FFXIV 3.2 Scholar (SCH) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear

3.2 UPDATED! SCH Best in slot guide! “Sorry I was Cleric”. SCH Lore buy order, Melding, Pages & Normals, more!

So you’re back with Eos and Selene for Transformers II?! I suppose you’re here for the SCH BiS for 3.2 – if so you’ve found something useful! Shoutout of thanks to my co-healer: Giggly Giggles!

Quicknotes: Healers don’t care about ACC cap, so I’ll be writing the BiS for those first. I will try to put up a preliminary BiS for all other classes.

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3.2 Scholar Best-in-Slot

SCHItemMeld 1Meld 2CritPieDetSSNotes
WeaponPrototype Midan Metal CodexPIE VPIE V12311200
HelmAugmented Hailstorm Crown of HealingCRIT VCRIT IV697200
BodyMidan Coat of Healing (ANY)CRIT VCRIT V10200112ANY
HandAugmented Hailstorm Gloves of HealingPIE VPIE V697200
BeltAugmented Hailstorm Belt of HealingPIE V-514900
LegsMidan Trousers of HealingPIE VPIE V11210400
BootsMidan Boots of HealingCRIT VCRIT V2472460
NeckAugmented Primal Choker of HealingCRIT V-1238490
EarringMidan Earrings of Healing (ANY)CRIT V-480051ANY
WristMidan Bracelet of HealingPIE V-514900
RingMidan Ring of HealingCRIT V-1254340
RingAugmented Primal Ring of HealingCRIT V-480051
FoodBakes Pipira Pira--37000
StatsTotals from items ->758622129214
Totals w base, melds, gear ->1112883347568


SCH BiS Discussion

Crit > Pie > Det > SS is pretty clear cut for most Scholars out there. Sadly, the gear we’re given in this patch forces quite a bit of SS on us.

A more stable evolution and one I prefer more (as noted in the table above) is to change up the Body and Earring to –

  • Augmented Hailstorm Coat of Healing
  • Augmented Primal Earrings of Healing
  • Lose Crit (BAD), Lose SS (GOOD)
  • Gain DET (GOOD), Gain Piety (GOOD)

So as we see from the above, the swaps result in 2 GOODS vs 1 BAD 1 GOOD, which is a gain IF YOU DON’T WANNA STACK CRIT LIKE A MADMAN. (In this case the tradeoff is justifiable, man!)

Accuracy Melds? Are totally legit. It’s the premiere DPS stat for healers (Piety probably second…), then of course CRIT for SCH. Given this factoid Melding Accuracy in all gear is OK, and probably gonna be a popular choice.

I know it’s massively unpopular – but I myself highly value DET on SCH. If this belief is more widespread than I think, please comment so I can add a tab for that.


SCH Lore Tomestone Buy Order

  • Weapon: Is a decent “filler”, and gives the most bang for buck…
    • But you have to time it with the Hypercharged Tomestone, so you’ll likely go further down the list before actually buying weapon.
  • Helm: Getting leftside first, with the hardest to obtain being top priority.
  • Hand: –
  • Belt: This marks the end of left-side.
  • Ring: Since we’re likely stuck with a 210~
  • Neck: Marks the end of all Lore buyable BiS.

Everything ELSE IS OPTIONAL! The next best things are Body, Earring for the swap mentioned above. After than Complete Leftside > Rightside.


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Midan Savage Pages


This strategy purely outlines the “speediest BiS” getting:

A5S: Ring > Bracelet > Earring
A6S: Boots > Illuminati Dark Gobcoat x 3 > Any
A7S: Legs > Illuminati Taut Gobtwine x 3 > Any
A8S: Weapon > Body > Any (Gobdip is OK and just wait for the Codex)

Midan Normal Parts


“what should SCH’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 1pedalpedalspringspring
Week 2chainboltspringspring
Week 3boltlenslensshaft
Week 4boltboltcrankshaft

W2 is the end of “value”, W5 and up – ANY. This method obtains all the Crit gear. For BOLTS -> Neckband first. Not much else to say here.

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SCH  Crafted Gear Viability

So I can quickly work on all BiS pages, I’ll come back to discuss every detail on the second pass. But of course, 90% of your informational needs are here already.

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GL decking our your Scholar for BiS! I hope deez gob bots drop the loot you need!

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27 thoughts on “FFXIV 3.2 Scholar (SCH) Best in Slot (BiS) Gear”

    1. MND goes without saying. ACC is obviously penultimate to those SCH’s that wish to deeps. Although its sources are few (Melding, custom relic). While I agree with that JP stat, it goes against popular (but admittedly well-founded) public opinion. In my next BiS tier (3.4) i will be making a separate table for that exact type of stat itemization. I completely concur with what you’ve said.

  1. SS does so little to DoTs it may very well be as useless as piety is.
    If you have money, get the relic. Or you can either get the sephEX or the Lore weapon and meld two CRIT V into it.

    Personally, I’m melding acc wherever I can’t meld Crit -melding pie is kind of useless, I’ve found it better to meld either det or ss if you don’t care about acc-.
    Also, pentamelded crafted boots and neck are good.

    1. I would consider melding ACC>DET>SS over PIE, but this is again purely dependent on if/how much your group relies on your deeps, + the demands of the encounter.

      CRIT & PIE is still the best and safest option leading up to an A8S kill

  2. I go crit focus for my sch, but the weapon thing irks me. I have the i190 weapon from Ravana (83 crit <3) but my static is saying I should get my eso weapon (whm stats eww) because of the +2 weapon damage on it…I'm very torn here since 3.1 and new relics are right around the corner.

    1. You also have to understand the spell speed isn’t a WHM only stat anymore. It affects how much damage all DoT ticks do, including SCH DoTs going in to HW. Crit>SS is widely accepted now, with Piety under importance for progression.

  3. Why the dreadwyrm tonbans of healing… i have the pants but i personally see more scholars using the demon skirt a little loss in stats but the extra crit and det are worth it… plus who piety on a sch is helpful but not needed imo

    1. The SCH pants slot is very flexible. The observation you made is correct, but the same statement can be said for the reverse: “VIT to survive mechanics, a larger MND stat overtakes the DET in demon” etc etc

  4. Shouldn’t the BiS for hands be ironworks? When it boils down to it SCH is never really hurting for MP and the DET from ironworks not only increases heals but also increases shields. SpS is the outlying stat which ironworks has more of as well (granted I don’t know any SCH’s that gear for SpS lol).

    1. Hand slot is very iffy for SCH. It comes down to preference. My SCH partner uses the Kirimu with some ACC!

        1. Alot of options on the gloves – Kirimu, Demon – they’re basically up to what’s best in-line with your goals and needs as the SCH of your group.

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