The upcoming Necrom chapter in ESO (Elder Scrolls Online) will introduce three new Craftable sets to the game.
Crafted sets are useful because they remove the restrictions on what armour types the set drops in, and you can make them quite quickly without needing to farm them. However you do need to have a certain amount of traits researched for the pieces that you want to craft.
Today we'll be looking at these new crafted sets, and reviewing how strong they are. The sets are Seeker Synthesis, Shattered Fate and Telvanni Efficiency.
Seeker Synthesis Set Overview
The first of the new crafted sets in ESO Necrom is the Seeker Synthesis set.
This set grants you some extra maximum Health, Magicka and Stamina from the first three set bonuses. When you have five pieces equipped, you'll be able to reduce your potion cooldown by 0.6 seconds every time you cast an ability that costs resources (usually Magicka or Stamina).
This set might be useful for you if you're doing something really resource intensive, like a PvP tank for example, as it will allow you to drink potions much more often. You could combine the set with Potion Speed enchantments on your Jewelry if you really want to maximise the effect, and the Argonian race is a good synergy with the set, as they restore some extra resources whenever they drink a potion.
There are some other potential applications to the set besides just restoring resources with tri-pots though, for example you could use it with immovability potions to get a lot of stun immunity in PvP, but this obviously comes at the cost of using a damage-focused set.
This is definitely an interesting set overall but it's also really quite niche. If you like making and testing unconventional builds then it might be of particular interest to you, but for most stuff this set isn't very strong for the simple reason that there are a lot of powerful sets in the game, and running this means you're not running one of those sets.
Shattered Fate Set Overview
Shattered Fate is a highly unusual set, since it requires you to wear 12 pieces of the set to get the full bonus. This is only the second set in the history of ESO that requires you to wear more than five pieces to unlock all of the set's bonuses.
So what do you get for equipping this in literally all of your gear slots?
The 5-piece bonus will grant you 7918 Offensive Penetration (armour piercing) which will basically increase your damage against everything by 12% (although this won't always be the case in group play, because there will probably be armour debuffs on enemies and Penetration does nothing extra once the effective armour value of enemies has reached zero).
If you're wearing 10 pieces then you also get 687 weapon and spell damage, which is a decent amount. If you're wearing all 12, then you'll get 1528 Critical Chance too, which translates to approximately 7% extra Critical Chance.
So is this set good? Well, not really. The stat buffs are quite strong, but you're missing out on a lot of potential bonuses that you can get from wearing a selection of different sets.
However, if you don't want to worry about coming up with builds and just want something simple to craft, equip and forget about, then you could make use of this. It will increase your damage output by a fair amount.
I personally would recommend exploring more of what the game has to offer in terms of sets, and try to combine several to create an interesting build, rather than using a set like this. But it's up to you how you want to play the game.
Telvanni Efficiency Set Overview
Telvanni Efficiency is the final new set that we're looking at today.
This set is pretty much made for players who are questing with a Companion. Equipping all five pieces of the set will reduce your Companion's skill cooldowns by half, allowing them to make much more frequent use of whatever skills you equip them with.
If your Companion dies or is unsummoned, then the set will instead reduce all of your skill costs, including Ultimates, by 8%. This certainly isn't a gamechanging buff but it's not terrible. Ultimate cost reduction in particular is pretty valuable, especially if you're using an expensive Ultimate like Elemental Storm.
There's not much more to say about this set - if you simply like adventuring with a Companion and don't care about making a supremely powerful build then it could be a worth crafting this.
That's it for the new craftable sets in Necrom. There's nothing especially strong here. I'd have perhaps liked to see one set that would at least challenge the meta in some area - crafted sets should provide options for everyone in my opinion, both casual players and endgame players, but this time around that's not really the case.
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