15 Best Elden Ring Armor (For Every Class)

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Having a good armor set is one of the most important parts of Elden Ring because you want to use armor that can protect you from damage while also making sure that you don’t end up becoming too heavy for your own good. Of course, any Elden Ring player would want to wear something that allows their Tarnished to look incredibly cool. In that regard, we have a list of the best armor that you can get in Elden Ring for every class.

Melee Classes

Elden Ring has a lot of different classes that specialize in melee combat. After all, this game is more about dishing out those painful hits using huge swords on equally huge monsters found throughout the game. That is why most of the best armor sets that you can get in the game belong to the melee classes, which are usually the Hero, Vagabond, Warrior, Samurai, Bandit, and Confessor.

10. Royal Remains Set

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Best For: Samurai, Warrior, and Confessor

The Royal Remains set is a great set of armor that you can use during the earlier parts of the game after you have defeated Margit, the Fell Omen. You can even get this armor before you attempt to beat Godrick in Stormveil Castle because you don’t even have to go through the castle to get to The Village of the Albinaurics in Liurnia, where you can find this armor. 


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In the village, attack a large pot that you can find, and then he will give you the right piece of the Haligtree Secret Medallion. Go back to the Roundtable Hold, and you will be invaded by Ensha, the silent guy that you can find hanging outside of Gideon’s room. Defeat him and then re-enter the Roundtable Hold to find the armor in the same spot outside of Gideon’s room.

The reason why this is a good armor is that it isn’t heavy but provides good defense and also allows you to replenish your health once it falls below 18%. This means that it can serve as a good armor during the earlier part of the game when you are still struggling with the weight of heavier sets. As such, any class can benefit from this armor, but heavier classes like the Hero or the Vagabond may want to switch to bulkier sets later.

9. Black Knife Set

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Best For: Bandit and Confessor

If you’re looking for armor that goes well with a speedier and stealthier kind of melee fighter, then the Black Knife Set should be on your list. You can acquire this armor in Ordina, Liturgical Town, in the Consecrated Grounds. It is also the armor that the Black Knife Assassins wear.

The best part about the Black Knife set is the fact that it fits the entire shtick of what an assassin in Elden Ring should be. This is why Bandits favor this set because it allows them to be stealthy on top of the fact that it looks good. Confessors that use a lighter and stealthier build can also benefit from this armor set. 

This set has a passive effect that silences movement, and that means that it will be easier for you to sneak up on enemies. But the problem is that this might not be the best for bosses because they are going to be aggressive from the get-go. Nevertheless, wearing something as light as this armor set will allow you to move a lot nimbler, and that means that you can avoid attacks better.

8. Crucible Tree Set

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Best For: Hero, Vagabond, Samurai, Warrior, and Confessor

One of the coolest-looking armor sets in the game, the Crucible Tree set Should be great for those who care more about style and appearance. You’ll understand just how cool this set is if you’ve seen and battled a few Crucible Knights while playing the game. But just because the Crucible Tree Set is cool, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t one of the best in terms of its overall attributes and performance.

You’ll notice in the game that Crucible Knights have amazing poise, and that means that you can also end up having great poise if you use this armor. On top of that, this isn’t the heaviest armor in the game, and that’s why most classes can use it. All melee classes can benefit from its high poise, low weight, and high physical, elemental, and magical defense. But it may be a bit too heavy for stealthier Bandits.

The Crucible Tree Set can be acquired from Crucible Knight Ordovis in the Auriza Hero’s Grave or from Crucible Knight Siluria in Deeproot Depths. You’d have to defeat Siluria to gain access to the chest behind the boss. However, the entire set will be found inside the chest, and that means that you no longer have to grind your way to get the other pieces of this set.

7. Veteran Set

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Best For: Hero, Vagabond, Samurai, Warrior, and Confessor

The Veteran set is one of the best armor sets when it comes to its overall bulk and poise. It has a ridiculous poise of 70, and that means that smaller attacks coming from smaller monsters (dogs and rats) won’t be able to bother you too much. On top of that, it has one of the best defensive stats in the game and is best for players who would want to defend themselves against opponents that tend to use slash attacks a lot.

This armor is also a great-looking set because of how it makes you look commanding, especially if you factor in how it has a cape that is quite stylish. You can even mix and match your set because the different pieces of this armor look good with other armor sets as well. And, of course, Commander Niall is a tough opponent, and that means that wearing this armor makes you look like you’re a really good player.

You can get this armor set from Enia after defeating Commander Niall in Castle Sol in the Mountaintops of the Giants. This is a great armor to use for almost all of the melee fighters except for the Bandit class because it can be a bit too heavy for them. However, it can also be heavy for Samurai and Confessor builds that have low Endurance stats.

6. Bull Goat Set

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Best For: Hero, Vagabond, and Warrior

The Bull Goat set is one of the best armor sets to use if you’re looking to go for a build that focuses a lot on a good combination of bulk and strength. That’s because this is a heavy armor that’s going to weigh you down but will provide the defense you need to survive strong attacks from some of the strongest opponents in the entire game.

