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Old 04-16-2003   #1
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Guide: Basic armor set upgrades

Originally posted by Varaho1


For those of you asking what armor you should get next this should help you to find what you are looking for.

Note 1: I am not listing every set, just some of the more common ones people have been using at different levels.

Note 2: Someone else is going to have to make up a Guide for Lizards who cannot wear some of the plate armors.

Armor progreshion:

Newbie quests: These quests are spiffy for those of you who are just starting out in EQ. Your guild trainers will give you information on how to do them if your race has them. I wish I had them back in the day when I started out.

Crafted/Crusty: Almost the same thing. Some slots of crusty being better ( ie. greaves ) and some crafted being better( ie. breastplate ). Crafted armor is the result of Old World quest and nowadays it is cheaper to buy the armor than quest for it. Crusty or Crustacean Shell is dropped off of Othmirs in Cobalt scar, and again you are probably going to end up buying it from farmers.

Barbed ringmail: This armor comes from Velketor's Labyrinth. You again will more likely buy this armor rather than win it nowadays. Most notable is the Breastplate which is a nice step up from crafted/crusty and also lizard useable.

Hate Armor: This armor comes from the Plane of Hate ( duh )off of the mummy looking monks named A Kiraikuei. There is a set for Lizards ( Legionnaire Scale ) and a Set for normal warriors ( Indicolite ) available here. This Armor is no-drop on most servers so you will have to kill for it ( finally, thank god some action ) There is a quest in the plane of knowledge that allows you to turn in this armor for gems and a bit of EXP when you grow out of it, well for the normal set at least.

Cobalt/Berserker's/Champions:The next step has three options ( well two for Lizards ).

Cobalt armorcomes from the Dungeons of Kunark but can be acquired from the bazaar as well. The most notable thing about this armor is the higher AC ( than the other two sets at this level anyway ) and the right click effects. The Breastplate can heal you and the Greaves can turn people invisible. The bracer can shrink people the boots give you more strength. The helm grants you Infravision. The arms shield you, and finally the gloves have a crappy buff that I used the scare newbies with. Lizards cannot use this armor

Championís armor is the lowest level of the Velious quest armors. Think Cobalt with less ac and no clicks ( well all but the breastplate) but much better stats. To get Champs or thurg quest gear, you need to have good faction with The coldain dwarves, kill in Kael for corroded plate armor, and find three gems from the frozen lands. This armor is No-Drop and but can be multi-quested.

Berserker's Armor comes from the Plane of Growth. Has similar stats to Champions armor but no gems necessary. one Note about PoG, killing in PoG makes Elves hate you. Not too much of a problem nowadays however. This armor is No-drop and is not a quest so the only way to get it is to piss off Tunare.

Next step and the Last one I will cover for now: Myrmidon/Warlord/Tradeskill

Myrmidonarmor is the result of the Dragon quests in Velious. Much hp on this set of armor to gain this armor you need to kill in the Halls of Testing and return three gems along with unadorned plate to Skyshrine. This armor is Multi-questable but you need ally faction before you can think about getting this armor.

Warlord armor is the result of the Giant quests in Velious. This armor is nice for people who dream about AC all night long. To get this armor you need to kill in the ToV. and turn in the ancient tarnished armor with three gems in Kael. This armor is Multi-questable but you need ally faction.

Trade skill armor is where things get a bit touchy. Stats on these armor sets are comparable to the other sets at this level and in some instances better than the other two. For the full lowdown on these armors look at EQ Traders under the Cultural and Cazic Thule recipes.

Well that is it for now. Hope you have found something useful from all of this.

