This post is intended to help all players understand how to activate set bonuses for PvP. I have held onto this information for a very long time now and it is time to share with everyone. I have shared this information with a few people and had withheld sharing because of the worry about cheaters ruining the game. However, after careful consideration I believe it is better to share with everyone. This will help all players improve PvP dramatically
Examples of what is meant by set bonuses are below. For each set bonus in PvP, you must take the PvE bonus and multiply by 40%. For example, Inferno bonus would be 100% x 0.40 or 40% DoT increased duration. Electrified bonus gives 75%x0.40 or 30% increase in damage to stunned enemies. The bonuses will highlight on the character you are controlling in the arena. After or during an arena match, go look at your gear with the bonus and it will be highlighted/activated. If you are using a bonus on a hireling in 2v2, the activated bonus will not show but it will be working. I have only listed a few examples below but you get the idea on what it takes to activate the set bonus and the bonus reduction from PvE to PvP. Feel free to ask clarification questions if I did not explain this well enough. There are many other set bonuses I did not list but they work as well. You can also use logic from above on set bonuses and test other bonuses I did not provide.
In PvP you only need one Inferno set to activate this bonus for 40% more DoT duration.
In PvP you only need one Electrified set to activate this bonus for 30% more damage to stunned enemies.
In PvP you only need one Druidic set to activate this bonus for 3500 HP Regen per second (5000x40%x1.75 (1.75 is from 25%/rank from druid set). I used this in one of my old Wizard builds.
In PvP you only need one Plagued set to activate this bonus for 30% more storm damage.
In PvP you only need one Berserker set to activate this bonus for 200% Bleed Damage - used in my old warrior build.
In PvP you only need one Aftermath set to activate this bonus for 30% more Meteor Damage.