View Full Version : Armour - buy or quest?

11-18-2004, 08:19 PM
I'm curious as to how knights gear up, given the relatively steep (at least seemingly from what I've noticed) price on armour for post-20.Are there quests to get vanguard, or is it best to just start off with the shop-bought steel? at 40-50 silver a piece, it's rather pricy, will cost a lot for a full set...So what is recommended, or the best path to take as far as armour goes for a Paladin? I'm a Kerran Crusader at the moment, just trying to plan ahead a little, so if anyone knows of any quests for armour to save some coin, or alternatively some good quests for coin to buy the steel vanguard, it'd be much appreciated. ^^

11-18-2004, 08:58 PM
I had the same concerns myself as when I hit 20 I had little more than 1g to my name. Not nearly enough to buy a full suit of steel vanguard. Trust me however, once you get to exping in zones like Stormhold and Thundering Steppes, you'll start earning money.At level 22 I'd completed the first three steps off Ian Cathlan's armor quest (bracers, gauntlets, boots) AND had 3g to my name. That's despite having spent quite a bit of that on getting up to Outfitter level 13. I bought a new breastplate, leggings, helm and shoulderpads today, and I still have 1g23s left. I plan to complete the last couple of steps of Ian's quest nonetheless, since the pieces are better than the buyable stuff (statwise), and I'm a bit of a quest freak -- but the steel vanguard will get me by until then <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

11-18-2004, 09:55 PM
<DIV><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" size=2>Ok, here's another question then.  I am currently a level 13 outfitter myself and spend most of my time making weight reduction backpacks (woo hoo!).  But I have looked at some of the level 16 armor that is creatable.  The stats on them aren't all that bad.  Has anyone seen any of the really uber level 20 armorsmith armor yet?  I have generally seen that the quested armor I've found is better than what I can buy, and admittedly I'm not a pally yet.  Is there someone who can tell me how tradeskill vanguard measures up to the bought or quested?  </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" size=2></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" size=2>Maybe this should be under the tradeskill forum, but I thought it might be applicable just in case you can't afford to buy, but could possibly afford to make armor when the quests are a little beyond you yet.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" size=2></FONT> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

11-18-2004, 10:34 PM
<DIV>Atleast from what I recall of when I did Armorer in Beta, the quested armor seems abit better stats wise. Now obviously you would need to mix up the forged armor with quested (temporarily). If it's a choice between forged and vendor bought...well that's a no brainer. :smileywink:</DIV><p>Message Edited by Ajantiss on <span class=date_text>11-18-2004</span> <span class=time_text>12:35 PM</span>