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    best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by lucanious on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:17 am

    please and thank you
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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by Robotech on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:19 am

    check the wiki !
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    Post by lucanious on Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:24 am

    i dod but its all *** up and i cant see the ****
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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by RANT on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:58 pm

    if you dont care about poise id go with dingy set or xanthous. if you carea about poise just mix and match.


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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by aceluby on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:18 pm

    I mix and match the dingy, tattered, and black knight (poise) sets for a good balance of armor/poise/weight.


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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by Dellusions on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:47 pm

    Maiden's skirt is a powerful item. It's actually the same thing as dingy, in all ways except that it has like +9 in the physical defense departments. Pairing it with 2 other high defense and poise armors tends to give you a good balance of physical and magic defenses.
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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by eneq on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:40 pm

    It all comes down to how much weight you want to carry around and what your purpose is (PvP is all about poise) etc.

    But if you just look at the physical defense/weight ratio these are the best I know of (did a full Excel spreadsheet for all the armor myself). The list below is just items that stand out a little bit more than others in their weight class ie. dont follow the average norm, you always want to get as close to the roll limit you want as possible so this means mix and matching accordingly.

    Head - Minimal weight: Wanderer Hood +10, Tattered Cloth Hood +10, Thief Mask +10
    Head - Overall: Royal Helm +10

    Chest - Minimal Weight: Dingy Robe +10, Sage Robe +5
    Chest - Overall: Elite Knight Armor +10

    Gloves - Minimal Weight: Wanderer Manchette +10, Tattered Cloth Manchette +10
    Gloves - Overall: Iron Bracelet +10

    Leggings - Minimal Weight: Xanthous Waistcloth +5, Maiden Skirt +10, Crimson Waistcloth +5
    Leggings - Overall: Nothing specific stands out.

    It should be noted that PvP is all about poise and thats not taken into consideration in the list above, if you want to save weight in PvP it usually means using high poise gloves/leggings paired with a good cloth chest (some people use this setup to give the impression they are not tank built).


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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:42 pm

    The elite knight set balances poise, defence and weight pretty nicely. Its obtained in the area outside the moonlight buttefly fight.


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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by eneq on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:59 pm

    Dang my mistake, Dingy+10 is better than Sage Robe+5. Post updated...
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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by eneq on Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:36 pm

    And if you ONLY consider poise/weight ratios the list is;

    Head: Solaire Iron Helm +10
    Chest: Solaire Armor of the Sun
    Arms: Havels Gauntlets
    Legs: Solaire Iron Leggings

    For a total of 74.2 poise and with a weight of 30.3 for the armor only.

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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by PPG-3- on Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:19 pm

    do you guys really use slabs to get armors to +10?
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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by eneq on Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:26 pm

    Ofcourse, titanite slabs are easy to farm.

    Actually on my lvl 72 toon im on a quest to get all items and upgrade them all... except slabs happy Im almost there, all armor are +9, all shields are +9, next is weapons to +10 but I dont think Ill go over that (or maybe I will), I have atm 5 titanite slabs just in my box and the stuff I use plus some other crap already upgraded to max.

    I usually do a run of New Londo Ruins in human form so I can spice up the grind with some PvP action as well and all the Wraiths die with the first BS.

    But thats not how I got most of the materials, them I buy. Usually an evening of PvP in the forest nets Me 1+ million souls so I just go to New Londo and buy the mats.
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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by Toastfacekillah on Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:48 pm

    Standard Knight Armor is the single lightest piece offering 20 poise and is pretty good when fully upgraded.


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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by Hylian on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:16 pm

    Giant set at max...


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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by reim0027 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:11 pm

    Hylian wrote:Giant set at max...
    This. The armor, gauntlets, and leggings give 77 poise, which is just enough to avoid a Zwei R1 spamlock. Great defense as well.


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    Re: best armors for defensive values compared to weight

    Post by eneq on Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:31 pm

    Agreed, and you can swap out the arms for Havels as well and get some more poise, I have been stunlocked in this setup however and the alternative is to go fathers mask and go full havel but I really hate the look of it so I usually swap out the chest piece for Stone instead.

    But I dont think thats what the OP was asking for but instead what gave the best return on the weight investment but as everyone knows it all depends on what the purpose is.

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