Items that can be equipped into one of the equipment slots are called Equipment. There are several different kinds of slots in the game. In a game like Blade & Soul, it's of utmost importance to consult your sources before making your decision on which equipment you pick. Regarding which type of equipment fits your class and class specialization of choice, please refer to B&SAcademy's Discord Server.
Accessories include the equipment slots found in the upper section of the inventory, excluding the cosmetic slots Outfit, Adornment, Head Adornment, and Face Adornment. There are currently 12 different item slots, with some being focused on the offensive side of combat while other focus on the defensive one.
Your Soul Shield is made up of eight individual pieces, each angled in a specific direction around it. Throughout your adventures, you’ll collect the pieces that can be used in your Soul Shield, which then increase your performance. Each piece is also a part of a set, and additional bonuses can be gained by using 3, 5, or all 8 pieces of a set—which also allows 3 and 5 piece choices of different sets to be mixed and matched.