A fan assembled all six of the class-specific item sets in Reaper of Souls, took pics of them on each gender for each class, and provided views from all angles. It’s quite a useful presentation, and credit to Zeldrin for creating it.
I found it interesting since I’d never actually seen the full sets so clearly. Everyone’s got a few or all of the items from each set, but usually mixed with other gear, some transmogged or vanishing dyed, etc. So here they are, unadulterated and straight from the D3 artist’s tablets to your screen. All the sets (except for Firebird’s, which adds a source) consist of six items: helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, and boots, so visually they are pretty much apples to apples comparisons. So here are Reaper of Souls Item Sets Illustrated:
Helltooth Harness (armory), Witch Doctor set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots. (This set apparently lacks the light weight and flexibility of the huge slabs of unrefined steel that the other classes have strapped to their bodies, as both of these weary medical professionals are bent double beneath the weight of their assorted shark teeth, baboon femurs, and coconut shells.)
Diablo 3 “Gear Sets”
This whole presentation reminds me of the hot (pre-game) topic of Gear Sets. We’ve got a big wiki article about them, and “Gear Sets” was a regular news category from 2010-2012, with 29 news items so categorized.
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No More Enchanting Legacy Items in Reaper of SoulsPosted 5 Feb 2014 by
Big news from Blizzard explaining that they are going to disallow Enchanting Legacy Items in Reaper of Souls, from the next patch going forward into the live game.
However, there’s an interesting “bug,” if you’d like to call it, that will result from this change in the next Beta patch – all items gained up until the patch will no longer be able to be enchanted. This is an artifact of the fix implementation, and we felt it prudent to communicate this as soon as we could for those of you in the Beta. All items that drop in Patch 2.0.1 and forward will be able to be enchanted, so this shouldn’t be an issue as we move into the live patch and onward to the expansion launch.
As far as I know, there are currently no Diablo 3 legacy items that are flatly better than the top end items you find in Reaper of Souls. (There may be some Loot 2.0 D3 items that would be the best, if you brought them into RoS and then enchanted them?) Lots of the best D3 items are quite comparable to near top-end RoS gear though, once enchanted. The main offenders are legendaries with bonuses that aren’t found on the RoS version of that item, weapons with +damage% affixes vastly higher than that affix rolls in RoS, or else items (legendary or rare) with 6 primary affixes (you never get more than 4 or very rarely 5 in RoS).Thus far in the Reaper of Souls beta all imported D3 items could be enchanted, though it’s an iffy process due buggy affix pools and weird (too low) values on attribute rolls. Blue previously said those bugs were going to be patched out, and that legacy items would start rolling appropriate lvl 70 affixes when enchanted. That seemed a recipe to make those items too good, and apparently Blizzard’s internal testing agreed. As they’ve made clear many times, their goal in RoS is for players to *find* gear. Not buy or import it.
So, for anyone who still hasn’t sold off all their D3 gear, gems, mats, etc since it’ll be useless come RoS… you might want to get on that. Gold is much less useful in RoS than in D3, but it’s still got some utility since enchanting and gem upgrading gets quite pricey. I’m down over seventy million gold in the past 6-8 weeks since the last character wipe, and I have hundreds of each gem in Marquise that I’d like to upgrade, but can’t afford to do so.