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.
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Thread: What is the best Warrior armor?
18-05-2005, 15:45 #1
What is the best Warrior armor?
18-05-2005, 21:10 #2
Well, your first mistake is that you're comparing armor as a set. Since damage isn't applied to the entire set - just whatever piece is being hit - you can't add all your pieces of armor together for a "grand total". It just doesn't work that way.
Since your chest piece takes damage more often than the other pieces, let's use that as an example.
Knight's Cuirass: 80AL +10AL vs. physical, lessen received damage Armor rating vs. physical: 90 Armor rating vs. magic: 80 Platemail Cuirass: 85AL +10AL vs. physical Armor rating vs. physical: 95 Armor rating vs. magic: 85 Gladiator's Breastplate: 80AL +20AL vs. physical, +3 energy Armor rating vs. physical: 100 Armor rating vs. magic: 80
All you have to do is consider what is most important to you, and go with the appropriate armor.
19-05-2005, 00:33 #3
Can someone that has used all of those attest to whether or not the 5-15 armor level differences actually matter in the big scheme of things?
The whole mystery behind the "reduce damage" line also throws me for a loop. I really don't have a clue how much that helps out.
19-05-2005, 03:07 #4
I've always thought platemail was 80 AL + 20 vs physical.
Anyways, the rdeuced damage reduces damage by a very small amount. Like 2 or something.
19-05-2005, 03:22 #5
19-05-2005, 03:31 #6
Originally Posted by YourDeathByMe
Specifically, what do you mean by "type of warrior"?
19-05-2005, 04:21 #7
Gladiator for most everything.
Knights if you need the damage reduction, i.e. main tank for a mission, etc.
19-05-2005, 05:18 #8
19-05-2005, 07:48 #9
Thank you for all the feedback.
If knight has a 3 point damage reduction (assuming it is correct) would the extra +10 vs. physical attack of Gladiator equal out in terms of overall protection.
Still looking for a ratio of defense to damage reduction if anyone knows.
E.G. 10 def = 1 point of damage reduction or some such values
19-05-2005, 16:24 #10Originally Posted by Kaziurra