The gear farm is a rather slow pace for me. I rely on guild, guild events and shard stores for my high level gear (mostly raid gear) which is not only hard enough to find but when a large portion of my toons need the same thing it gets worse. Now I was thinking that what if mods and Zetas could be a temporary replacement for gear level? As far as reaching the point where a toon requires raid gear, my thought was how much would filling in all the zetas of a single toon as well as working on mods (slicing included) impact a toon's performance in battle? Mods alone can mean the difference of a successful battle or a lost one and Zetad skills often offer a huge boost which can make an average toon a God (sort of). Is this viable or is gear really important to focus on first before anything else?