L70 Poseidon Gear vs Waterworks

The Showdown!

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You have probably heard by now that the Poseidon gear from Atlantea isn’t too bad. Many have noted that it’s a “Waterworks Upgrade”, but it’s very hard to tell if that’s actually true. We present to you a side-by-side comparison of the WW and Poseidon gear!

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Storm

Poseidon Gear

+615 Health

+18% Power Pips

+11% Armor Piercing

+35 Universal Block

+9% Universal Resist

+15% Incoming Healing

+19% Storm Accuracy

+214 Storm Critical

+49% Storm Damage

Poseidon’s Typhoon Helmet

L70 Poseidon's Typhoon Helmet

Poseidon’s Tsunami Garb

L70 Poseidons Tsunami Garb Storm

Poseidon’s Floodskimmers

L70 Poseidon's Floodskimmers Storm

Waterworks Gear

+498 Health

+0 Power Pips

+0 Armor Piercing

+27 Universal Block

+26% Universal Resist

+12% Incoming Healing

+22% Universal Accuracy

+121 Storm Critical

+67% Storm Damage

Skyscream Hood

 storm hat

Skyscream Cape

storm robe

Skyscream Boots

storm boots

Fire

Poseidon Gear

+835 Health

+18%Power Pips

+8% Armor Piercing

+27 Universal Block

+16% Universal Resist

+15% Incoming Healing

+14% Fire Accuracy

+198 Fire Critical

+36% Fire Damage

L70-Poseidons-Backdraft-Helm-Fire

L70-Poseidons-Sizzling-Garb-Fire

L70-Poseidons-Steamwalkers-Fire

Waterworks Gear

+700 Health

+0 Power Pips

+0 Armor Piercing

+40 Universal Block

+29% Universal Resist

+15% Incoming Healing

+19% Universal Accuracy

+114 Fire Critical

+48% Fire Damage

fire hat

fire robe

fire boots

Ice

Poseidon Gear

+1200 Health

+18% Power Pips

+5% Armor Piercing

+42 Universal Block

+28% Universal Resist

+15% Incoming Healing

+8% Ice Accuracy

+147 Ice Critical

+20% Ice Damage

L70-Poseidons-Iceberg-Helm-Ice

Poseidon Ice robe 70

L70-Poseidons-Frost-Runners-Ice

Waterworks Gear

+1040 Health

+0 Power Pips

+0 Armor Piercing

+45 Universal Block

+34% Universal Resist

+15% Incoming Healing

+9% Universal Accuracy

+80 Ice Critical

+34% Ice Damage

ice hat

ice robe

ice boots

Balance

Poseidon Gear

+959 Health

+21% Power Pips

+6% Armor Piercing

+36 Universal Block

+16% Universal Resist

+15% Incoming Healing

+10% Balance Accuracy

+180 Balance Critical

+38% Balance Damage

Poseidon bal 70

L70-Poseidons-Calm-Seas-Cloak-Balance

l70-Poseidon's-Wave-Walkers

Waterworks Gear

+781 Health

+24% Power Pips

+0 Armor Piercing

+40 Universal Block

+26% Universal Resist

+12% Incoming Healing

+0 Accuracy

+88 Balance Critical

+53% Balance Damage

balance hat

balance robe

balance boots

Death

Poseidon Gear

+907 Health

+21% Power Pips

+6% Armor Piercing

+36 Universal Block

+17% Universal Resist

+15% Incoming Healing

+10% Death Accuracy

+180 Death Critical

+38% Death Damage

L70-Poseidons-Raging-Sea-Healm-Death

deathie

l70-poseidons-death-boots-nick

Waterworks Gear

+733 Health

+22% Power Pips

+0 Armor Piercing

+38 Universal Block

+28% Universal Resist

+11% Incoming Healing

+0 Accuracy

+96 Death Critical

+56% Death Damage

death hat

death robe

death boots

Life

Poseidon Gear

+970 Health

+20% Power Pips

+6% Armor Piercing

+36 Universal Block

+17% Universal Resist

+21% Incoming Healing

+7% Life Accuracy

+164 Life Critical

+38% Life Damage

Poseidon’s Cover of Vim

L70-Poseidons-Cover-of-Vim-Life

Tunic of Poseidon’s Mercy

Tunic of Poseidon's Mercy-Life-70-Kenzie

Poseidon’s Waterwalkers

l70-Poseidon's-Waterwalkers

Waterworks Gear

+776 Health

+25% Power Pips

+0 Armor Piercing

+40 Universal Block

+27% Universal Resist

+13% Incoming Healing

+0 Accuracy

+90 Life Critical

+53% Life Damage

Hood of Esprit

life hat

Cape of Esprit

life robe

Boots of Esprit

life boots

Myth

Poseidon Gear

+820 Health

+18% Power Pips

+8% Armor Piercing

+36 Universal Block

+17% Universal Resist

+15% Incoming Healing

+14% Myth Accuracy

+180 Myth Critical

+38% Myth Damage

L70-Helm-of-Poseidons-Acumen-Myth

L70-Poseidons-Fabled-Rainment-Myth

L70-Poseidons-maritime-boots-Myth

Waterworks Gear

+699 Health

+0 Power Pips

+0 Armor Piercing

+40 Universal Block

+31% Universal Resist

+16% Incoming Healing

+19% Universal Accuracy

+99 Myth Critical

+47% Myth Damage

myth-hat

myth-robe

myth-boots

Caveat:

Though the total block amounts seem similar, it’s important to note that the Poseidon block comes purely from Boots while the WW block comes from Boots AND Robe. The Critical attack stats come from two pieces in both sets, so that is a reliable comparison.

