[Top 10] FF14 Best Armor Sets

FF14 Best Armor Sets
Patch 5.3 Armor Sets

Sure, leveling is important but what about your gear?

With the introduction of Shadowbringers and two of its major patches, Final Fantasy 14 has added a slew of new clothing, armor, weapons, and accessories along with some of the strongest and gear sets we’ve seen so far in the game. Ranked based on item level and stats, all of these gear sets are level 80 and were introduced in Shadowbringers. Most of the sets are also categorized by class responsibility (fending, striking, healing) rather than a specific class (paladin, ninja, conjurer), so you don’t have to worry about collecting a set for each job. So, without further ado, here are the top ten best and most grind-worthy gear sets in FF14 at the moment.

10) Deepshadow Gear Set

Various classes pose in their Deepshadow gear

While standing at number ten on our list, the Deepshadow gear sets still pack a whopping item level of 460, and if you’d prefer a darker and flowy look, complete with capes, then this is the set for you.

How to get the gear sets:

  • They can be purchased from Aymark in Eulmore in exchange for Allagan Tomestones of Phantasmagoria
  • 495 tomestones are needed for head, hands, and feet items. 825 tomestones are needed for body and leg pieces while 375 tomestones will get you belt items.
  • The tomestones can be acquired from level 80 dungeons, raids, or trials

Deepshadow Gear Set Details

9) YoRHa Type-51 Gear Set

An Au Ra girl wearing the YoRHa Type-51 maiming set

The YoRHa Type-51 gear sets were part of FF14’s crossover with another one of Square Enix’s highly successful games, NieR: Automata. With an item level of 460, the gear set designs are inspired by NieR: Automata’s android protagonists 2B, 9S, and A2’s outfits.

How to get the gear sets:

  • YoRHa Type-51 gear sets drop in The Copied Factory raid, which is the first part of the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse raid series.

YoRHa Type-51 Gear Set Details

8) Augmented Deepshadow Gear Set

An Elezen male wearing an Augmented Deepshadow set

While the Augmented Deepshadow gear sets are practically identical to the regular Deepshadow sets, they have an item level of 470, giving them a stat boost that doesn’t require too much grinding. 

How to get the gear sets:

  • Can be purchased from Shee-Tatch in Eulmore
  • You will need the item piece you wish to augment and either Deepshadow solvent, twine, or coating depending on what item you have chosen.
  • Deepshadow solvent, twine, and coating can be bought from various venders including Ghul Gul, Fathard, Ilfroy, Xylle, or Yhal Yal.

Augmented Deepshadow Gear Set Details

7) Edengrace Gear Set

An Elezen male wearing an Edengrace maiming set

The first of the Eden gear, the Edengrace sets have an item level of 470.

How to get the gear sets:

  • Can be purchased from Ghul Gul in Amh Araeng or Yhal Yal in Eulmore in exchange for Books of Sepulture, Descent, Resurrection, or Inundation, which are obtainable in the Eden’s Gate Savage raids.
  • Eden coffers will also drop as rewards in the raids, and upon using the coffer, the item piece will transform to your current job
  • The Resurrection raid will yield bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and belts. Descent drops boots, gloves, head and head items. Inundation drops boots, legs, and head items while Sepulture drops chest items and weapons.

Edengrace Gear Set Details

6) Neo-Ishgardian Gear Set

A fan favorite steam-punk look

The Neo-Ishgardian gear sets are a little different than most of the other gear sets on this list because they don’t drop from dungeons, raids, or trials. Instead, they’re craft restricted items. While you’ll need to be a level 80 crafter and super attentive during the crafting process, if you want a nifty steampunk look with an item level of 480 then the grinding will be worth it.

How to get the gear sets:

  • Must be level 80 crafter in various crafting classes, depending on which gear piece set you wish to craft
  • For an in depth walkthrough of the crafting process, check out this guide here

Neo-Ishgardian Gear Set Details

5) Idealized Gear Set

A player showcasing the Idealized Bodyguard's Coat

The Idealized gear sets have an item level of 480, making them the fifth best in the game, and unlike the others on this list, there are Idealized sets for each specific class (Ninja, Dark Knight, Conjurer, etc.) rather than the more broad multiple class sets (Striking, Fending, Healing, etc.)

How to get the gear sets: 

  • Idealized gear set items have a chance of dropping from the level 80 trial, Memoria Misera, on Extreme
  • Idealized gear appear in coffers that will transform depending on what class you currently have equipped

Idealized Gear Set Details

4) Edencall Gear Set

Various classes wearing Edencall gear sets

The Edencall gear sets are the fourth best in the game with an item level of 480 and are the second best of the Eden gear series.

How to get the gear sets: 

  • Can be purchased from Ghul Gul in Amh Araeng in exchange for Golden Antiquities 
  • Certain types of Golden Antiquity will be tradable for certain armor pieces. Helm is tradable for any head pieces, Armor for body pieces, Gauntlets for hand pieces, Chausses for leg pieces, Greaves for feet pieces, and Bangles for any accessories.
  • Depending on which Eden’s Verse raid you complete (Fulmination, Furor, Iconoclasm, or Refulgence) determines which item pieces may drop.

Edencall Gear Set Details

3) Crystarium Gear Set

An example of the Crystarium gear set designs

The Crystarium gear sets currently boast third most powerful in the game with an item level of 490 and high stats.

How to get the gear sets:

  • Purchasable from Aymark in Eulmore in exchange for Allagan Tomestones of Allegory.
  • 495 tomes are needed for head, hands, and feet item pieces. 825 tomes are needed for chest and leg item pieces while only 375 tomes are needed for belt item pieces.
  • Allagan Tomestones of Allegory can be obtained from level 80 dungeons, raids, or trials.

Crystarium Gear Set Details

2) Augmented Crystarium Gear Set

A player showing off their Augemented Crystarium gear

The Augmented Crystarium Gear Sets are the second best in the game so far and are an augmented version of the Crystarium Gear Sets in third place, boosting their stats and giving them an item level of 500. 

How to get the gear sets: 

  • Purchased from Shee-Tatch in Eulmore
  • You will need the Crystarium gear piece you want to augment and one Crystalline Glaze per piece.
  • Crystalline Glaze is purchasable from Ghul Gul in Amh Araeng or Yhal Yal in Eulmore.

Augmented Crystarium Gear Set Details

1) EdenChoir Gear Set

A Lallafell player wearing the Edenchoir fending set

The EdenChoir sets are similar to the Edencall ones; however, they are the strongest gear sets that have been introduced in the game thus far with an item level of 500.

How to get the gear sets:

  • Dropped in the Savage Eden’s Verse raids 
  • The pieces obtained from treasure coffers in these raids will automatically transform to match your current class.
  • Depending on what Savage Eden’s Verse raid you complete, different pieces of armor will drop. Fulmination drops bracelets, earrings, necklace, rings, or belt. Furor drops boots, gloves, or head armor. Iconoclasm also drops boots, gloves, and head armor as well as leg armor. Lastly, Refulgence drops chest armor and weapons.

EdenChoir Gear Set Details


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