The worst has to be the Shezestriakis surely! What use are they to anyone?
I don't think Perion's is crappy - until you get to Darkforge it's most likely the best armor around, and sometimes after DF as well. I'd rather get that as a crowning gift than Hammer of The Gods.
Originally Posted by Silfir
Shezestriakis has the highest defense rating of all the gauntlets in the game, so a character that doesn't use melee or missile attacks at all might want them (i. e. spellcasters).
And you're right, Perion's is not that bad.
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I would never get crowned before DarkForge personally. The problem with Perion's is the high weight and lack of decent intrinsics or stat bonuses. For many chars AMW might be preferable.
You make a good point about Shezestriakis being worthwhile for a pure spellcaster. That being the case, why on earth are they given to healers (kinda magical I guess), Merchants and MONKS!!??
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