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!

***PAGE 2 IS PURELY FOR 2.1 CONTENT, and will probably contain OUTDATED info, only use this if you’re new and gearing up for Turn 6 onwards***

This guide is what we at FFXIVguild.com have determined to be the ideal gear for a Dragoon given the possible stat combinations. This however, does NOT necessarily mean it is the “Best in Slot”. 

The ideal column is an entire set but the alternative columns are in a per slot basis only and are not to be considered as an entire set. 

DRGIdealGood AlternativesLesser Alternatives
WeaponAllagan SpearGae Bold ZenithHoly Lance
HeadWyrm's ArmetAllagan Visor of MaimingOnion Mask
BodyWyrm's MailAllagan Cuirass of MaimingOnion Armor
HandAllagan Gloves of MaimingWyrm's GauntletsOnion Gauntlets
WaistHero's Belt of MaimingAllagan Tassets of MaimingOnion Tassets
LegsWyrm's BreechesAllagan Trouseres of MaimingOnion Sarouel
BootsAllagn Sollerets of MaimingWyrm's GreavesOnion Boots
NeckAllagan Choker of MaimingHero's Necklace of SlayingAllagan Choker of Striking
EarsAllagan Earrings of MaimingHero's Earrings of SlayingTremor Earrings of Striking
WristInferno Bangle of StrikingHero's Bracelet of SlayingAllagan Bracelet of Maiming
RingAllagan Ring of StrikingAllagan Ring of MaimingUltima Band of Striking
RingVortex Ring of StrikingHero's Ring of SlayingGryphonskin Ring

What stats are important to a Dragoon?

  • Accuracy –  The first thing you need to max out. As a melee DPS, you need an accuracy of  about 473 for Bahamut’s Coil turn 5. There may be some instances where you will hit mobs from the front
  • Critical Hit Rate –  Dragoon has alot of skills that hit hard and they have the strongest single attack in the game, Full Thrust at 330 potency. Having your skills crit is a huge boost to your damage output.

Why did you choose this gear combination?

As with all of our guides, priority number one is reaching your accuracy cap. With this gear combination, is 468 without food.

With such a high accuracy cap needed, getting the stats we wanted was quite tricky. In the end it gave us balanced stats across the board.

What do I spend Tomes of Mythology on as a Dragoon?

You will want to purchase things based on how deep it is in coil and also what gives you the biggest upgrade in that certain slot.

  • Helm – Drops in turn 4
  • Boots – This drops in turn 5. You might want to get Wyrm’s Greaves to tide you over until you get the drop from turn 5.
  • Accessories – The Allagan ones drop in around turn 4 and turn 5. You might want to get the myth versions in the mean time.
  • Chest – Allagan Cuirass of Maiming drops in turn 1. Pick this up only if your other slots are filled.

You may have to pick up some of the alternative pieces while waiting for the ideal ones in coil.

What secondary stats should Dragoon get?

With the high accuracy cap needed, getting your wanted secondary stats is quite hard. With our ideal list,  we were able to have fairly good stats across the board, ~490 crit, ~400 skill speed, ~300 determination.

If you really had to choose one, we recommend prioritizing Critical Hit Rate.


This page will of course be updated as the game progresses and patches, and more gear will be introduced into the game.

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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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