Best armor list?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by King_Susanoo, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. King_Susanoo

    King_Susanoo New Member

    If you guys with lots of experience in mindcrack were to put the following armor in order from best to worst what order would it be?
    Fiery, Ironwood, diamond, steel, exo, thamium, steeleaf, quantum, nano?
  2. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    1. Quantum (with GraviChestplate & Ultimate Solar Panel Helmet)
    2. Quantum
    3. Nano
    4. Diamond
    5. Steel
    For the rest, I am not sure. Exo can use other pieces of armor so it could be better than other armor, but it is buggy I believe. I never even bothered with fiery, ironwood, thaumium, steeleaf, and all of those. Iron, steel, nano, quantum for me. Still working on the gravichestplate, now.

    EDIT: This is also not considering MPS, which will likely be better than quantum, and perhaps even better than quantum with a gravichestplate and ultimate solar panel helmet.
  3. purplefantum

    purplefantum Active Member

    I would put Thaumium over Steel because of it's enchantability, and because it can take the repair enchant specifically, which makes it a lot more useful than steel. But not enough to be better than the quaility of diamond.
  4. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    Repairing is not all that important by the time you have enough resources that you can spend the materials to make iron, as the armor will last fairly long. It also messes with the aura, right? Yeah, I don't need to go and start causing crazy amounts of wisps to spawn in my base so I can put up a thread here that says "So, I Have A Pest Problem" (as we get one every week or so). I am also using Better Enchanting, which removed the randomness in enchanting so enchantability isn't an issue for me as I can see the exact cost for the enchant I want.

    And on a value scale, I'd rate diamond at the bottom. Iron armor really is the best value in vanilla, and in FTB, steel is awesome when you have enough steel from constant blast furnacing to replace your steel armor. Nano was a logical upgrade, and quantum even more so after that.
  5. ICountFrom0

    ICountFrom0 Popular Member

    As exo can contain a stack of diamond, it goes above un-enchanted diamond, but below perfectly enchanted diamond.

    So you have to split some of the armor into "pointless enchant" vs "perfect enchant"
  6. King_Susanoo

    King_Susanoo New Member

    What about steeleaf and ironwood? those come with pre-enchantments so they are stuck with those, but can more be added? is steelleaf better than ironwood? Is stealeaf better than nano? is Fiery better than Nano? I have to set an economy for my FTB server so i have to know prices.
  7. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    Only by using enchanted books, normally, I believe.

    A full set of steelleaf gives you eight armor points and has not very good enchantments.

    A full set of ironwood gives you eight armor points, and has not very good enchantments.

    A full set of nano gives you ten armor points, and never runs out of durability. It can also be enchanted, I believe.

    A full set of fiery gives you eleven and a half armor points, and has crappy enchantments.

    I'd rate them as such:

    1. Nano
    2. Fiery (because it looks cool)
    3. Steelleaf
    4. Ironwood

    The difference between the first and second is about ten times. The second to the third is about twice. And the third and fourth are the same.
  8. ICountFrom0

    ICountFrom0 Popular Member

    with some of the auto enchants being of worth, it might be of worth to look into "repairing" an enchanted gold tool, with bits that would transfer the enchantment to steelleaf or ironwood, and check to see if the enchant is added to the auto enchant.
  9. Shakie666

    Shakie666 Well-Known Member

    I thought fiery gave 12 armour points, not 11.5. But even so, each armour point is 8% protection. So full fiery armour gives 8*11.5=92% protection, which is better than nano, not to mention it doesn't run out after about 3 seconds (unlike nano), AND you can book enchant it for even more protection and unbreaking. Not to mention you also get fiery aura by default.
  10. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    I am fairly sure nano can be enchanted, nor does it run out all that quickly (unless you are getting murderboated, perhaps), although it does not look anywhere near as cool.
  11. KirinDave

    KirinDave Over-Achiever

    That thing where you're obligated to be a fanboy and raise the looming spectre of mmMPS for Mindcrack. Happening right here.
    Guswut likes this.
  12. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    All hail Modular Power Suits! Especially if they add a "zoom" module.
  13. Shakie666

    Shakie666 Well-Known Member

    Isn't enchantable nano a glitch? Although I guess what you said still applies until it is fixed. Thing is with nano though is that the charge runs out really fast.

    Also: does enchanting quantum even make any difference? Presumably it makes the charge last longer (since you're taking less damage) but I haven't tested it yet.

    On a related note: can you still enchant nano sabers? Haven't made one on this world yet so I'd like to know ;)

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