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Old 08-17-2011, 01:23 AM   #1

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Here's an issue that I've been hoping to get addressed, simply because it's, well, absurd.

The progression in heroic breastplates is unrealistic; the stats for the mages are below and in order for the breastplates (robes) from Fortress Spire, Zek, and Tower of Tactics. These zones are ranked according to difficulty, with a large difference in difficulty between Zek and ToT.

Critical Mitigation

33.6% > 37.1% > 34.5%

Crit Bonus

18.2% > 18.9% > 16.1%


4.9% > 5.6% > 5.8%

Ability Reuse Speed

2.8% > 2.8% > 3.6%


Torrent > Torrent > Torrent II


219 > 219 > 245

The ToT breastplate is frankly a waste. You gain Torrent II, 0.8% abilty reuse speed, 0.2% potency, and 26 mitigation and lose 2.8% crit bonus and 2.6% critical mitigation.

I hope there's an adjustement in line, as this is a little disappointing for a reward, especially as a reward in Drunder. Can you at least match the critical mitigation of the Zek breastplate? And the crit bonus? It would be nice to see a fabled reward from the most difficult heroic zone to be legitimately the best instance breastplate short of challenge mode Zek.



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Old 08-19-2011, 04:03 AM   #2

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Anyone have the X2 BP stats they can add to this?

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Old 08-19-2011, 05:47 AM   #3

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I'm at work atm, so I dont have exact numbers, but it's very similar to the ToT piece.

Crit mit is 33%

Pot is around 5.5%

CB somewhere between 16 and 16.5%

Proc is version 2

Iirc it's got cast speed instead of reuse (probably depending on the class)

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Old 08-19-2011, 07:10 AM   #4

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X2 (ToFS, has a red slot)

33% Crit mit

16.5% Crit bonus

5.5% Potency

4% reuse

Torrent II

X4 (EM Statue, has a red slot + focus)

44% Crit mit

17% Crit bonus

6.1% Potency

4.4% reuse

Torrent II

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Old 08-19-2011, 09:41 AM   #5

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BP progression, sadly, is just another failure in the current itemization.  It's been like this since release, it's been a known issue since beta, yet hasn't been addressed properly.

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:23 AM   #6
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Yeah, there are quite some weird things in the BP progression for all classes.

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #7
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Yeah breastplates need fixed.  THere's a post about this on live servers and it has been ignored for a great deal of time.

I don't anticipate this being changed anytime soon if ever.  Broken itemization is working as intended!

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:53 PM   #8

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ToT at least needs a focus and a cm bonus. It's supposed to be better than the x2 from TOFS, and isn't worth it. That spreadsheet is great.
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