Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

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    Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:53 pm

    Doing a low level run. I'm trying to decide what light set to start upgrading for magic defense later in the game? Crimson seems decent, and has curse resistance as well. Any recommendations?

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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:05 pm

    Big Hat+5
    Dingy Robe+10
    Black Sorcerer Gauntlets+10
    Maiden Skirt+10


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:06 pm

    If you want a mix of physical/poise/magic:

    Big Hat+5
    Giant Armor+5
    Giant Gauntlets+5
    Xanthous Waistcloth+5


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:13 pm

    IV_Mark_VI wrote:Big Hat+5
    Dingy Robe+10
    Black Sorcerer Gauntlets+10
    Maiden Skirt+10

    Interesting mix. Kind of makes me wish I hadn't killed Lautrec and miss out on the Dingy set.
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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:19 pm

    The maiden/witch robe are good substitutes.


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:28 pm

    Down side is you're dressing in drag if you're a guy.


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:39 pm

    ^Indeed, try the Sage/Black Mage Robe.


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by befowler on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:55 pm

    IV_Mark_VI wrote:Big Hat+5
    Dingy Robe+10
    Black Sorcerer Gauntlets+10
    Maiden Skirt+10

    I have a sl60 mage that uses this buildout, but with the blood-stained skirt for looks. Magic defense over 400 at 99 humanity, and you can fast roll with wolf ring at pretty low endurance. (I was using this build to try to wean myself off DWGR).


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:56 pm

    Yeah, I should start on that, or I'm going to be seriously in trouble when the patch hits.


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by befowler on Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:26 pm

    Yeah, I've been going through all the light armor sets in anticipation of it. I actually like fastrolling better, I think most of the weapons/attacks in the game were designed with it in mind as a counter, not DWGR. If you roll sideways in particular you dodge just as well, but can immediately punish your opponent instead of ending up 10 feet away. And the high magic defense helps a lot with things that are harder to fastroll dodge, like WoG.

    I've also been pleased with how medium roll is more viable than I thought. I sometimes swap havel's gauntlets and solaire's iron leggings +10 into the above along with the wolf ring for 77 poise, and my medrolling mage still does well. I'm less convinced the patch will be the end of life on Earth as we know it.


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:26 pm

    if you really, really want magic defense, the mlgs adds 40, so putting it on your back while you 2h a weapon isn't a bad idea.


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by RANT on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:08 pm

    all dragon weapons do that right?


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:53 pm

    not with magic, with fire, the mlgs is the only one I'm aware of for magic.


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:44 am

    Dragon Tooth helps as well I think.


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:39 pm

    drake sword boosts magic res too...


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    Re: Which set of light armor gives the best magic defense?

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:43 pm

    Painting Guardian Set is pretty good at +5 against magic.

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