Machinist Best in Slot (BiS)
Guide Info
Last Updated: 11 Jan, 2023
Patch Applicable: 6.3

Patch 6.3 Best-in-Slot 2.47 GCD

Recommended set, lines up well with savage uptime. Replace TOP weapon with P8S weapon if you don’t have it. Remove one DH meld if using P8S weapon. See MCH_QUESTIONS pins for our recommendation for dealing with the 2.47s recast time.

Patch 6.3 Best-in-Slot 2.50 GCD

More comfortable rotation, slightly lower Vit and lower (sub 1%) Expected DPS. Lines up poorly with the current savage tier. Not recommended for use inside of TOP.

Dragonsong's Reprise Best-in-Slot (No Dungeon Gear - 7,648 Expected DPS)

The BiS for Dragonsong’s Reprise in Patch 6.25 using the Relic weapon. Relic weapon is better than Asphodelos, and easier to obtain.

Dragonsong's Reprise Best-in-Slot (Savage Weapon w/ Dungeon Gear - 7,721 Expected DPS)

Dragonsong's Reprise Best-in-Slot (Relic Weapon w/ Dungeon Gear - 7,730 Expected DPS)

Dragonsong's Reprise Best-in-Slot (Ultimate Weapon w/ Dungeon Gear - 7,741 Expected DPS)

Older Ultimate Best-in-Slot

We’ve decided to not include full gear sets for the older ultimates anymore, as your gear choices make very little difference in how much damage you do due to how gear syncs and removes melds. The item levels listed below will outline what item level is required to max out both substats on gear for each fight. All gear above the specified item level will work:

  • The Unending Coil of Bahamut: Item level 470
  • The Weapon’s Refrain: Item level 500
  • The Epic of Alexander: Item level 595

With that being said, the biggest difference that can be made to your gear set will be equipping a Shadowbringers Relic weapon. Due to the nature of how substats are allocated on these weapons, it enables you to utilize more substats than what’s intended on a normal weapon. The Relic weapon can provide anywhere from a 3.5% increase (UCoB and UWU) to a 1% increase (TEA) depending on which fight you’re using it in. Stat allocation for each fight is listed below:

  • The Unending Coil of Bahamut: 127 Critical Hit / 127 Determination / 123 Direct Hit / 90 Skill Speed
  • The Weapon’s Refrain: 136 Critical Hit / 136 Determination / 133 Direct Hit / 63 Skill Speed
  • The Epic of Alexander: 184 Critical Hit / 184 Determination / 99 Direct Hit

Keep in mind, the Relic weapon is NOT mandatory to clear these fights. It only provides a buffer for mistakes. It’s up to the player to make the distinction if the grind is worth it.

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  • 25 Oct, 2021
    Created page
    24 Jan, 2022
    Updated for Endwalker
    13 May, 2022
    Added 6.1 BiS with the DSR weapon.
    23 Aug, 2022
    Updated for 6.2