Knight Armor vs. Gladiator Armor vs. Dragon Armor
I am using the 3 armor sets available in the PvP creation since I haven't seen the end game armor yet in PvE.
Knight Armor has a 80 def rating, +10 vs. physical attacks and reduced damage.
Gladiator has 80 def rating, +20 vs. physical attacks and energy.
Dragon Armor has 85 def rating and +10 vs. physical attacks.
Now ignoring the energy bonus on the gladiators (which is very nice for my W/M) which one of these pieces will give the best over all protection.
Dragon armor set has +25 more base defense compared to the other two.
Gladiator set has a +40 (approx. disregarding helm) vs. physical attacks defense more then Knight and +20 (subtracting the +5 more base defense Dragon has) vs. physical attack more Dragon.
Knight set has the same base def rating as Gladitor but with reduced damage.
I guess my main question is what is the ratio of def to damage reduction?
Would the +25 base defense of the Dragon armor surpass the damage reduction of the 5 (or 4) Knight pieces?
And would the +40 def vs. physical attacks of Gladiator (which is only about +15 or + 20 more defense overall then the Dragon armor) be better then both pieces.
Someone please help me out here. Thanks for any input.