The upcoming Necrom Chapter for ESO (Elder Scrolls Online) will include a selection of new item sets that you can obtain and use if you own the Chapter.
Today we'll be reviewing the three new Overland sets in Necrom. These are sets that will drop from bosses, treasure chests and world events in Telvanni Peninsula and Apocrypha. This makes them the most accessible of the new sets, as anyone can go and farm them without any real requirements.
The three new Overland sets are Adamant Lurker, Camonna Tong and Vivec's Duality.
Adamant Lurker Set Overview
The first of the new Overland sets in ESO Necrom is the Adamant Lurker set. This is a Heavy Armour set.
The purpose of this set is to improve your survivability by gaining a lot of extra Health Recovery. But I'm going to say right away that this is just a bad set and you should never use it.
To activate the set's 5th bonus of 1505 extra Health Recovery, you need to be standing still. As soon as you start moving, you lose the bonus. Since this is an Overland set, the set seems like an appealing option for beginner tanks in particular, as it is something they can easily get their hands on and use.
A beginner tank using a set that incentivises simply standing still and blocking rather than being attentive, trying to avoid damage and finding ways to do useful things for the group is just a bad recipe. You could put on pretty much any other tank set in the game and be better off.
I can't see any other applications for this set either - in more organised PvE groups you don't need health recovery on your tank because it's going to pale in comparison to the healing you get from your Healer, and in PvP standing still is arguably an even worse idea than PvE, this little bit of extra health recovery isn't going to keep you alive.
For those same reasons, I don't recommend building around Health Recovery at all. But if you still want to do it then you'd be much better off using a set like Alessian Order or Beekeeper's Gear.
Camonna Tong Set Overview
Next up we have the Camonna Tong set, which is a damage-focused Medium Armour set.
You get a 387 weapon and spell damage passively from the 2, 3 and 4 piece bonuses when wearing this set. The fifth bonus initially gives you nothing, but when you start gaining XP from killing monsters, you'll begin racking up extra weapon and spell damage. This can stack up to a limit of 540 damage, meaning in total this set can give you 927 extra weapon and spell damage for as long as you can defeat at least one monster every 30 seconds.
This makes the set perfectly built for grinding XP or farming monsters for any other purpose - you're going to have your damage output stacked really high for as long as you keep going.
You might also be able to make this work for dungeons and trials, if your group is pushing on at a fast pace and if the bosses are spawning adds frequently.
This set isn't going to work at all in PvP of course, but for PvE you can use it for anything that's fast-paced. You're probably going to find yourself in a rush and playing very aggressively when using this set, always eager to keep your buff maxed out.
This set seems like a good addition to the game, and if you spend a lot of your time soloing content, grinding or speedrunning, then this could work really well for you.
Vivec's Duality Set Overview
Finally, we have the Light Armour Vivec's Duality set, which is perhaps the strangest set on the list.
You get some extra Magicka and Stamina passively when wearing the set, which is good enough. But things get a bit different when we get to the 5 piece bonus. This set basically puts a timer on your bar swapping. If you haven't bar swapped for 15 seconds, then the set will activate, and the next time you bar swap you'll get a free helping of 6636 Magicka and Stamina restoration.
This is a pretty big payout, and there doesn't seem to be any cooldown other than the 15 seconds it takes to build up the charge.
This isn't going to work for everyone - for example if you're pushing the limits of your class on any role then you're probably going to be bar swapping much more than every 15 seconds.
But if you're using a long rotation on your DPS character and struggling with resource management, or you want an easy to way to sustain on your tank or PvP character, then you can definitely make use of this set.
While Vivec's Duality won't be of any interest to meta chasers, it is definitely an interesting option that more casual players can get a lot of value from, which in my opinion is exactly what an Overland Set should be.
We'll be releasing more articles over the coming days, looking into the other sets in ESO Necrom.