Relic Gear Set Information in Lost Ark
This guide acts as an introductory into how Lost Ark gear sets work, and provides information on the end game gear sets for newer players, including which classes use which sets.
Gear set bonuses are something that you're shown very early in the end-game of Lost Ark, but it's never really something you have to make a choice about until much later, starting around item level 1370. In Tier 1 and Tier 2, the gear sets that come from Abyssal Dungeons don't give you and option to pick between them, and if they do, it's the choice between set A and set B, both being similar choices. Even then, sometimes the better choice is just taking the one with Movement Speed perks to get you through the Main Story faster.
Upon reaching Tier 3 and obtaining item level 1370, your character will be able to equip Legendary gear from Argos, giving your character a major boost to either Critical Hit Rate or Critical Hit Damage, as well as an extra modifier for when someone in your party has a full set of the opposite gear set. At this point of the game, it doesn't much matter which set you grab since all content and honing requirements prior to 1415 have been nerfed.
At 1415, your character will gain access to your first set of Legion Commander gear by doing the Normal Mode of Valtan, later finishing the set with Normal Mode Vykas. These sets are called Demon Beast Strength and Covetous Whisper, and while still Legendary gear type, they are an increase in damage compared to the Argos gear sets. Most players will opt to skip these, though, as they're mainly fill-in sets for progressing Hard Mode Valtan at minimum item level. Feel free to do the same, as most players will go from 1415 to 1445 relatively quickly, skipping any need to collect this gear.
At 1445 you will reach true end game gear. These sets are used from now on, regardless of how far you progress, and any upgrades to them upgrade the effect bonus rather than replacing it, unlike before. These gear sets are much more powerful than the ones used before it, sometimes completely altering the playstyle of the class using it. We'll outline exactly what each gear set does and which classes use which set in the table below.
Relic Gear Set Information
|Gear Set||Set Bonus||Classes That Use It|
|Swamp of Yearning||
||Only used for AoE damage. Effectively only useful for Chaos Dungeons. Low level Summoner is also capable of using this set.|
|Poem of Salvation||
- 08 Mar. 2023: Page added.
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