What do you guys of stealing companion gear for your mains or custom characters and using them up until end-game?
(-) Eder - Saint's War Armor - through I liked it during my first run, I now consider it weak. Mainly because it is a scale armor and has 50% penalty to pierce DR. Sincerely atm I now look only at plate, robe, padded and hide armors.
(+) Aloth - Aloth's Leather Armor - may be decent on a ranged priest in early game; but in mid-late game leather does not provide enough DR to justify the recovery penalty.
(-) Sagani - Massuk Hunting Bow - it's nice that it provides two damage types and thus can be used as an offset weapon; but if pierce DR is high, I'd rather switch to some nice Scepter (slash/crush).
(+) Kana - Generic Arquebus - now we talking, as it's the best early weapon for a fire priest (until level 5 that is). Also afaik Kana has an estoc.
(-) Pallegina - Pallegina's Breatplate - "+50% Armor Damage Reduction when under 25% Max Health" - no, thank you, I am above that threshold, and I want plate.
(+) Durance - Durance's Staff - that's a great early-game weapon vs shades as they have very low fire DR.
(+) Durance - Durance's Robe - it has huge fire DR (which is nice; but would be super good if it was freeze), and also +2 CON (and you can't enchant +2 stat until lvl 5), which makes it the best pre lvl-5 armor for any of your ranged dpsers.
(+) Maneha - Maneha's Armor - great for second-line barbarians or for ranged off-dps/support whom you don't want to get focused by shades.
The only items out of these I would consider for late game are:
- Maneha's Armor
- Durance's Staff (only if it would have burn/crush instead of crush/burn) (will probably edit it someday)
- Durance's Armor (only if it had freeze DR instead of fire)
Edited by MaxQuest, 06 September 2017 - 09:13 AM.