FFXIV Best In Slot: End-Game Gear Full Guide

Are you always wondering about Best in Slot gear sets? Check out our guide in which we break it all down for you.

If you’ve played RPGs before, you know they have a vast collection of weapons and gear for you to get. Each one is better than the other. The stats keep increasing, and damage numbers start showing in thousands. That said, a functional build requires specific equipment pieces with some factors taken into consideration. It’s more or less the same in FFXIV as you gear up to take on endgame raids and get the higher tier rewards. In our Best In Slot guide, we will go over all of the current endgame gear sets available so that you have an idea of what to aim for.

Key Takeaways
  • Best in Slot refers to the strongest gear available in FFXIV.
  • You can receive BiS gear by exchanging your tombstones for gear.
  • Tomestones are attained from level 90 dungeons and Expert roulette.
  • Raiding also grants you gear.
  • Normal raids give decent gear, while the Savage raids boast the best gear in the game.

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Moonward Armor & Weapons

First off, in our Best in Slot guide, The initial tier of endgame gear, Moonward equipment, was introduced with the launch of Endwalker. Its Item Level is 570, and it was initially used by players to prepare for the expansion’s first set of Extreme Trials. Zodiark and Hydaelyn, in their respective trials, were the first taste of endgame in the current expansion. Having an Item Level requirement of 560, Moonward was the best option available after the Job Artifact Gear.

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You can purchase the Moonward equipment from Cihanti at Radz-at-Han (X: 10.8, Y: 10.3) with Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism. These Tomestones can be easily acquired by completing the daily roulettes with any Level 90 job and running the following dungeons, trials, and raids as of patch 6.08.

FFXIV Best in Slot Tomestone Exchange NPC
Cihanti – Tomestone Trader at Radz-at-Han, Thavnair.


  • The Dead Ends
  • The Stigma Dreamscape (Quest located at Base Omicron. Ultima Thule)
  • Smileton (Quest located at Bestways Burrow, Mare Lamentorum)


  • The Final Day 
  • The Minstrel’s Ballad: Zodiark’s Fall 
  • The Minstrel’s Ballad: Hydaelyn’s Call

Raids (Pandaemonium: Asphodelos)

  • The First Circle
  • The Second Circle
  • The Third Circle
  • The Fourth Circle

Each run gives you a fixed amount of Tomestones based on the content you decide to play. Should there be a player in your party doing the duty for the first time, you will receive bonus Tomestones as well. All of this combined with the daily roulette bonus gives a pretty solid amount of the currency. 

Furthermore, you can augment this equipment with Materia in classic Final Fantasy fashion. Each piece of armor, along with your weapon, can hold up to two Materia, while the accessories can have one. These augments give you a boost in stats that often comes in handy when doing endgame content while it’s fresh.

While the Moonward gear was phased out with the release of the newer tiers, it still serves two purposes – to bridge the gap until you get the better gear and glamour. The latter is a crucial part of FFXIV’s endgame. Plus, if you have no better use for them, you could just use the gear pieces as Desynthesis fodder.

Divine Light Weapons

These weapons have been available in-game since the launch of Endwalker as part of the endgame trial rewards. Players who are able to clear The Minstrel’s Ballad: Hydaelyn’s Call are rewarded with one guaranteed Umbral Totem. They can also roll on the loot from the treasure coffers. This loot consists of a random Item Level 580 weapon, a weapon coffer, a crafting material, an orchestrion roll material, and a Mount. 

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While the last three items have varying degrees of rarity, the weapon and the weapon coffer are guaranteed drops. Moreover, you’re able to trade ten Umbral Totems for a Divine Light Weapon of your choice. Simply go over to Radz-at-Han and talk to Nesvaaz at (X:10.6, Y:10.0).

FFXIV Divine Light Weapons
War Scythe of Divine Light from The Minstrel’s Ballad: Hydaelyn’s Call

Considering the weekly cap on Tomestones of Astronomy and the system to get a Discal Tomestone, these weapons are more or less Best in Slot until you ultimately get the Item Level 600 weapons from Asphodelos Savage. Now, even though these weapons are strong, considering the benefits of Advanced Melding, Classical Weapons can give you a slight edge. That said, sub-stat preference and priority play a part here, so to each their own.

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Eternal Dark Accessories:

Since Stormblood, the first Extreme Trials set rewards endgame weapons and accessories, preparing for normal raids and the first Savage Raid Tier.

