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One armor to rule them all...

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If you could only have one armor set to swap between all your characters, which armor would you choose and why?  PVE, no PVP or Node Wars.

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Boss armor?

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Boss armor, otherwise if you don't have it yet I'd say Grunil.

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Yeah I should have said, not boss armor... Why Grunil?

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I use Heve :P

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grunil is the best armor after boss. +150hp, +7ap, 2 gem slots.
the +7ap alone makes it better than other armors for pure pve honestly, arguably even better than boss armor (pure pve)

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For me the problem with grunil set is that once you change one piece for boss armor (bheg) you lose a set bonus.

In the end there aren't huge differences between "viable" sets because you depend more on your whole gear than what specific set you have. Even more if you will switch eventually to boss armor. I think that's why most people go for grunil because it's the most viable/no brainer option among sets that are a bit less competitive.

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Are there sets that are 'viable' and if so why?

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Are there sets that are 'viable' and if so why?

For me there are two main viable sets: Grunil and heve. You could use rocaba for example if you know what you are doing (full evasion build) but because of that I don't include more sets here.

Grunil because you get the best set bonus (AP + HP) + 2 crystal slots + it's pretty common (you don't HAVE to farm it in specific zones or buy it because you get ir grinding).

Heve because you get a nice amount of HP + 2 crystal slots + while you are switching to boss set you don't break the heve set bonus because you change one piece (for example with grunil you lose your AP or HP if you change one piece while with heve you only lose a portion of HP).

Between grunil and heve, if you don't have any set yet I would choose grunil because the complete set is better than heve. If you have some pieces of boss armor I would use heve unless I can use the +5AP combination from grunil with my current set.

 

Just in case... Grunil is better than the rest of sets BUT the difference between grunil and heve/rocaba (for example) isn't too big to say "you aren't competitive enough, git gud n00b". The most important part here is that you must to know what you are doing (grunil = brainless option).

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For me the problem with grunil set is that once you change one piece for boss armor (bheg) you lose a set bonus.

exactly that is why heve is best. Smoother transition into boss armor as you start getting your first pieces without losing set effect 

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grunil is the best armor after boss. +150hp, +7ap, 2 gem slots.
the +7ap alone makes it better than other armors for pure pve honestly, arguably even better than boss armor (pure pve)

through personal experience, i feel like the 7 ap is bugged. i don't want to test so i won't but that's just how i feel when comparing 7 sheet ap compared to grunil set bonus ap

heve is also better in the fact that it doesnt break its set affect that easily

 

heve > grunil

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through personal experience, i feel like the 7 ap is bugged. i don't want to test so i won't but that's just how i feel when comparing 7 sheet ap compared to grunil set bonus ap

heve is also better in the fact that it doesnt break its set affect that easily

 

heve > grunil

I personally tested the ap.tested it comparing it w a pri mark on and off.exact same damage. I do agree heve is better to combine when swapping for boss armor pieces

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