On a more serious note - Wizard Robes (imbue toggles) are now the strongest nukes, and Bloodmages after them. Old lean armors and Bloodzerker Cross are only a bit weaker, even w/o CIT.
Note that Bloodmage is only stronger than old standard armors and the likes of Bloodzerker + Morningstar IF you have the corresponding Athame/Cutlass, most of which are rare rare and is not available for every single element. If you use match bloodblades as a spell booster, bloodmage pulls ahead slightly, but after taking into consideration that misc damage boosters only boost spells by 1/2 the power, blooddzerker + mornignstar and old standard armors still pull ahead.
Wizard Robes, even when lore imbued using the elemental-specific variants, are only more powerful than Morngingstar + Bloodzerker when using burst spells. Fire/Dark/Wind have variants that cost gold, but the other elements are only available as premium items. Even when using the appropriate cutlass for spellboosting while lore imbued, without a burst spell, you are only looking at something like a 0.5% increase in damage on wizard robes, which again falls behind bloodzerker + morningstar/old standard armor once we consider that most miscs boost spell damage half as effectively.
The best offensive shield for mages right now is Celtic Wheel, which is the Int equivalent of the new CIT.
< Message edited by lolerster -- 6/28/2020 0:30:06 >