While we were quite happy with the distinct combat roles heavy, medium and light armors offered, the differentiation of Cloth, Leather and Plate on top of it was making the system too convoluted and hard to read. That is why we simplified it with this update: now, all heavy armors are Plate, all medium armors are Leather, and all light armors are Cloth.
We’re also introducing 24 new spells! Now each armor item has one unique spell only available on this specific Albion Online Items, which opens up lots of combinations for your very personal build. On top of this, the three different types of Leather Armor (formerly medium armor) now each have a distinct specialization within the Leather range, emphasized with different spells and stats. The same applies for cloth and plate.
Of course, you keep all your items and Destiny Board progress. All old armor pieces in the game will be replaced with their equivalent in the new system, and reforging existing items gives you access to the new spells.
The Destiny Board armor progression in the fighter line and crafter line were different under the old system – fighters progressed by weight, while crafters progressed by material. We found this confusing, and it also didn’t work well with this armor rework, so with this update the fighter line and crafter line progress through the same armor items. In the fighter line: all the old “light” items will now be Cloth, all “medium” items will now be Leather, and all “heavy” items will be Cheap Albion Online Silver, so if you were a tank before with the heavy line, you’re still a tank with the new Plate line. For crafters, all the old Plate items will stay Plate, all Leather items will stay Leather and so on. This means if you were a Cloth crafter before, you can still craft all the Cloth armors (so your materials stay the same), but instead of being able to craft one DPS set, one tank set and one hybrid set, you’ll be able to craft all the DPS armors instead, as they’ll all be Cloth.
All Heavy Armor items are now Plate!
All Medium Armor items are now Leather!
All Light Armor items are now Cloth!
24 New Spells!
You’ll need to reforge your old armors if you want to gain access to these, of course.
Three unique variations of Cloth, Leather and Plate items per armor slot to specialize your unique build.
Shoe spell choice is now an important part of your build! Shoes now offer very different spells, not just variations of sprint.
This really shows that this development team actually pays attention to player concerns albion online silver farming. Armor and thus its crafting counterpart being simplified but also expanded on is exactly along the premise of Albions meta.