Most of us recommend against buying a set.
The basic requirements are generally considered to be:
A chef's knife or santoku for slicing, chopping, etc.
A paring knife for small hand work.
A serrated bread knife.
I'd focus on these three in a good quality knife brand and model and add them as you can afford them.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan