At your level you could head into Dunland and start collecting nice armor, one piece at a time, from quests there. This will be much faster than any other method. The reputation armor is good too. Dunland loot items are doled out piecemeal. So are Dunland level crafted items. I have a full set of crafters and they only made a couple pieces for each of my characters in Dunland. The rest came from loot and rep quartermasters.
Originally Posted by Nicholaas1981
The crafted armor evens out starting in Rohan. You can make a nice critted, crafted, set for level 80 and a great set for 85. I presume Helm's Deep will continue this with a level 90 crafted set.
On the other hand, you can take the time to get through the rebuild Hytbold series in Rohan and get an amazing set of "reputation" armor. That takes some time at 84-85, and best to read the guide to determine exactly what level of reputation you need and which buildings must be completed for each piece of armor.
On the third hand, when Helm's Deep is released in a few weeks, it may render Hytbold armor moot. By the time you complete enough Hytbold to get most of a set, you'll be past level 85 and capable of getting better armor (I presume) from Helms Deep loot.
If you don't mind the work and time involved in levelling up crafting, then you may want to start working on this now. Go back and look over your unfinished deeds for things to kill which drop hides to feed your crafting needs and to complete virtues and gain a trickle of TP at the same time. Once you get this up to your current level, it's easy to keep it there in future expansions so you have the luxury of crafting yourself a complete set of critted armor when you reach a milestone level.
All the above verbiage kinda boils down to: They all work out about the same in the end, so do whichever is the most fun for you.
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