No comparison, new armor is garbage even for an air mage compared to the top damage dealing armor in the game. the shield is the only kind of nice piece with +25 air stun chance. The chest will give a whole 60 focus with full set at common, but only able to get str mws, losing all the int from cloth that tiny bit of focus is not even close to what cloth will give. The legging give more avoidance per set bonus, nice but losing even more int or dex cuz only str MWs. helm and gloves give air attunement but with only str mws, I still dont see that comparing to a cabalist hood and just cloth or leather gloves. the boots are dodge, can be handy is you have a nice dex, but in heavy you dont even get to use the dodge skill to add on to this, you will get a lot more dodge from using light armor. In other words, bandit armor win all the way. Like best set vs garbage, not even close.