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FFXIV Guide: Best Endgame Gear Sets and How to Get Them

As of Endwalker Patch 6.05, these are the best gear sets in Final Fantasy XIV from item level 570 to 600 with Asphodelos and Augmented Radiant's gear.

If you’ve finished Endwalker, the latest Final Fantasy XIV expansion, you’re probably still reeling from the wild and emotional conclusion. But by no means is that the end to the journey. FFXIV is packed with endgame content like extra dungeons, raids, Savage raids, and even more raiding in the near future. Part of that process involves working towards better gear to put you in the best position possible when it comes time to take on the new, challenging fights ahead.

Some folks may not want engage with high-level content, but they’ll still want to be aware of the best gear to obtain so they don’t fall behind on item level requirements when future patches add new quests. And if you’re aiming to get raid-ready, you’ll want to know which gear sets you should get and how to get them. Here, we’re running down all the endgame gear sets in FFXIV Endwalker as of Patch 6.05.

Moonward Gear (Item Level 570)

The Moonward gear set is the easiest to get and was essential when Patch 6.01 first dropped. It helped players meet the average item level for the Pandaemonium Asphodelos normal raids and set you up nicely for Extreme Trial runs. However, it has been surpassed by other gear sets as of Patch 6.05. Pieces in this gear set can help fill gaps if you’re still working towards higher level stuff, though. Moonward gear is also modeled after corresponding character designs from Final Fantasy IV, which Endwalker used as inspiration.

To obtain Moonward gear, you just need to earn Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism. Your primary sources for these Tomestones are through the daily rewards you get from the Duty Roulette and running the level 90 dungeons. There is no cap on the number of Tomestones of Aphorism you can earn in a week so you can get Moonward gear with a bit of grinding — you can only hold 2,000 at a time, so spend them before maxing out. Below is the price list for each type of Moonward gear piece.

  • Moonward weapons: 500 Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism
  • Moonward body or leg gear: 410 Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism
  • Moonward head, hand, or feet gear: 245 Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism
  • Moonward earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings: 180 Allagan Tomestones of Aphorism

Moonward gear is sold by the NPC named Cihanti in Radz-at-Han (X: 10.8, Y:10.3). For more detail on the easiest ways to do all this, be sure to check out our Tomestones of Aphorism and Moonward gear guide.

Limbo Gear (Item Level 580)

Those who clear normal versions of the Pandaemonium Asphodelos raids will roll for different Unsung Relics of Asphodelos. These are items that function like tokens for corresponding gear pieces in the Limbo gear set. Since you have to roll for them, you’re not guaranteed the particular relic you need for the gear piece you want. Additionally, you can only roll for one Unsung Relic per raid instance each week (making a total of four per week). With a little luck and patience, you can get your Limbo gear. You can turn in your Unsung Relics to Djole in Radz-at-Han (X: 10.3, Y: 9.6) or Mylenie in Labyrinthos (X: 8.3, Y: 27.5) for Limbo gear pieces.

Below is a list of each type of gear piece from the Limbo set and the number of the particular Unsung Relics required to obtain it (note that Limbo gear does not include a weapon).

  • Limbo head gear: Unsung Helm of Asphodelos (2)
  • Limbo body gear: Unsung Armor of Asphodelos (4)
  • Limbo hands gear: Unsung Gauntlets of Asphodelos (2)
  • Limbo legs gear: Unsung Chausses of Asphodelos (4)
  • Limbo feet gear: Unsung Greave of Asphodelos (2)
  • Limbo earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings: Unsung Ring of Asphodelos (1)

For item level 580, you’ll want to check between this and the Classical gear set for which particular stats you want to focus on for your Job (more on this later). If you’re not an expert level crafter or loaded with gil, you might have trouble getting Classical gear. In that case, you’ll want to stay on top of Pandaemonium raid clears for Limbo gear. Or if you like the Ancient Greek aesthetic for glamour purposes, you might be into this set, which you can see below.

If you need help understanding the mechanics for any of the normal Pandaemonium Asphodelos raids, be sure to use our guides for The First Circle, The Second Circle, The Third Circle, and The Fourth Circle.

