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!

So you’re going to speak the universal language of fists in 2.4? Gear up your monk RIGHT in our 2.4 Monk BiS Guide!

Here, I present to you not one – but TWO BiS options for your punching pleasure!! List A featuring a traditional balance of stats with massive DET. List B, one I know some monks would enjoy, with Zero bonus Skillspeed.

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MNKHigh DET BalanceZero SKS-
WeaponDreadwyrm ClawsDreadwyrm Claws
HeadDreadwyrm Circlet of StrikingAugmented Ironworks Visor of Striking
BodyAugmented Ironworks Cuirass of StrikingAugmented Ironworks Cuirass of Striking
HandDreadwyrm Bracers of StrikingDreadwyrm Bracers of Striking
WaistAugmented Ironworks Belt of StrikingAugmented Ironworks Belt of Striking
LegsAugmented Ironworks Hose of StrikingAugmented Ironworks Hose of Striking
BootsDreadwyrm Boots of StrikingDreadwyrm Boots of Striking
NeckDreadwyrm Choker of SlayingDreadwyrm Choker of Slaying
EarsDreadwyrm Earrings of SlayingAugmented Ironworks Earrings of Slaying
WristAugmented Ironworks Bracelet of SlayingAugmented Ironworks Bracelet of Slaying
RingAugmented Ironworks Ring of SlayingAugmented Ironworks Ring of Slaying
RingDreadwyrm Ring of SlayingDreadwyrm Ring of Slaying
FoodBlack Truffle RisottoBlack Truffle Risotto

The best part is, the difference between the sets is only TWO pieces of gear.

Which Monk BiS is for me!? Well… gear is only one factor of many when considering your overall DPS. Rotation, group composition… here’s the general outline: List A (High Det Balance) is very good in a general scenario. List B is better for TP saving (adjusting your rotation too.. using ToD etc..)

So overall you can give both a try. The more experienced monks will know how to use either build. Both builds are great, make no mistake.

Which set do you prefer? I personally like the Monk BiS List A. The absolutely crushing amount of DET, and overall balance of stats is just too good to pass up!


2.4 MNK Poetics Tomes Buy Order

What order and what pieces to buy as MNK with your Poe tomes? Here’s a good outline:

  • Weapon (See notes)
  • Legs: Dread T13
  • Chest: Dread T12
  • Belt: Dread T10
  • Ring: Dread T12
  • Bracelet: Dread T10
  • Head (0 SKS): Dread T10
  • Earring (0 SKS): Dread T12
    the rest is OPTIONAL.

Don’t rush weapon IF you’re far from getting the Tome from T11, and Carbontwine from T12. A massivei nvestment for 5 ilevels (Compared to HA claws) is better spent elsewhere if your group is stuck in the lower turns.

2.4 MNK Crafted Gear Viability

Since Monks don’t really waste any stat (except for MASSIVE SKS…) all crafted gear are viable. Here are the standouts:

Arache Shirt of Striking is really good since no 110 counterpart has Accuracy!! A solid investment.
Cost effective melds: DET IV, CRIT IV, any Crit follow (Only a DET II fits at this point)

Kirimu Sandals of Striking is also good for the same reason. No 110 Boot has Acc!
Cost effective melds: DET IV, DET IV, any DET and any SS after. (Only Crit III fits!)

The other pieces are all usable by monk… but the two pieces above are more notable and have more of a niche to fill. just remember these simple melding rules.
ACC if you need it > DET > CRIT > SS (dont meld TOO much SS)

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Good luck gearing your Monk for BiS in 2.4!

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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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