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Breaking 69 4pc vanguard set bonus for new 78 armorings, good or bad?

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Breaking 69 4pc vanguard set bonus for new 78 armorings, good or bad?

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Coldini
10.28.2013 , 11:36 AM | #1
I face a conundrum with my tank, currently he has 4pc arkanian (69) bonus for the vanguard set (the 4pc bonus is 2% to defence etc).

I am trying to work out if its worth trading the mitigation from set bonus to upgrade 2 more armoring for 78 or not. Many of the mods and enhancements are 72/78 already so just those 4 armorings sat at 69 right now.

Any thoughts?

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KeyboardNinja
10.28.2013 , 12:00 PM | #2
I'm tempted to say that it's not worth it, since 2% defense is worth roughly 1.5% K/E DR (and that's without counting the resist contribution), and you're not going to get that from just two armorings.
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cxten
10.28.2013 , 12:35 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by KeyboardNinja View Post
I'm tempted to say that it's not worth it, since 2% defense is worth roughly 1.5% K/E DR (and that's without counting the resist contribution), and you're not going to get that from just two armorings.
Back-of-the-envelope calculations to support this:

The difference in armor between dread forged and arkanian on a heavy head/chest/legs is like 79 (I may be off by 1 or 2 total, since I'm extrapolating from the total dread forged armor value listed in dipstik's thread; couldn't find dread forged armor value easily).

So for a vanguard you're adding roughly 158*(1+.16+.6), which is roughly 278. Putting this into the armor formula, and assuming you started at 5800 armor value on your gear, say (this exact number doesn't matter too much, but this is roughly 78's for belt/bracers/off-set-piece already to go with the 69 set pieces):

(5800+158)*1.76/(14000+(5800+158)*1.76) - 1.76*5800/(14000+1.76*5800) = .0066

So you're gaining less than .7% damage reduction.

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WNxTheMitch
10.29.2013 , 01:04 PM | #4
Don't do it. The set bonus is not worth the 78 armorings. I still have a 69 helmet armorings on my tank for the set bonus.

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benovide
10.31.2013 , 01:10 AM | #5
On my 55 Jugg, it's not even worth getting the new 78 armorings. You'll be completely wasting your time. The bonus' for the 78 armorings are not worth it at all. Even in PVP the bonus' aren't even noticable. You'll still die, or take the same beating you did before.