Monk DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Endwalker 6.55

Last updated on Jan 30, 2024 at 12:00 by Perfect Balance 14 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best-in-slot items for your Monk DPS in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (Patch 6.55).

1.

Monk Gear Sets (BiS)

This section covers the endgame best-in-slot gear options for Monk in various different endgame encounters.

Monk has three ideal GCD tiers it can play at; 2.00, 1.94 and 1.93. 955 Skill Speed is required to reach 1.94 GCD, with 1083 being the number for a 1.93 GCD. The reason we aim for these is so that our rotation can flow as cleanly as possible with minimal Riddle of Fire Icon Riddle of Fire or Brotherhood Icon Brotherhood drift.

Having a 2.00 GCD is only attainable if a given raid tier offers us the correct gear choices - which is to say 0 skillspeed on any of our pieces. Where this is not attainable, we are aiming for 1.94/1.93 instead. Keep in mind that when playing a 2.00 GCD, it is considerably harder to hit 11 GCDs in Riddle of Fire Icon Riddle of Fire. It is also important to know that because 2.00 is reliant on the gear available in a given patch, there will not always be a 2.00 BiS set.

If you are currently gearing up your Monk, you can find more information about the stat priorities and effects in our guide's melding section.

It is possible that the BiS sets for past Ultimate encounters will have changed slightly in Dawntrail - these sets will be updated as and when we find the new optimal gearsets.

2.

Best in Slot by Encounter

Patch 7.0 The Omega Protocol Dragonsong's Reprise The Epic of Alexander The Weapon's Refrain The Unending Coil of Bahamut
Expansion Launch BiS - 1.94 Expansion Launch BiS - 1.93
Manderville Weapon Manderville Weapon - DSR Compatible Ultimate Weapon - 1.94 Ultimate Weapon - 1.93 Abyssos Bagnakhs - 1.94 Abyssos Bagnakhs - 1.93
Ultimate Weapon - 22 Str Ultimate Weapon - Other Manderville Weapon - 20/22/23 Str Manderville Weapon - 19 Str
Relic Non-Relic Minimal Investment
Relic - 23 Str Relic - Others Non-Relic Minimal Investment
Relic - 23 Str Relic - Others Non-Relic Minimal Investment
3.

Expansion Launch BiS — 1.94 GCD

When using a 1.94 set it is recommended to use either XivAlexander/ReAction's FPS features in order to minimize Riddle of Fire Icon Riddle of Fire drift. Keep in mind, however, that third-party tools are to be used at your own discretion. If playing on console/not using any external programs, you should run a 1.93 set.

4.

Savage BiS— 1.93 GCD

This set allows for using Riddle of Fire Icon Riddle of Fire perfectly on cooldown without the slight drift to accommodate late weaving. It is recommended if you are not optimizing your frame rate via third-party means.

4.1.

Manderville Weapon

The substats on the relic weapon are capped in this fight, so you can use either the version of the Manderville weapon listed or any further upgraded iterations and achieve the same results.

4.2.

Manderville Weapon - DSR Compatible

The substats on the relic weapon are capped in this fight, so you can use either the version of the Manderville weapon listed or any further upgraded iterations and achieve the same results.

4.3.

Ultimate Weapon - 1.94

4.4.

Ultimate Weapon - 1.93

4.5.

Abyssos Bagnakhs - 1.94

4.6.

Abyssos Bagnakhs - 1.93

4.7.

Ultimate Weapon — 22 Strength Races

4.8.

Ultimate Weapon — Other Races

4.9.

Manderville Weapon

The substats on the relic weapon are capped in this fight, so you can use either the version of the Manderville weapon listed or any further upgraded iterations and achieve the same results.

4.10.

Manderville Weapon

The substats on the relic weapon are capped in this fight, so you can use either the version of the Manderville weapon listed or any further upgraded iterations and achieve the same results.

4.13.

Minimal Investment

4.14.

Relic — 23 Str Races

Due to the way gear syncing works in low-level content, any piece of gear of i500 or higher will cap both substats when synced down to this fight. Where a specific piece of gear is not listed, you can use anything that is above i500 so long as it has the listed stats.

  • Weapon — Blade's Serenity — 136 DH, 135 Crit, 134 Det, 63 Sks
  • Head — Alliance Visor — 1x Det, 1x DH
  • Body — Crit/Det
  • Gloves — Diamond Gauntlets — 1x Crit, 1x DH
  • Legs — Crit/Det
  • Feet — Alliance Shoes — 1x Det, 1x DH
  • Accessories — All Crit/DH
  • Food — Carrot Pudding
4.15.

Relic — Other Races

Due to the way gear syncing works in low-level content, any piece of gear of i500 or higher will cap both substats when synced down to this fight. Where a specific piece of gear is not listed, you can use anything that is above i500 so long as it has the listed stats.

