What works for you? Do you max one set of defenses or do you try to cover all the bases?
Hey, I thought I'd start this here thread for Paranoid Knights Who Don't Want to Die (PKWDWTD). (Subset: Paranoid Knights Who Don't Want to Die Badly in a Fire (PKWDWTDBF))
So what's your preference? Do you stack your Helm, Armor, and Shield against a particular threat or do you try to munchkin it out and defend against everything? And what's your particular bane- is it Piercing damage from the Wolvers? Always getting frozen and pummeled?
For me: I've been rockin' the Skelly Suit line [Norm, Shadow, Poison, Freeze, -Fire] and find that I'm always catching fire. It really gets me down taking multiple hits when I don't have a status pill. My elemental defense is just too low. I made a Gunslinger Hat [Norm, Piercing] with UV Elemental Defense Max, which helps some. For a shield I've got a Great Defender [Norm, Piercing] - which again covers my piercing needs but leaves me hurting against elemental attacks. I'm thinking of switching to the Owlite line. (And I'm not too sure about the Gunslinger Hat, and part of me says I should have sold it while I had the chance with its UV, but can't sell a 4* or bonded with the new changes.) I appreciate the Poison resists of the Skelly suit, especially when just about all the gates had a poison floor or two a short while back. (shock and freeze seems to be the order of the day?)
For my Alt Viggo: Elemental Cloak [Norm, Elem, Fire, Shock, -Stun], Owlite Shield [Norm, Elem, Fire, Shock], Drake Scale Helm [Pierce, Elem, Fire]. He's pretty well protected across a spectrum of damage, but takes Shadow badly- So a change to the Skelly Shield may be in order. As you can see I'm one of those that tries to cover all the bases.
What about you? I'd love to hear some other opinions.