Hopefully you’re as lucky with your procs as you are with gear drops! I realize that statement can work both ways! Thanks for checking out our Machinist Best-in-slot gear guide! We discuss the various gearing options for MCH in this patch. I initially thought the gear for MCH was pretty sad, but it’s pretty decent… Thanks for all the advice from Tiffany Faye: our resident
Gun Chump Machinist!
Quick stat summary: CRIT >>> DET >> SS
For the sake of “interchangeable filler slots”, Machinist’s <-> Gordian serve as natural replacements to each other (May or may not be discussed within guide, but take that as an ‘unspoken truth’).
|MCH Slot||BiS - Diurnal||filler||filler|
|Gloves||Gordian Armguards of Aiming|
|Belt||Fabled belt of Aiming|
|Boots||Gordian Sabatons of Aiming|
|Neck||Gordian Neckband of Aiming|
|Earrings||Fabled Earrings of Aiming|
|Bracelet||Fabled Bracelet of Aiming|
|Ring||Fabled ring of Aiming|
|Ring||Gordian Ring of Aiming|
|Food||Baked Pipira Pira|
There are a few non-critical gear pieces here and there that could be exchanged, it will be discussed below.
MCH BiS Discussion, Notes & Options
Well, overall this set is a no-brainer. ‘GET AS MUCH CRIT AS YOU CAN’ was my first goal. After that ‘REDUCE AS MUCH SKILLSPEED FOR DET AS YOU CAN’. After fulfilling these, something huge came up “TOO MUCH DAMN ACCURACY”!! After solving these three statements, you get the BiS listed above.
Weapon: Ferdinand – to buy or not to buy? Well, it’s not the worst thing in the world, it still has crit. If you main a MCH and A4S seems like a distant dream, buy this thing first.
Head: The head slot is quite flexible. Gordian Hood of Aiming isn’t a bad filler if you pick it up. This slot and the hands share the same fate.
Hands: Same with Gordian Armguards of Aiming. this and the head have ACC/CRIT which is good if you’re missing accuracy. Even if you never buy the ESO pieces, the stat differences aren’t that critical.
Accessories: are pretty much set in stone. If you need that littttle bit of SS for an extra hit on Wildfire, you’re gonna want it from Fabled Necklace of Aiming. (The MCH SS treshold is preferential and varies on latency, IMO). I wouldn’t really recommend it, but there will be people who would ask.
A1S Pages: Ring > Necklace
A2S Pages: Boots (Safer, has accuracy) > Gloves > 4x Gobcoat
A3S Pages: 3x Gobtwines > Fillers (Head > Leg?)
A4S Pages: Weapon > Filler (Nothing else you really want)
“What should I buy first with Esoterics for my MCH!?” Well, here you go!
- Weapon: Even though Ferdinand isn’t BiS, again… If you realistically want to increase your power…
- Machinist’s Brais: An amazing piece of gear that will last you this entire patch and beyond!
- Machinist’s Shirt: Good enough bang for buck, and has accuracy.
- Machinist’s Goggles:
- Fabled Belt of Aiming: Finish up left side purchases first.
- Fabled Bracelet > Earrings > Ring: Then buy all the right side ESO pieces.
- EVERYTHING ELSE IS OPTIONAL, and NON-BiS
On belt: If you have the Illuminati Gobcoat, buy it sooner than you would have.
If you ever find your MCH in need of VIT: First off we identify the worst accessory. That would likely be Fabled Ring of Aiming . Bad news is, the “terrible BiS accessories” don’t line up with the “great melded ones”, so I’ll just advise you on the safest choices. Check out the Bard BiS for more a more detailed version…)
Lesser evil: Chrysolite Ring of Aiming. Fabled sucks, but so does this ring. This is purely a lesser evil result.
Melding: VIT IV – VIT IV – VIT IV – CRIT IV – VIT III
Machinist crafted 180 left and melding
The melds are exaclty the same as Bard.
Griffin Leather Blinder of Aiming: ACC IV – ACC IV – ACC IV – CRIT III – CRIT III
It caps crit with the above, and ACC can be freely changed out to DET.
Griffin Leather Longcoat of Aiming: ACC IV – ACC IV – DET IV – DET IV – DET IV
This is the best possible meld here. Again, ACC can be changed to DET.
Griffin Leather Gloves of Aiming: DET IV – DET IV – Any ACC/SS from here.
Strange item… It caps det with DET IVx2, and the rest basically doesn’t matter.
Astral Silk Sash of Aiming: ACC IV – Any DET from here.
Another weird one. After ACC IV, just stick any DET afterwards.
Astral Silk Slops of Aiming: CRIT IV x 5.
Well… not much to say. Use some III’s if you’re poor.
Griffin Leather Thighboots of Aiming: CRIT IV x 4 – CRIT III
Cleanly caps crit with the melding above.
HAT: ESO is BiS, so this probably isn’t worth the investment.
BODY: An amazing filler since you can save the ESO you would have spent on shirt.
GLOVE: Same situation as the hat. The ESO gloves are amazing.
BELT: An amazing filler piece that will last you till A4S.
LEGS: ESO leg is damn good. Since I’d buy that first, this item purely luxury.
BOOT: Probably not worth it since the 190 is quite good already.
Well, given the clear cut nature of the class and drops, it’s a pretty good thing to know what exactly you’re looking for in terms of loot! It’s also equally frustrating when it never drops for you lelelgetrekt.[sc:bisfeed]
Best of luck in procs and gear drops for your MCH!