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Best Warrior Materia In FFXIV

This is all you need to know about the best stats and Materia for the Warrior Job in FFXIV.
Best Warrior Materia In FFXIV

Warriors in FFXIV are great damage-dealing tanks that can enter Beast Mode to spend resources in order to dish out huge burst damage in a short window. 

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 it 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 Warrior.

Best Warrior Materia In FFXIV

Warrior is a Tank Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

When choosing Materia for any class in FFXIV, it's important to know what 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. 

Warriors should focus on increasing their damage with Materia. (Picture: Square Enix)

That being said, Materia Melding is not cheap, so it is 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 Warrior players to look out for. 

Best Warrior Materia in order of priority:

  1. Critical Hit
  2. Skill Speed
  3. Direct Hit
  4. Determination
  5. Tenacity

Critical Hit is the best way to increase your overall damage on a Job, and this allows the Warrior to dish out significant DPS while also tanking the boss. 

Skill Speed is arguably unnecessary on most tank Jobs, but it can be beneficial when trying to align your oGCDs with the cooldown of your GCDs.

Direct Hit is another great way to increase your damage, while Tenacity and Determination can increase damage by a slightly lesser amount, with the bonus of increasing healing and mitigation, respectively.