PS: I recall an armor comparison chart that was made and for some reason I want to say Radbarsh made it. If anyone still has the link it would be a help.

http://members.cox.net/radhazzone/rad_armor.htm
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Old 04-17-2003   #2
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The stats shown on that linked chart are wrong for Moktor--for the most part it was just leaving off the wisdom on the items, but some of the other stats are wrong also. Here are the correct stats:

Moktor Boots +21 AC +10 Sta +2 Wis +15 vsMg +15 vsFire
Moktor Bracer +13 AC +4 Str +4 Dex +1 Wis +4 vsCold
Moktor Breastplate +36 AC +15 Str +15 Sta +6 Wis +15 HP
Moktor Gauntlets +17 AC +5 Str +5 Dex +1 Wis +5 vsDis
Moktor Greaves +21 AC +10 Str +10 Sta +6 Wis +15 HP
Moktor Helm +21 AC +5 Sta +4 Wis +8 vsFire +10 HP
Moktor Vambraces +21 AC +5 Str +5 Dex +3 Wis +10 HP
 
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Warrior Armour Sets

Update: I have started keeping this list up-to-date here - http://www.darkstorm.co.uk/eq/eq-warrior-armour.php - for a couple of reasons. I'll leave this post here, but any updates will be on the linked webpage.

28/2/07 update.
I've added all the LDoN sets and the other OoW tradeskill armour (master, journeyman, expert) to the list. One set of TBS armour is in, and I'm working on the others.


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This post is a list of 'warrior armour sets' (some are exclusive to warriors, some are all plate classes, and some are race specific). It doesn't include everything, too much blue diamond cultural for that, but it tries to give a good general list of stuff.

Some notes at the bottom.

ac = armour class
hp = hitpoints
atk = attack
rgn = hp regen
ds = damage shield
sh = shielding
avo = avoidance
ce = combat effects
ssh = spell shielding
dsh = dot shielding
str = strikethrough
acc = accuracy
hst = haste
sr = stun resist

Code:
               ac   hp  atk rgn  ds  sh avo  ce ssh dsh str acc hst  sr
Axebringer (Newbie armour, dwarven)
               67   35    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Crafted
              106   25    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Indicolite
              155   50    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Champion's / Bladesman's
              216  220    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
             +Invigorate

Cobalt
              220   50    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
             +Invigorate, Invisibility, Shrink, Lesser Shielding	
             +Serpent Sight, Reckless Strength, Strength of the Kunzar

Scale Born (base)
              238  330    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Brellium Platemail
              246  255    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

               ac   hp  atk rgn  ds  sh avo  ce ssh dsh str acc hst  sr

Fierce Heraldic
              246  500    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Myrmidon
              250  335    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
             +Invigorate

Consecrated (base)
              255  590    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Magnetic
              257  560    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Warlord
              279  310    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
             +Invigorate

Kizrak
              298  530    -   3   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
             +Shield of the Arcane, Health, Plainsight, Miraculous Visions

Charged Magnetic
              309  710    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

               ac   hp  atk rgn  ds  sh avo  ce ssh dsh str acc hst  sr

First Order (base)
              347  910    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

First Order (auged)
              347 1200    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Armsmaster
              395  975   85  13   4   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
             +Guardian's Boon, Plainsight, Improved Parry 1

Blessed Champion
              442 1135   95  17   4   2   -   5   2   2   -   -  40   -
             +Bazu Bellow, Improved Dodge 1, Plainsight, Improved Parry 1

Grandmaster's Stormguard (base, agnostic)
              452 1040   90  12   8   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Grandmaster's Stormguard (auged, agnostic)
              452 1330   90  12   8   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Marred
              482 1795    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Battle-Marred
              482 1795  125  15  15   7  20  11   3   3   5   7  40   -
             +Cleave III, Truesight, Improved Dodge III

               ac   hp  atk rgn  ds  sh avo  ce ssh dsh str acc hst  sr

Raex
              492 1335  150  12   -   3   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
             +Echo of Anger, 8% Riposte, Faerune

Eternity
              524 1920  120  24   7   5  10  25   6   6   -   -  45   -
             +Bazu Bellow, Improved Dodge III, Faerune
             +Add +10 bash dmg, Improved Parry III

Vadd's
              537 1885  135  16   -  14   5   -  13   3   8   8   -   -
             +Cleave II, Echo of Anger

