I splurged last weekend and bought 5 pieces of feysteel to upgrade Blintz’s equipment. Somebody had 5 pieces available for 70g each, so I blew 3.5 plat. But I figure I am pretty committed to Blintz at this point, so it is okay to dip into my stash of hoarded platinum and spend a bit.
The first upgrades I did were his weapons. I made the feysteel versions of his feyiron weapons so I could compare exactly what sort of boost you get from the rare.
In his off hand he wields a falchion:
His main hand weapon is a rapier. I like to have both a piercing and a slashing weapon equipped to keep his skills up to par. A swashbuckler starts with 2 piercing weapons, but the first good quest weapon Blintz got was a slashing weapon at around level 7, so I had to suffer a bit to get his slashing skill up to use it.
As you can see, there is a serious boost all around for stats. I noted at level 30, when Blintz traded in his carbonite weapons for feyiron that the damage ratings were the same, so the mastercrafted weapons let you hit a tier above your current level range.
The weapons done, I let Blintz make his own feysteel armor. I chose the chest and leg slots because you can imbue those pieces plus the helm because I thought that would complete the feysteel look when I upgraded.
The feysteel chest give a nice set of stat boosts plus it heals for 9 more hit points when the lambent imbue kicks in. I cannot tell you how many times the little heals from an imbued chest piece have turned a close fight in my favor, so 9 more points is huge for me.
The legs again offer very nice stat improvements plus they hit a little harder when the sanguine imbue procs. (Though I still chuckle at the thought of “offensive pants.”)
The helm puts up some better stats as well. While there is no imbue, the extra hit points and resistance are pretty big.
So there is my little feysteel upgrade comparison. I tried to get the pictures to sit side-by-side, but shrinking them made them illegible, so I left them stacked, choosing information over formatting.
I had planned for my last picture to be Blintz all dressed up in his new feysteel gear, brandishing his new weapons, and looking like the most badass monarch butterfly you have ever seen.
However, feysteel gear looks exactly the same as feyiron gear on Blintz. And since feyiron gear looks exactly like carbonite gear, I look about as I did at level 20.
I suppose that this might be a bit stealthy on a PvP server, but in the world of carebears you sometimes want people to know you have better than average equipment. Bleh.