One of the highlights of the Bull Goat set includes its massive defense, which is going to be very useful for those who tend to use tanky classes. You will see how big of a difference this armor set will make when you are getting your butt whooped by speedier bosses that are difficult to dodge. However, it also has one of the best poise stats in the entire game but is very heavy. That means that it should be reserved for those who have high Endurance stats.

You can acquire the Bull Goat Set by continuing with Patches’ quest in the Volcano Manor. However, make sure that you don’t kill Patches in your first encounter with him in Limgrave. Killing Patches will lock you out of the quest that should have allowed you to acquire the Bull. 

5. Radahn’s Lion Set


Best For: Hero, Vagabond, Samurai, and Warrior

It is only right that one of the best armor sets in the entire game comes from one of the toughest boss fights that Elden Ring has to offer. You can acquire this armor from Starscourge Radahn, who is widely regarded as the greatest warrior in the Lands Between. He is a boss that you will encounter in Redmane Castle in Caelid, and defeating him is a requirement to proceed with Ranni’s questline. You can acquire his armor from Enia after defeating him.


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Radahn’s set is one of the most well-rounded heavy armor sets in the entire game, and that’s why most melee classes should be able to wear it as long as their Endurance stats are high enough. However, the fact that its weight is relatively low allows it to be a great armor for those who would want to still be able to move around and roll well. This is why the Samurai might want to try this armor on.

What makes the Radahn’s set so good is the fact that it has a well-rounded stat that focuses on damage mitigation. On top of that, the entire set also has a high enough poise that will allow you to stay on your feet against enemy attacks. The fact that it isn’t heavy, has good defense stats, and looks incredibly good allows it to become a favorite among different Elden Ring melee fighters.

4. Blaidd’s Set

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Best For: Hero, Vagabond, Samurai, Warrior, and Confessor

If you’re on the Ranni questline, you might have come across Blaidd, who is one of the coolest NPCs in the entire game. He half-man and half-wolf and looks incredibly great due to his large frame and huge sword. Of course, you can also get that same look if you manage to get his set during the Ranni questline.

After you’ve finished the Ranni questline, you will find Blaidd just outside Ranni’s tower. He will be aggressive towards you, and that means beating you will allow you to get his armor. Meanwhile, the helmet can be obtained in a corpse just outside Seluvis’ tower. Ranni’s quest is going to be quite long, so it might take a while before you get this set.

The reason why Blaidd’s set is so popular is the fact that it looks too cool. On top of that, it is a light enough armor set that will allow you to enjoy a good combination of looks and defense. It isn’t the meatiest in terms of its defense capabilities, but it’s going to be great for most melee classes because it allows them to stay nimble and will also allow greatsword and colossal sword users to have enough allowance for their heavier weapons.

3. Hoslow’s Set


Best For: Hero, Vagabond, Samurai, Warrior, and Confessor

One of the things that you may notice in the entire Elden Ring game is the fact that the best armor sets in terms of defense stats tend to be on the heavier side and are too bulky and fat to look cool enough for other players. But that changes when you look at the Hoslow’s set because this is an armor set that actually maximizes your style points so that you can kill enemies and also die in style.

To acquire the Hoslow’s set, you need to defeat Hoslow by taking the final contract in the Volcano Manor’s questline. You would have to get to the Mountaintops of the Giants to do so, and that means that it might take some time before you can get this armor. But once you do, it’s going to be very worth it because of the fact that this armor is one of the coolest sets around.

The Hoslow’s set is great armor set in Elden Ring because it comes with the fact that it isn’t particularly heavy. That means that almost all of the melee combatants in this game can do well with his armor. On top of that, it has balanced stats that will allow you to have a good dose of everything, even if the armor doesn’t particularly stand out in any area in terms of its performance. Still, the fact that it looks good and has a balanced stat line makes it a great armor in the game.

2. Banished Knight Set

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Best ForBest For: Hero, Vagabond, Samurai, Warrior, and Confessor

The Banished Knight set is a basic set in Elden Ring because of the fact that you can get it quite early in the game as long as you grind your way through the early portions of Elden Ring. You can acquire this from the Banished Knights that roam around Stormveil Castle. That means that you can get it quite early as long as you have the patience to grind them.

Meanwhile, what you’re going to like about this armor set is that, due to it being an early-game set, it does have impressive stats that can get you through the game until you get better armor pieces. But the fact that it isn’t too heavy and has a good array of defensive stats for an early-game player allows it to be one of our best choices. The Banished Knight set isn’t also too heavy, and that means that lighter builds such as the Samurai and the Confessor may be able to use it.

On top of the fact that it has impressive stats for a basic armor set, the Banished Knight set is also one of the coolest in the game. It might make you look like a basic medieval knight, but that isn’t too bad when you compare it to all of the other armor sets that look like tin cans. This means that you can have both style and defense if you choose the Banished Knight set.

1. Raging Wolf Set

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Best For: Hero, Vagabond, Samurai, Warrior, Confessor, and Bandit

The Raging Wolf set is our favorite when it comes to the overall versatility of this armor set. But it also is one of the most difficult armor sets you can acquire because of how you will have to kill several different bosses in the latter portion of the game to acquire this. Nevertheless, it’s going to be worth the effort once you get your hands on this armor.