The Gear Conclusion


Looking at the stats side-by-side, it is easy to see that the Poseidon gear isn’t really a WW upgrade. It has less resist and damage, but adds crit, pierce, and health. It also adds accuracy for Balance/Life/Death while adding pips for Fire/Ice/Storm/Myth. Generally, the Poseidon gear seems set up for more aggressive play styles.

The one exception is the Poseidon boots which (generally) give more health, more resist, armor piercing, and more critical block. They also give accuracy to B/L/D and pips to S/M/I/F. The drawback is slightly less damage and slightly less accuracy or pips, depending on your school.

The one issue with the boot comparison is that many players at this level don’t use WW boots anymore, opting for the crafted boots from Avalon or Zafaria (depending on their level).  So, in the interest of creating the best guide possible, we’re going to compare those also.

 

Storm

Poseidon

L70 Poseidon's Floodskimmers Storm

Zafaria Crafted

ZF-Storm-Block-Boots

Avalon Crafted

AV-Storm-Block-Boots

Fire

Poseidon

L70-Poseidons-Steamwalkers-Fire

Zafaria Crafted

ZF-Fire-Block-Boots

Avalon Crafted

AV-Fire-Block-Boots

Ice

Poseidon

L70-Poseidons-Frost-Runners-Ice

Zafaria Crafted

Ice - univ resist

Avalon Crafted

AV - ice

Balance

Poseidon

l70-Poseidon's-Wave-Walkers

Zafaria Crafted

ZF-Balance-Block-Boots

Avalon Crafted

AV-Balance-Block-Boots

Death

Poseidon

l70-poseidons-death-boots-nick

Zafaria Crafted

ZF-Death-Block-Boots

Avalon Crafted

AV-Death-Block-Boots

Life

Poseidon

l70-Poseidon's-Waterwalkers

Zafaria Crafted

ZF-Life-Block-Boots

Avalon Crafted

AV-Life-Block-Boots

Myth

Poseidon

L70-Poseidons-maritime-boots-Myth

Zafaria Crafted

ZF-Myth-Block-Boots

Avalon Crafted

AV-Myth-Block-Boots

 

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Nick

Nick originally created Duelist101 and helped the Final Bastion team immensely when getting started. Many of his articles from Duelist101 have made it the Final Bastion, a testament to how useful they have been!

51 COMMENTS

  • I know this is old but having some trouble to choose between Avalon or Poseidon shoes

    • What school?

  • I am an ice wizard max lvl and I believe that ww gear is better than posidon because it gives far more hit and resistance (in all schools). I believe that posidon gear gives not important statistics.

  • Unlike the haters, I think Poseidon loot is better. First of all who cares about universal stats unless it block or critical. I am a fire, who has mostly only Poseidon gear. I crush players in pvp with WW gear, as it is worse. On paper the numbers may look only a bit different yet they make a huge impact or the result of a fight. Also Poseidon is ment to be harder and he is a god not a monster. it is made to be harder so stop complaining about it.

  • Has anyone considered wearing a little bit of both. So mabye like waterworks boots and robe then poseidens hat. Just sayin.

  • all i really farmed for poseidon was the wand

    • So true, the wand is the only thing I see worth farming for. Then I got lucky when opening a pack. And the wand is useless compared to it 😛

  • For balance ww no accuracy

  • i must say as i fire wizard i preffer the more of a attacking outlook meaning i have to go with posedian gear though it takes longer to get you have to admit that critical rating though but for a defensive guy like an ice wizard go for the water works i think you have to think of what school is proper for this one 🙂 but in all as a fire wiz i go for posedians

  • Why not mix the Poseidon gear with WW gear

    • yea xD

  • For my life, I did the Poseidon hat, and I used the Avalon crafted robe and shoes, with the “wicked deliverance” wand. My pet put my critical over the top 😀

  • For me, all of the Spiritual schools have the upper hand with this Poseidon gear. I have the Poseidon gear on my Myth wizard and I have yet to be blocked by any boss so far. I have done Mirror Lake and Atlantea with this gear so far.Elemental schools would not be recommended to use the gear in certain instances. But as for farming and questing, the Poseidon gear is great for every wizard leaning in for more critical or accuracy/powerpips.

  • For storm I think the Tempest Striders are better than AV, ZF, and Poseidon. They give an awesome 20% storm damage, 6% storm accuracy, and 8% elemental resist. Oh, and also a small bonus of 96 health and 20 universal block.

