I realize there's another topic on this, but I figured I'd make my own anyway since this board moves so fast.
So, is it worth it? I just rang the first bell, and I don't want to upgrade it and then suddenly find another superior armor set after I already invest in the Elite Knight armor (I'm a pure Physical character right now, so I'm focusing on Str, End, and Vit FYI).
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It's actually pretty cheap to upgrade armor a few levels.
Anyway, that's the armor I've been using and it's been working out. It's got a pretty good balance between defense and weight (I can still roll pretty well with the havel ring equipped). I've found stronger armor, but most are two heavy to stay under 50%.
I also just really like the armor, so I'll probably end up keeping it even if I do find something better.
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40 end (78-ish equip burden) - elite knight is about 28 weight, silver knight shield is 5, and weapon is 3~4 depending on what I use. Add in 0.5 for bow and 0.5 for talisman, and the total equip burden comes in right under 50% by about 0.3 points. That allows me to forego havel ring and go silver+gold, or rusted+gold if I'm trudging around in muck.
I farmed the Knights in the Church in Undead Parish/Burg whatever. Got all the pieces of the "Balder" armor. Looks the same as theirs, just the cloak is cut off right at the shoulder line instead of being a sort of half cape.
I recommend upgrading all armor that use regular shards up to +4, I dont recommend using the entire elite knight armor tho, if you have the black leather armor I would use the Elite Knight top and helm (unless you have the boar helm) and the black leather boots and gloves, they have the same armor and are like 1/5 the weight.
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