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
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