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    Why we have 5 pieces tier if the bonus is only for 4 pieces?

    Hi,

    I was just thinking about... Anyone have idea why we have 5 pieces tier if the bonus is only for 4 pieces? Maybe Aesthetics only? But if we have 5 pieces ( head, shoulders, hands, legs and pants) why not include the boots to complete the set?

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    Because it gives you a little freedom for one of the slots (so perhaps your Best in Slot head is not tier, that's OK).

    In classic the sets used to be 8 piece, with an 8 piece bonus, the Naxxramas 40man Tier 3 was a 9 piece set with an 8 piece bonus and only the 1/2 tier sets (Ahn'qiraj T2.5 for example) were 5 piece sets with a 4 piece bonus.

    That meant that all none-tier items were basically trash fillers until you got your full set (at least if your set actually matched your role).
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    To make it easier to get that set bonus, and having the choice to wear a non tier piece in a slot where your tier isn't really all that great while still retaining your set bonus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkhrypthor View Post
    Hi,

    I was just thinking about... Anyone have idea why we have 5 pieces tier if the bonus is only for 4 pieces? Maybe Aesthetics only? But if we have 5 pieces ( head, shoulders, hands, legs and pants) why not include the boots to complete the set?
    Choice. You can choose which 4 pieces to use, although that choice is an illusion as it's determined before hand which pieces are the best ones to use.

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    Fair responses.

    Thanks for the feedback =)

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