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Best Dragoon Materia In FFXIV

We've put together a guide for the best Dragoon Materia in FFXIV.
Best Dragoon Materia In FFXIV

Dragoon is a melee DPS Job in FFXIV that uses powerful jumping attacks in order to deal large amounts of damage to enemies. In FFXIV, building your character is a core gameplay component. It is not enough to know a boss battle inside and out if your gear is not up to the necessary requirements. A sub-section of acquiring gear in FFXIV is also infusing this said gear with Materia. This is otherwise known as Materia Melding. 

Depending on the type of Job and the gear piece in question, several different kinds of Materia can be used to enhance your stats. So, if you want to know more about Materia Melding in FFXIV, we have the answers you need. This article will outline the best spreads and key stats to look out for when choosing Materia for your Dragoon.

Best Dragoon Materia In FFXIV

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Dragoon is a melee DPS Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

When choosing Materia for any class in FFXIV, it's important to know which stats this Job is trying to prioritize. DPS Jobs will often want as much Strength or Critical Hit as possible, while healers may instead choose to focus on Spell Speed or Speed, in general, to pump out heals as efficiently as possible. Regardless, if a certain playstyle suits you the best, whether this be landing huge critical hits or focusing on consistent damage, feel free to meld the Materia you want to your items. 

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Dragoon attacks have long animations. (Picture: Square Enix)

That being said, Materia Melding is not cheap, so it's understandable why players want to spend their Gil and resources optimally. 

Here are some of the stats you should prioritize and some example Materia for Dragoon players to look out for. 

Best Dragoon Materia in order of priority:

  1. Critical Hit
  2. Direct Hit
  3. Skill Speed

As a melee DPS, the Dragoon's job is to deal as much damage as possible. Critical Hit is a great Materia to invest in because it not only boosts your overall Critical Hit Rate, but Critical Hit Damage as well.

Direct Hit is another way to boost your raw DPS without relying on Critical Hit Rate. Skill Speed is the lowest priority but can be useful in dishing out multiple attacks in a short timeframe.