Fallen Saint (1 x bracer)
              623 2455  175  31   7  25  35   -  11   5   7  60  45   -
             +Form of Defense IV, Improved Parry IV

Gladiator's
              666 2560  245  29   -  15  20  20  12  15  10   -  45   -
             +Guardian's Bravery, Deafening Strike, 8% Parry, Ferocity V

               ac   hp  atk rgn  ds  sh avo  ce ssh dsh str acc hst  sr

Grandmaster's Dreadguard (Bazu Seal)
              692 2480  210  20   8  12  16   -   4  16   -  36   -  16
             +Cleave V, Improved Parry III, Sharpshooting V, Ferocity V
             +Improved Block III, Improved Dodge III

Warfire
              754 3705

Atathus' Warfire
              754 3705  290  25  20  18  35  35  12  12  10  35  45  10
             +Bloodfire of Atathus,  Rage of the Crystalwing, Ferocity VII
             +Improved Dodge V, Add +20 Bash dmg, Faerune      

Grandmaster's Dreadguard (Last Blood)
              812 2720  240  28  16  12  18   -   4  16   -  42   -  16
             +Cleave V, Improved Parry III, Sharpshooting V, Ferocity V
             +Improved Block III, Improved Dodge III
1. First Order is auged (where listed) with the best pure type 9 HP augs from DoN only
2. GM Armour is auged with the GM augs even in the base entry, the auged entry has those plus type 9/12 HP augs from DoN.
3. I think the Fierce Heraldic and the Brellium Platemail are the best examples of Blue Diamond Cultural, it's not worth listing them all. For example, the Dark Elf "Dark Prince Regent" armour appears to have the same stats as Brellium Platemail.
4. Fallen Spirit Bracers are Lore, so only one included in the set.
5. GM (Bazu Seal) and GM (Last Blood) are indicative only, based on the information and choices in the posts here and here
6. Warfire and Atathus' Warfire have been updated to include legs and chest.

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Let me know if there are any errors, it's late and my spreadsheet-fu is weak. Not all the amour sets are there yet, these are the ones I'd already collected the information for.
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The indicolite gaunts have 50 hps.

I remember staying in Hate for 12+ hour stretches multiple days in a row looking for that armor. Damn.
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I know you prephased the post by saying not all armor sets are included, I just want to make sure you remember the eternity (ToB) set to that. It's on par with Vadd's and represents a bypass to GoD upgrades. My guild chose to skip GoD, so most of my armor is actually ToB armor.
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Added the fallen saint armour, even though it's not warrior specific.

Not all of the Warfire stuff is on Lucy yet, I'll add it when it is. If someone wants to let me know what an 'average warrior targetted' set of GM Armour + Last Blood looks like, I can add that.
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I found it interesting that none of our armour sets gave any stun resistance btw.
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Nice work Gray, could you add the "ac/hp/atk" row between every 5 or so armor sets? That way you can tell what the 11 is for on the Battle-Marred row without having to scroll up and count over then scroll down and count back yada yada
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The Eternity set also has Improved pary III (arms), improved dodge III ( legs), and iirc faerune (helm).
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Whoops, my bad. I posted the Atathus's Boots but they've shown up on Lucy.

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You forgot Crafted!

It might be interesting, in the name of completeness, to add a set of plate from Time (using 1 raex bracer because quarm bracer is lore and raex guants because time gaunts aren't an upgrade over EP guants), or Tacvi (using 1 Vadd's bracer because tacvi bracer is lore). Not really armor sets in the sense that they all have the same name, but definately steps in progression.
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You forgot Crafted!

It might be interesting, in the name of completeness, to add a set of plate from Time (using 1 raex bracer because quarm bracer is lore and raex guants because time gaunts aren't an upgrade over EP guants), or Tacvi (using 1 Vadd's bracer because tacvi bracer is lore). Not really armor sets in the sense that they all have the same name, but definately steps in progression.
Can you list the specific items other than Raex you'd want in the set, and likewise for Tacvi, I don't (yet) raid in either of those locations.
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