Agreed, I am currently using the Icebone because it dropped and the other tank had his tier chest already. I chose to buy tier legs first that way I would need chest and the other tank would need pants and our gearing needs wouldn't match.
Since Icebone dropped the stats from other pieces purchasable with valors still provide more stat bonuses than the chest however I will be buying the Tier chest asap. As Ham said the stats are far superior to Icebone.
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