New Set Changes

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So, given that the 3/4 piece set bonuses are being shifted, what do you think will be the best 2-3 piece combination pieces? I'm taking a hard look at machiosa's. If anything, that 3(2) piece set bonus will go quite nicely on a merc.

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I guess you abit misunderstood this change. It means that current 4 pieces bonus will be given on 3 pieces, and current 3 pieces bonus will be given at 2 pieces along with already existing bonus. At this example:
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It will be smth like^
2 pieces:
40% str AND 20% phys resist.
3 pieces:
3 dru skills AND 20% max life.

But for some balancing reasons i sould change this abit for, let's say, 2 pieces:
40% str and 20% max life
3 pieces:
3 dru skills and 20% phys resist

Or maybe 2 pieces for dru skills and life and 3 pieces for DR and str, 'cause having awesome 20% DR and 40% str for just 2 ANY set pieces from here would be abit too much.

And there's some another nice examples (if stats won't change alot) like:
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Getting nice proc, resist and even reanimate isn't bad (if second pointless claw here will be removed and some item won't be changed to assassin only)
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Inno86
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I think the description of changes is pretty clear. The bonus will be simply shifted. No mention about any balancing (unnecessary considering almost all set pieces are crap and to get the bonus you have necessarily to wear something far from bis).

the reason of the change, if i understood it correctly, is to make set items viable in early game (lower level requirements for some, balanced rarity i.e. no more rare sets and common sets, able to find as soon as act ii nightmare - when i see sacred items start dropping consistently), and make set pairs of items available in mid to endgame (i.e. they should compete with SU, SSU for the slots).

So, balancing the set bonuses seems inappropriate to me. it isn't like they are broken anyway.
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Heh... clearly there's said:
"Partial bonuses from 3 and 4 pieces are now gained from 2 and 3 pieces respectively" what i just explained about on how i'm seeing it.
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marchosias armor and belt were always good pieces. people just overlook most sets or set combos because guides don't tell them to use them. (might sound snarky, but it's true)

celestia belt and boots were always a good combo at 2 pieces. add in the armor since now you'll gain 10% cb and 17% stormblast proc (or is it 8 now?) and you've got a really nice spec for wdm characters, doesn't even need to be poison based. a lot of nice stat boosts, some phys res, movement speed boost on top of boots natural roll + celerity speed, etc.

Celestia's Myth
Celestia's Myth
(Amazon Spear Set)

Celestia's Charge
Celestia's Ribbon
Celestia's Wings
Celestia's Passion

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
-30% to Enemy Poison Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow

Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
17% Chance to cast level 18 Stormblast on Melee Attack
20% to Dexterity

Set Bonus with complete set:
5% Chance to cast level 5 Javelin on Striking
+60% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
Adds 63-125 damage
+2500 Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Elemental Resists +75%
Physical Resist 10%



Celestia's Ribbon
Celestia's Ribbon
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (3271 - 3680) to (3583 - 4031)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 606
+1 to Amazon Skill Levels
15% Attack Speed
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to Strength
+(31 to 50) to Dexterity
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (2)

Celestia's Myth
(Amazon Spear Set)

Celestia's Charge
Celestia's Charge
Light Plated Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1881 - 2116) to (2083 - 2343)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 561
2% Chance to cast level 6 Celerity on Kill
(8 to 48)% Movement Speed
20% Hit Recovery
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to Dexterity
+(31 to 50) to Strength
Total Character Defense (11 to 15)%
Socketed (4)

Celestia's Myth
(Amazon Spear Set)

Celestia's Wings
Celestia's Wings
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (7038 - 7874) to (8464 - 9478)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 614
+1 to Amazon Skill Levels
Adds 25-38 damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% to Strength
(21 to 25)% to Vitality
+350 Defense
+(31 to 50) to Dexterity
Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (6)

Celestia's Myth
(Amazon Spear Set)




another undervalued set is the throwbarb set on melee axe characters (can be nice for holy melee paladin 1h and shield or for treewarden, etc) and fairly easy to find.

Big Game Hunter
Big Game Hunter
(Barbarian Throwing Set)

Hunter's Trackless Step
Hunter's Skin
Hunter's Camouflage
Hunter's Claw Fist

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
+50% Bonus Magic Damage to Rebound

Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
Adds 25-50 damage
10% Chance of Crushing Blow

Set Bonus with complete set:
4% Chance to cast level 13 Blast Wave on Kill
+4 to Barbarian Skill Levels
Additional Dexterity Damage Bonus: 0.25%
Maximum Life 20%
Maximum Lightning Resist +3%
Maximum Cold Resist +3%
Maximum Poison Resist +3%



Hunter's Claw Fist
Hunter's Claw Fist
Balanced Axe (Sacred)

Throw Damage: (174 - 191) to (287 - 310)
One-Hand Damage: (128 - 139) to (212 - 226)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 586
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
3% Chance to cast level 25 Screaming Eagle on Striking
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 40-100 damage
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slow Target 15%
+(51 to 75) to Strength
Socketed (6)

Big Game Hunter
(Barbarian Throwing Set)

Hunter's Trackless Step
Hunter's Trackless Step
Heavy Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1392 - 1740) to (1474 - 1842)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 492
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 50) to Vitality
+15 Maximum Stamina
Physical Resist 5%
Total Character Defense 50%
Socketed (4)

Big Game Hunter
(Barbarian Throwing Set)

Hunter's Skin
Hunter's Skin
Leather Armor (Sacred)

Defense: (4612 - 5765) to (4838 - 6047)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 474
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
10% Movement Speed
5% Life stolen per Hit
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 50) to Strength
+(31 to 50) to Dexterity
Elemental/Magic Damage Reduced by (31 to 50)
Socketed (6)

Big Game Hunter
(Barbarian Throwing Set)




Overall, most of this big set change will benefit the WDM characters because gear pieces can be used in a more versatile way, compared to casters which will need the specific energy/EF pieces, +class or all skills, and spell damage/pierce. Perhaps whatever the new 9 sets are will compensate in these areas.
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Jakob
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My merc doesnt get the set bonuses, am i doing something wrong?
tranvanhieu
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Jakob wrote:My merc doesnt get the set bonuses, am i doing something wrong?


They still get it normally, the bonus just doesn't show.

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