Before we get into the nitty gritty, let's talk about these armors first. There are several varieties of the armors. However, they are all BoE (Bind on Equip) armor pieces. They are designed for level 70 characters and the special abilities that are currently on them are rescinded at level 75. Why would you want these? Cosmetic reasons, I suppose. If this turns you off, you may as well skip the rest.
Still interested? Let's continue.
Luckily, as I was researching one of the armor sets, I found a convenient Reddit thread that described all of the armor sets you can find. Here's the thread on Reddit if you want to read the whole thing but here's the relevant parts quoted.
There's a few very similar armor pieces that are rare BoE drops. You can sometimes find them on the GTN, but they have very generic names. You can search for Adaptive Armor with a level range of 70-70 to find them. There's 4 distinct appearances and they have the following names (some names repeat but have a different icon and look):
- Head: Faceguard, Cap, Helmet (x2)
- Chest: Suit, Armor (x2), Shirt
- Wrists: Cuffs, Bracers (x2), Armgear
- Hands: Gauntlets (x2), Handwear, Handgear
- Waist: Girdle (x2), Waistcord, Belt
- Legs: Greaves, Legwraps, Leg Guards, Legguards
- Feet: Kneeboots (x2), Shoes, Footgear
They have the following affixes (Except for Wrists and Waist):
- Accuracy: Wanderer's
- Shield: Resolute
- Absorption: Stalwart Captain's
- Alacrity: Trickster's
- Critical: Exile's
Wrists and Waist items have the following affixes:
- Power: Aggressor's
- Defense: Protector's
They come in green, blue and purple quality. Purple has a set bonus for extra stats, but it stops working at level 75.
What do they look like?
Well, here's a picture from the aforementioned thread...
Here's an example Armor in the original colors. This mostly made up of the Trickster's Amor. It has a Wanderer's belt.
Here's a side view of the same armor with the Trickster's Dual Saber.
And here's the front view dyed. For this color scheme, I used the "Ceremonial Yellow" dye which on this is basically a Gold primary and a secondary Dark Grey. It dyes rather well.
How to Start:
On Ossus, there's a Daily mission called Crossed Wires. Here's how SWTOR describes it.
The second of these two droids is named R8-4XL and it can be found on the eastern side of this map in the area indicated with a poorly drawn green border.
It is not necessary to pick up the mission "Crossed Wires" in order to farm the armors but as you'll be in the area anyway, you may as well complete the Daily while you're there.
In this area, there are two types of clickable crates: Valuable Supplies and Forgotten Troves.
This is what the Valuable Supplies look like and a random selection of what you might find inside.
These have a very small chance to have the armor described above and if you do get them, they'll be the green variety. However, I recommend grabbing them anyway as you'll likely only be getting these as cosmetic items.
The other type of clickable crate are the Forgotten Troves. Here's what they look like and a random selection of what you might find inside.
These have very high chance of have the armor pieces and these will be the blue versions. Very rarely, they may as also be purple but that rate is very low. The setback is that these crates only appear once every half hour (approximately). Granted, you can probably decrease your wait times by hopping different instances but still . . . that's a long wait.
In order to cut down on the waiting, here are the 3 locations that SWTOR has decided to place the Forgotten Troves so if they're not present in any of the three, you can go ahead and do something else.