All-Inclusive Beginner’s Guide to Dark Gear

Which Gear is suited for YOUR needs in the Dark World?

As the new Dark Gear comes rolling in, it can be confusing with the new option to have the choice of which set to choose from. Exactly which Dark Gear subset would you like? Which ones are useful? Do not fret! I got you, darling. We will go over each Dark Gear set since the Dark World release. Also which Gear is still useful in the Dark World.

When someone asks me “Hey Rose, so like which one should I pick?” or ”Which one is the best one?”. Every single time I always respond with ”Well what is YOUR gameplay?” because then that alone right there is the million dollar question. Check out this guide below to determine what better suits you for your gameplay, along with some tips and tricks to help improve your Dark Gear overall as well.

Dark Gear

First and foremost, your Dark Gear is something your Hero will proudly wear to help protect your Empire and/or aid with the bonuses that the Dark Gear is applicable for. Whether it can be for offense or defense. Reducing required building time and Resources required because we all don’t need Resources right?! I will never forget how much a pain Energy was back in the day or how Dark Gil likes to treat us right now. Possibly maximizing your MP to the greatest potential for your Monster hitting or Realm Boss Events. It is imperative to know where to get your Dark Gear from. Some may be earned by event prizes, Gold Store, Guild Store, Moogle Market. There are two places where you can go to look at the Dark Gear to view your Dark Gear statistics or your inventory.

Armory Building

This building is right next to the Mythic Forge that allows you to craft your Dark Gear by combining materials to create individual pieces. You are able to craft your Helmet, Body Armor, Footwear, Weapons, and Accessories. The Armory also gives you the option to combine your Gems, Materials, along with your Crystal Cores. If you need to check up on your inventory for your Dark Gear or Dark World Gems you can look in your Armory for it as well.

Mythic Forge Building

The Mythic Forge is the one place you can go to view your Dark Gear set bonuses. Every time you complete a Dark Gear set there will be a bonus for it beyond the Dark Gear bonus itself. It is not required for you to wear the Dark Gear set for the Mythic Forge Gear Set Bonus to be effective. You may also upgrade your Dark Gear quality from a lower level piece to a higher level piece by using Level Up Materials. Such as from Epic to Legendary, Legendary to Crimson, Crimson to Obsidian (if applicable).

Once your Dark Gear is at maximum level you then can power up your Dark Gear to enhance even more bonuses on each piece by using the Power Up Material assigned to that specific Dark Gear. Each Gear set has its own special material upgrades to upgrade them.

Set Gear leveling allows you to grant additional bonuses by leveling them up with special experience points. This feature is the same concept as you would if you were leveling your Hero but for your Gear.

Arcanaeum Building

The Arcanaeum building, next to the University, is where all the Dark World Limit Breaks and Enchantments are. Simply go to the first section where it says Enchant Gear to view your options. Click on the Gear piece you plan to wear to view the available enchantments for your piece, then apply the enchantment.

King Regis Limit Breaks

King Regis has twelve Dark World related Limit Breaks that will help boost your Dark Gear to an even greater degree. There are two sections to his Limit Breaks. It is simply an improvement of the other. King Regis Limit Breaks can ONLY be applied to your Weapons.

Limit Breaks:

  • Monster Attack
  • Dark Neutral City Attack
  • Dark Crystal Attack
  • Dark City Defense HP
  • Dark Cripple HP
  • Dark City Assault Attack

Dark Enchantments Research

This Research is important to your Dark Gear as it allows you to improve your Dark Gear stats by applying Enchantments options to your all Dark Gear pieces. Remember to go to the Arcanaeum building to apply them. You may apply any of the bonuses to ANY Gear piece you wish to boost EXCEPT for your Weapon.

Enchantment Bonuses:

  • Dark City Assault Attack
  • Dark City Defense HP
  • Dark City Cripple HP
  • Dark Crystal Attack
  • Dark Neutral City Attack
  • Monster Attack

Enchantment Materials:

  • Dark City Assault Attack Reagent
  • Dark City Defense HP Reagent
  • Dark City Cripple HP Reagent
  • Dark Crystal Attack Reagent
  • Dark Neutral City Attack Reagent
  • Monster Attack Reagent

Dark Gems

These beautiful shiny jewels are seriously so underestimated, I repeat the Gems are severely underestimated… Just to clarify that and make sure you heard me the first two times repeat after me, “Gems are underestimated“. As simple as Dark Gems can make or break your gameplay. You can apply up to three Gems per Gear slot along with one Paragon Gem.

