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Here is the real point of this guide. A list of all the armor available for Mages. I've included some information as well as pictures of each armor. Armor can come in many versions depending on how many slots it has for linking lapis to. Noble (1 slot), Worship (2), Heroic (3), Dread (4), Legendary (5 and can only be worn by hard mode and ultimate mode characters), and Goddess (6 slots and can only be worn by ultimate mode characters).
With the exception of the lvl 55-58 Ophiston set, mage gauntlets give +WIS stats, boots give +WIS, pants give +WIS, and top gives +INT. This only applies to slotted versions, the plain versions do not give +stats. Noble gives +1, worship gives +2, heroic gives +3, dread +5, Legendary +6, goddess +7 base stats.
Cotton Armor Gauntlets level 2, Boots level 3, Pants level 4, Top Armor level 5 Plain and Noble versions This armor is a quest reward. Most people probably skip this set altogether. It's likely by the time you acquire all the pieces that you will be high enough level to wear the next set anyway. It's definitely not worth putting lapis in unless you are rich and bored and do it for kicks.
Dendron Armor Gauntlets level 8, Boots level 9, Pants level 10, Top Armor level 11 Plain, Noble, and Worship (very rare) versions This armor is also a quest reward. The Noble version of the boots, pants, and top are the best ones available for PvPing in the 1-15 zone. The quest for the top armor is called Robbed Woodpile. It tells you to get 5 woodpiles and bring them back. In reality you must collect 15 of them and then you will get the noble top as a reward. There is a worship version but they are extremely rare.
Quine Armor Gauntlets level 15, Boots level 16, Pants level 17, Top Armor level 18 Plain and Noble versions This armor is a quest reward. The Noble version of the gauntlets are the best ones available for PvPing in the 1-15 zone. They are from a quest and can also be purchased in a guild house that has been upgraded.
Tathar Armor Gauntlets level 22, Boots level 23, Pants level 24, Top Armor level 25 Plain, Worship, and Heroic versions The worship version of this armor drops from Graveguard Loca, the mini boss of Cornwell Ruins on map 1. He has a spawn time of 30 minutes after he is killed. The heroic version of this armor is dropped from the boss of Cornwell Ruins, Asmo. The heroic top and pants are the best ones avaliable for PvPing in the 20-30 zone.
Loxe Armor Gauntlets level 29, Boots level 30, Pants level 31, Top Armor level 32 Plain, Worship, Dread, Legend (very rare) versions The dread version of this armor is from a series of quests for Hard mode characters.The dread gauntlets and boots are the best ones available for PvPing in the 20-30 zone. I believe the worship version drops from the weaker mobs in Fedion dungeon. There is legend as well and i think it is a very very rare drop from random mobs on map 2. Thus Dread is considered to be the best for PvP since the legend is far too rare for the average player to consider.
Wilarin Armor Gauntlets level 36, Boots level 37, Pants level 38, Top Armor level 39 Plain, Heroic, and Dread versions The dread version of this armor is very rare. I believe it drops from the Fedion boss Ajuha. The heroic version drops from the mobs deeper in Fedion.
Fidess Armor Gauntlets N/A, Boots N/A, Pants level 40, Top Armor level 40 Two slotted "worship" only This is an alternate armor version of the Wilarin armor. It looks the same except it's brown and earth toned instead of green and yellow. There are only top and pants, no gloves or boots. It drops from the Asmodeus mini bosses in Maitreyan dungeon and Cloron's Lair as well as the Generals. The current pic shows the fidess top with wilarin pants, it's the best I have at the moment.
Sephiroth Armor Gauntlets level 43, Boots level 44, Pants level 45, Top Armor level 46 Plain, Heroic, Dread, Legendary, Goddess versions I believe the heroic version of this drops in Maitreyan dungeon. The dread from the Asmo incarnations in Cloron dungeon and mini bosses in Mait. For Goddess/Legendary see below.
Legendary Sephiroth Armor Gauntlets level 43, Boots level 44, Pants level 45, Top Armor level 46 The Legendary version of this armor drops from the boss of Maitreyan dungeon, Ankylul. As far as i know only the top and pants exist. There have been rumors that the chests from freezing mirage boss may drop the gloves and boots but I can't confirm that.
