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Best Monk Materia In FFXIV

Check out our guide for stats to prioritize when Materia Melding for Monk in FFXIV.
Best Monk Materia In FFXIV

Monk is a melee DPS Job in FFXIV that switches between three different styles of attack on the battlefield in order to deal DPS. Each of these styles will lead into the next, making for a very easy-to-understand rotation. Monks also have a lot of positionals and typically aim to hit the enemy either from behind or from the flank. 

In FFXIV, building your character is a core gameplay component. It's 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, 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 Monk.

Best Monk Materia In FFXIV

Monk 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. 

Monks will shift between three forms. (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 Monk players to look out for. 

Best Monk Materia in order of priority:

  1. Skill Speed

  2. Critical Hit

  3. Direct Hit

Skill Speed is a great option for Monks who cycle through abilities a lot. Ensuring that all your GCDs align with your oGCDs is vital when trying to maximize your damage. 

Alternatively, you can just go for a raw damage Materia build by investing in pure damage with Critical Hit or Direct Hit.