The Minstrel’s Ballad: Zodiark’s Fall guarantees an Astral Totem and drops Item Level 580 accessories, crafting material, faded orchestrion roll copy, and the Mount. If loot rolls disappoint, trade Astral Totems for preferred equipment at Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han.

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These accessories have high sub-stat values, allowing augmentation with one Materia per piece. With a weekly limit of 450 Astronomy Tomestones, mix them with Classical accessories for Best in Slot. Augmented Radiant and Asphodelos pieces become necessary.

Endwalker Job Artifact Gear:

Current job gear acts as a bridge at Level 89-90, combining with Moonward accessories for the first set of Endwalker Extreme Trials. Acquire it by reaching a certain point in the Level 89 Main Scenario Quest, unlocking a shop in Old Sharlayan. Dyeing is possible after completing Job Role Quests at Radz-at-Han during Level 85 main Scenario Quests.

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The Artifact Gear, with a gear score of 560, meets the minimum Item Level requirement for the first set of Extreme Trials. While phased out by newer equipment, it serves as good glamor, with potential augmentation with Endwalker Relics in patch 6.1 and beyond.

Classical Gear (Crafted Armor & Weapons):

Classical equipment, introduced with Pandaemonium: Asphodelos (Savage), boasts an Item Level of 580, making it a middle ground in gear scores. Obtain these crafted gear pieces from the market board or crafters, with prices decreasing over time.

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Normal quality equipment isn’t worthwhile due to lower sub-stats compared to contemporary armor. However, the advantage of crafted gear lies in Overmelding, allowing three extra Materia on each armor piece and four on accessories. Overmelding, while boosting DPS significantly, requires a substantial amount of Gil and Materia due to low success rates.

On Zodiark (Light Data Center), Classical gear prices are relatively affordable, but Overmelding may not be worthwhile with the existence of Radiant Gear.

Quick & Reliable Ways To Make Gil

We thought it would be a good idea to add Gil-making tips in our Best in Slot guide as well. If you’re not doing too good with Gil, one reliable method to make some is farming Aphorism Tomestones. You can purchase crafting materials from Cihanti at Radz-at-Han and sell them on the market. These materials have gone down in price a bit but still sell for a hefty amount. With 2000 Tomestones you can purchase a set of 20 of each material which can net you somewhere around 500k Gil. 

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Another method to make Gil without any hassle is to spam certain Levequests. If you talk to the Levemete in Old Sharlayan, you’ll see a lot of available options. For this method, you’d need any Disciple of The Hand at level 90, but we prefer Culinarian. All you have to do is spam the Level 88 Levequest that requires you to craft and turn in The Noodles of Elpis. You can hold a maximum of a hundred Leve Allowances, and turning it all those noodles will net you around two million Gil every sixteen days. We say sixteen because that’s roughly the time you need to replenish your allowances.

Limbo Gear – Pandaemonium: Asphodelos

Next up in our guide is the first line of raid gear in Endwalker. It was added to the game with the release of Pandaemonium and had an Item Level of 580. As is the case with all current raid gear, it currently has a weekly restriction in place. Players can obtain one item from each raid, so they must plan ahead and know what they require to get the gear.

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Each Circle of Asphodelos drops two treasure coffers that have a total loot count of seven and higher. The following Unsung items can be obtained via treasure coffers by clearing each of the four normal raids.

  • Ring of Asphodelos
  • Armor of Asphodelos
  • Greaves of Asphodelos
  • Gauntlets of Asphodelos 
  • Helm of Asphodelos
  • Chausses of Asphodelos 
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Limbo/Asphodelos Gear & Weapons

You need two pieces of the helm, gauntlets, and greaves to get the usable Limbo gear for each respective slot. For the Limbo upper and lower gear, you need four pieces of the unsung armor and chausses. The Limbo accessories, however, only require one unsung ring. If we do the math, you can get one of the following gear combinations in a given week.

Possible Weekly Armor Combinations

  • Four accessories
  • A pair of Limbo gauntlets and greaves
  • One lower armor piece
  • One upper armor piece
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To trade the Unsung pieces for armor, simply go over to Radz-at-Han (X: 10.3, Y: 9.6) and talk to Djole. Alternatively, you can also go to the NPC in Aporia, Labyrinthos where you initially unlocked Pandaemonium. Like some of the other gearsets stated above, you can meld two Materia to the Limbo armor pieces and one Materia to the accessories. It’s actually a pattern when it comes to gear and melding, so do keep that in mind.

