So running Maelstrom arena this weekend I took notice of this set:
Para Bellum Set
- (2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
- (3 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
- (4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
- (5 items) Gain a damage shield that absorbs 13966 damage if you have not taken any damage in the last 10 seconds.
Link for set information: https://eso-sets.com/set/para-bellum
Am I missing something, or there is a situation that this set is useful?
If not, which is my guess, how come it remained untouched for so many years?
The name is from Latin and used in this famous proveb: "Si vis pacem, para bellum". It translated to "If you want peace, prepare for war".
More like, If you want to waste 5 slots, wear this set.
I've collected all the pieces from this set now in good traits thanks to double VMA drops.
I just don't know why.
it's a anti-gank set.. plain and simple....
if hate getting surprised in pvp..
This set is a great example of one of the many dead sets in this game.
It's one of my biggest gripes; while the game boasts having literally 100s of sets to chose from, and it does, I'd say only about half of them are useful, and less than half of that are competitive.
There is no real situation in PvP or PvP where having a 14K shield (or 7K in PvP) is going to make any kind of difference.
There is no real situation in PvE or PvP, where you're going to have a 10 second break from all damage to refresh the shield.
There is no real situation in PvE, as a Healer, DPS or Tank where having this set is useful or anywhere near competitive.
There is no real situation in PvP where having this set is ANYTHING but a complete waste of a 5pc set.
If they made the shield refresh every 10 seconds even when taking damage, it still wouldn't be enough.
If they made the shield refresh every 5 seconds even when taking damage, it still wouldn't be competitive but might be slightly better than dead weight.
Sadly there are a TON of sets in this game that're so bad it's astounding, and tbh they look like newbie traps to me.
I know the combat team is going back and revisiting old/outdated/dead sets a couple at a time each patch, but most of them remain useless even after they're reworked, sadly.
This seems to be the single least useful set in the game. I love that it drops from vMA, one of the places where you're *least* likely to not take damage in 10 seconds.
That would be good for PvP.- shield activates when getting out of stealth (since it is a medium armor set)