I figured I should get the official word on this instead of listening to rumors- What is it that typically causes gear to break? My friend seems to know what he's doing in this game, but I just wanted to check. He said that monsters that are more than 19 levels above your character cause your gear to snap and go poof and that is why the rbs train naked (no pun intended) up in rome. Can anyone give me the official explanation in its entirety?
the monster that level 19+ breaks the eq/weapon, if its exactly 19 levels between you and mob you'll still be safe but if its 20 or higher your stuff will be in danger
another thing, weapons only break if your char attacks, meaning if your char is only sealing/healing/defending weapon will be safe but if he/she pokes or uses any attack skills weapon may break
for equipments...well as long as char takes damage equipment wont be safe but stone wall or vanish skills will help your chars not to break equipment since they dont take any melee attack damage
another think...if you use rank1 equips no matter what the level difference is rank1 equipments such as starter clothes, reborn capes, reborn pet weapons, tight waistband,etc will never break