Samurai Best in Slot (BiS)
Guide Info
Last Updated: 17 Jan, 2024
Patch Applicable: 6.55

2.15 Savage BiS

28 GCD loop, 2 filler GCDs.

Classic “Slow SAM”. Highest DPS, easiest weaving.

Some fights may allow for an extra GCD if on a slightly faster GCD speed. For 2.14 -3 Det melds, +2 SKS/1 DH melds

2.07 Savage BiS

29 GCD loop, 3 filler GCDs.

Small hit in DPS in exchange for a slightly extended rotation, offering more flexibility with mechanic downtime.

2.00 Savage BiS

30 GCD loop, 4 filler GCDs.

Classic “Fast SAM”. Trades a ~1% DPS loss for a faster playstyle with even more filler to maneuver mechanic downtime. May have difficulty Iai/double weaving even on the best of connections.

Ultimate/Unreal Sync "BiS" Sets:

Sets for these fights are community-sourced through use of Jahaudant’s Gear Planner. The below sets have been sourced from Niche and boxer.


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  • 28 Oct, 2021
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    Updated for 6.2
    30 Aug, 2022
    Changed set descriptions.
    24 Oct, 2023
    Updated for 6.5
    17 Jan, 2024
    Updated for 6.55