Eternal Dark Accessories (Item Level 580)

Another way to earn item level 580 accessories is by doing multiple clears of the first Extreme Trial available in Endwalker to earn Astral Totems. You then spend these on Eternal Dark accessories sold by the vendor Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han (X: 10.6, Y: 10.0).

If you’re at the endgame, then you already know that this means fighting a tougher level 90 version of Zodiark from the level 83 Trial from Endwalker MSQ. You earn one (1) Astral Totem per clear of Zodiark Extreme (formally known as The Minstrel’s Ballad: Zodiark’s Fall), and you need five (5) Astral Totems per accessory from the Eternal Dark set. If you want the full set (earrings, necklace, bracelets, and ring), that means 20 Astral Totems in total.

This might be pretty difficult for some players since Extreme Trials can be very hard depending on personal skill level and party members. However, it’s worth a shot because while the fight is challenging, it’s a ton of fun when it clicks. And if you can’t afford some of the Classical gear, Eternal Dark accessories can fill the gap.

Divine Light Weapons (Item Level 580)

If you want a sweet, pristine weapon at item level 580, you can get the Divine Light weapons for any Job. You need to do multiple clears of the second Extreme Trial available in Endwalker to earn Umbral Totems, which you can then turn in to the vendor Nesvaaz in Radz-at-Han (X: 10.6, Y: 10.0).

You’ll be fighting the more powerful version of Hydaelyn from Endwalker‘s level 89 MSQ Trial, which can be quite the challenge. You earn one (1) Umbral Totem per clear of Hydaelyln Extreme (formally known as The Minstrel’s Ballad: Hydaelyn’s Call), and you need a total of 10 Umbral Totems for a Divine Light weapon.

Again, the difficulty of Extreme Trials may be off-putting to some players, but learning the mechanics and winning the fight can be really satisfying. Divine Light weapons are relevant in case you can’t afford one from the Classical set or if the stats align better for best-in-slot for your Job. This’ll be true until we get our hands on Radiant’s weapons, but more on that later.

Classical Gear (Item Level 580)

Limbo gear, Eternal Dark accessories, and Divine Light weapons were mainly in place for players who wanted to jump into the Pandaemonium Asphodelos Savage raids ASAP. They had to work pretty hard to earn those gear pieces and meet the item level requirements right when Patch 6.05 dropped. But now that we’re already deep into this patch, crafters have hit the markets with the new item level 580 gear made from new recipes.

If you have enough gil, then the easiest way to get solid endgame gear is to spend that gil on the Classical gear set. With Patch 6.05, crafters can make Classical gear pieces and sell them on the market board. Prices will continuously fluctuate since they’re subject to the in-game economy and what players are willing to pay and sell for. Or if you happen to be a crafting expert yourself, you can make your own (but that is a whole other endeavor on its own).

As of publishing this article, prices on Primal-Ultros for a gear piece in the Classical set have ranged roughly around 75,000 gil to 130,000 gil. Price on each server in each data center will vary. You can visit other servers with the World visit system to check for better prices, but it’ll probably be a hassle that’s only worsened by the ongoing server congestion. Regardless of how much you’re willing to pay, make sure you always buy HQ versions of gear pieces. This is the quickest and easiest path for getting to an average item level of 580 — you’ll set yourself up for the Savage raids, have solid gear as you work toward even better gear, and be prepared for Patch 6.1 when it comes.

If you’re strapped for gil, a good way to make a quick buck would be to use your Tomestones of Aphorism to buy crating materials from Cihanti in Radz-at-Han and sell them on the market board. These materials are Alchemical Abrasive, Alchemical Charcoal, Amynodon Hide, Thavnairian Horsetail, and Thavnairian Thread. Before you shop, check current market prices for each material before spending Tomestones to make sure you’ll be selling what’ll give you the most bang for your buck. Right now on Primal-Ultros, these materials tend to hover around 9,000 gil to 11,000 gil per piece.

