[Top 15] FF14 Best Armor Sets (And How To Get Them)

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A lot of gear are available in Final Fantasy XIV spanning across many different dungeons and instances.


Final Fantasy XIV is an MMORPG with a large number of gear sets that players can purchase and obtain from dungeons, market boards, raids, trials, or even craft using items they have gathered for themselves.

Because FFXIV's gear sets are so diverse, this article exists to list fifteen of the best gear sets that players can find right now for their personal character in the game.

This article's gear sets will include gear sets for all battle jobs, as well as crafting and gathering classes. It's worth noting that many of these items are intended for max-leveled players and players who have already reached the endgame, as gear at lower levels isn't as important.

 

15. Moonward Set

The first gear set featured in this article is the Moonward set, which was introduced in the early Endwalker era when the expansion first launched.

What Moonward set excels in: 

  • As it is one of the first gear sets introduced in the Endwalker expansion, it is extremely easy  to get as compared to other gear sets in this article.
  • You can get Moonward set items by trading the Allagan Tomestone of Aphorism to Cihanti in Radz-at-Han.
  • Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism is a battle currency that players can get through a myriad of ways, from level 90 dungeons, trials, and raids, daily roulettes, as well as Wondrous Tails and running Heaven-on-High.
  • Due to the fact that Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism can be earned easily, the Moonward set is easy to get once players hit level 90 on a battle job, and they can quickly exchange their old armor with Moonward set to be able to tackle max-level content, although not savage or ultimate level of contents.

Moonward Set details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Moonward_Armor

How To Get Moonward set:

 

14. Soph’s Set

Soph's set is the second gear set featured in this article, and it is a specific gear set obtained for level 90 crafters and gatherers.

What Soph’s set excels in:

  • Soph’s set can be earned through exchanging some Purple Crafters’ Scrip and Purple Gatherers’ Scrip to any Scrip Exchange NPC scattered in many different areas.
  • As players reach level 90, a lot of their old BiS gear for level 80 would probably be rendered almost obsolete for higher-level crafting, especially when they did not pentameld their equipment set.
  • Purple Scrip can be earned quite easily by crafting and gathering the required materials called Collectables. As a lot of the required items do not need a high-levelled gear to craft or gather, players can gather or craft these collectables with their previous BiS to collect Purple Scrips.
  • In addition, Purple Scrip gear do not need to be pentameld, which will save a lot of cost since crafted gear needs to be pentamelded to be BiS, which can cost millions of Gil. 

Soph’s Set details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Soph%27s_ArmorHow To Get Soph’s set:

 

13. Zodiark Accessories

The third set featured in this article is Zodiark Accessories. While it only contains accessories and not a full armour gear set, it can be useful when players have just reached the endgame in the Endwalker expansion.

What Zodiark Accessories excels in:

  • The first endgame set introduced in the Endwalker expansion. It is also an upgrade from Moonward Set’s accessories.
  • Players need to beat the first extreme trial in Endwalker, The Minstrel’s Ballad: Zodiark’s Fall. Being the first extreme trial, it can be said it is much easier as compared to the other two extreme trials available in the game currently.
  • Players can get the accessories through the chest loot or by exchanging the totems earned by clearing the extreme trial to Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han, this allows the certainty for players that they will get the accessories needed for their battle job if they cleared the trials.
  • Players can clear this extreme trial to farm for the accessories while also trying their luck to get the mount.

Zodiark Accessories details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Zodiark_Accessories

How To Get Zodiark Accessories:

 

12. Hydaelyn Weapons

The Divine Light weapons, which are an upgrade from Moonward's set weapons, are the next piece of equipment to be discussed in this article.

What Hydaelyn Weapons excels in:

  • They are quite powerful compared to the Moonward’s set weapon and can be brought to savage raids, although it is not the best weapon for it.
  • The second extreme trial to be introduced in the game is easier than the latest one introduced, and although it has lower stats, it is easier to clear for players new to the endgame scenario.
  • Players can get a weapon box through the drop loot after clearing it or exchanging a specific weapon with 10 Umbral totems to Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han.
  • Just like Zodiark’s trial, players can also try their luck to get the mount from this extreme trial while farming for the weapons.

Hydaelyn Weapon details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Hydaelyn_Weapons

How To Get Hydaelyn Weapons :

 

11. Darbar Set

The Darbar Set is the first dungeon gear set featured in this article; specifically, players can obtain it through the expansion's newest dungeon, the Alzadaal Legacy's Dungeon.

What The Darbar Set excels in: 

  • As the Darbar Set can be earned through dungeons, it can be easily earned as dungeons have a fast queue, can be repeated multiple times a day, and is fairly easy to clear as opposed to extreme trials or savage raids.
  • As Alzadaal’s Legacy is the latest dungeon added to the game, it is still fresh and therefore the queue is still short and a lot of people want to grind it for either glam or gearing up to a higher-stat gear level.
  • Related to the previous point, players can also grind the Darbar Set for upgrading their armour set from Moonward armour set to Darbar, and save it for glam after they get higher-levelled gear later on in the game.
  • Players can also get this dungeon quite often by doing the Expert Dungeon daily roulette, which makes it easy for them to collect the gear for their necessary battle jobs.

