I've returned to the game after a long break and I'm not likely to be doing much PvE group or end-game raiding as it's too much of a time-sink for me.
Now I've got lvl 85 I intend to try to get back to Ettenmoors now and again for some Ettens raid-healing as this is more fluid & easier to leave at short notice without affecting other players.
I have a guild mastery/T8 jeweller and tailor so to start with, have been crafting guild jewellery & armour while I start on Hytbold.
I was going to aim for Watcher of resolve gear (as I trait mostly red for solo pve, mostly blue for Ettens healing & don't seem to have ever collected many yellow traits)
Looking at the stats though, the Hytbold armour doesn't seem a HUGE amount different to the crafted Eomer tailor's guild armour. I will still work on rebuilding Hytbold for all sorts of other reasons, but am wondering if it's worth the grind for a smallish increase in stats over the crafted armour.
Am I missing something?
Also, same thing with the crafted jewellery vs the LLG jewellery. I can see LLG is better, but not sure it's worth grinding the rep for if I have the Eomer crafted jewellery?
I'm curious to know what other Minstrel PVMP raid-healers have chosen or are aiming to wear for their armour and jewellery and if they have any favourite traits or favourite Hytbold version of the minstrel armour.