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One or two pieces, if you have to, will not kill you early on in the game. If the defense increase is high enough it can be something to hold you off until something better comes along. But like the previous poster said you will most likely lose a lot of Might, Percision and other DPS related stats for something you will get little to no use out of. I play a healer most of the time and I will ocasionaly switch over to DPS to do challenge's and hte like a little faster.
Even wearing the same exact armor as I usually do my heals are pathetic and a waste of time while my dmg is only medicore. It's about double of my normal pathetic healer damage but far below any true DPS.
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