Astrologian Healer Gear and Best in Slot — Endwalker 6.4
On this page, you will find the best gear and best-in-slot items for your Astrologian Healer in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (Patch 6.4).
Astrologian Gearsets (BiS)
This page presents several premade best-in-slot (BiS) gear sets for end-game Savage raiding, as well as explanations that should help you choose the set that best fits your needs. If you are curious about how we create these sets, or if you would like to compare other sets, you can view the Astrologian Relative Damage Calculator.
While you are gearing up, it is a good idea to have a set to work toward so that you can spend your weekly capped Tomestones effectively. However, the stat priorities of these best-in-slot sets do not necessarily apply to progression raiding. Notably, many of these sets include a large amount of Spell Speed and very little Piety (or none at all). This is not necessarily ideal for progression.
You can find Astrologian's general stat priorities and explanations on the Stats and Melding page.
There are a few things to keep in mind while considering gear sets:
- Healers usually must consider their Spell Speed and their Piety to ensure that they do not run out of MP.
- Astrologian has so much MP generation that even our highest-damage, lowest-MP sets last significantly longer than the threshold we considered "high-Piety" in previous expansions.
- It is extremely important to consider your latency/ping when choosing a gear set. If you cannot double weave during Astrodyne (with Lightspeed) without clipping at a given GCD speed, then a slower set would probably perform better for you.
- There is nothing special about any specific GCD speed for Astrologian. Astrodyne naturally introduces variation in your GCD alignment, but Lightspeed gives you such a long weave window for Divination that it should be almost impossible for Divination to drift any significant amount in optimized play, regardless of your GCD speed.
Patch 6.4 Week 1 Progression Sets - Pandaemonium: Anabaseios (Savage)
These sets are designed specifically for the first week of progression in Anabaseios (Savage). They are optimized to provide the best possible setup using the most recent Extreme Trial weapon, crafted gear, normal mode Anabaseios drops, and the limited amount of Tomestones of Comedy that are available during the first week of the Savage tier.
Our general recommendation is to use the first two weeks of tomestones to buy the tomestone pants. For these sets, the normal raid hat, earrings, and bracelet are also used.
This slower set deals about 0.43% less DPS than the faster set, but it gives you more room to double weave under Astrodyne and gives you more spare MP for raises and GCD healing.
Tomestone Hat and Earrings
Before you consider using one of these sets, you should determine which best-in-slot set you are aiming for. Only the 2.33 and 2.43 BiS sets use the tomestone hat. If you do not intend to use one of those BiS sets, then you should probably use one of the tomestone pants sets above.
Compared to the sets that use the tomestone pants, these sets provide about 0.5-0.7% more DPS. However, these sets provide less magic defense for the first week of progression (about 1.35% more magic damage taken). We recommend prioritizing survivability for progression, especially as a healer. However, the option is there to take the small DPS increase if you are confident in your group's healing and mitigation and you are more concerned with beating the enrage timer for a week one clear.
After week one, the magic defense difference should no longer matter because any additional left-side gear you acquire will put you over the next magic defense tier.
This slower set deals about 0.3% less DPS than the faster set, but it gives you more room to double weave under Astrodyne and gives you more spare MP for raises and GCD healing. Note that this slower set uses Baked Eggplant for food.
Patch 6.4 BiS Gear Sets - Pandaemonium: Anabaseios (Savage)
The sets for this tier are separated according to GCD speed and MP economy. As usual, Critical Hit and Spell Speed scale very well on Astrologian, and we have the MP generation to support plenty of speed.
Portions of these gear sets can only be acquired by completing the current raid tier. A guide for the content can be found in the link below.
2.33 Highest Damage Set
This set provides a base GCD of 2.31. Under Astrodyne, the GCD is reduced to 2.08, which may make double weaving difficult or impossible depending on your latency/ping.
If you can double weave under Astrodyne without clipping at this GCD speed, this set will provide the highest DPS. Otherwise, the a slower set will most likely perform better for you.
2.31 Faster Set
This set provides a base GCD of 2.31. Under Astrodyne, the GCD is reduced to 2.08, which may make double weaving difficult or impossible depending on your latency/ping. If you cannot double weave without clipping at this speed, you should consider using a slower set.
This set is projected to do about 3-4 less DPS than the above 2.33 set, but it is an option if you prefer the faster GCD. It also provides better GCD alignment for Scholar than the 2.33 set if you would like a set that works well for both jobs.
Keep in mind that the faster GCD will cause you to spend MP faster, so you will not have as much MP for raises and extra GCD healing.
2.34 With Direct Hit
This set provides a base GCD of 2.34. Under Astrodyne, the GCD is reduced to 2.11, which may make double weaving difficult or impossible depending on your latency/ping. If you cannot double weave without clipping at this speed, you should consider using a slower set.
This set is expected to provide about 0.14% less DPS than the 2.33 set, on average. However, it incorporates some Direct Hit melds so that you have the potential to Direct Hit your attacks without a Bard. The average DPS is lower, but the presence of some Direct Hit will technically increase the DPS ceiling on extremely lucky pulls. The increased variance is really only relevant if you are farming for lucky parses and your group does not have a Bard.
2.43 High Direct Hit
This set provides a base GCD of 2.43. Under Astrodyne, the GCD is reduced to 2.19, which gives you a much more forgiving window for double weaving than the faster sets.
This set is expected to provide about 0.23% less DPS than the 2.33 set, on average. However, it may perform better than the faster sets if you cannot double weave under Astrodyne with the faster GCD. This set's slower GCD also makes it very safe in terms of MP, which will allow plenty of room for multiple raises and extra GCD healing.
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