Jamberine, I disagree with this edit:
"Dragon Shield is a better prep in the long run though, because the 3rd part is all about being able to take a hit from the bosses."
It's quite fine to highlight that Dragon Shield is a good prep (even though it usually is, so there's not a lot of news there), but I wouldn't say that it's better. It's different; you pretty much have to lug it around for two maps without benefiting from it in any meaningful way, just to enjoy its benefit during the 3rd map. Whereas the Fake Beard helps you immensely in both first maps. I've personally found the second map to be the toughest, and I never had much difficulty with the other two maps.
I think everyone can pick their own preps, the reason we listed the Fake Beard is because it's normally not a very lucrative prep, but in this specific triple quest it's surprisingly good. Tinker (talk) 20:32, 29 November 2016 (UTC)