Radiant’s Gear (Item Level 590)

With Patch 6.05, can now earn Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy to spend on getting Radiant’s gear. You also be primarily earning these Tomestones through the daily rewards in the Duty Roulette and running the level 90 dungeons. However, they’re not dolled out as generously and you’re subject to a weekly cap of 450 Tomestones of Astronomy. If you just do the Expert Roulette five days out of the week, you’ll hit the cap of 450 per week. The Expert Roulette rewards 40 and clearing the dungeon gives you 50 for a total of 90 Tomestones in one run. Quick maths.

Another thing to note is that Radiant’s gear pieces have a steeper cost. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just that it’s something to gradually work toward. As I said in our Tomestones of Astronomy and Radiant’s gear guide, it’s not so much a grind as it is a waiting game. Below are the prices for each type of Radiant’s gear.

  • Radiant’s weapons: 500 Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy and one (1) Discal Tomestone
  • Radiant’s body or legs gear: 825 Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy
  • Radiant’s head, hands, or feet gear: 495 Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy
  • Radiant’s earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings: 375 Allagan Tomestones of Astronomy

Again, Cihanti in Radz-at-Han (X: 10.8, Y:10.3) is your vendor for spending Tomestones of Astronomy and getting Radiant’s gear.

It’s well worth the effort due to the notably higher item level, but also because each piece can be upgraded to Augmented gear, which are even stronger versions at item level 600. We have the details on that below, but there’s an important thing to note about Radiant’s weapons.

Radiant’s Weapon and Discal Tomestones

You have to do a bit more to get your Radiant’s weapon. In addition to having 500 Tomestones of Astronomy, you need to have one (1) Discal Tomestone, which requires seven (7) Unsung Blades of Asphodelos. You get them by clearing the normal version of The Fourth Circle from the Pandaemonium Asphodelos raid. However, it’s going to take a while since you can only earn one (1) Unsung Blade of Asphodelos per week. Alternatively, you can roll for a Discal Tomestone when it drops as loot from clearing the Savage version of The Second Circle.

You can turn Unsung Blades of Asphodelos in to Djole in Radz-at-Han (X: 10.3, Y: 9.6) or Mylenie in Labyrinthos (X: 8.3, Y: 27.5) for a Discal Tomestone.

Augmented Radiant’s Gear (Item Level 600)

The normal Radiant’s Gear can be upgraded to Augmented Radiant’s gear, which carries better stats and a higher item level. You need to have the original gear piece and the corresponding Radiant material. And as of now, the only way to get these materials is through Savage raiding. Below lists which Radiant material is used for which gear type and how to obtain the material.

  • Radiant Roborant: For upgrading weapons
    • Loot drop from clearing The Third Circle (Savage)
    • Purchasable with four (4) Asphodelos Mythos III
  • Radiant Twine: For upgrading head, body, hands, legs, and feet gear
    • Loot drop from clearing The Third Circle (Savage)
    • Purchasable with four (4) Asphodelos Mythos III
  • Radiant Coating: For upgrading all accessories
    • Loot drop from clearing The Second Circle (Savage)
    • Purchasable with four (4) Asphodelos Mythos II

When you have the gear and proper material, visit the vendor Khaldeen in Radz-at-Han (right next to Cihanti) and claim your sweet, new Augmented gear piece.

Keep in mind that you can only roll for loot from each Circle of the raid once per week, and you can only earn one of each Asphodelos Mythos per week. For a complete list of the loot drops from Pandaemonium Asphodelos Savage raids, check the next section.

If you’re not fond of Savage raiding then you may want to wait until Patch 6.1 when the new 24-player Alliance Raid drops. If the system works the same as how it did in previous expansions, you should be able to earn a new type of token through the Alliance Raid which you can then turn in for Radiant materials.

Asphodelos Gear (Item Level 600 / 605)

The other way of getting top-tier item level 600 gear is through clearing the Savage versions of each Circle in Pandaemonium Asphodelos every week. By doing this, you can earn pieces of the Asphodelos gear set in two ways: rolling for Asphodelos Coffers in the loot pool after each Circle or by accumulating enough Asphodelos Mythos to turn in for gear pieces. You can only roll for coffers once per Circle each week, and each Circle drops specific coffers for the different gear types. Although Asphodelos Mythos are guaranteed rewards after each clear, you can also only earn one from each Circle per week.

