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Lupin137 7 years ago#1
On defence-to-weight ratio, how does it fare in comparison to other sets? Is the roll damage a mere gimmick?
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deoxyscyclone 7 years ago#2
Don't know enough of the game yet to say for sure, but I have heard of a couple people using a piece from the set in their armor, just for that extra chip damage.

Not sure if that's a thing, but meh... I read a lot. :P
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haarlem1982 7 years ago#3
In terms of poise to weight (much more important than def to weight imo) it's fairly inefficient, as iirc the pieces have the same poise values as the Armor of the Sun pieces, but Thorn is a lot heavier.

That being said, the thorns can be used to chip away some damage, although it's not a lot (think single digits), but, it also does poise damage, meaning you can actually stun 0 poise builds.

1 other characteristic it has is the thorn damage can be used to cancel bs damage if timed right. This is a double edged sword though. On one hand, if you get good at it, you're far less likely to eat a lot of bs damage. On the other hand, it will teach you the bad habit of rolling when you expect a bs, this is a bad thing to do, as it pretty much means free bs.
MC_BatCommander 7 years ago#4
Not a good set as a whole but I like the legs and arms for Fashion Souls
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shooterman1243 7 years ago#5
Of course it's worth it, how else are you going to look like peeve peeverson while you play
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Kaosorer_6 7 years ago#6
May be good to have one piece to be able to stun things. And it looks pretty swaggin. And Peeve Peeverson cosplay.
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xxENIGMA 7 years ago#7
haarlem1982 posted...
In terms of poise to weight (much more important than def to weight imo) it's fairly inefficient, as iirc the pieces have the same poise values as the Armor of the Sun pieces, but Thorn is a lot heavier.

That being said, the thorns can be used to chip away some damage, although it's not a lot (think single digits), but, it also does poise damage, meaning you can actually stun 0 poise builds.

1 other characteristic it has is the thorn damage can be used to cancel bs damage if timed right. This is a double edged sword though. On one hand, if you get good at it, you're far less likely to eat a lot of bs damage. On the other hand, it will teach you the bad habit of rolling when you expect a bs, this is a bad thing to do, as it pretty much means free bs.


Then what SHOULD you do if you expect a bs?
Eric_Cart_Man 7 years ago#8
It isn't the best set on its own, but I used to harass noobs so hard in it... Armor of Thorns definitely has intimidation value.
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Lupin137 7 years ago#9
Having read the replies, I take it there's no real incentive to keep more than piece of armour at a time? I'd go with either the leggings or gauntlets as they're the lightest after the helm. (I refuse to wear the helm because fashion souls.) Is my mentality sound?
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haarlem1982 7 years ago#10
xxENIGMA posted...
haarlem1982 posted...
In terms of poise to weight (much more important than def to weight imo) it's fairly inefficient, as iirc the pieces have the same poise values as the Armor of the Sun pieces, but Thorn is a lot heavier.

That being said, the thorns can be used to chip away some damage, although it's not a lot (think single digits), but, it also does poise damage, meaning you can actually stun 0 poise builds.

1 other characteristic it has is the thorn damage can be used to cancel bs damage if timed right. This is a double edged sword though. On one hand, if you get good at it, you're far less likely to eat a lot of bs damage. On the other hand, it will teach you the bad habit of rolling when you expect a bs, this is a bad thing to do, as it pretty much means free bs.


Then what SHOULD you do if you expect a bs?


-Walk backwards or away from the guy trying to bs you
-Kick
-If you have a fast weapon you could start swinging like mad to cancel the damage or even stun your opponent
-counterbs or even better bs escape
-It's even possible to unlock, turn around and parry the bs attempt, although I've never been able to do that myself.
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