Within this new set MZ have added new research gear along with a set of construction gear..
High Templar (Research)
Using the current top research gear (Rabbit Boots, 3 x Chalice, Char Crusher, Reapers Hood, Mammoth Bone Cuirass) boosts your research speed by 189.5%
By comparison using this set of gear would boost your research speed by the exact same 189.5%
The High Templar gear requires a level 50 hero, where as the top current gear can start at level 15 hero (Vase over the Chalice), Level 40 Hero (Mammoth Bone Cuirass & Chalice) so if your hero is not level 50 yet the current gear is the way to go.
This being said there is nothing stopping this set becoming the next set gear and therefore benefiting from Set Gear research bonuses as well as any standard set gear bonuses.
This gear will really help those new Strongholds get up and running. This gear is currently able to be crafted from hero level 1, made from all standard materials and is considered a low cost silver requirement to craft.
The total set (based on 2 accessory slots) would boost your construction speed by 60%. For those who have a level 50 hero and 3 accessory slots and looking for top gear you would only require the amour from this set as it has a 5.4% additional boost which totals a 223.5% boost.
All these figures are assuming they stay the same until they are released.