Unsung Blade of Asphodelos

Lastly, by clearing The Fourth Circle, you’re able to obtain one Unsung Blade of Asphodelos per week. Collecting seven of these enables you to trade them for a Discal Tomestone. Talk to the NPC at Radz-at-Han or Aporia to get your item. This can be used along with 500 Tomestones of Astronomy to get a Radiant weapon. 

Radiant Gear (Tomestones Of Astronomy)

I got the new Pandaemonium: Asphodelos (Savage) gear using Tomestones of Astronomy. Initially, there’s one type of Tomestone after an expansion’s launch, and a second type is introduced with Savage raids, having a weekly cap of 450, used for the best equipment after Savage gear.

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To grab the Radiant gear (Item Level 590), find Cihanti at Radz-at-Han (X: 10.8, Y: 10.3). It’s a tad better than Classical gear. You can enhance it to Item Level 600 using Radiant’s Coating, Twine, and Roborant from the first Savage raids. Coating is for accessories, twine for armor, and roborant for weapons.

After augmentation, Radiant accessories can hold an extra Materia, boosting stats. To augment, talk to Khaldeen at Radz-at-Han (X: 10.0, Y: 10.0). Prioritize main stats over sub-stats when over-melding crafted gear, though it’s more about min-maxing for maximum effect. Don’t stress too much about it.

Radiant Gear FFXIV
Radiant Gear – obtained with Tomestones of Astronomy

Alliance Raids & Patch 6.1

There’s been a trend since Heavensward, which involves the augmentation of Tomestone gear. At first, the materials required for augmentation were only available through savage raids. However, in a later patch, Square Enix introduces the expansion’s Alliance Raid series. This brings with it a token system where you can clear an alliance raid and use the token to purchase those materials.

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This trend has continued thus far, and we’re pretty sure it will be the same for Endwalker. Patch 6.1 will add the new Alliance Raids so those players who are unwilling to try Savage can easily augment their equipment. Just need to be patient.

Lastly, the raids themselves bring new gear equal to other variants in Item Level, so there are more options available if you wish to supplement your current build with a preferred sub-stat.

Asphodelos Gear – Pandaemonium (Savage)

The Asphodelos gear is your coveted reward for conquering top-tier content, typically the optimal choice for your class. At times, your Best in Slot might be a peer of Asphodelos.

Each armor slot is tied to one of four encounters in the first tier of Endwalker’s Savage raids. Clearing The First Circle yields Asphodelos Mythos I, tradable with Djole for Item Level 600 accessories, augmentable with two Materia. Note: You get one Mythos weekly per fight, needing four for an accessory.

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Clearing The Second, Third, and Fourth Circles rewards Asphodelos Mythos II, III, and IV, respectively. These are crucial for acquiring specific armor pieces, but success demands patience and strategy. Utilize Party Finder cautiously; individual progress trumps the inevitable wipes.

Despite Asphodelos (Savage) gear having an Item Level of 600, The Fourth Circle grants 605-level weapons, visually divisive but optimal stat-wise. Plus, clearing it earns you the coveted Phoinix mount—a sweet reward for enduring hardships.

Pandaemonium Asphodelos Savage FFXIV
The Gates of Pandemonium

Gear Division in Asphodelos (Savage)

In Asphodelos (Savage), loot distribution follows a weekly restriction system:

  • One Mythos per week limit.
  • If no loot is obtained from treasure coffers after clearing the fight, the player is locked out for the entire week.
  • Forming a static group can help avoid this scenario.
  • Multiple items can be obtained from coffers, but there’s only one chance per week.
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Each circle in Asphodelos (Savage) offers specific loot:

  1. First Circle: Accessories.
  2. Second Circle: Gauntlets, feet armor, helm, Discal Tomestone, and Radiant Coating. These can be used to obtain Radiant weapons and augment Radiant accessories.
  3. Third Circle: Leg armor, Radiant Roborant, and Radiant Twine. Difficulty increases in this encounter.
  4. Fourth Circle: Weapons, upper armor, Nosferatu minion, and Phoinix mount. Considered the most challenging encounter, with manageable DPS checks.


Allegiance Gear GNB FFXIV

This brings us to the end of our FFXIV Best in Slot guide. We hope it helped in giving you a better understanding of how gearing up works in this MMORPG. If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments below.

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