Ok so I initially put this in one of the bigger threads, but seeing the post frequency there (one every few months) compared to the frequency of individual threads here I'll ask in my own post instead. I apparently don't have permissions to delete my own post or something so my I'm leaving the original post up I guess.
My question is about how the Ultraguardian gear seems to scale more poorly compared to the Awe equipment (in all cases without the !!! upgrade). Looking at the infosubs, Awe equipment has scaled to character level since like 2018 but for example the Ultraguardian shield is still unchanged from its original form. On another note, the !!! upgrade makes Awe equipment scale with guardian level - how exactly does the UG!!! upgrade differ if the baseline UG stuff is seemingly still CharLvl-5 power despite us having had an UG update earlier this year? The UG armours have changed and have better MRM and primary resists but I'm not good enough with the nuance of AQ balance to tell if this is a scaling buff or just a change, not to mention this infosub saying they scaled the same as their previous iteration, whatever that was. Hell even the adventurer no-drops scale to character level if you are a guardian.
I thiiink the armour is "normal" but the shield is weaker. I know the no-drop stuff isn't really a pillar of battle strategy but not knowing this is kind of killing me. Is there something really obvious I've missed? Did they just choose to not update the shield (at least the non!!! version)? Are all the !!! versions maximum possible level? Thanks.
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