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Best Red Mage Materia In FFXIV

These are the stats you should be prioritizing when Materia Melding for Red Mage in Final Fantasy XIV.
Best Red Mage Materia In FFXIV

Red Mage is a Caster DPS Job in FFXIV and is unique in that, while they are technically classified as Caster DPS, they also have a slew of melee attacks they can unleash on enemies as well. Red Mages will spend time using their Caster abilities to build mana, before unleashing huge burst damage on enemy targets with melee attacks. 

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 Red Mage.

Best Red Mage Materia In FFXIV

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Red Mage is a Caster 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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Red Mages can cast spells and deal melee attacks. (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 Red Mage players to look out for. 

Best Red Mage Materia in order of priority:

  1. Critical Hit
  2. Direct Hit
  3. Determination

As a DPS that wants to dish out as much damage as possible during short burst windows, Critical Hit is a great Materia for Red Mages. Critical Hit not only increases your Critical Hit Rate but also your Critical Hit Damage.

Direct Hit is a good alternative for more consistent damage but struggles to reach some of the high DPS numbers that a Critical Hit can muster.