Hey guys, Anders here with my definitive Best in Slot gear and materia melding guide for patch 3.4. This time we’re going to be taking a look at Paladin and doing our best to minimize the amount of Skill Speed we have on our gear as Paladin surprisingly received no help in this department from the recent patch. As far as Accuracy requirements go, it seems multiple sources confirm that the frontal accuracy on this raid tier is not much higher than it was for A8 Savage and with that I’m estimating frontal Accuracy to be around 715.
If months down the line we find out the exact cap is slightly lower, this build compensated by allowing you to simply switch a single meld from Accuracy to your choice so you’re not wasting stats. As always, if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask, I’ll do my best to answer them. The BIS I suggest has a total weight of 5289.798 and focuses on Crit. This set will give you over 35 thousand HP and a Skill Speed of 617 which isn’t so high as to completely deplete your TP early on in the fight. Accuracy is at 716, which is around the area you need for frontal accuracy in A12S. On to the melds and the set, for the weapon you’ll use the Alexandrian weapon melded with two Determination V materia. For the shield you’ll want to use the Alex buckler, though mathematically the Scripture shield is better by a small margin. The Scripture shield does add on more Skill Speed, which we’re trying to avoid having too much of and I also think the more significant main stat boost from the shield being higher item level makes it better in the long run.
It’s up to you what you end up using, but I recommend the Alex shield for this build. On the headpiece, you’ll want to use the Scripture headpiece melded with two Accuracy V materia. For the body you’ll want to use the Alex body melded with a single Accuracy V and a single Determination V materia. For the hands you’ll want to use the Alex hands melded with two Crit V materia. For the waist you’ll use the Alex belt melded with a single Crit V materia.
For the legs you’ll want to use the Alex legs melded with two Crit V materia. And for the feet you’ll want to use the Alex boots melded with two Crit V materia. On to the accessories, they will all be Fending and all have Str V melds. For the neck you’ll use the Alex necklace. For the earrings you’ll use the Scripture earrings. For the Bracelet you’ll use the Scripture bracelet. And for the rings you’ll use the Alex ring and the Scripture ring. Loaghtan Steak will be your food of choice at least until the new four star foods become more affordable. Now, you may have noticed that a lot of the gear on my BIS list is from raid, so I wanted to set up a quick buy order for you, so you have an idea of how to spend your Scriptures in the coming weeks.
These are my suggestions on how to get your Alex normal gear and Scripture gear in a way that will help you during raid progression. For now I’m not making a pre-raid set, but I will be making one in patch when we have access to the new 24 man raid gear. Hopefully this buy order list and this BIS list help you guys out. Let me know if you thought this was helpful and if you want to see more of this type of content. I should have BIS lists for Dragoon, and Ninja releasing soon after the release of this video, so keep an eye out for that. Thanks again for watching. I’ll see you guys in the next one. .
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