I want to have a little discussion about the unique equipments that can be gained in the nadir. Specifically, these ones
Their stats are irrelevant, i’m not sure what their purpose is, besides making your inventory look pretty.
It always struck me as odd that the Parabola Linen Frock/Suit aren’t the best persuasive items for that slot. They seem so much more special and mystical than an ivory gown, or a sumptuous Dandy outfit, especially given that the cost difference between the two pairs of items is pretty negligible. And yet the more mundane of each pair has 2 higher persuasive, and the same BDR bonuses too. So what’s the point of parabola linen?
And then i found out about the nadir. Perhaps this is the point?
Nope. Being transformed in the Nadir does not make them more persuasive, all it does is slightly increase their Shadowy. Not by enough to make them worth using as shadowy items though. The stat increase is pointless.
Would it be so much to ask, that irrigo imbuement raises them to 10 persuasive, making them on par with the ivory/dandy items, and allowing you to wear one or the other as a matter of personal choice? I feel like this wouldn’t affect balance at all, but would be fun.
The neathglass goggles are less notable. They DO get a boost to the primary stat, watchful, but it only takes it from a subpar value (5) to a slightly less subpar value, of 6. This still doesn’t make them worth using at all.
There IS a large difference in price here, between the neathglass goggles and the Semiotic Monocle (the best purchaseable Watchful head item). Perhaps boosting them to 8 watchful would be too easy for the money saved, but the monocle IS also the best Dangerous hat, and it has some unique interaction with snow.
I’m not sure, right now these things aren’t useful at all, they don’t seem to serve any purpose… I wouldn’t want them to be stupidly powerful, but it’d be nice if they had at least some niche to fill.
By contrast, the Forgotten Spidersilk slippers are one point of shadowy higher than the best purchaseable thing, which gives them a clear material advantage. Does anyone feel they’re overpowered? would it be reasonable to want the same (or at least parity) for the other three?