MZ have launched 4 groups of ‘Set Gear’ and multiple sets within each group. The sets are from Xena’s , Salvagers/Blacksmith, Monster Slayer/Perseus and Fire Age.
The boosts become active once you own a base set. A Base set is (5 Items) of legendary gear from within the same set (Helm, Amour, Foot Amour, Weapon and Accessory).
A full set of gear offers additional boosts on top of the base set of boosts but requires two additional items (7 Items in total) which will be the additional 2 Accessory slots to that set.
There’s also a feature that allows you to set a specialised bonuses which is in addition to the base or full set boosts. This feature is coming soon.
Along with the Set Gear comes a new & extensive research tree to compliment it.
This research tree, whilst primarily aimed at the new Set Gear feature, extends past this and also has further production boosts, Hero Presets & More.
Collecting the base or full set of legendary gear on any featured set will be a feat in itself. However once achieved the boosts would be a very nice addition.
No sooner has the Defense tree been completed than MZ have started work on a new Research Tree – the sexily named Set Bonus Tree.
It looks to mainly offer bonuses for wearing specialized sets of gear (training gear, cavalry gear, etc.). There are also some boosts that boost specific slots (helmet, weapon, etc.), with separate research for standard gear and core gear.
This will encourage the crafting of some older less exciting gear – not worth crafting on its own but potentially worth crafting as part of a set.
The tree will mostly benefit those with good gear and those with a good selection of gear to choose from. However, by focussing on the boosts that affect the gear you own it does allow you to extract a bit more value from them.