Disclaimer: DD pld setup, mostly bird camps and cannot spam sushi. BRD/COR not always an option. This gear advice is for XP setup only, not endgame tanking.
Just dinged 68 and I'm feeling like something is wrong with my poor old level 55 Royal Knights breeches (DEF:30 STR+2 DEX+2 Attack+3), But looking at the alternatives, nothing is really jumping out at me.
You have the Fourth set (DEF:27 STR+4 Evasion+4 "Subtle Blow"+4 Set: Increases Attack)
The Iron Ram Hose (DEF:36 HP+28 Enmity+4 "Magic Def. Bonus"+4 Set: Increased resistance against all elements)
And then the tiger/feral gear. Is there something I'm missing?
The Fourth stuff would basically be -3def, +2str, -2dex. The evasion is meaningless with a haub+woodsmans+Spike earrings, and at most I would get 1 more piece of the set.
The Iron Ram Hose would be +6def +4emn, -2str, -2dex -3attack Over the hose. Since the Ele resist would be +5 max, based on other equipment options.
As far as most AH stuff, I can't find anything that jumps out at me to replace those pants with. Any advice?
The same can be said about my Fourth Division Gauntlets (lvl 55 DEF:13 accuracy+5)
Just feels like I should have moved into something higher at this point, but I guess it's not always the case. (ie. Valkyries mask)