Bard DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Endwalker 6.2

Last updated on Sep 20, 2022 at 12:00 by Cetonis 3 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best-in-slot items for your Bard DPS in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (Patch 6.2).


Gearing Your Bard

This section covers best-in-slot sets for common needs. If you are working on gearing up at level 90, use the highest item level pieces you can get. If you have two pieces with the same item level, use the one with better substats. Visit our Bard melding guide for more details.


Bard Best-in-Slot Gear for Patch 6.2

The Abyssos Ring will give you a 2.47s GCD, which Bard plays well at. Note that some meld choices vary from the normal priority due to micro-optimizing around substat tiering.


Bard Best-in-Slot Gear for Old Ultimates

It is not recommended to pursue specific gear for old ultimates. That time is better spent studying the fight mechanics, as there are no notable DPS checks.

Your current level 90 gear will maximize your synced vitality, which is the most important thing. You will not lose more than a fraction of a percent in damage. Practice your rotation at that level and study the fight instead of worrying about gear.



  • 20 Sep. 2022: Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 20 Apr. 2022: Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 01 Feb. 2021: Guide added.
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