What I wonder is this: At level 10, should I wear lvl 6 gear, or lvl 14? Is the penalty on the lvl 14 so much that it's worse than my lvl 6? Someone figure this out plz! :3
Depends on the gear really, there wouldn't be a set standard. An example is the weapons for my conjurer, I'm at rank12 and was using a rank 7 maple wand...then bought a rank22 willow wand, but equipping it showed me the stats were weaker than the maple at the time. Now I'm at a point where the gimped willow wand is better than the maple wand...gonna have it to test it by switching and looking at your stats...
In your specific example I'd guess moving up to the rank14 gear would be better... Edited, Sep 8th 2010 2:55am by TwistedOwl