***PAGE 2 IS PURELY FOR 2.2 CONTENT, and will probably contain OUTDATED info, only use this if you’re new and gearing up for Turn 6-10 onwards***
Don’t be the Monk that “drops his stacks”! Gear and skill are to sides of the same coin! Let our Monk BiS gear guide help you PUNCH STUFF CORRECTLY.
- Monks do not have a junk stat (except EXCESS skillspeed). This makes many sets of “bis-worthy” gear possible.
- around 500~ accuracy would be nice for T9 frontal attacks.
Column 1 is a complete set. Column 2 contains notable filler gear that is mostly not bought with soldiery. (Of course HA and Gloam pieces are a natural filler to each other, if we dont list it – it’s an obvious conclusion)
|MNK||BEST||Notable Fillers||Accuracy Problems?|
|Weapon||High Allagan Baghnakhs||Glaznfaust||(Gives a good Accuracy Boost)|
|Head||High Allagan Headgear of Striking||ANY!||Melee, Saurian|
|Body||Gloam Tabard||SAURIAN||Any i90 (Melee, Allagan)|
|Hand||High Allagan Gauntlets of Striking||Saurian||<--|
|Waist||Gloam Belt ==||== High Allagan Belt of Striking||Hero|
|Legs||Gloam Brais||Melee Gaskins||<--|
|Boots||Gloam Boots||High Allagan Sabatons of Striking||Saurian (Melded)|
|Neck||HIgh Allagan Choker of Slaying||Ribbon of Slaying||Ribbon of Slaying|
|Ears||HIgh Allagan Earrings of Slaying||i90 Maiming||Hero / i90 Maiming|
|Wrist||HIgh Allagan Bracelets of Slaying||i90 Maiming||Inferno / Hero|
|Ring||Gloam Ring||Allagan Ring of Striking|
|Ring||HIgh Allagan Ring of Slaying||Allagan Ring of Maiming|
|Food||Apkallu Omelette / |
Black Truffle Risotto
|Deviled Eggs / |
Buttons in a Blanket
|Lava Toad Legs / |
Column 3: Naturally, any Saurian piece can contain Accuracy. The ones noted in column 3 have accuracy innately on them. Strangely, no high level boot has accuracy on them by default.
BiS Seems to have a bit of high skillspeed – but this cannot be avoided. HA fists give a huge amount of SS, and due to combination constraints, 420~ seems to be the number we land at.
The choice between Omelette and Risotto is for the need of Accuracy. You might want it for T9.
Bad luck with drops? Need filler gear? Check out the 2nd/3rd table above, and the MNK Gear Notes.
If you’ve asked yourself “What do MNK’s purchase first with my tomes of Sol?”, read on!
- Glaznfaust*only if you’re neat UAT.
- Gloam Brais (Great accuracy and a T9 drop)
- Gloam Ring
- Gloam Boots
- Gloam Tabard
- Gloam Belt
After the above the rest is OPTIONAL.
- Gloam Wrist (T8)
- Gloam Bracers (T8)
- Gloam Choker (T7)
- Gloam Tabard (T7)
- Gloam Coif (T6)
Hacing the entire Monk Gloam set isn’t bad. Just keep it for switching up / glamors.
Bad luck with Coil drops? (Any Gloam piece is okay, but costs Sol)
- Head? Any headpiece can be used by monks in one way or another!
- Hand? Saurian is a really good buy.
- Neck? Moogle ribbon for life.
- Ears? Wrist? Ring? i90 Maiming for these slots is REALLY GOOD.
Interchangable Monk Gear? The following substitution in Monk BiS are considered harmless.
- Gloam Belt and HA Belt is pretty much the same.
- Gloam Earrings and HA~
The next substitutions will birng you above the “recommended” skill speed, and should be used as fillers if possible.
- Gloam Boots to HA Sabatons.
- Gloam Tabard to HA Cuirass.
Theres no lack of good gear substitutes. Just remember not too much ss! (But don’t stress too much)
2.2 MNK Crafted Gear Viability
Again, since there are no junk stats, any piece of crafted gear can be used by Monks.[Melding Strategy to follow)
As Always – you can shift around the melds here quite a bit if you need accuracy or not, or are willing to spend more.
Good luck gearing your Monk! This page be updated as more gear will be introduced into the game. Want to add something? Violent Reactions? Comment Below!