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To get the armor set, you need to finish all of the letter quests of Volcano Manor. That means that you have to finish all of the other letter quests for you to get this. The Raging Wolf set was the freebie armor of the Bloody Wolf class in the Elden Ring closed network set, but the class was removed in the release version of the game.

What you’re going to love about the Raging Wolf set is the fact that it has impressive stats for an armor that is actually pretty light when compared to all of the other sets that tend to be on the heavy side. As such, any class can make use of this armor. The heavier classes can use this to have more room for heavy swords. Meanwhile, lighter classes such as the Samurai, Confessor, and Bandit can benefit from the low weight that comes with the Raging Wolf set.

Mage Classes

While the game tends to be a lot more fun when you play a melee class because you are forced to learn how to roll, dodge, and counterattack, mage classes tend to be very powerful when you think about the fact that they can dish out insane amounts of damage, even though they aren’t built to be able to take hits. Nevertheless, the best armor sets for mages in the game are capable of allowing you to take a few hits and are great at improving your damage capabilities. The mage classes are usually the Astrologer, Prophet, and Prisoner, although the Confessor can also be built to be a mage.

5. Deathbed Dress


Best For: Astrologer

First off, the Deathbed Dress that you can wear together with your other armor pieces because this is only a one-piece suit and not an entire dress. As such, you’re going to be able to have a lot of freedom when it comes to the end result of your armor if you use the Deathbed Dress. And it looks quite nice as well, especially if you’re using a female character.

You can get the Deathbed Dress in the same room as the Lionel armor set, which can be found in a chapel in Leyndel, Royal Capital. You can use the sewers to get to this area, and the item will be sitting on the bed where you can get the Lionel set as well.

The reason we are recommending this armor set is the fact that it has a passive skill that allows you to heal all of the nearby characters. This makes it a good armor to wear whenever you love to invite your friends over for some boss fights. On top of that, it can also heal your Spirit Ash Summons but will not heal your character.

4. Queen of the Full Moon Set

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Best For: Astrologer and Prisoner

The Queen of the Full Moon set is a good set to use for Int-based characters because of the fact that the helmet piece allows you to gain three Intelligence points. This means that you’re going to be able to boost your magic damage whenever you use the Queen of the Full Moon set, although you can mix the headpiece together with other armor pieces.

You can get the Queen of the Full Moon set after you defeated Rannala, Queen of the Full Moon. She shouldn’t be a difficult fight, as it can be argued that she is actually the easiest out of all of the main bosses in the game. After defeating Rannala, you can go to the Roundtable Hold. Go to Enia, and then you can buy the entire set from her. 

Again, this set is best for pure Int mages because of how it allows you to gain additional Intelligence points. It may not be the best for those who use incantations and sorceries that focus more on Faith.

3. Spellblade Set

Best For: Astrologer and Prisoner

The Spellblade set is one of the best armor sets you can acquire if you are a pure magic user or even if you are a spellblade character that uses swords and magic because of how it works best during the early to the middle portion of the game. And it’s also fairly easy to acquire as well.

First off, you need to talk to Rogier in the chapel in Stormveil Castle. After defeating Godrick, he will move to Roundtable Hold. You can kill him in the hold or do his side quest until he dies so that you can acquire the Spellblade set from him.

The reason why the Spellblade set is great for the early to middle parts of the game is the fact that it allows you to power up your glintstone spells. This means that Astrologers and Prisoners that rely a lot on glintstone magic should be able to benefit from the additional boost that comes with this armor set.

2. Alberich’s Set

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Best For: Astrologer, Prisoner, and Prophet

The Alberich’s set is one of the best-looking armor sets for mages in the game because of the fact that it really makes you look like a classic mage. This is why it is a great armor set for all types of magic users, especially if you’re someone who built a pure mage.


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As a side note, Alberich is actually the mage that invades the Roundtable Hold if you drop down the ledge. For beginners, that fight can be quite difficult because of how strong his ice spells are and how he can also kill you with his melee attacks. 

You can acquire the Alberich set in Leyndell, Royal Capital. It can be found in the area before you climb up the Endtree. You can find it near the Fortified Manor, which shouldn’t have a lot of enemies. That means that you shouldn’t have any problems looking for it in this area, considering that the Fortified Manor is one of the places where there won’t be a ton of enemies.

1. Azur’s Glintstone Set

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Best For: Astrologer, Prisoner, and Prophet

The Azur’s Glintstone set is a three-piece armor set that is considered one of the most powerful armor sets that all of the different mage classes should wear because of the very fact that it has a great yet somewhat risky effect. What makes this the best armor set for the mage class is the fact that it allows you to strengthen your spells at the cost of more FP. When coupled with Azure’s Glintstone Staff, you are going to be a walking glass cannon.


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You can acquire the Azur’s Glintstone set by going through Sorceress Sellen’s questline after meeting her in Limgrave. Go through the entire questline and make sure to side with her at the end of it so that you can acquire the Azur’s Glintstone set, which you can find in the area where the sorcerer used to be. 

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