I have looked all over and can't find info on the effects of useing gear thats a few ranks above or below your current class rank. I was on my con R13 that has a couple of pieces of gear rank 17 and 18 (figured to grow into them). My hp were in the 530 range when I went to do some fishing leves (at same rank as con). I took off the higher rank items and put on some fieldcraft bonus gear (rank 1 to 8ish) and without the 2 combat pieces and super low rank gear I now have 710 hp. The gear is worn now but I just bought it yesterday and I was never close 700 hp till I went fishin in wimpy gear. Any advise on different rank stuff please?