I just got the ascended Triumphant Hero's Brigandine. I mainly got it for the skin and I'm not currently planning to make legendary armour, but I might do it one day and I don't want to mess up any of the progress I've already made, but I also want to use the new piece in the meantime.
Am I understanding correctly that if I eventually want to make the Mistforged legendary armour I will need the Mistforged ascended armour, and the only way getting the earlier version helps is unlocking the Mistforged version on the vendor? (Meaning I can do what I like with the actual armour piece and won't lose progress?)
If not what do I need to avoid doing to the ascended Triumphant Hero's Brigandine? If I tranmute it does it still work as a precursor? If I select stats then change them in the Mystic Forge will it work? I've only ever made legendary weapons before and then I avoided changing the precursor at all, but I was always working on the legendary and only had the precursor for a short time, so it wasn't really a problem.
(Also is there any downside to mixing WvW and PvE legendary armour? I know the skins are different, but other than that are there any issues? Is it better to focus on getting one full set from WvW and a different one from raids?)
Danielle Aurorel, Desolation EU. Mini Collector
"You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea
And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams
And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek
It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings"