There are currently three different tiers, or levels, for Special reserve STF borg gear available from the vendors on DS9.
My question is thus,
Is it possible to equip items from the different tiers and still obtain the bonuses any of the sets provide, respectively, when all three components are equipped together?
For example; could someone equip a MK II M.A.C.O. shield (elite), a MK X M.A.C.O Deflector (recruit) and/or MK I M.A.C.O engines (veteran) and still receive the bonuses?
My gut tells me the answer here is no, and the more likely scenario is that one would have to collect a complete set of the same exact tier for the benefits to apply, but secretly I am hoping that is not the case.
No, you can't. I have raised this issue a few times with the Breen Set. All sets SHOULD still activate the bonus stats and abilities of the lowest MK item in a set so that players using sets such as the special reserve can still benifit.