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Vanir armor

This is the Vanir counterpart to the post about Nemedian armor from a few weeks ago. Age of Conan contains a decent amount of low-level green Vanir-themed gear; much like the Nemedians, any Vanir mob can drop armor that is within a couple of levels of the mob’s own level. Most of this gear occurs across several levels, such that the different-level version of an item have different stats (and often also different names) but the same appearance. The lists below will try to indicate which levels each item is available on, but this information is probably a bit incomplete; there is so much Vanir gear that I didn’t explore it as thoroughly as I did Nemedian gear for my previous post. When not mentioned otherwise, the gear in this post is green and bind-on-equip.

Vanir weapons

Each sub-list below is a group of weapons with the same 3-d model, but different names (the corresponding levels are given in parentheses). Many of these 3-d models are used numerous times in the game for various quest rewards, dungeon drops, etc., and I don’t pretend to have collected all these variants; the lists only include those that I’m aware of.

  • One-handed blunt
    • Crazed Vanir’s Mace (41)
    • Vanir Prospector’s Mace (45, 47)
    • Vanir Raider’s Mace (23, 25)
    • Vanir Avenger (80 blue bind-on-pickup) from Overseer Olik in the Vile Nativity
    • Scoundrel’s Spiked Mace (80 green bind-on-pickup), quest reward from War on the Roofs, Tarantia Commons
    • Skullcracker (31 blue bind-on-equip), drops from Commander Vakarr in Conall’s Valley (I’ve seen it in the epic instance, not sure if it also drops in the normal one or not)
  • One-handed edged
    • Vanir Aggressor’s Axe (20, 22)
    • Vanir Beastmaster’s Axe (26, 28)
    • Vanir Sentry’s Axe (24)
    • Vanir Butcher Axe (80 blue bind-on-pickup) from Overseer Olik in the Vile Nativity
  • Dagger
    • Vanir Ambusher’s Dagger (21, 23)
    • Vanir Flametender’s Dagger (25, 27)
    • Vanir Oracle’s Dagger (31)
    • Vanir Ritemaster’s Dagger (45, 47)
    • Vanir Fleshcarver (80 blue bind-on-equip) from Overseer Olik in the Vile Nativity
  • Two-handed edged
    • Vanir Assailer’s Greataxe (40)
    • Vanir Infiltrator’s Greataxe (20, 22, 24)
    • Redspray (80 blue bind-on-pickup) from Tramplerage in the Onyx Chambers
  • Two-handed blunt
    • Vanir Basher’s Battlehammer (46)
    • Vanir Cutthroat’s Battlehammer (20, 22, 24)
    • Vanir Deathbringer’s Battlehammer (30)
    • Vanir Reaver’s Battlehammer (28)
    • Oxleg (80 blue bind-on-pickup) from Nefru in the Onyx Chambers
    • Spinebreaker (29 blue bind-on-equip), world drop
    • Icebreaker (32 blue bind-on-pickup); prob. a quest reward
    • Remorse (50 blue bind-on-pickup); prob. a quest reward
    • Malignant Crusher (80 bind-on-equip), old-world drop
  • Shield
    • Vanir Beastmaster’s Shield (27)
    • Vanir Champion’s Shield (31)
    • Vanir Desecrator’s Shield (29)
    • Vanir Raider’s Shield (21)
    • Vanir Sentinel’s Shield (25)
    • Vanir Warrior’s Shield (43)
  • Thrown
    • Vanir Champion’s Throwing Axe (30)
    • Vanir Raider’s Throwing Axe (20, 22, 24)
    • Vanir Reaver’s Throwing Axe (26, 28)
    • Vanir Warder’s Throwing Axe (40, 42)
    • Vanir Warrior’s Throwing Axe (44, 46)
    • Throwing Axe of the Ziggurat (80 blue bind-on-pickup) from Narvi in the Threshold of Divinity
  • Bow
    • Vanir Digger’s Bow (39, 41, 43)
    • Vanir Lookout’s Bow (21)
    • Vanir Master Scout’s Bow (31)
    • Vanir Sharpshooter’s Bow (45, 47)
    • Vanir Skirmisher’s Bow (23)
  • Shield
    • Vanir Square Shield (80 blue bind-on-pickup) from Overseer Olik in the Vile Nativity

Heavy armor

Each of these sets consists of 7 parts (everything except hands) at every possible level. They occur under two names: Vanir Champion’s (level 30, 32) and Vanir Warrior’s (level 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48). Regardless of name and level, all these sets look exactly the same.


