How do item sets work?

Soul Shriven
So I have a necklace of the swift and 2 rings of the swift. 1 inferno staff of the swift and 1 restoration staff of the swift. Now the set bonus says that if I have 5 out of 5 said effect is in effect. However, what I don't understand is that since my 5th "swift" item is my backup weapon, would that mean I only get 4 out of 5? Will that mean that whichever I switch to, I'll only get 4 out of 5 for the set bonus because the 5th item is on weapon swap. I'm not too sure if I made sense but I hope you guys can answer this noob. Thank you in advance!

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  • uFuqinwitme
    2 Handed Weapons now count as 2 pieces of a set, in the same way Dual Wield/Sword and Board does. So in this case, you will have the full effect of BotS on any bar you have Swift weapons on.
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  • Donny_Vito
    Yep. Staffs, Bows, and 2handers count as 2 pieces for a set.

    So necklace, ring, and another ring = 3 /5 pieces
    Staff = 2 / 5 pieces

    Overall 5 / 5 pieces

    Lets say you switch that backbar Restoration Staff to a different Set and you were on the backbar in combat.... you have 3 / 5 on the Switch set and then 2 / 5 on the Restoration Staff set (assuming it was a 5 piece set and not a 2 or 3 piece).
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