Max Equipment Bonuses

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This guide is to show which equipment gives the greatest base stat bonuses and to provide links to their respective pages, so everyone can know what to get and how to get it. Pretty simple. 

The guide is divided into three main sections: The Best-in-Slot Calculator, which is used to calculate the maximum stats available for four main qualities (Watchful/Persuasive/Shadowy/Dangerous), BDR calculation (Bizarre/Dread/Respectable) and the advanced qualities/MAGCATS (i.e. Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology);

The Menaces equipment section which can be used to either avoiding the menace zone or speeding towards it faster for any reason;

The Special equipment for other assortment of items which have unique qualities.

Creation of additional categories is welcome. Bizarre, Dreaded and Respectable gear already has its own guide, however. 

Best-in-Slot Calculator[edit]

Choose the quality you want to optimize, and optionally select qualities to exclude certain item types from the results.

 template = BestInSlot
 form = BiSCalc
 result = BiSCalcResult
 param = Quality|Quality||select|Dangerous,Persuasive,Shadowy,Watchful,Bizarre,Dreaded,Respectable,BDR,A Player of Chess,Artisan of the Red Science,Glasswork,Kataleptic Toxicology,Mithridacy,Monstrous Anatomy,Shapeling Arts
 param = Fate|Include Fate Items|no|select|yes,no
 param = Mood|Include Moods|no|select|yes,no
 param = Seasonal|Include Seasonal Items|no|select|yes,no
 param = Faction|Include Faction Items|no|select|yes,no
 param = Profession|Include Profession Items|no|select|yes,no
 param = Ambition|Include Ambition Items|no|select|yes,no
 param = SMEN|Include SMEN Items|no|select|yes,no
 param = Retired|Include Retired Items|no|select|yes,no
Calculator loading...


This table is to show all the equipment with bonuses to menaces.

Having menace decreasing equipment is useful for a few things, such as avoiding a redirect to a menace area when doing something that gives 36 CP of a Menace (enough to go from 0 to 8 in one action), such as failing to Rob the Bazaar. They also help to leave said Menace areas faster: Having Menace-increasing equipment is useful for getting to menace areas with less CP to reduce, while Menace-reducing equipment hastens the process of leaving.

Equipment's Name Special Bonus Equipment Slot
Modebonnet.png Modish Bonnet Sidebarscandal.png Scandal +1 Hat
Piratehat.png Pirate Hat Sidebarsuspicion.png Suspicion +1 Hat
Divinghelmet.png Tracklayer's Helmet Sidebarwounds.png Wounds -1 Hat
Mushroomhat.png Sporing Bonnet

Trebleclef.png Song Stuck in Your Head

Sidebarnightmares.png Nightmares +1 Hat
Soberdresssmall.png Sober Dress

Workclothessmall.png Set of Workman's Clothes

Sidebarsuspicion.png Suspicion -1 Clothing
Barrel.png Barrel with Leather Shoulder-Straps Sidebarscandal.png Scandal +1 Clothing
Stockingsfakesmall.png Pair of Scarlet Stockings of Dubious Origin Sidebarscandal.png Scandal +1 Boots
Canebling.png Bejewelled Cane Sidebarnightmares.png Nightmares -1 Weapon
Fish gold.png Cheerful Goldfish

Albatross.png Storm-bird

Cryptographicchiropteran.png Cryptographic Chiropteran

Sidebarnightmares.png Nightmares -1 Companion
Albatross2.png Focused Albatross

Maskamber.png Masked Former Priest

Sidebarnightmares.png Nightmares +1 Companion
Rat.png Talkative Rattus Faber Owl.png Watchful, Fox.png Persuasive, Cat.png Shadowy, Bear.png Dangerous -25 Companion


These equipment items either have qualities which aren't associated with the usual qualities that are currently used in game (i.e. Sidebarbaroque.png Baroque!) or allowing you to draw opportunity cards that are only available with them equipped. (i.e. Lordship.png Noticed by the Merry Captain).

Equipment Name Special bonuses Equipment Slot
Overgoatsmall.png OvergoatUbergoatsmall.png Übergoat

Heptagoat.png Heptagoat

Overgoat.png Caprine Authority +1,2,3 Companion
Flamering.png Brass Ring Sidebarbaroque.png Baroque! +2 Weapon
Mirrorcatchboxclosed.png Mirrorcatch Box Sidebarbaroque.png Baroque! +10 Weapon
Knifeblue.png Knife of Lost Sky Sidebarsavage.png Savage! +10 Weapon
Knifemilky.png Waxwail Knife Sidebarsavage.png Savage! +20 Weapon
Mad1.png Shroud of Little Midnights Sidebarelusive.png Elusive! +10 Weapon
Crosssilver.png Cross of Southwark Crosssilver.png Well known at Southwark Cathedral +1 Affiliation
Lordship.png A Member of the Crew of the St Elmo Lordship.png Noticed by the Merry Captain +1 Affiliation
Bishopofstfiacres.png A Seat at the Bishop's Table Bishopofstfiacres.png Noticed by the Saturnine Duke +1 Affiliation
Bloodhand.png A Member of the Order of Those Who Will Not Be Caught Red-Handed Bloodhand.png Noticed by the Queen of Air and Darkness +1 Affiliation