Aside from the obvious reason you need Acended gear being Agony Resist infusions is it really a requirement for doing casual stuff. I have a full set of Ascended trinkets, as well as 2H sword, 1H Sword, Shield, and a Longbow. However I just cant afford to craft visable ascended items, especially since I have every class at 80 lol. How much stat/dps loss are we talking when comparing full exotic armor to ascended armor? Will I still be able to faceroll story mode even if im only wearing exotic gear?