Deathguard exists from AoM but still there’s small amount of builds using it and the set is considered to be a bit underperforming. It was even redesigned to support acid SS (while we have Dunefiend too) but even with this move it hasn’t become more powerful.
Imo, the set could get a little offensive buff.
- The 3-part bonus is very mediocre - 15% phys res is by no means great but 30% bleed res? Bleed res is not a serious problem as it can be covered with Ugdenbog Leather.
I suggest changing it to 30% elemental resist and also add 110 Oa as both Reaper and Oppressor struggle with getting it.
- The 4-part bonus could also become more interesting. Reaper and Oppressor are single-rr classes, it would be cool to see, say, -15% acid RR to Ill Omen as 4-part bonus, or an RR proc as a granted skill (like the one on Venomblade).
ANOTHER SUGGESTION: remove SS support and replace it with +1 summon limit to Blade Spirits and 100% pierce->acid conversion to them. Change bonuses on items accordingly.
Also, some flat acid damage may be added somewhere on set, maybe on Chestguard or as 2-part bonus.
- Yes, Deathguard set should be buffed a bit
- No, the set is good as it is