Item Sets

Item Sets are related groups of equippable items that, when equipped together, have properties that are greater than simply the sum of their parts.

When you equip a complete suit of such items, they will change colour and you will receive a message:

The magic of your armor combines to assist you!

The message is the same regardless of whether the items comprise a weapon set or armor set. Additional Item Properties then come into effect on the suit, hence adding an extra boost of power to your character.

Such "sets" first appeared in the Mondain's Legacy expansion. Prior to that, the term was loosely applied to non-craftable armor that matched by look and name (such as the Daemon Bone Armor Set). Some examples along these lines have been listed under Unofficial Sets for reference (though they do not grant bonuses as "official" sets do).

For their value, set parts owe far more to rarity then to practicality. Very few item sets, even when completed, are actually worth wearing. Nevertheless, a player who actually does wear them could be considered exceedingly rich. There are of course exceptions to this rule (the Event Sets are/were for the most part much easier to come by then the others).

Note that with the original sets introduced by Mondain's Legacy, each piece displays it's own properties, and it's up to the player to do the math and find out what the set's final, combined properties are. Some of the other sets on the other hand (such as those introduced by the Spring Cleaning 2008 event) attempt to make each piece show the set's combined properties when fully equipped.

Mondain's Legacy Sets

These were the first item sets, introduced by the Mondain's Legacy expansion. Parts are obtained by killing Mondain's Legacy specific champion monsters, such as Swoop, Miasma etc or Peerless bosses. They drop to the corpse of the monster killed, and only gain a special hue when the whole set is equipped. Refer below for a discussion on hunting for such items.

Each segment of each suit comes with randomised Durability, though when complete, all of the below sets grant Self Repair 3 to their components.

Of these, the Darkwood / Warrior Armor Set is the easiest to obtain (it's crafted), and it also has an additional peculiarity - It's the only item set in the game that can come with variable stats (via material bonuses from the Boards used). It's quite popular with players who frequently hunt for gold using melee characters.

Acolyte Armor Set
4 Piece Set
Assassin Armor Set
4 Piece Set
Hunter's Garb Armor Set
4 Piece Set
Acolyte Armor Set.png Greymist Armor (Arms)
Greymist Armor (Chest)
Greymist Armor (Gloves)
Greymist Armor (Leggings)
Assassin Armor Set.png Assassin Armor (Arms)
Assassin Armor (Chest)
Assassin Armor (Gloves)
Assassin Armor (Leggings)
Hunter's Garb Set.png Hunter's Garb (Arms)
Hunter's Garb (Chest)
Hunter's Garb (Gloves)
Hunter's Garb (Leggings)
Juggernaut Set
2 Piece Set
Mage Armor Set
4 Piece Set
Marksman Item Set
2 Piece Set
Juggernaut Set.png Evocaricus (Sword)
Maleki's Honor (Shield)
Mage Armor Set.png Elven Leafweave (Arms)
Elven Leafweave (Chest)
Elven Leafweave (Gloves)
Elven Leafweave (Leggings)
Marksman Set.png Feathernock (Quiver)
Swiftflight (Bow)
Monstrous Interred Grizzle Armor Set*
5 Piece Set
Myrmidon Armor Set
6 Piece Set
Necromancer Armor Set
5 Piece Set
Monstrous Interred Grizzle Armor Set.png Gauntlets Of The Grizzle
Greaves Of The Grizzle
Skull Helm Of The Grizzle
Tunic Of The Grizzle
Vambraces Of The Grizzle
Myrmidon Armor Set.png Myrmidon Armor (Arms)
Myrmidon Armor (Chest)
Myrmidon Armor (Gloves)
Myrmidon Armor (Gorget)
Myrmidon Armor (Helm)
Myrmidon Armor (Leggings)
Necromancer Armor Set.png Death's Essence (Arms)
Death's Essence (Chest)
Death's Essence (Gloves)
Death's Essence (Helm)
Death's Essence (Leggings)
Paladin Armor Set
6 Piece Set
Warrior Armor Set**
6 Piece Set
* Parts only drop from the Monstrous Interred Grizzle.
** Parts must be crafted by Carpenters.
Paladin Armor Set.png Plate Of Honor (Arms)
Plate Of Honor (Chest)
Plate Of Honor (Gloves)
Plate Of Honor (Gorget)
Plate Of Honor (Helm)
Plate Of Honor (Leggings)
Warrior Armor Set.png Darkwood Chest
Darkwood Crown
Darkwood Gauntlets
Darkwood Gorget
Darkwood Leggings
Darkwood Pauldrons

Event Sets

Some sets were made available by certain events, either for the duration of those events (eg the Spring Cleaning 2008 and Clean Up Britannia 2011 sets) or permanently (eg the Virtue Armor Set, which was (finally) made available at UO's 10th Anniversary).