It’s worth noting that the Asphodelos weapon is the only piece from this set that has an item level of 605, making it best weapon you could possibly get in FFXIV right now. It’ll take quite a bit of effort and luck since it’s a loot drop from The Fourth Circle (Savage).

Since you have to roll for Asphodelos Coffers, you’re not guaranteed the one you want or even one at all. Two to three coffers will drop for an eight-player party after each instance (if everyone in the party is on their first clear for the week). However, you should communicate with your party about which coffer(s) and loot you need, and those who don’t need something can pass on the roll to improve your chances. Below is the list of the loot that will drop for clearing each Savage raid instance.

  • The First Circle (Savage) loot drops:
    • Asphodelos Bracelet Coffer
    • Asphodelos Ring Coffer
    • Asphodelos Earring Coffer
    • Asphodelos Necklace Coffer
    • Guaranteed token: Asphodelos Mythos I
  • The Second Circle (Savage) loot drops:
    • Asphodelos Foot Gear Coffer
    • Asphodelos Hand Gear Coffer
    • Asphodelos Head Gear Coffer
    • Radiant Coating
    • Discal Tomestone
    • Guaranteed token: Asphodelos Mythos II
  • The Third Circle (Savage) loot drops:
    • Asphodelos Foot Gear Coffer
    • Asphodelos Head Gear Coffer
    • Asphodelos Leg Gear Coffer
    • Asphodelos Hand Gear Coffer
    • Radiant Twine
    • Radiant Roborant
    • Guaranteed token: Asphodelos Mythos III
  • The Fourth Circle (Savage) loot drops:
    • Asphodelos Chest Gear Coffer
    • Asphodelos Weapon Coffer
    • One (1) Asphodelos weapon
    • Demi-Phoinix Horn (unlocks mount)
    • Guaranteed token: Asphodelos Mythos IV

When it comes to obtaining Asphodelos gear with Asphodelos Mythos tokens, check out the list below for the number of each token you need for a specific gear type.

  • Weapon and body gear: Eight (8) Asphodelos Mythos IV
  • Legs gear: Eight (8) Asphodelos Mythos III
  • Feet, head, and hands gear: Six (6) Asphodelos Mythos II
  • All accessories: Four (4) Asphodelos Mythos I

If you need help understanding the mechanics for these difficult fights, be sure to use the Pandaemonium Asphodelos Savage raid guides we have so far.

Be Mindful of Gear Stats for Best-in-Slot and Materia Melding

When gearing up in FFXIV, the higher item level almost always takes priority. But it’s worth noting that gear at the same item level from different sets aren’t the exact. When deciding on what you should get when two or more gear pieces are the same item level, look at its stats and identify which one is best-in-slot for your Job’s stat priories.

For example, as a Ninja main, I want to prioritize the stats Critical Hit (Crit) then Direct Hit (DH). For item level 580 accessories, I can choose between the Classical set, Eternal Dark set, or Limbo set. In the specific case of which necklace I should equip, the Limbo Necklace of Aiming is best because it gives me the most in both Crit and DH for that slot. The case is similar if you work toward item level 600 gear, and you’ll have to make stat comparisons between Augmented Radiant’s and Asphodelos gear to determine what’s best-in-slot.

The other part of getting the most out of your endgame gear is to meld the right Materia to each slot for a gear piece. Using the same example above for Ninja, I’ll want identify if a piece of gear has room for boosts in either Crit or DH and meld the corresponding Materia to that gear piece. The Limbo Necklace of Aiming already had max DH, but had room for higher Crit, so I melded Crit-based Materia to it — now that necklace has max DH and Crit.

Managing your stats for the best “build” is going wildly vary from Job to Job, and not every gear piece is going to fall in line with those priorities. Still, you’ll want to meld the Materia that’s going boost the stats that matter most.

However, please know that getting the best gear possible is only really required for the endgame in FFXIV as to meet the minimum average item level of new pieces of content. The benefits of best-in-slot gear and stat priorities can only do so much and are only really perceivable when playing at a high skill level in Savage, Extreme, or Ultimate content.

If you’re involved in FFXIV‘s endgame this deeply, you probably already know how most of this works. If the gear grind is now more intriguing to you, then we’re here to help.

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