These Gems are still useful to the Dark World:

  • Any Monster related Gems (looks like an eye)
  • March Speed Gem (light pink)
  • Aeon Gem
  • Dark Gems/Dark Paragon Gems
  • Elite Dark Gems/Dark Paragon Gems
  • Corrupt Gems/Corrupt Paragon Gems
  • Dark World Lost Soul Paragon Gems (obtained through Dark Loyalty Streak)
  • Cactuar Dark Gems
  • Dark Repentance Gems

Monster Slayer Gear and Master Monster Slayer Gear

These two sets are specifically designed to hit your monsters on the Map. In fact, the two Gear Sets have some similarities, but the Master Monster Slayer Gear Set has almost higher stats along with more MP. Do not forget to add on your Monster Gems, especially the Nightmare plus your Haunted Gems for added MP and quicker MP regeneration.

Dark Delegator Gear and Master Delegator Gear

The Dark Delegator Gear, as well as Master Delegator Gear, is exclusively designed to Ascend your Empire further than before.

Dark Delegator Gear Set is crafted to assist:

  • Dark Resources Cost Efficiency towards Construction.
  • Reduces Dark Construction Speed
  • Cost Efficiency for all Grandiose Resources towards Construction
  • Grandiose Construction Speed

Master Delegator Gear Set is crafted to assist:

  • Cost Efficiency for all Tier one to Tier six Resources
  • Reduce Royal up to Grandiose Construction Speed

Play around with both sets if you have it and mix it up to save even more on Construction Speed or Resources based on your preference.

Crimson Ramuh Gear, Grandmaster Ramuh Gear, Master Ramuh Gear, and Ramuh Gear

After the initial introduction to the Dark World, it can be confusing as to what was useful and what was not. However, this gear set is the first to have Dark Troop stats on it. In addition, this set is also the first to have subsets of the set itself. The Ramuh subsets are Attacker Ramuh, Defender Ramuh, Balanced Ramuh, Invasion Ramuh, as well as Crystal Ramuh. Eventually, the Dark World stats will show up after the Dark World release. Consequently, the stats are significantly lower.

Obsidian Bahamut Gear and Grandmaster Bahamut Gear

Behold the first set to be released to the Dark World! Similar to Ramuh, it has its own classifications making it more appealing to your gameplay.

Subsets:

  • Balanced Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, and Dark Troop Armor
  • Defender Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, Dark Troop Armor, Dark Warrior Armor, Dark Mage Armor, and Dark Cavalry Armor
  • Commanding Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, Dark Troop Armor, Dark Solo March Size and Dark Rally Size
  • Ravaging Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, Dark Troop Armor, Dark Warrior Attack,
  • Dark Warrior Health, and Dark Warrior Armor
  • Mystical Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, Dark Troop Armor, Dark Mage Attack, Dark Mage Health, and Dark Mage Armor
  • Charging Bahamut: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, Dark Troop Armor, Dark Cavalry Attack, Dark Cavalry Health, and Dark Cavalry Armor
  • Crystal Bahamut: Dark Crystal Attack, Dark Crystal Holding Attack, Dark Crystal Health, and Dark Crystal Holding Health

Power Up Materials:

  • Bahamut Set Gear Enchant Material for Gear Power Up levels 1 through 10
  • Master Bahamut Set Gear Enchant Material for Gear Power Up levels 11 through 20

Ultimate Grandmaster Archaean Gear and Grandmaster Archaean Gear

(March 15th, 2019)

Phenomenal cosmic magic flows to EOS use the Archaean Gear to destroy your enemies!

Subsets:

  • Attacker Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, and Dark Troop Armor
  • Defender Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, Dark Troop Armor and Enemy Attack Resistance
  • Balanced Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, and Dark Troop Armor
  • Invasion Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop HP, Dark Troop Armor, Cripple HP, and Armor Piercing
  • Commanding Archaean: Dark Troop Attack, Dark Troop Health, Dark Troop Armor, Dark Solo March Size and Dark Rally Size
  • Crystal Archaean: Dark Troop Crystal Assault Rally Attack, Dark Crystal Holding Attack, Dark Troop
  • Crystal Assault Rally HP, and Dark Crystal Defense HP

Level Up Materials:

  • Grandmaster Archaean Set Gear Upgrade Material
  • Ultimate Grandmaster Archaean Set Gear Upgrade Material

When it comes to each subset of the Ultimate Grandmaster Archaean Gear and Grandmaster Archaean Gear Sets, the additional benefits while powering up are based on their subsets bonuses.