The Spring Cleaning sets differ from the standard in that, when fully equipped, the tooltip for any given component will attempt to sum up the total properties the suit grants. They are also the only sets available that lack Self Repair.

The Sorcerer Armor Set in particular has become very popular with those players able to obtain it - it offers near perfect resistances, along with 100% LRC and additional mods (though Runic crafted gear can potentially surpass it). The Virtue Armor Set could be considered the easiest to obtain, and while it's properties are inferior to the current standard of "armor" in Ultima Online, it's still considered useful for players without much gold to spare for Insurance purposes (the entire suit is Blessed).


Knight's Armor Set
Spring Cleaning 2008
Clean Up Britannia 2011 (Replica)
6 Piece Set
Luck Jewelry Set
Spring Cleaning 2008
Clean Up Britannia 2011
2 Piece Set
Scout Armor Set
Spring Cleaning 2008
Clean Up Britannia 2011 (Replica)
6 Piece Set
Knight's Armor Set.gif Knight's Arms
Knight's Bascinet
Knight's Breastplate
Knight's Breastplate (Female)
Knight's Close Helm
Knight's Gloves
Knight's Gorget
Knight's Legs
Knight's Norse Helm
Knight's Plate Helm
Luck Jewelry Set.png Etoile Bleue (Ring)
Novo Bleue (Bracelet)
Scout Armor Set.gif Scout's Circlet
Scout's Female Studded Armor
Scout's Small Plate Jingasa
Scout's Studded Bustier
Scout's Studded Gloves
Scout's Studded Gorget
Scout's Studded Leggings
Scout's Studded Sleeves
Scout's Studded Tunic
Sorcerer Armor Set
Spring Cleaning 2008
Clean Up Britannia 2011 (Replica)
6 Piece Set
Virtue Armor Set
10th Anniversary
8 Piece Set
Virtuous Epiphany Armor Set (Gargish)
In the Shadow of Virtue
6 Piece Set
Sorcerer Armor Set.gif Sorcerer's Female Armor
Sorcerer's Gloves
Sorcerer's Gorget
Sorcerer's Hat
Sorcerer's Leggings
Sorcerer's Skirt
Sorcerer's Sleeves
Sorcerer's Tunic
Virtue Armor Set.png Arms of Compassion
Breastplate of Justice
Cloak of Humility
Gauntlets of Valor
Gorget of Honesty
Helm of Spirituality
Legs of Honor
Sollerets of Sacrifice
Gargish Virtuous Epiphany Armor Set Female.png Kilt of Virtuous Epiphany
Earrings of Virtuous Epiphany
Breastplate of Virtuous Epiphany (Gargish)
Arms of Virtuous Epiphany (Gargish)
Necklace of Virtuous Epiphany
Legs of Virtuous Epiphany (Gargish)
Virtuous Epiphany Armor Set
In the Shadow of Virtue
6 Piece Set
Villainous Epiphany Armor Set
In the Shadow of Virtue
6 Piece Set
Villainous Epiphany Armor Set (Gargish)
In the Shadow of Virtue
6 Piece Set
Virtuous Epiphany Armor Set Male.png Helm of Virtuous Epiphany
Gorget of Virtuous Epiphany
Breastplate of Virtuous Epiphany
Arms of Virtuous Epiphany
Gauntlets of Virtuous Epiphany
Legs of Virtuous Epiphany
Villainous Epiphany Armor Set (Female).png Helm of Villainous Epiphany
Gorget of Villainous Epiphany
Breastplate of Villainous Epiphany
Arms of Villainous Epiphany
Gauntlets of Villainous Epiphany
Legs of Villainous Epiphany
Gargish Villainous Epiphany Armor Set Male.png Kilt of Villainous Epiphany
Earrings of Villainous Epiphany
Breastplate of Villainous Epiphany (Gargish)
Arms of Villainous Epiphany (Gargish)
Necklace of Villainous Epiphany
Legs of Villainous Epiphany (Gargish)
Fisherman's Armor Set
Clean Up Britannia 2011
4 Piece Set
Virtuoso's Armor Set
Clean Up Britannia 2011
4 Piece Set
Bestial Armor Set
Clean Up Britannia 2011
4 Piece Set
Fisherman's Armor Set.png Fisherman's Tall Straw Hat
Fisherman's Vest
Fisherman's Trousers
Fisherman's Eelskin Gloves
Virtuoso's Armor Set.png Virtuoso's Cap
Virtuoso's Tunic
Virtuoso's Collar
Virtuoso's Kid Gloves
Bestial Armor Set.png Bestial Helm
Bestial Leggings
Bestial Gorget
Bestial Gloves
Fisherman's Armor Set (Gargish)
Clean Up Britannia 2011
4 Piece Set
Virtuoso's Armor Set (Gargish)
Clean Up Britannia 2011
4 Piece Set
Bestial Armor Set (Gargish)
Clean Up Britannia 2011
4 Piece Set
Fisherman's Armor Set (Gargish).png Fisherman's Earrings
Fisherman's Chestguard
Fisherman's Kilt
Fisherman's Arms
Virtuoso's Armor Set (Gargish).png Virtuoso's Earpieces
Virtuoso's Kilt
Virtuoso's Necklace
Virtuoso's Armbands
Bestial Armor Set (Gargish).png Bestial Earrings
Bestial Kilt
Bestial Necklace
Bestial Arms

