Best Pre-Moon Lord Melee Armor

Discussion in 'PC In-Game Support' started by Boltlord, May 20, 2017.

  1. Boltlord

    Boltlord Terrarian

    Whats the best pre ML melee amor set? and what is its bonus, I want an offensive armor
     
  2. Personally, I love the beetle armor. However, there's also the turtle armor which gives a really nice melee buff. Depends on which looks better to you.
     
  3. Boltlord

    Boltlord Terrarian

    I always thought that the beetle armor was more focused on defense than offense, now when I read carefully, beetle armor with scale mail is the best, although I have not got any turtle shells yet, due to the lack of exploring the jungle, I only did it when I was looking for clorophyte, which was long, i got 300-400 in the end and the plantera arena, which was really small cuz i was lazy and the easiness of the boss
     
  4. The turtle armor is definitely a grind to get, but more than worth it in my opinion. Just takes a hot minute haha.
     
  5. Zellogi

    Zellogi Steampunker

    Beetle Armor with the offensive breastplate is definitely the best; however you should also strive to get the defensive breastplate for situations where you need more defense than offense. Like when Moon Lord is about to fire his Phantasmal Deathray.
     
  6. Boltlord

    Boltlord Terrarian

    I can do blocks for that
     
  7. Zellogi

    Zellogi Steampunker

    True enough, though I never really bother with that. I just farm Martian Madness until I get the UFO mount, or if I'm in Expert Mode, kill Duke for his flying mount, and just fly circles around ML to avoid his deathray.
     
  8. ppowersteef

    ppowersteef Paladin

    When going for full defense, the best choice is Chlorophyte Mask, Valhalla's Platemail and Beetle Leggings. providing a huge defense stat and even fast health regen.

    Over the longer course of getting damaged continiously, this is likely a great choice to choose from.
     
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  9. neoselket

    neoselket Ice Queen

    Beetle armor with shell is the best defensive armor in the game, and in my experience defense is better than offense.
     
  10. Boltlord

    Boltlord Terrarian

    Well I need all the help I can get, meaning I need help from set bonuses
     
  11. ppowersteef

    ppowersteef Paladin

    Believe it or not, but I can say that my set combination, especially Valhalla Knight's Breastplate. Can provide a longer survivability than the Beetle Shell. :)

    Therefore, most other set bonusses at that tier aren't really that useful against Moon Lord:
    - Turtle Armor's bonus is useless because almost all ML's attacks are projectile based.
    - Shroomite requires you to stand still, which is the least recommended strategy to do so.
    - Spectre healing is negated because of the Moon Bite Debuff.
    - Spectre offence is not recommended because you've no control where the orbs fly at.

    In terms of set bonus, you're likely only the best off with Beetle or Titanium. both are also depending if you can dodge enough attacks for the set bonus to charge it's defence/dodge.

    As for the Valhalla Knight's breastplate, besides it gives almost the same defense as the beetle shell, it also gives of a great healing effect, which was otherwise a set bonus as well (for Crimson/Palladium armor). Meaning that if you dodge enough, you'll soon recover all the damage inflicted, effectively nullifying it.

    So the healing effect of the breastplate technically is your set bonus.