I am currently item level 1405 and trying to push 1415. This is probably a stupid question but I was wondering if there is an optimal way to do it other than upgrading everything to +15 for example. I have seen people with armor pieces +12 and just the shoulders, gloves and weapon is +15/16. Do certain pieces give more damage perhaps?
every upgrade up to +15 is a 5 item level increase. +16 to +20 is a 15 item level increase, but the honing costs do not scale as drastically. so it is more efficient to upgrade a few pieces to +17 rather than every piece to +15 to hit 1415 as cheaply as possible.
So based on the comments if I am support I should prioritise chest and pants past +15? So up until +15 each upgrade only gives 0.83 to the overall item level so an upgrade between +15-20 will give me 2.49 overall item level?
Also i think at +14 its 10% honing chance. Do you recommend going without any solars? People tell me only to use on weapon. As a support I dont feel weapon is that big of a deal though