How to get best-in-slot gear for level 90 in Final Fantasy XIV

Leave no chance to your foes.

The farm journey doesn’t end when players reach the new maximum level in Final Fantasy XIV, which was raised from 80 to 90 in the Endwalker expansion.

After that, you’ll want to earn the best gear possible, called best-in-slot (BiS), to maximize your chances in case you want to test out high-end content.

Here’s the best gear you get can on your combat jobs after Patch 6.05, which introduced the first Pandaemonium Savage raids and the Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy

Best-in-slot gear for level 90 in Final Fantasy XIV and how to get it

Tomestones of Astronomy and Savage raids

The maximum item level introduced with Patch 6.05 is 600 and more gear of item level 580 was introduced with Patch 6.05. There’s only one way to earn 600 iLvl gear and it’ll require a lot of time and skill.

It can only be earned by augmenting iLvl 590 astronomy gear pieces using materials rewarded when completing Pandaemonium’s Savage raids. To unlock those duties, you can check out our guide.

The Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy’s gear pieces can be earned by completing level 90 and duties, but they are weekly capped, so you’ll have to be patient to get your full best-in-slot gear. You’ll be able to buy up to two pieces every month if you cap them every week.

Crafting and Normal raids

In the meantime, you can earn 580 iLvl gear using two different methods. You can either break the bank and buy them on the Market Board or get Limbo gear pieces.

Since the level 90 crafting gear items were released recently and require some rare materials, on top of being Master recipes, they’ll come at a hefty price: around a million gil for a whole set. Those prices will fall over time, however. It can be worth leveling up a crafting job if you need high gear right away but don’t have enough money to buy it.

Earning a full Limbo set will also take time because the tokens used to trade them come as rewards for the completion of Normal Pandaemonium raids and are weekly capped, too. You can only get four gear tokens a week and some gear pieces require several tokens to be traded.

Extreme Trials

The last solution to earn 580 iLvL gear is to farm Extreme Trials. They were introduced with Patch 6.0 last December. Players can get Eternal Dark accessories and a Divine Light weapon by completing both Endwalker‘s Extreme trials—Zodiark’s Fall for the accessories and Hydaelyn’s Call for the weapon. They drop as random loot in those trials, as well as one guaranteed totem that can be traded for gear in Radz-at-Han.

Five Zodiark totems are required for each accessory and 10 Hydaelyn totems for the weapon. For players who want the trials’ mounts, it’ll be better to save up to buy them, however, since 99 totems are required.

What about materia?

Materia are stats enhancements that can be melded into your gear. Each piece of gear features a determined number of materia slots. They’re earned by completing main scenario quests, can be bought on the Market Board, or traded using certain types of cluster. When you level up, the tier of materia you can meld into your gear gradually increases.

Endwalker introduced two new levels of materia, IX and X, for level 90 jobs. It’s not recommended, however, to spend them right away. They aren’t easy to get in large quantities and you’ll likely change your gear in a few weeks, so it can be a good idea and cheaper option to first meld VII and VIII materia, earned via Shadowbringers content.

The best materia for your job depends on your style. Since job changes have recently introduced a new meta in Endwalker and Savage raids aren’t yet released, there’s still much uncertainty on what materia is the absolute best for each class.

If you play a job that uses mana and you often run out of it, take Piety materia. Otherwise, Critical Hit, Determination, and Direct Hit are always reliable choices, even for healing and tanking jobs.