Unofficial Sets

These are sets that aren't actually considered true "sets" - most grant no bonuses when you equip them. They are mentioned here only as items which obviously "belong together". Some were introduced well before the "functional" sets Mondain's Legacy added to the gam while others are only available through tokens.

Oddly enough, the current examples listed are still rather difficult to collect. In fact, only the Daemon Bone Armor Set and Armor of Initiation still spawn in-game, and even those parts are very rare indeed.


Blackrock Detector Event Set
2 Piece Set
Daemon Bone Armor Set
5 Piece Set
Phoenix Armor Set
6 Piece Set
Blackrock Detector Event Set.png Planesword
Planeshield
Daemon bone armor.png Daemon Bone Armor
Daemon Bone Arms
Daemon Bone Gloves
Daemon Bone Helmet
Daemon Bone Leggings
Phoenix Armor Set.png A Nose Helm Of The Phoenix
A Ringmail Tunic Of The Phoenix
Ringmail Gloves Of The Phoenix
Ringmail Leggings Of The Phoenix
Ringmail Sleeves Of The Phoenix
Studded Gorget Of The Phoenix
Ranger Armor Set
5 Piece Set
Vanguard Invasion Set
2 Piece Set
Armor of Initiation
6 Piece Set
Ranger Armor Set.png A Studded Tunic, Ranger Armor
Studded Gloves, Ranger Armor
Studded Gorget, Ranger Armor
Studded Leggings, Ranger Armor
Studded Sleeves, Ranger Armor
Vanguard Invasion Set.png Obsidian Blade
Chaos Shield (Vanguard)
Armor of initiation.png Armor of Initiation (Sleeves)
Armor of Initiation (Gloves)
Armor of Initiation (Tunic)
Armor of Initiation (Cap)
Armor of Initiation (Leggings)
Armor of Initiation (Gorget)

Common & Rare Pieces

Concerning the drop rate for ML set items, reports indicate that you might expect to see at least one set item drop once every 300 kills of a valid monster - assuming you're looking. The items drop to the corpse of the slain creature and must be looted, and have no special hue with which to quickly distinguish them (at least, until they're equipped as part of a full set).

"Valid monsters" are specially named ML creatures (eg Swoop, Miasma, Rend, etc). Swoop in particular was once a popular source (due to the ease with which he could be farmed), though Publish 48 changed that somewhat (whether it also changed the drop rate is unknown).

Each piece of the ML sets seem to spawn at a different rate - that is to say, there are common and uncommon pieces for each set.

Some players have reported that certain "rare" pieces will not spawn from "standard" named ML monsters, while other players claim they have found such items that way (refer to this Stratics discussion thread). It could be that some drops are only excluded from some such named monsters, or only available from one named monster - The items are too rare to form a solid conclusion on the matter.

On the other hand, "true" bosses (Peerless, Champion Spawn bosses, Doom bosses) are assumed to drop all parts of all sets (with the exception of the Grizzle / Warrior collections). Event bosses (such as The Six / the Shadowlords / Melissa) also dropped such items.

Keeping in mind that the Juggernaut / Marksman sets are considered to be entirely made up of "rare" parts, the assumed supply of individual pieces are:

Set Name Common Pieces Rare Pieces
Acolyte Sleeves, Gloves Tunic, Legs
Assassin Tunic, Sleeves Gloves, Legs
Hunter's Garb Legs, Gloves Tunic, Sleeves
Mage Legs, Gloves Tunic, Arms
Myrmidon Legs, Arms, Gloves Gorget, Tunic, Bascinet
Necromancer Tunic, Legs, Gloves Helmet, Arms
Paladin Arms, Gloves, Gorget Tunic, Legs, Helm