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June 8, 2018 / KingsIsle Community

Features You May Have Missed: Equipment Sets

We’re starting a new blog post series here on the KingsIsle Blog, talking all about “Features You May Have Missed.” After 10 years of making improvements to a game like Wizard101, we’ve come up with several amazing innovations – so many that sometimes all those innovations can be easily lost . . . and especially if you’re not keeping up with the update notes. Read on and make sure to give us feedback on this series as we continue writing.

I have a confession to make: I am absolutely terrible at keeping my backpack organized. It can be a bit overwhelming to dig through all of the items floating around in it, especially after an epic questing session. Worst of all is when I decide to try an item and decide that I don’t actually want to use it. As you can probably guess, finding that original gear can be a bit of a headache.


That brings me to one of my favorite lesser-known features of the game: Equipment Sets! These allow you to save and quickly switch between sets of equipped items for just about any situation, from questing to PVP to even pet training! If I want to try out a new item, I can return to my favorite gear with just a click.

Building an equipment starts with, you probably guessed it, equipping the gear you want to include in your saved set. These sets save your Hat, Robe, Boots, Wand, Athame, Amulet , Ring, Deck, and Pet. Note: Mounts aren’t saved in your equipment set. There’s an “Equipment Sets” button at the bottom of the backpack window that you can click to open the menu.

New Equipment button

Choose “Create New,” then choose a name from the list of pre-made options. I’m going to go ahead and create quick equipment set for my main gear, so I’ll call it Storm Main. Not very creative, but it gets the job done. You can label the gear set based on the color, school, situations you’d use it in, and even the stat it’s focused on boosting.

Equipment Sets Names

Now that your set has a name, you’re good to go! You can save up to 9 Equipment Sets total and there are a few ways to switch between them. Open Equipment Sets menu and double click the set you want to wear or use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + 1-9) associated with the set. As you can see, I’ve just got the one set right now, but I can’t wait to build more!

New Equipment Set

Since you can only have a max of 9 equipment sets, there may come a time when you need to delete an older set. Just click the set you want to remove, then click the “Remove Set” button underneath your list of sets (It’s the only one that’s not greyed out in the screenshot above). The set will be removed from your list, but the items will still stay in your backpack. If you sell an item that’s currently being used in an Equipment Set, the set is deleted from your list.

Equipment sets are a fantastic way to easily access your favorite gear. Like I mentioned earlier, this is one of my favorite lesser-known features. What’s your favorite feature that other Wizards might not know about?

–  Nalia Dunestrider (AKA Mallie Rust, Marketing Coordinator)


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  1. Rebecca / Jun 8 2018 10:55 am

    I use equipment sets all the time! My wizards all have at least two, one for gardening and another “main” set. My Fire, Storm, and Balance wizards also each have critical and damage sets, which I use depending on what I’m doing.
    My favorite lesser-known feature is something I discovered this week while crafting my revered wand. I accidentally double-clicked on it when I was checking the amount of aethyr ore I still needed (ugh), and equipped the recipe! This is so convenient, since before I would have to press “J” on my keyboard to open the crafting menu, then navigate over to wands and select the right one (which I was always mixing up with another). Now, I can press “J” while I’m running around Inner Athanor searching for aethyr and quickly check how much I need.
    Wiz is filled with these small tricks, which is part of the reason I love it so much!

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