Power Up Materials:

  • Grandmaster Archaean Set Gear Power Up Material
  • Ultimate Grandmaster Archaean Set Gear Power Up Material

Overall Archaean Set Gear Leveling benefits:

  • Dark Enemy Attack Resistance
  • Dark Troop Attack
  • Dark Troop HP
  • Dark Troop Armor
  • Dark Cripple HP
  • Dark Armor Piercing
  • Dark Mercenary Attack
  • Dark Mercenary Armor
  • Dark Mercenary HP

Set Gear Leveling Materials:

  • Grandmaster Archaean Gear Leveling Material
  • Ultimate Grandmaster Archaean Gear Leveling Material

*All Power Up and Set Gear Leveling Charts credit goes to the one and only K.Willie! Thanks again girl!

Master Infernian, Grand Champion Infernian, and Champion Infernian Gear

(June 11th, 2019)

Rain destruction upon your enemies with the Infernian Gear Set made to dominate the Dark World. All three of the Gear Sets have the same type of benefits BUT the amounts differ between each set. Do you remember the different Destiny Gear Sets right before the Dark World? These three sets have a similar concept within the exception that this set shares the same Mythic Forge Gear Set Bonus. Remember you DO NOT have to wear the Gear Set in order for your Gear Set bonus from the Mythic Forge to be effective.

These are the Mythic Forge Gear Set Bonus the Master Infernian, Grand Champion Infernian, and Champion Infernian Gear share:

  • Dark Troop Armor
  • Dark March Size
  • Dark Troop HP
  • Dark Mercenary Attack
  • Dark Mercenary Armor
  • Dark Mercenary March Size
  • Dark Troop Attack
  • Dark Mercenary HP

Overall Infernian Gear Set benefits:

  • Dark Troop Attack
  • Dark Troop Armor
  • Dark Troop  HP
  • Dark Mercenary Attack
  • Dark Mercenary Armor
  • Dark Mercenary HP
  • Dark March Size
  • Dark Mercenary March Size

Level Up Materials:

  • Master Infernian Set Gear Upgrade Material
  • Grand Champion Infernian Set Gear Upgrade Material
  • Champion Infernian Set Gear Upgrade Material

Overall Infernian Gear Power Up benefits:

  • Dark Mercenary Attack Resistance
  • Dark Mercenary Cripple HP
  • Dark Mercenary Armor Piercing
  • Dark Juggernaut Attack
  • Dark Airship Attack
  • Dark Guardian Attack

Power Up Materials:

  • Master Infernian Set Gear Power Up Material
  • Grand Champion Infernian Set Gear Power Up Material
  • Champion Infernian Set Gear Power Up Material

Overall Infernian Set Gear Leveling benefits:

  • Dark Warrior Attack
  • Dark Mage Attack
  • Dark Cavalry Attack
  • Dark Troop Attack
  • Dark Troop Armor
  • Dark Troop HP
  • Dark Mercenary Attack
  • Dark Mercenary Armor
  • Dark Mercenary HP
  • Dark Guardian HP
  • Dark Guardian Armor
  • Dark Rally Capacity
  • Dark Mercenary Rally Capacity

Set Gear Leveling Materials:

  • Master Infernian Gear Leveling Material
  • Grand Champion Infernian Gear Leveling Material
  • Champion Infernian Gear Leveling Material

As a result, there truly is no set Gear that is right for everyone. So in other words, you should choose what is best for you. Above all base it off of your gameplay. Which one is best for you? Are there any other tricks you would like to share? If you are an attacker then you go burn their Realms down and raise some hell. If you are a defender then you trap them, to show them their weaknesses. Or are a silent player and you just wish to kill monsters and build, then that’s alright, you do you boo. As Luna said ”When the world falls down around you, and hope is lost, when you find yourself alone, amid a lightless place, look into the distance. Know that I am there and that I watch over you always.”


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