Mistra's Eyes Gauntlet Gauntlets level 45 Base Stats: 5 DEX, 5 LUC, 5 INT, 5 WIS, 85 HP, 158 MP, 11 Resist, 5 DEF These gauntlets match the legendary sephiroth armor. They are from the lvl 42 Epic quest, and you get them as a reward after completing the part of the quest that has you kill Ankylul the boss of Maitreyan dungeon. They are not that great compared to a lapised set of gauntlets but for a normal mode mage if you don't really use lapis (I never did until past lvl 50) then they are worth using if you can complete the quest easily enough.
Goddess Sephiroth Armor Gauntlets level 43, Boots level 44, Pants level 45, Top Armor level 46 The Goddess version of this armor drops from the dragon form of the Freezing Mirage boss. I do not know if the gloves and boots exist or not. Yes I know it looks different than the other versions of sephiroth but I promise the picture is correct. This gets my pick for the best armor in the game (though technically goddess anor is better statistically as it gives slightly more HP, MP, SP, def bonus - not much though).
Anor Armor Gauntlets level 50, Boots level 51, Pants level 52, Top Armor level 53 Plain, Heroic, Dread, Legendary, and Goddess versions The heroic version drops from mobs in Elemental Cave as well as Cloron's Lair, the dread drops from mini bosses in cloron's lair. For Legendary/goddess see below.
Legendary Anor Armor Gauntlets level 50, Boots level 51, Pants level 52, Top Armor level 53 The gloves I believe drop from Ankylul, the boss of Maitreyan dungeon; the boots may as well i'm not sure. The top and pants I believe only drop from the Cloron Troll (mini boss of cloron's lair) or the chests that drop after the Cloron dragon or Freezing Mirage dragon die.
Goddess Anor Armor Gauntlets level 50, Boots level 51, Pants level 52, Top Armor level 53 This drops from Cryptic Throne bosses. Yeah it looks like it should be a Sephiroth armor but I promise you the one pictured is goddess anor. This is technically the best armor available for UM mages since it has an extra slot over the "Legendary" Ohpiston.
Ophiston Armor Gauntlets level 55, Boots level 56, Pants level 57, Top Armor level 58 Noble, Dread, and Legendary versions I know the boots and gloves drop from the scorpion mobs in the desert. I believe they also drop in the jungle. The top and pants drop from bosses in the desert/jungle though I don't know which. The Legendary pants seem to be the most rare of this set. This is the highest level armor in the game and for Hard mode or Normal mode characters it is the best set.
Most of the helms in the game are non slotted. There are some lvl 15 worship helms out there from raffles and some lvl 1 one slotted helms from a forum event; both look like a normal loxe helm. There are also quite a few level 30 dread loxe helms from AP events. Legendary and Goddess helms are not in our version of the game yet nor is the lvl 58 Ophisoton, none of which are pictured. But there is a non legendary 5 slotted Sephiroth helm. Normal helms are from quests, usually involving turning in 30 cores of some type in exchange for the helm.
Loxe Helm - level 30. The plain version is from a level 29 quest in Arktus Ville. You need to collect 30 spirit cores to trade for the helm. Spirit cores can be found from the Sealakels just south of the town or the Goblin camp to the south east. The dread version of this helmet is a coveted item for PvPing in the 20-30 zone, it is only from AP events.
Wilarin Helm - level 37. The plain version is from a level 36 quest in Silvaren. You have to collect and trade 30 mare cores for it.
Sephiroth Helm - level 44. The plain version is from a level 43 quest in Stronghold. You have to collect and trade 30 pint cores for it. The Legendary helm pictured above is not in the game yet. HOWEVER there has recently been a promo for a 5 slotted version. It is NOT the Legendary version, which means a few things. All modes can wear it, it has 5 slots for lapis, it has no stats or MP,SP,HP bonus on it, and it looks like a normal Sephiroth helm.
Anor Helm - level 51. The plain version is from a level 50 quest in Apulune (the blacksmith outside of the city). You have to trade 3 level 3 endure lapis and 15 dark mages stones for it.
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