FFXIV 3.2 Monk (MNK) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear

3.2 UPDATED! MNK Best in slot guide! “GL3 is down but TK is up -_-“. MNK Lore buy order, Melding, Pages & Normals, more!

The best mechanics get their hands dirty y’know? If you’re back as Monk to take robots apart in 3.2, you’ve found the right place for 3.2 MNK BiS!

Quicknotes: There’s a bunch of sets that can come up with very similar stats (900~ CRIT, 500~ DET 600~ SS).

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3.2 Monk Best-in-Slot

WeaponMidan Metal KnucklesCRIT VCRIT V-2412383
HelmAugmented Hellfire Mask of StrikingACC VDET V6069-12
BodyMidan Jacket of StrikingCRIT VCRIT V7824-107
HandMidan Gloves of StrikingCRIT VCRIT IV6969--
BeltMidan Belt of StrikingCRIT V--4851-
LegsMidan Breeches of StrikingDET VDET V-1127824
BootsAugmented Hellfire Sabatons of StrikingDET VDET V-694824
NeckMidan Neckband of SlayingDET V-3651-12
EarringAugmented Primal Earrings of SlayingDET V-3651-12
WristAugmented Primal Bracelet of SlayingCRIT V--4851-
RingAugmented Primal Ring of SlayingCRIT V--123649
RingMidan Ring of SlayingCRIT V-5148--
FoodBaked Pipira Pira--1837--
StatsTotals from Gear348662387323
Grand Totals7021016741541

MNK BiS Discussion

Like many of the 3.2 sets, the advent of melding has made it possible that a bunch of setups can reach very similar stats. But first of all – let’s talk about Skill Speed.

Skill Speed or DET? Okay so we all know Crit is best for us, and as such the set has over 1000 of it. So where do we want our stats into next?

I don’t believe the hard and fast numbers of stat weights. The popular belief is that DET beats SS. This however does not take SCALING into account. But does it even matter? When we are almost FORCED to have 600++ SS to get anywhere NEAR BiS stats!

So as a concession to many many configurations and discussions with others, I have arrived at the set above to be a “balanced” set regardless of your thoughts. It has a really high Crit rating and SS rating which BOTH SCALE well, and still has a little det since we can’t go TOO crazy with SS. Why?

I could have melded more SS in place of DET melds (something you can do if you like) but TP will start to become a real issue at those levels of SS. Unless you have a NIN or your comp uses Paeon – do it at your own risk.

I have made multiple sets wherein I get a higher DET rating and lower SS rating, but I truly feel that since we are already forced to have a rather high SS – I’d rather embrace that than lose CRIT just to reduce SS and gain DET. Again, stat weights cannot take scaling into account.

Regardless though, the difference between these two “more Det less SS” setups is seriously marginal. Any set within the “BiS range” of stats will perform within the 95+ percentile of each other.

MNK Lore Tomestone Buy Order

  • Weapon: An excellent “filler” weapon – any serious Monk who wants to clear A8 should invest in this. The stats are GREAT.
  • Helm: has slightly better stats than boots (ACC / CRIT)
  • Boots: It’s the last left-side lore BiS…
  • BODY is a NOTABLE FILLER: You can pick it up now…
  • Ring > Earring > Wrist by order of “value”.

Everything ELSE IS OPTIONAL! left-side fillers priority Body > Legs > Hand > Belt – then accessories Neck > Ring (Unupgraded)


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Midan Savage Pages


This strategy purely outlines the “speediest BiS” getting:

A5S: Belt > Ring > Neck > Any
A6S: Gloves > Illuminati Dark Gobcoat x 3 > Any
A7S: Legs > Gobdip > Illuminati Taut Gobtwine x 3 > Any
A8S: Weapon or Body > Any (or just wait for the drop, and use Gobdip)

Midan Normal Parts


“what should MNK’s pick up in Midas normal”! Is something I get asked often 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 1chainpedalspringshaft
Week 2boltpedalspringshaft
Week 3boltboltspringshaft
Week 4boltanyspringshaft

Aim to get body and legs ASAP as we want Midan BiS. The only lost value here is we cannot get CRANK (Gloves) anytime soon, so you might wanna pick up a crafted. Floor 2 becomes really useless since we pick up Lore Boots and Helm asap. What do?

W5+: Pick up Crank in 3/4!
Bolts? Ring > Bracelet > Neck > Earring

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MNK Crafted Gear Viability

I’ll get back to this as I upgrade all the BiS lists – 90% of what you need is already up there, though.

For MNK, I gotta say you should buy the Gloves if you feel like A6 won’t go down anytime soon. Since you’ll only be getting Cranks Week 5+.

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25 thoughts on “FFXIV 3.2 Monk (MNK) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear”

  1. hi im curious instead of det on some of these can i just but a strength V materia?

    1. Not really, the Only one that seems retarted and prolly butthurt is you so please go back play crap games like Wow or for Kids u can also choose Hello kitty online.

    2. not really little boy, seems the only one that is ” extremly ” retarted is you here prolly also butthurted after or brainless comment. mayb go back play crap games like WoW ? sounds like you coming from there lol

  2. monks need SKS lol if ppl say they dont need, they dont understand the job then, SKS incr ur dps and if u cry u fast out of tp then manage ur skills and learn to play it, for that we have also brd or nin to asssist mnk with TP whenever needed in coil exampel and u got invigorate or whatever name, mnk is single target dps king and that will stay like that. SKS is NOT a wasted stat!!

    1. Definitely not wasted. But anything above X amount is definitely “too much”. Without a highly specialized coil group, you will run out of TP.

      1. uhm not really, even with 450-470 SKS u wont run out. dungeons are easy bosses die fast. raids like ST or WoD u can also manage it bosses dies actually fast enough to not run out of TP unless the dps from the other ppl is so low that it take ages to kill the boss but even if so u ll be short on TP in the last 15-20% until the Invigorate ll be ready to use, if u got a brd or nin and he use his head to assist u, u wont run out, but even then u ll only run out of TP if u manage or adjust the fight wrong due to the high SKS. in coil u wont run out either

        1. Dark, could you provide your skill rotation? I’d love to see how to effectively dps and keep my tp under control, and skill rotations seem to be so varied.

  3. Ummm. Considering the T13’s Earthshaker which can make monk move away from boss, I think at least we need around 400 SKS (which is still the global standard for monk) What do you think about the BiS for T13? Thanks for the general BiS though.

    1. Hmmm well.. After I switch gears in the gear calculator, I think can use Dreadwyrm Bracelet with 531 acc, 448 crit, 383 det, 407 sks. But the accuracy will barely made it.

  4. I think it would be much more useful if you had a pre-T13 vs post T13 set. The “zero sks” build is clearly inferior. You’re just picking up wasted extra accuracy for no reason.

    1. Alot of people are pretty anal about SKS. A few extra points of acc isn’t a massive loss cosidering the crit and det gained.

  5. Dumb question. What does that note next glazefaust mean? I’m not entirely in mmo lingo so i have no idea what the neat UAT stands for

  6. Can you do a Gloam Ring coupled with a Weathered Gloam Ring instead of the High Allagan ring? The trade off would be more determination compared to the 2 extra strength and 7 extra accuracy. Since you don’t really need the skill speed, wouldn’t the extra determination be worth it?

  7. Neither of the page 2 links actually go to Pre-Turn 6 right now. Top goes to 2.2 DRG and bottom link to 2.2 WHM.

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