Hello Fairy and Butterfly slavedrivers! In this guide we discuss the Best-in-Slot Scholar gear and various options we have with the current gear tier. Lets get to it! Some Scholars do not like the Poetics weapon (Augmented Ironworks Magitex Codex), but it’s a decent thing to save for. HOWEVER, since it’s a minimal iLVL upgrade to HA, do not buy these unless you’re close to getting this tiers “sands of time”.
|Weapon||Dreadwyrm Codex||Ironworks Magitek Codex||HA / Nexus|
|Head||Ironworks Optics of Healing||Dreadwyrm Hood of Healing||Platinum Circlet of Healing / Any 110|
|Body||Dreadwyrm Robe of Healing||Daystar > HA||Ironworks Robe of Healing|
|Hand||Dreadwyrm Gloves of Healing ==||Ironworks Gloves of Healing||Kirimu Gloves of Healing / Any 110|
|Waist||Ironworks Belt of Healing||Dreadwyrm Belt of Healing||Daystar|
|Legs||Dreadwyrm Tonban of Healing||Ironworks Slops of Healing||Daystar / Kirimu Belt of Healing|
|Boots||Ironworks Thighboots of Healing||Dreadwyrm Shoes of Healing||Daystar|
|Neck||Dreadwyrm Choker of Healing||Ironworks Choker of Healing||Any 110|
|Ears||Dreadwyrm Earrings of Healing||Ironworks Earrings of Healing||HA|
|Wrist||Ironworks Bracelet of Healing||Dreadwyrm Bracelet of Healing||True Ice Bracelet of Healing or Any HA|
|Ring||Ironworks Ring of Healing||Judgment RIng of Healing||HA|
|Ring||Dreadwyrm Ring of Healing||Daystar Ring of Healing||-|
|Food||Triple Cream Coffee (Sheer ilvl)||Black Truffle Risotto||Buttons in a Blanket|
HAND & NECK slot is weird… both options have their little ups and down but overall aren’t too hot for Scholar. Most Dreadwyrm leftside suffers this same fate of being in “the void” of not really desirable by either, but better for WHM. Don’t “GREED” these (head, boots, belt, hand). However the BODY and LEGS (+RING) are unquestionably SCHOLAR PRIORITY DROPS.
We’re pretty freshly into 2.4 so i’ll do a quick and dirty Poe Purchasing order… (We dont know where all pieces of gear drop, yet)
- Head/Boots/Belt : all good left-side choices. The Dreadwyrm drops go to you WHM anyway.
- Ring: We’re forced to get this, anyway.
- Chest hmm.. since it drops in a high turn, getting this isn’t a bad idea. Can even be top of the list depending on your NEED of a power up.
- Weapon: A decent thing to save for ONLY IF you’re near getting the 130 upgrade.
- Bracelet: Farm Shiva to tide you over. POE wrist is BiS but not a huge deal.
- Everything else is optional, but if you have nothing to do with your Poetics anyways…
Overall I feel the poetics buy order for Scholar is a mess. Theres many good paths (the above is an example of one), and it’s really hard to make a WRONG move in terms of buying poe. If it’s in the BiS – buy it.
2.4 SCH Crafted Gear Viability
Any crafted gear that has inherent CRIT is instantly viable! For now a quick list! Platinum Circlet of Healing = PIETY IV, DET IV, anything else follows. Kirimu Gloves of Healing = Don’t be greedy and put a Piety IV in these. DET IV is likely to follow. Anything else after. Kirimu Belt of Healing = Trust me when Piety IV will have a greater impact than any ONE materia in the sure slot. Forgive my suggestion to add Piety… since alot of preferred SCH pieces have low piety, this NEEDS to be shored up. When tackling difficult content you really can’t have a shallow mana pool. As fights become more and more “on farm” you can ditch more and more piety.
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