Hmmmmmmm if that's the case.
I guess it depends if your Vigorous set is enchanted with 30hp/2con.
What about... S2 set FOC with defense + jewelry with 30 HP/2 CON. With 15 of these you can have 600 extra HP.
I can get close to S1 set's defense with S2 FOC set enchanted with 10-10 xeons. And you know, S1 sets are harder to +, and I'm not much into being an item mall slave. So with S2 FOC I even have the extra crit % (8-9%) and SCAD. If I use S1 set when I level up, and use skill crit xeons instead of HP on those 15 slots on current jewelry pieces I only get 7.5%- can't compare to what FOC set can give. And more importantly the extra SCAD that boosts my critical damage by a quite obvious amount, especially on those with higher/capped resistance. Looks like giving up too much on damage for the survivability, no? http://forums.warppo...tyle_emoticons/default/icon_banghead.gif
I've never tried S1 sets, but I'm deciding if I should level up on my Tempest and I think I can get a S1 VL set if I want.