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    Black Iron set combos

    Post by Akatik on Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:51 pm

    I've been playing with full Black Iron since I first found the set. My current character concept is pretty much what my avatar is; a black (fallen) paladin. He's a gravelord, has high faith, has a huge sword/shield, and wears all black. So far, it's been going great.

    However, I'd like a little variety now. I'm looking to also go a little lighter since carrying around the Sword and Shield of Artorias is going to be really heavy. This guy is going to fat roll all of his life, but that's ok since he sucks at dodging. I want to switch out my heavier helm/hands for a medium set to get the best of both worlds. Right now, with the wolf ring, my poise is 119. I know that's a little overkill, so I'd be happy to trade down some poise and defense for some extra protection in other areas.

    For instance, if I switch out the BI helm and hands for the Paladin Helm and Hands, I'll lose minor defensive values, but gain magic, poison, curse, and lightning resistance. The problem is that the shiny gold of the paladin set looks terrible with the Black Iron chest. I look like a freaking Steelers fan. Anyone have any other armor recommendations? I just noticed the Way of White(Holy) set...that might work, plus it looks pretty cool. I'm trying to get a little original here, and it helps that I haven't come across another black iron user yet.


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by strangejoy on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:23 pm

    Solaire's set it a great supplement to the black iron set. The helmet and legs are substantially lighter, but they match well aesthetically and their decent lightning resistance helps offset black iron's awful lightning resist. Solaire's armor also gives pretty good physical resistance and poise in relation to its weight. Finally, it makes RP sense for a fallen paladin to murder Solaire for his gear. twisted That's my $0.02.

    Fyi, my current toon uses black iron torso and guantlets, solaire's legs, and either solaire's head, the royal helm, or the dusk crown. It looks pretty good and offers good protection.
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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by Akatik on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:26 pm

    I'll check it out, because it was Solaire's corruption and death that caused my guy to lose his faith and eventually turn evil. It seems fitting.

    Lol, sometimes I wonder if I actually like making the character/backstory more than I do playing the game. (Off topic, but this is why I never got through Neverwinter Nights, I kept creating new characters).


    The Black Iron legs are a little better than the hands at the same weight/poise. The legs have better resistances, in all areas.


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by TonyDamajer on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:30 pm

    first thing i would do is exchange the wolf ring with havels or favor or protection
    also you could use the gold hemmed headpiece it looks darkish is light
    then you might even get 50% rolls (not that i know your chars SL)


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by Akatik on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:34 pm

    I'm pretty much reserved to continue fat rolling. My guy's not going to go on a diet, lol.


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by eneq on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:49 pm

    The Cleric and the Steel set fully upgrade are also very nice.
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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by Yesuurd on Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:44 pm

    I use giant helm,leggings and gloves with black iron chest or also with black knight chest, used it today and it looks pretty good.

    I think you could always use some different gloves or leggings like thorns,darkwraith or shadow to compensate the weight.


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by befowler on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:07 pm

    I've started wearing the Hollow thief hood because it shadows your face in a cool way without covering it like most other hoods/masks, and I've never seen anyone else wear it. It also looks surprisingly ok even if all your other gear is heavy plate. Stats aren't great even at +10 - the Dingy hood is sort of similar and has better stats but people actually seem to use that sometimes and it's not nearly as evil looking.

    I look like a freaking Steelers fan

    lol nobody wants that.


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by ChizFreak on Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:08 pm

    Akatik wrote:I'm pretty much reserved to continue fat rolling. My guy's not going to go on a diet, lol.

    You should exchange wolf ring for ring of favor and protection and see if that's enough to get you a medium roll. You shouldn't use Wolf ring anyway, with 79 poise you're fine. Also FaP ring gives you extra stamina and health, besides the extra equip burden.


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by BLA1NE on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:16 pm

    Kirk's!

    Oh wait you're not rolling...

    Black Knight?

    or Dark (darkwraith) set.


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by Yarxov on Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:43 am

    ^ Yeah, I was thinking the Dark Set might look good with the rest of it. Black knight set might blend decently aswell. What about the Witch's hat? Or Big hat?


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by Akatik on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:37 am

    Big hat would definitely be an interesting mix.


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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:52 pm

    I use the channeler's skirt with the black iron chest and gloves and that looks awesome. I went with a grim looking character as well and upgraded a wanderer's hood to go with my two black iron pieces. With a havel's ring to lower weight I am actually pretty speedy, even with an artorias shield.

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    Re: Black Iron set combos

    Post by OmniBot on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:21 am

    I've actually been rolling a similar build lately. Black Iron Helm, Golem Armor, Black Iron Gauntlets, Steele Leggings, Tower Shield/Buckler, and Black Knight Halberd/Sunlight Straight Sword. I found that any combination of Black Iron, Steele, and Golem sets will look pretty badass. Way of the White or Thorn set might mesh nicely as well, but unfortunately I don't have access to them with that character. I will say however that Black Knight set does not look good with those others imo. Silver Knight set is a better match.

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