BIS & Gear 5.3

FFXIV Shadowbringers RDM Gear Advice & Stats

5.3 i500 Gear Sets

Sets are within variance of each other, when in doubt, use the Edenchoir ring set.

i470 TEA Gear Sets

Stat Priority

Weapon Damage > Int > Crit > DH >= Det > Sps

Substat Tiers

Use these tables to see how close you are to reaching your next stat breakpoint or to further understand your stats in general.

Advice on Current Gear

  • If you are using gear for long enough, have it melded with non-sps dps materia
  • Do not skimp out on iLvl just because a piece has more sps
  • Main stat upgrades & WD > sidegrades until you can get BiS pieces

While gear is important, focus more on improving your play before worrying about stats

Potions in Progression

If attempting early clears it is prudent to carry the highest grade healing potions as an additional safety net while learning encounters.

When pushing for the clear prioritise the highest grade Tinctures of Intelligence for damage.

MP restoring potions like Ethers are also useful for raid recovery to enable additional resurrection casts in order to salvage a run. Resurrection costs 24% of a RDM’s MP pool per cast.