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Machinist (MCH) Guide

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We don't yet have a Machinist guide, however the page exists for the gear section.

Machinist is a support job that branches off the damage dealing class Archer. The idea behind the job is that it sacrifices some damage in order to buff party members via songs. This guide will talk about how to play the job at level 50 and it should be noted that it may not be the only way to play it. Others may disagree, but see it as a starting point and build on it from there.


The best gear for your Machinist constantly changes depending on what was added in the latest patch so it is important to do your own research on top of this guide. We have broken the gear down into tiers in order to give some indication of what you can use before you get up to that item level tier.

Slot Best Next Tier Third Tier
Main Hand Midan Metal Musketoon
Prototype Midan Metal Musketoon
Augmented Torrent Musketoon
Horde Handgonne
Head Midan Goggles of Aiming
Augmented Torrent Mask of Aiming
Torrent Mask of Aiming
Yafaemi Turban of Aiming
Prototype Midan Goggles of Aiming
Eikon Cloth Hat of Aiming
Body Midan Coat of Aiming
Augmented Torrent Tabard of Aiming
Yafaemi Tabard of Aiming
Torrent Tabard of Aiming
Prototype Midan Coat of Aiming
Eikon Cloth Acton of Aiming
Hands Midan Gloves of Aiming
Augmented Torrent Armguards of Aiming
Yafaemi Halfgloves of Aiming
Torrent Armguards of Aiming
Prototype Midan Gloves of Aiming
Eikon Cloth Sleeves of Aiming
Legs Midan Poleyns of Aiming
Augmented Torrent Tights of Aiming
Torrent Tights of Aiming
Yafaemi Brais of Aiming
Prototype Midan Poleyns of Aiming
Eikon Cloth Culottes of Aiming
Feet Augmented Torrent Boots of Aiming
Midan Boots of Aiming
Torrent Boots of Aiming
Yafaemi Boots of Aiming
Prototype Midan Boots of Aiming
Eikon Leather Thighboots of Aiming
Waist Midan Belt of Aiming
Augmented Torrent Belt of Aiming
Torrent Belt of Aiming
Yafaemi Belt of Aiming
Prototype Midan Belt of Aiming
Eikon Leather Ringbelt of Aiming
Neck Augmented Primal Choker of Aiming
Midan Neckband of Aiming
Primal Choker of Aiming
Prototype Midan Neckband of Aiming
Ear Augmented Primal Earrings of Aiming
Midan Earrings of Aiming
Primal Earrings of Aiming
Prototype Midan Earrings of Aiming
Rings Augmented Primal Ring of Aiming
Midan Ring of Aiming
Primal Ring of Aiming
Prototype Midan Ring of Aiming
Wrist Augmented Primal Bracelet of Aiming
Midan Bracelets of Aiming
Primal Bracelet of Aiming
Prototype Midan Bracelets of Aiming


In FFXIV all materia can be added to any slot so this guide only lists the materia that is useful for the Machinist rather than where to put it.

Dexterity - Ranged damage
Piety - MP
Quickarm - Skill Speed
Heavens' Eye - Accuracy
Savage Might - Determination
Savage Aim - Critical Hit Rating

As you will be limited by how much of a certain stat you can apply to gear through stat caps it is a good idea to use a variety and add stats to gear which aren't already on the piece.

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