Max Equipment Bonuses
This guide is meant to help identify the best equipment in each slot for providing particular stat bonuses (a.k.a. best-in-slot, or BiS). It also lists equipment for reducing (or increasing) Menaces, and equipment with more specialized effects.
The guide is divided into three main sections:
- Best-in-Slot Calculator — For a chosen stat, displays the item(s) providing the highest bonus in each equipment slot. Stats include the four main attributes (Watchful, Shadowy, Dangerous, Persuasive), Reputation attributes/BDR (Bizarre, Dreaded, Respectable), and the Advanced Stats. The calculator can also exclude certain types of equipment, such as Ambition-specific items or ones only available by spending Fate.
- Menace Equipment — These items can reduce or increase Menace qualities, such as Nightmares.
- Special Equipment — Items boosting more uncommon qualities, such as those used in Knife and Candle; and items conferring qualities like Caprine Authority that make special cards or options available.
Choose a stat to optimize, and optionally 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,Steward of the Discordance,Neathproofed,Zeefaring 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|none|select|all,none,Campaigner,Mystic,Silverer,Enforcer,Murderer,Licentiate,Journalist,Author,Correspondent,Rat-Catcher,Stalker,Monster-Hunter,Trickster,Conjurer,Crooked-Cross,Watcher,Agent,Midnighter param = Ambition|Include Ambition Items|none|select|all,none,Nemesis,Bag a Legend!,Heart's Desire!,Light Fingers! param = SMEN|Include SMEN Items|no|select|yes,no param = Retired|Include Retired Items|no|select|yes,no
These items affect Menace qualities—either by reducing them (to keep you out of a Menace area like the Mirror-Marches, or get you out faster), or by increasing them. Refer to the Menaces guide for more information on managing your Menaces.
|Equipment's Name||Special Bonus||Equipment Slot|
|Modish Bonnet||Scandal +1||Hat|
|Pirate Hat||Suspicion +1||Hat|
|Tracklayer's Helmet||Wounds -1||Hat|
|Sporing Bonnet||Nightmares +1||Hat|
|Sober Dress||Suspicion -1||Clothing|
|Barrel with Leather Shoulder-Straps||Scandal +1||Clothing|
|Pair of Scarlet Stockings of Dubious Origin||Scandal +1||Boots|
|Bejewelled Cane||Nightmares -1||Weapon|
|Cheerful Goldfish||Nightmares -1||Companion|
|Focused Albatross||Nightmares +1||Companion|
|Talkative Rattus Faber||Watchful, Persuasive, Shadowy, Dangerous -25||Companion|
These items confer qualities that allow you to draw special opportunity cards (e.g., Noticed by the Merry Captain).
|Equipment Name||Special bonuses||Equipment Slot|
|Overgoat||Caprine Authority +1,2,3||Companion|
|Your Very Own Miniature Hellworm||In the Company of a Hellworm +1||Companion|
|Lowell's Locks and Cages||Appointment at Lowell's +1||Affiliation|
|Cross of Southwark||Well known at Southwark Cathedral +1||Affiliation|
|A Member of the Crew of the St Elmo||Noticed by the Merry Captain +1||Affiliation|
|A Seat at the Bishop's Table||Noticed by the Saturnine Duke +1||Affiliation|
|A Member of the Order of Those Who Will Not Be Caught Red-Handed||Noticed by the Queen of Air and Darkness +1||Affiliation|