Blm Gear

The Black Mage's Wardrobe 10-70 - Suggested Gear Guide

NOTE. Armor in Parentheses ( ) is HQ gear. Consider carefully when buying HQ gear if it is really worth the cost to you. Most HQ gear, primarily at higher levels, offers additional benefits beyond NQ gear, but the discrepancy between these benefits and the price can border on ludicrous. Don't put yourself in agony to afford an HQ piece of gear.
**A simple (+1) after a piece of gear means that the HQ shares the same name with a +1, +2, etc.

This gear guide offers what I consider to be a sensible path of gear progression. You can ignore the HQ items. I've tried to note down gear which should be affordable or easily obtainable. If you have any comments or additions please leave a note. This does not contain endgame gear. See my Engame Gear Guide at the bottom of the post for tips on outfitting your Black Mage 70+.

1:
Weapon: Bronze Dagger, Maple Wand(+1)
Armor: Circlet, Robe, Cuffs, Slops, Ash Clogs, Blood Stone, Race Specific Starting Gear, Nation Rings
6:
Armor: Traveller's Hat
7:
Armor: Cape, Justice Badge
8:
Armor: Heko Obi, Mitts, Slacks, Solea, Tunic
9:
Weapon: Brass Dagger, Willow Wand(+1)
10:
Weapon: Pilgrim's Wand[RA/EX]
Armor: Eremite's Ring(+1), Onyx Earring(Energy Earring), Royal Footman's Tunic
12:
Armor: Holly Clogs, Linen Cuffs, Linen Slops
13:
Weapon: Hermit's Wand
Armor: Light Soleas
15:
Armor: Windurstian Slops(Federation Slops) San d'Orian Tunic(Kingdom Tunic)
16:
Armor: Scentless Armlets
18:
Weapon: Yew Wand (+1)
Armor: Cotton Cape (+1)
20:
Armor: Black Neckerchief, Black Tunic(Mage's Tunic), Black Slacks(Mage's Slacks), Sandals(Mage's Sandals), Mohbwa Sash(+1), Trader's Slops(Baron's Slops), Trader's Cuffs(Baron's Cuffs)
25:
Weapon: Morion Tathlum
Armor: Mycophile Cuffs[RA/EX]
27:
Armor: Elder's Bracers[Galka], Magna Gauntlets/Gloves[Elvaan]
28:
Weapon: Eremite's Wand (+1)
Armor: Shaman's Belt
29:
Armor: Cunning Earring, Custom M/F Boots[Hume], Elder's Sandals[Galka], Magna M/F Ledelsens[Elvaan], Seer's Crown(+1), Seer's Mitts(+1), Seer's Pumps(+1), Seer's Slacks(+1), Seer's Tunic(+1)
30:
Armor: Morion Earring(+1)
31:
Armor: Elder's Braguette[Galka]
32:
Weapon: Chestnut Wand(Solid Wand)
Armor: Black Cape(+1)
33:
Armor: Elder's Surcoat[Galka], Magna Bodice/Jerkin[Elvaan]{Seer's Tunic is probably fine instead.}
36:
Armor: Goshenite Ring(Wisdom Ring)
40:
Armor: Druid's Rope, Mohbwa Scarf(+1)
41:
Armor: Inferno Sabots(+1), Reverend Sash
43:
Armor: Red Cape(+1)
47:
Armor: Moldavite Earring[RA/EX]
48:
Weapon: Rose Wand(+1)
50:
Armor: Hale Ring
51:
Weapon: Light Staff(Apollo's Staff), Dark Staff(Pluto's Staff), Fire Staff(Vulcan's Staff), Water Staff(Neptune's Staff), Thunder Staff(Jupiter's Staff), Earth Staff (Terra's Staff), Wind Staff (Auster's Staff), Ice Staff (Aquilo's Staff)
52:
Armor: Wizard's Sabots[AF]
54:
Armor: Zircon Ring(Genius Ring), Wizard's Gloves[AF]
56:
Armor: Shaman's Cloak[RA/EX], Wizard's Tonban[AF]
58:
Armor: Wizard's Coat [AF]
59:
Armor: Black Cotehardie(Flora Cotehardie)
60:
Armor: Enlightened Chain, Penitent's Rope, Phantom Earring(+1), Wizard's Petasos[AF]
62:
Armor: River Gaiters[Mithra], Wood M/F Ledelsens[Elvaan]
64:
Armor: Druid's Slops, Spider Torque
65:
Armor: Elemental Torque, Dark Torque
66:
Weapon: Phantom Tathlum

Endgame Gear Guide
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