5 items: Adds 1206 Maximum Health, When you take damage from a melee attack, gain a corrupting aura for 5 seconds that applies Minor Breach to all enemies near you, reducing their Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 2974. This effect can occur every 5 seconds.
Set Rating: 4 out of 5 (Add Pulls). 1 out of 5 (Boss Fights).
When to use: Can be used in add pulls by the Main or Off Tank. Good for adds pulls in any situation.
Where to obtain: Lair of Maarselok Dungeon.
Set Weight: Heavy Armor.
Which pieces to obtain: Any pieces can be used, typically it is paired with things like Frozen Watcher, Alkosh or Yolnahkriin during add pulls for large debuffing, in this situation you would use the body pieces.
Comments: For add pulls this is a great set as it applies Minor Breach as an Area of Effect to everything within the Aura it creates when you take damage from a melee attack.
The reason this is not useful on boss fights is because you gain Minor Breach from the Pierce Armor skill, so it becomes a waste of a set in that situation. It really excels in add pulls where there are a lot of targets because typically you don’t have time to Pierce Armor every add, and this is also much quicker so you can apply Minor Breach to everything quickly so your Damage Dealers can kill everything fast. This is especially important when doing add pulls while using Frozen Watcher as you won’t be able to use Pierce Armor since you would need to use a double Frost Staff setup.
The other set bonuses are good for Tanks also with a Max Health and 2x Max Stamina.
When using this set, you need to make sure that you are the Tank taking the melee enemies and stacking with all the other enemy targets so that the aura debuffs everything.