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Crimson Fort set from Ardashir Fort

Ardashir armor sets

Six armor sets drop in Ardashir Fort and Ardashir Arena; there is no heavy set, and also no HoX or ranger sets:

  • Crimson Fort [plate]
  • Grand Monarch [PoM/ToS]
  • Kozak Slayer [barb]
  • Putrescent [demo/necro]
  • Renegade [BS]
  • Usurper [sin]

Each of these sets consists of 7 parts; the head is purple, hands are missing, and other parts are blue. The major parts drop from Ardashir Fort, and in particular all heads drop from Sodabeh hardmode.

These sets are based on more or less the same 3-d models as the T3.5 raid sets from the Temple of Erlik, but the raid sets have fancier textures. Whether this improves their appearance or not is a matter of taste, I guess. For example, the Crimson Fort set is based on the same models as the T3.5 plate (Ostiary) and heavy (Milites Templi) sets, but I think most parts of the Crimson Fort set look better than the corresponding parts of the Ostiary set, perhaps with the exception of the chest.

I wonder why they didn’t add hands to the Ardashir blue sets as well. After all, the T3.5 sets all contain hands as well, so they’d just have to copy their models and alter their texture slightly.

Where do these sets drop? The loot tables are fairly systematical and can be easily summarized thus:

Location Boss Sets
Grand Monarch, Renegade, Crimson Fort Kozak Slayer, Putrescent, Usurper
Ardashir Fort Commander Kamangir wrist wrist
General Arman chest legs
Sodabeh legs chest
Sodabeh hardmode

head head
Ardashir Arena Marjan of Kara-Shehr feet, wrist shoulder, belt
Tomb King shoulder, belt feet, wrist

Crimson Fort

I recently got the last missing part from this full plate set, thanks to some farming of the Tomb King in the Ardashir Arena. The whole set looks like this:


I think it looks great, and I like it even better in the game (where it looks darker) than on the character selection screen (from which the above screenshot was taken). One thing that annoys me is that the chestguard is so blatantly asymmetrical. And the helmet of course looks positively ridiculous; though I guess the numerous antennae are useful for communicating with your alien overlords. Another minor annoyance is the lack of hands; I suppose that the T3.5 plate hands should go well with this set, but I don’t have them; but I noticed that the T4 plate hands (Gauntlets of Courageous Souls) are pretty much as black as the Crimson Fort set and go well with it.

Where does it drop?

  • Armguards of the Crimson Fort: Tomb King, Ardashir Arena
  • Belt of the Crimson Fort: Tomb King, Ardashir Arena
  • Boots of the Crimson Fort: Marjan of Kara-Shehr, Ardashir Arena
  • Chestplate of the the Crimson Fort: General Arman, Ardashir Fort
  • Helm of the Crimson Fort: Sodabeh hardmode, Ardashir Fort
  • Legguards of the Crimson Fort: Sodabeh, Ardashir Fort
  • Vambraces of the Crimson Fort: Commander Kamangir, Ardashir Fort; and Marjan of Kara-Shehr, Ardashir Arena

Like other Ardashir armor sets, this one also consists of only 7 parts (everything except the hands).

Stats

As with the other Ardashir sets, the head is purple while the rest of the set is blue. The head has very similar stats to the one from the Last Legion physical set (General’s Helm of the Eastern Sun), except that it has a bit of extra strength and constitution instead of hit rating.

  • Armguards of the Crimson Fort: 467 armor, 102 critigation, 41 str, 60 con, 33 hate inc rtg
  • Belt of the Crimson Fort: 311 armor, 161 critigation, 70 str, 58 con, 58 crit damage rtg
  • Boots of the Crimson Fort: 623 armor, 161 critigation, 65 str, 64 con, 58 crit dmg rtg
  • Chestplate of the Crimson Fort: 1402 armor, 292 critigation, 76 str, 58 con, 49 crit rtg, 30 hate inc rtg
  • Helm of the Crimson Fort: 1148 armor, 339 critigation, 85 str, 96 con, 50 crit rtg, 35 hate inc rtg
  • Legguards of the Crimson Fort: 1090 armor, 277 critigation, 74 str, 58 con, 49 crit rtg, 32 hate inc rtg
  • Vambraces of the Crimson Fort: 311 armor, 88 critigation, 58 str, 50 con, 24 hate increase rtg
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  1. March 4, 2014 at 03:32

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