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Bronze Haubergeon at rank 10+?Follow

#1 Oct 10 2010 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Alright well i have seen alot of players between rank 10-17 using the bronze haubergeon(whose optimal rank is 27) and i was wondering i should bother purchasing the Haub and using it at rank 10+ or should i just get something else.

#2 Oct 10 2010 at 4:36 AM Rating: Good
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I don't see any reason not to get it if you can make or afford one. Someone might try to say "well if it's a higher rank it'll decay faster", which I still think is a load of ****. I've been using mine since around Marauder rank 12 and now I'm Marauder 16. I wear it for everything except for crafting (normally anyway), have died numerous times over to things I had no business fighting, slain countless other poor bastards unfortunate enough to get in my way, and it's still hovering around 80% durability.

The only real drawback is you'll look like 95% of the other DoWers, but since gear is so limited at the moment you're going to look like everyone else no matter what you wear.
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#3 Oct 10 2010 at 4:41 AM Rating: Good
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I'm not doing DoW so I don't know from experience with that kind of gear, except that I find some items I'm way too low to have a use for. If you're still in the gear you started in, I'm sure a hauby with scaled down stats may still be better. Though I've noticed things like my rank11 weapon vs a rank21 weapon...@ rank 17 equipping the optimal21 was slightly worse than the 11. Only way to know for sure is to buy it and try it on, watching your stats change in the process. Sometimes a watered down high rank item may be the best bet.

Edited, Oct 10th 2010 6:42am by TwistedOwl

#4 Oct 10 2010 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Alright, yes i did buy it for my lancer but at the moment i am using a hempen shirt and with the haub equipped i only get a 6 point boost in defence so i think ill hold on to it for the time being.

Im just concerned about the supposed "decay" rate of wearing armor much higher ranked than you are.
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