k, so i'm still working on my suit here and i'm sizing up NON-runic red dragonscale. before my buddy quit he made me some nice non runic arms. i dont have a smith of my own to create runic ones, so i'm considering if these are worth putting in my template. at first non-runic red dragonscale looked to be a viable option but then i thought about it a little more: lets say I craft the PERFECT red dragonscale armor, something like: 6-20-0-8-8 Ok I imbue cold to 18, so now i'm 6-20-18-8-8. I'm at 60 resist points using only one imbue. Now lets say I create an ideal barbed piece: 10-4-10-11-12 imbue Fire to 19... 10-19-10-11-12 that's 62 pts of resist for only one imbue, and it's mediable armor so really the only bonus to non-runic dragonscale is that you can have 20 instead of 19 fire? but for that you lose mediable armor, and don't have as many resist points as barbed (62) or horned (61)? is this right? because it doesn't seem worth it. runic dragonscale, with 25-30 fire, does seem worth it - can add a piece or two to the suit and easily bump fire to 95. yes this is kind of a crafting post, but you guys understand the application and may be able to offer info the average crafter might not be able to. thanks in advance for thoughts..