  • I personally like Poseidon’s gear better because resist isn’t a problem with a good pet and the critical is pretty good and for some reason i finish Poseidon’s dungeon faster than the waterworks

  • I’d go with a split. Depending on how much resist your pet gives you, you could opt for poseidon hat and shoes, or if you need the resist, just poseidon shoes. Or you could just drop them entirely and go for Avalon.

  • I think the waterworks is better because Poseidon’s dungeon would take longer to repeat than waterworks. Waterworks also gives universal accuracy. For example fire it will give universal acc. instead of just fire acc. It also gives you more universal resist so water works definitely for me.

    • some gear is better than others. I think death Poseidon gear is better (which is the school I am) than waterworks. I will get more accuracy, critical, health and the other stats are slightly lowered, which is ok with me

      • True that it seems like for balance, death, life, myth Poseidon gear is better but for ice, fire, and storm waterworks is better

        • Yeah i agree. For myth, death and life (maybe balance idk) the Poseidon gear is better. But for elemental schools the Waterworks gear is better. The storm gear has way too low resist. Even if you are an attacker, that critical is not guaranteed

          • lol The reason why I said balance Poseidon gear maybe better is because of the fact that it gives balance accuracy that’s the only reason I said for balance

          • Also I have never tried any of the Poseidon gear because my characters were all max level ( for max level pvp on all characters ) when Aquila came out so there was no reason for me to get Poseidon gear I also have an all level sixty account (for pvp ) and I do not think I will level them up for Poseidon gear

        • Thanks for the Tips XD XD

    • For me, even if I don’t have a good team, the dungeon only takes about an hour. If your with a good team, it could be 30-45minutes if you have a strategy. I have a lvl 70 Myth and my problem with him is that he almost never gets power pips. This armor helps me more power pips. Also I have always needed more critical and this helps out a lot. The only thing I would say if you are getting this gear, is to have a proof10 defy5 pain6 pet to make up for the lacking stats of the gear

  • If I decided to do pvp at lvl 70 with my fire wizard, i would definetly use the fire posiedon boots. however, for pve i still believe WW gear dominates at that level, and Poseidon boots are only situatuional.

  • I have level 90 poseidon gear boots that that is better than water works gear they are called posiedon’s waterskimmers

    • The L90 poseidon boots have cool stats, but the fact that their block is only to Balance makes them not so great in a lot of cases.

  • Your fire universal block on the Poseidon gear is off. It’s 37 not 27

  • Getting on right now to farm for those storm boots…

  • ww gear = 750 crowns, while poseidon… Great reason for me to not even bother with any other gear pieces 😛

  • I got banned from Wizard101 central and i didnt get any crowns code i am sad 🙁

  • Maybe it’s a Wintertusk upgrade? From the crafted gear?

    • The Wintertusk gear upgrade would be the Waterworks gear

  • O; Ill still goes with Waterworks gear, it good.
    Off Topic: Today I saw Bad Juju TE Being sell at Bazaar, this will widely effects PVP!

    • Really? A lot of the new TC’s from Khrysalis are No Auction, I’m surprised!

  • Your Storm total for the damage on the WW is off, the real value is 67%, maybe you should bust out a calculator and double check all the numbers here.

    • I used a calculator, it was just a typo. lol

    • Why would anyone need a calculator for adding?

  • I have a level 70 Myth and was very interested in the Poseidon gear… until I started farming for it. After only one time through this dungeon I decided that the ZF crafted gear is for me. What would maybe make this dungeon more attractive to farm would be other drops like a special lvl 70 amulet. Thank goodness for crafting vendors lol.

    • I have a level 72 myth, can you do a beginner pvp guide for this general level? <3

  • Really it seems only worth it if you’re Storm. With Storm everything increases except damage and universal block. I don’t think I’ll be farming for it as a fire.

    • actually i think all of them are better than ww and good alternatives to the crafted ones. the fire boots are ok: compared to the firestarter’s boots, you only lose 1% accuracy and 4% damage, but piercing makes up for it. and the ice boots give more resist than any other non crown boots in the game, yet they add block and damage and pierce.. how are those not worth it?
      thx for the guide 🙂

    • Storm gets almost no resist from the Poseidon gear.

      • lol, who cares about resist nowadays..

        • Me. lol

          • Me too. I am like no to all gear with less resist than what I can standardly get.

        • ikr i mean storm is about power and damage especially in quick skirmish. i mean people were just saying that resist will save your life because sometimes you can’t a shield out and your opponent will hit you and it might hurt a lot so then resist is their to block of some of the damage. but for storm their gear does not worry about resist and focus more on their natural abilities which is damage!

          • Everyone needs resist, once you get to the high level words when they are hitting 1000 damage per round, you will be wishing you had picked the Waterworks gear or crafted gear over the Poseidon gear. The crafted gear gives critical and resist anyways so its an obvious better choice.

          • That is true, also critical block is very important because once you reach azteca and khrysalis, all the enemies begin to critical. if you are storm, i suggest you get critical block or team up with an ice wizard.

      • Storm having more than a little resist… what is this foreign term you speak of? lol

        • The poseidon gear gives storm a total of 9% though lol.. that’s not even a little. It’s like a smidge.

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