Here are the stats for the sets that will be available with the release of Tier 4.
You can see what the Mercenary sets will look like here, courtesy of Torque. You can see what the other sets look like with a cursory Google search.
This spreadsheet includes Ruin, a redesigned Annihilator, and the Mercenary set. Ruin has an item level of 37, and is available from PQ gold bags. It is intended to be a stepping stone between Devastator and Annihilator gear, which both have item levels of 40. Unlike Annihilator and Mercenary, Ruin has undergone virtually no changes, nor will it in the near future.
You may also notice that the 5-piece bonus on all sets have been changed from "+2 to Path of _____ abilities" to +1. This is because we are changing the way those bonuses work:
Instead, these bonuses will give you a free mastery point in the indicated tree. This point is already spent by default, and is lost if you lose the set bonus (and any abilities you no longer qualify for without it will be lost). This is best demonstrated in the below video:Genisaurus wrote:Previously, this bonus was applied to the "level" of all of the abilities in the affected tree. This would increase the tooltips of those abilities accordingly. For example, a level 40 Swordmaster, with 0 mastery points invested in the Path of Khaine mastery path would use Path of Khaine abilities with level 25 tooltips. If that Swordmaster equipped something that gave him, "+2 to all Path of Khaine abilities," he would use all Path of Khaine abilities with level 27 tooltips.
In many cases this is extremely lackluster, because bonus levels are always a "last-piece bonus," so they require a full set of gear to acquire. Moreover, the tooltip values scale differently for every ability. Some abilities might only gain 3 damage in two levels, some might gain 20. On average, this is about equal to maybe +40 melee/healing/ranged/magic power, and only for 1/3 of your abilities
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Let me answer some questions right away:
1. I want to wear X, but I don't want to spec in this tree. Can you just make the bonus a free mastery point instead?
2. I like this bonus better than X/Y/Z on another set. Can you replace X on that set with a bonus mastery point?
3. I don't want to have to wear 5-piece Annihilator for this, can you switch it with the 2/3/4-piece bonus?