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!

***PAGE 3 IS PURELY FOR 2.1 CONTENT, and will probably contain OUTDATED info, only use this if you’re new and gearing up for Turn 6 onwards*** [Back to Page1: Current BiS]

SCHIdeal"Good" OptionsLesser Options
WeaponAllagan Grimoire of HealingOmnilex ZenithCognitome
HeadArgute MortarboardAllagan Circlet of HealingVanya Hat of Healing
BodyArgute GownAllagan Tunic of HealingRoyal Vest
HandAllagan Gloves of HealingRoyal Celestial GlovesArgute Gloves
WaistHero's Belt of HealingRoyal SashVanya / Allagan**
LegsArgute CulottesAllagan Breeches of HealingRoyal Breeches
BootsArgute BootsRoyal ShoesSpruce Patterns
NeckHeros Necklace of HealingAllagan Choker of HealingCrafted / Ultima / Darklight
EarsHero's Earrings of HealingAllagan Earrings of HealingTremor / Crafted
WristHero's Bracelet of HealingInferno Bangle of HealingAllagan / Crafted
RingHero's Ring of HealingVortex Ring of HealingAstral Ring
RingAllagan Ring of HealingUltima Band of HealingAstral Ring
**Don’t roll on Allagan Belt / Accessories if your WHM doesn’t have them…

Where to spend Tomes of Mythology as Scholar?

Well since you want your body full i90 asap, and as much Critical Chance as you can get with myth, a purchase order like this should be more than reasonable.

  • Legs – drops t5
  • Chest – much better than Allagan.
  • BELT – HP and crit, a solid upgrade choice early.
  • Ring – Crit.
  • Wrist – More Crit.
  • Necklace – Even more Crit.
  • Earrings – Such Crit.
  • Head – No crit, but decent…
  • Other body pieces optional.

If you dont mind using the Cognitome – Don’t use up Myth for Omnilex Zenith. The difference between the two is negligible.


Scholar Full Critical Gear?

If you’re hell bent in getting as much Critical Strike as possible, there are some sacrifices to be made. The left column above is a combination of Crit > Determination ful i90… There are no Critical Strike i90 pieces for:

  • Head – replaced with: Vanya Hat (Melded Crit)
  • Boots – replaced with: Royal Shoes
  • Ring2 – replaced with: Astral Ring

The head and ring slots take a huge hit if you want full crit. Is the sacrifice worth it? Maybe, maybe not. Since the “full crit” pieces are easy to obtain, you can try that first and upgrade later if you feel like it. – [Back to Page1: Current BiS] This page will of course be updated as the game progresses and patches, and more gear will be introduced into the game.

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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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