Darbar Set details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Darbar_ArmorHow To Get The Darbar Set:

 

10. Limbo Set

The Limbo Armor Set is the next piece of equipment featured in this article, and it can be obtained by completing and clearing the game's most recent normal raid, the Asphodelos Raid.

What The Limbo Armor Set excels in: 

  • The Limbo Armor can be acquired as a drop in the Asphodelos Normal Raid, or exchanged with Unsung Tokens to Mylenie in Labyrinthos or Djole in Radz-at-Han.
  • The Limbo Armor Set is an improvement from both the Moonward Set and the Darbar set, allowing players to be able to tackle harder content.
  • Players who want to go into savage raiding can also start clearing Asphodelos normal raid to gain access to the Savage tier, get better armour, as well as gain understanding over some of the bosses’ mechanics that might appear in the savage tier.
  • After changing into a better set later on, the Limbo set can also still be saved as a glamour for your characters.

Limbo Set details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Limbo_Armor

How To Get The Limbo Armor Set:

 

9. Classical Set

The Classical Set is the next piece of equipment that players can use to improve the stats of their characters. It is also the first battle job set in this list that can be obtained by crafting rather than clearing specific content.

What Classical Set excels in:

  • As it is one of the rare sets that can be crafted by a crafter, it does not require the player to clear specific content. This makes it easier for new players that have just hit max level to gear up quickly.
  • For players who do not have any crafters available at max level to craft these armours, they can also be bought from the Market Board, which makes it easy for any player to get a full set of Classical Sets.
  • The Classical Set can also be upgraded later on to higher iLVL, and can also be pentameld to further increase the stats that can be added into the gear.
  • The set can be used to do a lot of content quite easily, and can also be used as glamour once players got a better gear for themselves.

Classical Set details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Classical_Armor

How To Get Classical Set:

 

8. Augmented Classical Set

The Augmented Classical Set, which is linked to the aforementioned Classical Set, is an upgraded set of the previous set that makes players who own the Classical Set even stronger.

What Augmented Classical Set excels in:

  • The Classical Set can be upgraded into Augmented Classical Set by exchanging Hannish Certificate of Grade 1 Import and Crucible Rain to Rashti in Radz-at-Han.
  • Crucible Rain can be bought from Rashti with 100 Allagan Tomestone of Aphorism, which players can get through level 90 content and daily roulette. 
  • Meanwhile, the Hannish Certificate of Grade 1 Import can be obtained by exchanging high-quality Classical gear to Rashti to upgrade them instantly to Augmented Set.
  • Therefore, it is quite easy for players to upgrade their existing Classical Set to Augmented for better stats, making them even more powerful.

Augmented Classical Set details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Augmented_Classical_Armor

How To Get Augmented Classical Set:

 

7. Pactmaker’s Gear

Pactmaker's Gear is the next piece of crafter and gatherer gear to be featured in this article, and it is the current BiS for both crafters and gatherers when pentamelded.

What Pactmaker’s Gear excels in:

  • It has the current highest stats for both crafters and gatherers currently, which allows them to be able to craft a lot of expert recipes.
  • It can be crafted by crafters and sold on the Market Board, so players can get it through several ways, by crafting them themselves, ask a friend to craft it for them, or buy it through the market board.
  • When going through the Market Board route, players who do not want to bother pentamelding themselves can also buy a ready, pentameleded Pactmaker’s Gear at higher Gil price and be able to craft any recipe instantly.
  • High-quality Pactmaker’s Gear can also be melded into five melds with any kind of materia the player need according to their preferences when crafting items, allowing for a more flexible set compared to the Soph’s set.

Pactmaker’s Gear details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Pactmaker%27s_Gear

How To Get Pactmaker’s Gear:

 

6. Radiant Armor Set

The next battle gear set introduced in this article is the Radiant Armor Set, which includes the new Allagan Tomestones, the Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy.

What Radiant Armor Set excels in: 

  • Radiant Armor Set can be obtained by exchanging some Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy to Cihanti in Radz-at-Han.
  • Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy can be obtained through a myriad of ways, from completing a line of Wondrous Tails, to clearing level 90 dungeons, trials, and raids, as well as expert roulette.
  • The Radiant Armor Set is stronger than the Limbo Set, the Moonward Set, or the Darbar Set, making it an ideal equipment to bring to savage raids.
  • These Radiant Armor Set can also be upgraded later on to Augmented Radiant’s Armor Set through clearing savage raids, making it even stronger.

Radiant Armor Set details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Radiant_Armor

How To Get Radiant Armor Set:

 

5. Bluefeather Weapons

The Bluefeather Weapons are the next set of weapons introduced in this article, and they can be a good upgrade from the previous weapon set.

