just got a quick look at the stats of the upcoming Pohwaran 炮火兰 bopae set on duowan!
here are the stats: (all values provided are MAX)
1) Accuracy: 137
Max crafted value: 98
2) Accuracy: 143
Max crafted value: 102
3) Dodge: 150
Crit/Acc: 64 or HP: 640
Max crafted value: 107
4) Def: 156
Crit/Block: 67 or HP: 670
Max crafted value: 112
5) Dodge: 170
Max crafted value: 121
6) HP: 1760
Max crafted value: 126
Max crafted value: 130
8) Crit: 189
Acc/Def: 80 or HP: 800
Max crafted value: 135
3 set bonus: defend against some poison dragon skill + 50 Acc
5 set bonus: 152 Dodge
8 set bonus: 213 Pierce + 91 Block
it seems its more or less an upgrade of Lost Elder (永灵) set, as the total stats provided is about:
*note: the above calculations are from my perspective. my preference of stats are crit > dodge > HP > others. if you have a preference for maybe block or acc, do calculate on your own based on the numbers provided above.
for reference, Lost Elder set gives:
to upgrade or not is your choice. for me, i will decide when i assess the difficulty of assembling these new bopae pieces (should not be easy).
if you are thinking of whether any other mix and match will provide even higher crit values than simply using the full set, since only plate 8 gives main stat crit, well, 5 spider (1,2,3,4,6) + 2 lost elder (5,7) + 1 pohwaran (8) gives 1649 crit in all. however, it comes at a hefty price of tons of other stat boosts. another possibility will be to take up 2 lost elder (5,7) and 6 pohwaran (1,2,3,4,6,8) to achieve 1646 crit. this provides much better overall stats, but then you do not gain the 213 pierce!
Fun Fact: due to the high crafted values for pohwaran plates, 1,2,3,4,6 of spider set provides 873 crit, while 1,2,3,4,6 of pohwaran set provides 870 crit. tbh, not much of a difference ._. the main difference will be from Lost Elder plates 5 and 7.