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    Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:27 pm

    I have an SL93 INT based build and I'm trying to figure out which sorcerer-style armor combos I can get the most out of. I'd been using maxed Xanthous chest and legs, maxed Silver Knight Gauntlets, and the Dusk Crown, but then I got the Big Hat set and the maxed chest has better stats then the Xanthous I was using. The problem is the Xanthous legs look, in my opinion, a little ridiculous with the Big Hat Chest. So I'm trying to find some combo of hands and legs that, together with the Big Hat chest, give me higher defense values than the original combination I was using and still keep me under 30 weight so I can make use of the Dark Wood Grain Ring without Havel's Ring. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by Serious_Much on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:28 pm

    It depends on what you want your character to look like, even if my guy is a caster he still wears armour.


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by ChizFreak on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:29 pm

    A combination of Dark Armor set with Black Leather set could work.


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:36 pm

    well I'd like to stick with the Big Hat chest, and I'm obviously keeping the Dusk Crown. Other than that I'm opened to any suggestion. Right now I'm using plus 9 Big Hat gloves and maxed Paladin Legs but I have a bunch of other armors gauntlets and legs at plus 9, hence me asking for suggestions before I possibly waste a T. slab to plus 10 something that wont be as good as what I have now. Stuff that I've been experimenting with already has higher values than the Black Leather, and I have the Dark Armor, with no reinforcements, and I feel like judging from its base stats some of the other stuff I've got, Caterina, Paladin, Cleric, Elite Knight, etc, it seems like the Dark won't upgrade to be as good. I could be wrong though


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by aceluby on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:38 pm

    My caster's set is:

    Dusk Crown
    Black Knight Chest +5
    Blood Stained Skirt +10
    Tattered Manchette +10

    It looks baller for a battle mage and the stats are good too.


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:42 pm

    I actually don't have the Black Knight set yet. I really would like to stick with Big Hat chest too if possible


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by Serious_Much on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:47 pm

    I think your chest choice will leave you a little lacking in poise, so putting on some leggings+ gauntlets with good poise will be important, heavy armour i'd say.

    what rings do you want to use? because with you keeping below 30 weight, it means you'll probably want lighter armour and using wolfs ring for poise.



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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by RANT on Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:07 pm

    try the dingy set, it has the best stats when maxed out.


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by aceluby on Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:19 pm

    RantFromRant wrote:try the dingy set, it has the best stats when maxed out.

    This + swapping out some of the tattered set for weight. You'll get stunlocked a lot though.


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by BLA1NE on Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:44 pm

    You're a Mage... Armor stats don't matter!

    Stick on the Dusk Crown, and beyond that you may as well be naked. My mage has the crown, no chestpiece, Kirk's Gloves for pushing people out of the way when I roll, and Painting Guardian legs for looks. I never needed anything more!


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:08 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:I think your chest choice will leave you a little lacking in poise, so putting on some leggings+ gauntlets with good poise will be important, heavy armour i'd say.

    what rings do you want to use? because with you keeping below 30 weight, it means you'll probably want lighter armour and using wolfs ring for poise.


    I'm not really sweating poise. I'm using a maxed Eagle Shield anyway, with that stability and the range that I usually kill things, poise hasn't been at all important. I've been using Dark Wood Grain and Bellowing Dragon Crest rings. The way my build is set up I can go heavy on either gauntlets or legs, but not both. I could always swap out the Dark Wood Grain for the Havel's and go heavy with both but I kinda don't want to do that
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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:31 pm

    I'm going to try to level the dingy and see what happens. Seriously though I feel like the Xanthous is really underrated armor. I'm having a lot of trouble replacing it. It just makes me wish I had made this character female. Than maybe I could accept the exposed flamer stomach
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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by Serious_Much on Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:34 pm

    or you could wear the hat and accept its supposed to make you look like an idiot? silly


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:25 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:or you could wear the hat and accept its supposed to make you look like an idiot? silly

    That's actually part of the reason I initially went with the Xanthous set. I made my character bald to boot so he looks even more ridiculous wearing the Dusk Crown (I didn't know!) Anyway I feel like the Crown looks at least mildly acceptable when worn with the Xanthous, at least moreso than any other combo I've found. I think I've made my final decision now at any rate. I went with maxed Paladin legs, Big Hat chest, and Tattered hands, with the Dusk Crown of course. With my equipped weapons, being Moonlight Great Sword, Logan's Catalyst, Eagle Shield, and Magic Longbow, this armor combo has me at .1 under where I need to be to make use of the Dark Wood Grain ring without having to use Havel's ring, and from what I can see gives me the best stats I can have while doing this. I just need to slab the Tattered hand piece and I'll be all set. It's New Londo-o clock for this guy.
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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by meridam99 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:42 pm

    On my int build I use:

    Dusk Crown

    Black Iron chest

    Black Iron arms

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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:06 pm

    PlasticandRage wrote:It's New Londo-o clock for this guy.

    thats pretty good comment lol, made me chuckle.

    enjoy dodging around like a lunatic there with lack of poise against those guys silly


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    Re: Spell Caster armor suggestions?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:43 pm

    bah is what I say to poise. BAH. We play soul spear catch instead. It's a pretty one sided game


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