Can't tell your figwart from your mantrap? Uncertain what rares you should be scrounging for mastercrafted gear as you level up? Here's a down-and-dirty guide, just for figthers!
Fighters share the same rares, other than armor, but there are enough other special considerations, that you will want to read the Other Notes section at the bottom of the page for all sorts of important information.
|Tier||Metal Armor & Shield||Leather Armor||Weapon||Bow/Buckler||Jewelry (STR/STA/AGI)||Experts||Cloak & Dolls||Imbue Material|
|1||bronze cluster||waxed leather pelt||bronze cluster, severed alder, waxed leather pelt||severed alder||copper cluster||solidified loam||NONE||NONE|
|2||blackened iron cluster||cured leather pelt||blackened iron cluster, severed bone, cured leather pelt||severed bone||silver cluster||alkaline loam||sisal root||glowing material|
|3||steel cluster||cuirboilli leather pelt||steel cluster, severed fir, cuirboilli leather pelt||severed fir||palladium cluster||malleable loam||dandelion fiber||sparkling material|
|4||feysteel cluster||engraved leather pelt||feysteel cluster, severed oak, engraved leather pelt||severed oak||ruthenium cluster||ductile loam||oak root||glimmering material|
|5||ebon cluster||augmented leather pelt||ebon cluster, severed cedar, augmented leather pelt||severed cedar||rhodium cluster||fused loam||figwart root||luminous material|
|6||cobalt cluster||scaled leather pelt||cobalt cluster, severed ironwood, scaled leather pelt||severed ironwood||vanadium cluster||alkalai loam||saguaro root||lambent material|
|7||xegonite cluster||dragonhide leather pelt||xegonite cluster, rough lumbered ebony, dragonhide leather pelt||rough lumbered ebony||acrylia cluster||spongy loam||nimbus root||scintillating material|
|8||incarnadine cluster||hidebound pelt||incarnadine cluster, mahogany lumber, hidebound pelt||mahogany lumber||tynnonium cluster||silicate loam||mantrap root||smoldering material|
|9||brellium ore||spotted pelt||brellium ore, eucalyptus lumber, spotted pelt||eucalyptus lumber||brellium ore*||kaborite cluster||toxnettle root||ethereal material|
|10||tungsten ore||metallic reptile hide||tungsten ore, bubinga lumber||(bows not yet available in tier)||tungsten ore*||osmium cluster||(no cloaks/dolls in tier yet)||effulgent material|
Tiers: I know folks can be confused by the tier-thing, so here's the breakdown:
Armor: There are multiple flavors of plate armor to choose from: Vanguard (STR/STA/AGI), Plate (STA/WIS/INT), Devout (STR/STA/INT). Brawlers (monk/bruiser) will likely choose between the Dexterous (STR/AGI) set and the base (STR/STA/AGI) leather set. (In tier 8, there is also the option for the brawler to have a gi, with the same stats as the tunic for each set.)
Shields: Not all fighters can/will use shields in secondary, and even when they do, they may want different types of shields for certain situations (berserkers and their buckler spec come to mind). Tower and kite shields are crafted by armorers using ore, and round and buckler shields are made by woodworkers.
Weapons: The plate-class fighters are prone to wanting metal slashing or piercing weapons, which will use the ore from this column. Brawlers, on the other hand, often use wooden weapons from a woodworker and/or fistwraps made of hides from a weaponsmith.
Jewelry: While most fighters typically use STR/STA/AGI on their jewelry, there are some times when they'll want a piece of INT/WIS/STA jewelry as well, especially if they're crusader who gets part of their power pool from INT or WIS. In addition, there are various other jeweler-made items from the rare root (scarves), rare hide (belt, tomes) and so on, but since there is a jewelry revamp in-progress, giving class-specific recommendations on these will have to wait.
Dolls & Cloaks: Hex dolls begin in tier 2, cloaks become available in tier 3. Neither are yet available in T10, since we only have a partial tier, and the recipes are later in the tier.
Experts: the following level 70 fighter adepts were part of the EoF expansion (when the level cap was 70), and use the tier 7 rare, spongy loam, instead of the tier 8 loam. Make sure to check with your alchemist before obtaining the rare for these experts, in case there have been any recent changes to them.