For tanking, I think it's no contest that I'll run 4-EreLeader/2-EreCharge for the power restore, as rarely as that will actually proc in a tank build.
Originally Posted by TinDragon
I'm not big on shields, TBH, but recent itemisation trends seem hell-bent on changing that. Now that we have shields specifically tailored for us, combined with the relative lack of DPS races in the current end game, the extra stats on the shields seem like a clear win. Can't say I'm a fan of that (I've always thought that shields feel un-Captainy), but it is what it is.
The golds are decent, if you can get 'em, but good luck getting 'em. I've been extremely lucky to get the shield (arguably the second best gold) and the cloak (definitely second best gold if you're not a shield user) but even those took a ridiculous amount of runs. Well, the cloak did. I have two of those shields and they dropped pretty early on, but we'll just ignore that 'cause that was U9.
Duly noted. My current 4/2 combination uses Helm and Shoulders for the "2", so the chest piece wasn't something I gave a lot of consideration.
Also, the chestpiece sucks. Like, it's terrible. It's barely
good enough for tanking and even then there's quite a few better options for both set items and individual pieces (though if you look at absolutely nothing but the individual pieces themselves, and ignore set bonuses or how well your individual pieces are meshing with each other, the chestpiece is probably BiS).
My own blue build is Valiant Strike-centric, so I might do 4-HytHealer, then try for the gold shoulders from Erebor. Since there's no gold helm for Captains, as far as I can tell, maybe I'd try to fill that out with the GB legs. Or else wear 2-EreLeader, since that build wouldn't need power cost reduction or a power restore proc, but it could benefit from some morale and an (admittedly minor) Tact Mit buff.
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