What The Bluefeather Weapons excels in: 

  • The Bluefeather Weapons are the next Extreme Trial weapons that players can obtain by clearing the newest extreme trial introduced in the game, The Minstrel’s Ballad: Endsinger’s Aria.
  • The Bluefeather Weapons is a good upgrade from the previous Hydaelyn Weapons, as it has higher stats since it is from the newest extreme trial.
  • Players can obtain these weapons through a drop loot from clearing the extreme trial or by exchanging 10 Ultimatum Token, the token obtained from clearing the trial, to Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han.
  • These weapons are also suitable to be brought to savage raids, making it easier to pass through the DPS checks compared to the previous weapon sets.

Bluefeather Weapons details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Bluefeather_Weapons

How To Get The Bluefeather Weapons:

 

4. Augmented Radiant’s Armor

Augmented Radiant’s Armor Set is the next armor set to be featured in this article

What Augmented Radiant’s Armor Set excels in: 

  • These are armor upgraded from the aforementioned Radiant Armor Set with specific items that players can get through clearing savage raids, one of the harder contents introduced in the Endwalker expansion.
  • These armors are very good upgrades after players managed to be able to clear the Savage content in Endwalker, and exchanging Radiant Twines to Khaldeen in Radz-at-Han.
  • They are one of the most powerful armor currently, and can also be brought to ultimate content if it is your battle job’s BiS armor set.
  • Augmented Radian’s Armor can also be put on as a glamour for players after new armour comes in the future that can replace these.

Augmented Radiant’s Armor details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Augmented_Radiant_Armor

How To Get Augmented Radiant’s Armor Set:

 

4. Panthean Armor

Panthean Armor Set is the next armour set introduced in this article, and it is also one of the most recent ones available to players in the game.

What Panthean Armor Set excels in:

  • It is one of the newest armour in the game that can be earned through clearing Aglaia, the newest Alliance Raid introduced in the Endwalker expansion.
  • It has the same iLVL as Radiant Armor Set, making it a very powerful set that can be gained easily by clearing the raid multiple times. Adding to the fact that the Alliance Raid is still brand new, there are still a lot of players queueing for it, making the queue shorter compared to other Alliance Raids.
  • It can also be turned into a glamour item once players got a better armour that can replace the Panthean Armor.
  • It is also a good alternative armour for players who do not want to grind for Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy as they only need to grind one content, which is the Aglaia Alliance Raid.

Panthean Armor details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Panthean_Armor

How To Get Panthean Armor Set:

 

3. Augmented Radiant’s Armor

Augmented Radiant’s Armor Set is the next armor set to be featured in this article.

What Augmented Radiant’s Armor Set excels in: 

  • These are armor upgraded from the aforementioned Radiant Armor Set with specific items that players can get through clearing savage raids, one of the harder contents introduced in the Endwalker expansion.
  • These armors are very good upgrades after players managed to be able to clear the Savage content in Endwalker, and exchanging Radiant Twines to Khaldeen in Radz-at-Han.
  • They are one of the most powerful armor currently, and can also be brought to ultimate content if it is your battle job’s BiS armor set.
  • Augmented Radian’s Armor can also be put on as a glamour for players after new armour comes in the future that can replace these.

Augmented Radiant’s Armor details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Augmented_Radiant_ArmorHow To Get Augmented Radiant’s Armor Set:

 

2. Asphodelos Gear

The Asphodelos Gear Set is the final set introduced in this article, as it is the current BiS for the game's current update, as well as the set of the Augmented Radiant.

What The Asphodelos Gear Set excels in:

  • The Asphodelos Gear Set can be obtained through the loot box dropped after clearing the Asphodelos Savage Raid, or exchanged with books that are obtained automatically after clearing each savage stage of the raid.
  • This Asphodelos Set is the best gear set that can be owned currently along with the Augmented Radiant’s Armor, which makes it the BiS set for a lot of battle jobs out there.
  • It can also be brought to the newest ultimate fight to get the utmost defence and attack.
  • They can also become glamour set after players get new gear set that can replace the Asphodelos gear set in later updates. 

Asphodelos Gear details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Asphodelos_Armor

How To Get The Asphodelos Gear Set:

 

1. Ultimate Weapon of the Heavens

The Ultimate Weapon of the Heavens are the final set of weapons in this article.

What Ultimate Weapon of the Heavens excels in:

  • It is the latest batch of weapons introduced in the game through the addition of the newest Ultimate Raid in the game, Dragonsong’s Reprise (Ultimate).
  • It is currently the most powerful weapon in the game, as well as having a heavenly glow that represent the title of being able to clear an Ultimate fight.
  • Players can get any weapon by exchanging one Dragonsong Token which is granted to the player who has cleared the raid to Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han.
  • Clearing Ultimate Raid will also give the players a Title for bragging rights that will let other players know that they have cleared the hardest content in the game.

Ultimate Weapon of the Heavens details: https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Ultimate_Weapons_of_the_Heavens

How To Get Ultimate Weapon of the Heavens :

 

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