  • Weapon — Blade's Serenity — 136 DH, 136 Crit, 136 Det, 60 Sks
  • Head — Alliance Visor — 1x Det, 1x DH
  • Body — Crit/DH
  • Gloves — Crit/Det
  • Legs — Crit/DH
  • Feet — Alliance Shoes — 1x Det, 1x DH
  • Accessories — 1x Crit/DH, 4x Crit/Det
  • Food — Carrot Pudding
4.16.

Non—Relic

Due to the way gear syncing works in low-level content, any piece of gear of i500 or higher will cap both substats when synced down to this fight. Where a specific piece of gear is not listed, you can use anything that is above i500 so long as it has the listed stats.

  • Weapon — Crit/Det
  • Head — Alliance Visor — 1x Det, 1x DH
  • Body — Crit/DH
  • Gloves — Crit/Det
  • Legs — Crit/DH
  • Feet — Alliance Shoes — 1x Det, 1x DH
  • Accessories — 1x Crit/DH, 4x Crit/Det
  • Food — Carrot Pudding
4.17.

Minimal Investment

Due to the way gear syncing works in low-level content, any piece of gear of i500 or higher will cap both substats when synced down to this fight. Where a specific piece of gear is not listed, you can use anything that is above i500 so long as it has the listed stats.

  • Weapon — Crit/Det
  • Head — Crit/Det
  • Body — Crit/DH
  • Gloves — Crit/Det
  • Legs — Crit/Det
  • Feet — Crit/Det
  • Accessories — 3x Crit/DH, 2x Crit/Det
  • Food — Carrot Pudding
4.18.

Relic — 23 Str Races

Due to the way gear syncing works in low-level content, any piece of gear of i470 or higher will cap both substats when synced down to this fight. Where a specific piece of gear is not listed, you can use anything that is above i470 so long as it has the listed stats.

  • Weapon — Blade's Serenity — 127 DH, 125 Crit, 126 Det, 90 Sks
  • Head — Pacifist's Circlet +2 — 1x Crit, 1xDH
  • Body — Crit/Det
  • Gloves — Augmented Lost Allagan Gloves — 2x Det
  • Legs — Crit/DH
  • Feet — Crit/Det
  • Accessories — 2x Crit/DH, 3x Crit/Det
  • Food — Carrot Pudding
4.19.

Relic — Other Races

Due to the way gear syncing works in low-level content, any piece of gear of i470 or higher will cap both substats when synced down to this fight. Where a specific piece of gear is not listed, you can use anything that is above i470 so long as it has the listed stats.

  • Weapon — Blade's Serenity — 127 DH, 125 Crit, 126 Det, 90 Sks
  • Head — Pacifist's Circlet +2 — 1x Crit, 1x DH
  • Body — Crit/Det
  • Gloves — Augmented Lost Allagan Gloves — 2x Det
  • Legs — Crit/DH
  • Feet — Augmented Lost Allagan Thighboots — 1x DH, 1x Det
  • Accessories — 2x Crit/DH, 3x Crit/Det
  • Food — Carrot Pudding
4.20.

Non—Relic

Due to the way gear syncing works in low-level content, any piece of gear of i470 or higher will cap both substats when synced down to this fight. Where a specific piece of gear is not listed, you can use anything that is above i470 so long as it has the listed stats.

  • Weapon — Crit/DH
  • Head — Pacifist's Circlet +2 — 1x Crit, 1x DH
  • Body — Crit/Det
  • Gloves — Crit/Det
  • Legs — Crit/Det
  • Feet — Crit/Det
  • Accessories — 3x Crit/DH, 2x Crit/Det
  • Food — Carrot Pudding
4.21.

Minimal Investment

Due to the way gear syncing works in low-level content, any piece of gear of i470 or higher will cap both substats when synced down to this fight. Where a specific piece of gear is not listed, you can use anything that is above i470 so long as it has the listed stats.

  • Weapon — Crit/Det
  • Head — Crit/Det
  • Body — Crit/Det
  • Gloves — Crit/Det
  • Legs — Crit/Det
  • Feet — Crit/Det
  • Accessories — 3x Crit/DH, 2x Crit/Det
  • Food — Carrot Pudding
5.

Changelog

  • 12 Jul. 2024: Updated BiS for 7.0 launch.
  • 30 Jan. 2024: Updated BIS for 6.5 Relic.
  • 19 Jul. 2023: Updated TOP and DSR for 6.45 Relic.
  • 24 May 2023: Updated for 6.4 BiS.
  • 13 Jan. 2023: Updated for all Ultimate Encounter BiSes.
  • 07 Jun. 2022: Updated for Dragonsong War (Ultimate) weapons.
  • 20 Apr. 2022: Updated for Patch 6.1
  • 08 Jan. 2022: Added a Samurai Compatible 1.94 GCD option.
  • 07 Jan. 2022: Added a 1.93 GCD option.
  • 05 Jan. 2022: Gear updated for Patch 6.05.
  • 31 Dec. 2021: Guide added.
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