I like the armor stat, it makes me feel good to buff it up on my archmage as high as possible. The tier 1 renown vendors sell this belt:
Which I am still wearing many ranks later. It seems to be the only Archmage belt in the game with +armor (but maybe I am epic failing at using the search tool).
Now perhaps I am foolish for doing so, but I have passed on probably a dozen green belts since getting this one because the other stat increases weren't that super and 32 armor seemed like alot. The req. level 25 talismans seem to only add 15 armor to put it in perspective (or distort the perspective).
Anyone with more familiarity with WAR itemization able to help clarify my thinking on this?