When Hytbold came out, it seemed like running 3-3 Bowmaster and Huntsman was the best bet. Now that set bonuses have been changed to 2 and 4, I am curious what most are considering using.
I understand that there are some people with gold pieces. I would guess that those would be definite considerations, but since no amount of planning can go into obtaining them (I have hundreds of runs with no luck) I'm wondering what combinations might be best.
I would think the first consideration would be, has the person unlocked the Greater Erebor sets (and of course, all Hytbold and skirmish currency for Barad Guldur armour)? That's not to say that a full set or combination of only GE is necessarily going to be best or what people are most looking toward obtaining. I am fully aware that jewellery considerations might factor into which individual pieces and sets are chosen, but let's also assume that a person isn't concerned about obtaining those, since most stats sacrificed might be made up with pieces obtained on the AH (golds excluded, perhaps).
Next, what if the person only has the Erebor sets unlocked (with all of Hytbold available and enough skirmish currency for BG armour) and hasn't finished the T2 deed? Considering the Erebor regular sets only have 2 set bonuses, that might drastically change the desired sets.
A third consideration might be combining some of the Ettenmoors pieces, though I'm not sure that for Hunters (unlike, say, the two pieces for Captains) there is anything useful that would be worth giving up the pure stats. Toss in teals that might fill a specific gap and the combinations start to get crazy.
Golds definitely can influence what pieces are used (boots, jackets and helm), but again, one can't plan on getting them and in most cases a full set of GE will be available before getting anything gold in those slots.
I'm interested in seeing the suggested sets and thought processes behind them. Class and legendary traits may be huge factors, or maybe they won't.