coil drops? (Any Astrum Gear is naturally an OK sub, but a waste of Sol..)

  • Head? Woflram or  i90 Allagan!
  • Belt? Wolfram or Heroes!
  • Neck? i90 Allagan is a great replacement!
  • Wrist? i90 Maiming is great!
  • Ring? Anything BUT the heroes!

Theres no lack of good gear substitutes. Just remember, the less SS the better (But don’t stress too much)

2.2 DRG Crafted Gear Viability

While SS in not really that wanted, it’s not a junk stat for Dragoons. That being said, most of the Wolfram Gear is extremely viable, but here are the more notable ones…

Wolfram Cuirass is a GREAT substitute for a Weathered Astrum Mail. I highly suggest getting one of these and will be a keeper till you can get Sands+Astrum Mail (Or until you’re done with buying everything else)
Cost Effective Melds: Crit IV, CRIT IV, CRIT III, DET III, DET II.

Saurian Trousers are pretty damn good, too.
Cost Effective Melds: ACC IV, DET IV, DET III, DET III, DET III.

Wolfram Mask is legit, too…
Cost Effective Melds: ACC IV, Crit III, ACC III, ACC III, (+Any Det)

Wolfram Sabatons are decent if you’re eager to gear up… (And cheap)
Cost Effective Melds: ACC IV, ACC III, ACC III, DET III

Saving Sol for Belt? Wolfram Tassets is a good choice if you wanna meld a bit.
Cost Effective Melds:  ACC IV, CRIT III, CRIT III, ACC II, DET II

Wolfram Gauntlets (might as well complete the set…)
Cost Effective Melds: ACC IV, DET IV, ACC III, ACC III, DET ANY

As Always – you can shift around the melds here quite a bit if you need accuracy or not, or are willing to spend more.

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DRG BiS & Options | DRG Soldiery Buy Order | DRG Gear Notes

Good luck gearing your Dragoon! This page be updated as more gear will be introduced into the game. Want to add something? Violent Reactions? Comment Below!

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27 thoughts on “FFXIV 3.2 Dragoon (DRG) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear”

  1. So without beating A8S how does this look?
    By putting acc on the 240 relic you could remove some Acc 5’s and replace them with crit 5’s.
    Another improvement would be on the belt as well.
    Are there anygood sets for doing a full dps relic 120 crit/115 det/ 5 sks?

  2. So, coming back to this, I’ve done some experimenting and the Gordian Spear BiS heavily outweighs the Brionac, the 87 det affecting your auto attacks, which come up as almost 20% of your damage alone, even without the crit multiplier (Which caps at around 26% at ~867 crit. Not a hard cap, but diminishing returns), I’d say the Gordian spear is the best BiS with the Thordan Halberd being a notable filler over brionac pre-Gordian Spear.

    Hope it helps, my best wishes to you guys o/!.

    1. In the discussion I put the SS swaps needed, HOWEVER, yes I was expecting these specific ‘590’ sets, so I may as well put one up.

      1. Personally, I feel this build is wrong, not only the Brionac is Inferior to the Trident in stat weighs, but relying on it for sks caps does not pay off stat wise, the acuraccy is way too high considering A4S front is 640, and sacrificing almost 100 det to get a bit more crit/meet sks cap does not pay off in the overall build, because the highcap of 2.39 still gives you an optimal performance.

        imho, this is what a real DRG BiS should look like: http://ffxiv.ariyala.com/QZFW

        Note: This page’s BiS, to compare: http://ffxiv.ariyala.com/RPCQ

        1. Aldric, upon reviewing the two links… The main difference is..

          Your BiS gives: +87 DET +31 SKS
          My BiS gives: +61 CRIT

          The loss of crit seems a little too staggering for me. DET isn’t too hot this patch. While your list does reduce accuracy to prevent a waste of stats, i personally do not know if it will even outweigh the listed set.

          Thankfully the difference is only TWO PIECES (one being the gordian spear), so it’s quite easy to experiment with. Thank you for the input!

          1. Given the current stat weighs, those stats still make for a weighted 9.9 for crit vs 15.317 for det and sks, so it IS noticeable. I don’t have my gordian spear yet, but as soon as I do, I will buy both sets and do some field testing.

          1. Hey, that’s pretty awesome! Thank you for that. I’m here should you like to discuss anything else with me. Thanks again :D.

  3. What would be BiS il120 gear as a combination of WoD and Poetics gear look like? Just curious. I’m getting back into the game after a 7 month hiatus. I have the WoD chest and head gear for my DRG. All of my accessories are from SCoB. I want to save my poetics for my weapon as I only have the Liberator right now and I never upgraded my Zenith o.O Thanks!

    1. ffxiv.ariyala.com – lock in the gear you want to keep from your current set, lower the max ilvl to 120, set up bis solver to ignore skill speed and include food buffs, and click solve.

  4. Dreadwyrm Spear is not the BIS. Longinus Zeta with full Crit & Dex come out to have 57 STR, 67 VIT, 53 CRIT, and 38 DET. With an auto attack at 57.22. Only thing Dreadwyrm Spear head is a slightly lover delay. Longinus Zeta has 2.96 delay.

    1. Probably because of some impractical thing called “stat weights”, while useful – it doesnt and CANNOT take into consideration actual combat practicality.

    2. Yeah like ffxiv guild said, ariyala puts a little over 1/10 weight on skill speed which causes a difference. To verify this, you can set the stat weight to 0 for skill speed on ariyala’so bis silver, and it will show the same set you see here.

      Sorry for spelling/capitalization. I’m on my phone.

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