With today’s 2.0 PTS update, the vendor the sells Elite/Arkanian armor was changed. It now directly mirrors how the Black Hole/Campaign vendor. The pieces sold for Elite commendations, that drop from HM flash points and earned from weekly missions, carry no set bonuses. They do have the same stat allocation as Arkanian Armors. The non set bonus items and are designated Black Market Armor. Only the Arkanian Armor carries the set bonuses.
Arkanian pieces are no longer sold for Elite Commendations on the Elite Vendor. *UPDATED 3/2*
Black Market items are now sold for Elite Commendations on the Elite Vendor.
The following black market pieces are sold:
Chests, Legs, Boots,Gloves, Helmet, Belt, Bracers, Implant, and Earpiece. *UPDATED 3/2*
This change is in line with previous gear grinding, so it’s not a huge surprise.
As a reference gear in patch 2.0 is Tier 6, 7, and 8.
Counting form Launch, Tionese gear is considered Tier 1Basic Gear is Tier 6 (This is your level 50-55 vendor) Elite/Arkanian Gear is Tier 7 Ultimate/Underworld Gear is Tier 8