There are 3 sets of armor in the game that kind of make me go hmmm?
Pride of the Aesir:
For the trouble it takes to unlock this set of armor and the trouble it takes to craft it I feel like the
armor ratings for each piece needs a bump up. A regular epic Medium Cap crafted by a shield -
right has a rating of 96.5 compared to 74 for the Pride of the Aesir Helmet.
What’s the point of going to all the trouble to unlock this Feat and travelling all the way to the
forge if I can make armor almost as good or better at my base?
I feel like this set was overlooked when the new benches and crafter thrall changes were
implemented. The only real advantages in crafting this set of armor is the cold weather resistance
and increased durability now. Not to mention that it also weighs more than the regular Epic
Redeemed Silent Legion:
Like the Pride of the Aesir this is another set of armor that one has to unlock. As it stands right
now the armor rating is the same as most other Epic heavy armor. What is really weird is that the
normal Silent Legion armor has a higher armor value.
So I wonder if the armor ratings are switched on these 2 sets?
As it is currently on testlive the only reason to craft the Redeemed Silent Legion is for the extra
cold weather resistance.
Reinforced Skelos Cultist:
I find it odd that to make any piece of this armor set one needs to craft a regular padding and
make the regular armor first. Then craft another padding, perfected this time, and also use the
regular piece of armor to craft the Epic version. I can’t seem to wrap my head around why a
piece of armor would require 2 paddings. Is that the reinforced part of the equation?
Also, this light armor set has a higher armor rating than any medium armor. Not to mention light
armor. To be honest, I have yet to craft this set so I’m not entirely certain that it’s light armor.
However, since it requires 2 light armor paddings it would seem likely that it’s classified as a set
of light armor.
Which brings to mind the question that once someone has acquired the Feat why make any other
light OR medium armor?
The only reasons I can think of to craft anything other than the Reinforced Skelos Cultist armor is
if one needs specific bonus attribute stats, or prefers heavy armor. Or if one is after a specific look
for their character or thrall.
Any comments or enlightenment on these sets of armor is most welcome. As is any comments about armor that makes you go hmmm?
I play SP without any mods.