Medium armor

Each of these sets consists of 2 parts (head and chest) at every possible level. They occur under various names: Vanir Assailer’s (level 40), Vanir Deathbringer’s (30, 32), Vanir Raider’s (level 20, 22), Vanir Reaver’s (level 26, 28), Vanir Sentry’s (level 24), and Vanir Sharpshooter’s (level 44, 46, 48). Regardless of name and level, all these sets look exactly the same. In the following screenshot I combined the two medium parts with the other 5 parts of the heavy set (legs, feet, belt, shoulders, wrists).


Light armor

Each of these sets consists of 7 parts (everything except hands) at every possible level. They occur under various names: Vanir Ambusher’s (level 21), Vanir Berserker’s (level 27, 29, 31), Vanir Hunter’s (level 41), Vanir Infiltrator’s (level 25), Vanir Pathfinder’s (level 45, 47, 49), Vanir Skirmisher’s (level 23), and Vanir Warder’s (level 39). Regardless of name and level, all these sets look exactly the same.


Cloth armor

Each of these sets consists of 7 parts (everything except hands) at every possible level. They occur under four names: Vanir Acolyte’s (level 20, 22), Vanir Mystic’s (level 30, 32), Vanir Ritemaster’s (level 44, 46, 48), and Vanir Runecaster’s (level 24, 26). Regardless of name and level, all these sets look exactly the same.


Vanaheim Conquest armor

This is conqueror culture armor; like other culture armor sets, it consists of 6 parts: the head, chest, and legs are level 78, and the hands, belt, and feet are level 79. These are all crafted blue bind-on-equip items and the recipes (one for the big pieces and one for the small pieces) drop from the Ghost of Rorik in Atzel’s Fortress. This set looks exactly the same as the Vanir heavy armor we mentioned above (except of course that it lacks wrists and shoulders, and on the other hand it includes hands, which the Vanir green sets lack).


In principle you could combine the conqueror culture armor with low-level green Vanir heavy armor to obtain a complete set (the conq culture set has hands, the low-level green sets have wrists and shoulders, and the other 5 parts are available in both sets and look identical). However, the result isn’t that great, in my opinion; as the following picture shows, the hands don’t go too well with the wrists.

Excavator armor

This is a level 80 social armor set (containing all 8 parts) that drops partly from the Overseer Olik in the Vile Nativity and partly from Narvi in the Threshold of Divinity. It’s closely related to the Vanir heavy sets shown earlier. Here’s a screenshot of it from my old post about the House of Crom armor sets:


Miscellaneous armor

One of the Clan Vigdis vendors (in Conarch Village) sells level 39 purple chests using the same models as the green bind-on-equip sets we’ve seen above (to buy them, you need rank 2 in that faction): Housekarl’s Harness (light), Vanir Bloodied Mail Jerkin (medium), Pathfinder’s Jerkin of the Wilds (medium), Raider’s Feral War Coat (heavy).

Narvi in the Threshold of Divinity also drops a few additional pieces of armor (blue, bind-on-pickup, often with interesting stats, especially a high amount of constitution) that reuse the same models:

  • Vanir Armguards of Subterfuge (heavy shoulder, using the same model as shoulders from the low-level heavy sets above): 446 armor, 102 critigation, 74 str, 40 evade rtg, 46 hit rtg
  • Vanir Bracers of Deterrence (light wrists, using the same model as wrists from the low-level *cloth* sets above): 284 armor, 132 critigation, 75 con, 30 hit rtg
  • Vanir Helmet of Vitality (medium head, using the same model as heads from the low-level medium sets above): 699 armor, 263 critigation, 96 con, 5 nat stam regen, 45 hit rtg, 48 crit rtg
  • Vanir Boots of Rapidity (cloth feet, using the same model as feet from the low-level cloth sets above): 295 armor, 161 critigation, 65 con, 7.5 nat stam regen, 48 hit rtg, 58 crit dmg rtg, 5% out of combat movement speed

There are also several low-level cloth feet that use the same model as the feet from the Vanir cloth sets: you can get Frayed Padsoles (level 5, white) and Coarse Padsoles (level 10, white) from the armor vendor NPC in Tortage; green versions (with additional adjectives in the name, e.g. Dense Frayed Padsoles) in this level range also drop randomly from mobs.

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