Chunky Monkey, a fellow alliance member, just outright GAVE me some Ancient Armored Leggings(!). Now I have a full suit!!! Woot!
Now I have a decision to make:
Do I wear the AA suit, and get Chunglee II (my patron, and clan buffbot) to just hit me with 2 hour level 7 buffs? Including full banes, getting me up to 1330 armor level for everything?
or . . .
Do I keep wearing my Covenant armor suit, tinkered up nicely (but not that high), and with majors? The life protections I used came mainly from my clothing, rings, and bracelet, so it's not possible to do both.
Let's see here:
In the AA suit:
Level 7 creature and life buffs
1330 Armor level on everything, against everything.
Bow 451 (I forgot -- my whispering blade ring gives me +10 bow, so revised from 441)
Magic D 334
Melee D 479
Missle D 370
In the Covenant suit:
Mostly level 6 buffs, the odd level 7 from Dark Sapphire and Dark Ruby rings (from that Singularity Caul recall quest).
Armor in the 880 to 1200 range (closer to the 1000s on average)
Magic D 345
Melee D 482
Missle D 334
So, I've got some thinking to do, but I'm surprised that the melee D isn't that far off. There's a difference of 7 points in Coord, and 14(!) in bow. I only lose 5 points in health, and actually gain(!) in missle D, not that it matters.
Anyway -- thank you Chunky!!! =)