Horticultural Huntress Set

Horticultural Huntress
Set Generation
Class Huntress
Themed on A Fairy
Drops From Swarm Tree (Bergenia Bow)
Fountain Spirit (Lifebringing Lotus)
Murderous Megamoth (Hollyhock Hide)
Mecha Squirrel (Chrysanthemum Corsage)
Mighty Quest Chest (Bergenia Bow / Hollyhock Hide / Chrysanthemum Corsage)
Standard Quest Chest (Lifebringing Lotus)
Obtained Through Mystery Huntress ST Crate
Mystery Boxes
Mystery ST Chest
2nd Piece Bonus +20 MP, +3 SPD, +3 DEX
3rd Piece Bonus +30 HP, +40 MP, +5 SPD, +5 DEX
4th Piece Bonus +70 HP, +3 DEF, +5 SPD, +5 DEX
Subtotal of Bonuses +100 HP, +60 MP, +3 DEF, +13 SPD, +13 DEX
Overall Stat Bonus +100 HP, +170 MP, +13 DEF, +21 SPD, +33 DEX, +5 VIT
Final Stats at 8/8 800 HP, 422 MP, 75 ATT, 38 DEF, 71 SPD, 83 DEX, 45 VIT, 50 WIS
Total XP Bonus 22%
Soulbound Soulbound
Released Patch X.32.2.1 (Nov 2019)

The Horticultural Huntress Set was the 20th special themed set to be released. It is the 2nd ST set for Huntress after the Swarming Huntress Set.

In addition to the stat bonuses it provides, this set’s bow swaps out piercing enemies for piercing armour, firing a single shot at 90% rate of fire with a range of 8. The armour has a reactive proc, giving a 10% chance to gain DEX↑ DEX boost (+10 DEX) for 5 seconds upon taking damage. The trap deals no damage, but instead grants Red Cross Healing and Red Sword Berserk to the party.

A huntress with WC tops and a Ring of the Pyramid would have 820 HP, 272 MP, 84 ATT, 46 DEF, 50 SPD, 55 DEX, 40 VIT, 50 WIS, making for a DPS of 2566-2190 (0-60 DEF), assuming all shots hit. Instead, this set has a DPS of 3077, or up to 4230 taking into account the 2 buffs of this set, regardless of defense. While this is indeed a staggering improvement, especially considering that the true range of the bow is 8, keep in mind that these shots do not pierce enemies, making it very impractical to clear crowds or damage bosses that summon minions. Furthermore, the huntress loses a significant 12 DEF and 20 HP compared to a mundane one, decreasing her survivability. This problem is countered by two things: her true range is much greater and she benefits from an extra 150 MP to grant herself Red Cross Healing to mitigate incoming damage. This set is in summary a major upgrade on a classic huntress, provided you can stomach the complete loss of crowd control this class usually offers.