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All ARK Survival Ascended Armor Sets Crafting Guide

Protect yourself from the dangers lurking the island with our guide breaking down all the armor sets and how to craft them in ARK Survival Ascended.
All ARK Survival Ascended Armor Sets Crafting Guide
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Ensuring your protection in ARK Survival Ascended involves a plethora of options, including weapons for combat, items and ingredients for healing, and, of course, armor to absorb hits. The game provides a diverse array of armor types, each offering unique value and protection. 

If you find yourself weary of constantly donning cloth armor and want an upgrade but are unsure about the best choice for you, don't worry – we've got you covered. Below, we'll showcase all the available armor sets in ARK Survival Ascended and guide you through the crafting process for each of them, ensuring you make an informed decision to enhance your protection.

All Armor Sets and Crafting Requirements in ARK Survival Ascended

Cloth Gear

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting Cloth Armor Set
The Cloth armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Despite being available early in the game, Cloth Armor remains useful for climate protection until better gear is crafted. Due to its temperature-negating properties and lightweight, experienced players are advised to carry Cloth Armor in their inventory, allowing for a quick switch during extreme heat or cold, especially on extended excursions from the base.

Resource cost for a full set of Cloth Armor:

  • 145 x Fiber
  • 10 x Hide

Hide Gear

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting Hide Armor Set
The Hide armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

A full set of Hide Armor offers 85 cold protection and -25 heat protection, making it beneficial for surviving colder environments early on. However, it may be less versatile for general use. Some players opt to combine pieces of Hide and Cloth Armor for balanced protection against both heat and cold.

Resource cost for a full set of Hide Armor:

  • 82 x Hide
  • 33 x Fiber

Fur Gear

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting Fur Armor Set
The Fur armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

A complete Fur Armor set provides 249 cold protection and -109 heat protection, ideal for survival in the Snow Biome but less practical elsewhere. Despite the cold protection, freezing to death is still possible in the Snow Biome or Snow Cave.

Resource cost for a full set of Fur Armor:

  • 320 x Pelt, Hair, or Wool
  • 53 x Metal Ingot
    • 106 x Metal
  • 40 x Hide
  • 18 x Fiber

Ghillie Gear

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting Ghillie Armor Set
The Ghillie armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Ghillie Armor acts as a camouflage suit, reducing enemy visibility by 50% Very helpful against insect enemies such as bees). A full set provides 155 heat protection and 24 cold protection, making it versatile with its camouflage and 160 armor.

Resource cost for a full set of Ghillie Armor:

  • 26 x Organic Polymer
  • 40 x Hide
  • 18 x Fiber

Flak/Iron Gear

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting Flak Iron Armor Set
The Flak or Iron armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

A full set of Flak Armor, also known as Iron Armor, offers 500 armor, 60 cold protection, and -25 heat protection, making it excellent for combat but less practical for general use.

Resource cost for a full set of Flak Armor:

  • 53 x Metal Ingot
    • 106 x Metal
  • 40 x Hide
  • 18 x Fiber

Chitin Armor

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting Chitin Armor Set
The Chitin armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Chitin Armor provides 250 armor, 42 cold protection, and -35 heat protection, suitable for early players in combat situations but challenging for regular wear. Combining Chitin Armor with Hide or Cloth Armor is an option for offsetting environmental effects while maintaining some armor value.

Resource cost for a full set of Chitin Armor:

  • 82 x Chitin
  • 40 x Hide
  • 18 x Fiber

SCUBA Gear

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting SCUBA Armor Set
The SCUBA armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

SCUBA Gear provides minimal defense (0 armor points per piece) but excels in environments with limited air access, offering unlimited oxygen, clear underwater vision, cold protection in water, and increased swimming speed.

Resource cost for a full set of SCUBA Gear:

  • 87 x Hide
  • 23 x Fiber
  • 12 x Chitin or Keratin
  • 16 x Metal Ingot
    • 32 x Metal
  • 6 x Cementing Paste
    • 48 x Stone
    • 24 x Chitin, Keratin, or Shell Fragment
  • 7 x Silica Pearls
  • 43 x Polymer
    • 86 x Cementing Paste
      • 688 x Stone
      • 344 x Chitin, Keratin, or Shell Fragment
    • 86 x Obsidian
  • 10 x Crystal

Riot Gear

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting Riot Armor Set
The Riot armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Riot Armor offers 575.0 armor, 60.0 cold protection, and -16.8 heat protection, making it the top choice for damage resistance but less suitable for general purposes. It also reduces Torpor from instant torpor-increasing sources.

Resource cost for a full set of Riot Armor:

  • 245 x Polymer
    • 490 x Cementing Paste
      • 3920 x Stone
      • 1960 x Chitin, Keratin, or Shell Fragment
    • 490 x Obsidian
  • 138 x Silica Pearls
  • 40 x Hide
  • 18 x Fiber
  • 35 x Crystal

TEK Armor

TEK Armor provides 900 armor, 255 cold protection, and 208 heat protection. When charged with Element, it grants additional hypothermal and hyperthermal bonuses, protecting the wearer from environmental hazards. 

Ark Survival Ascended Crafting TEK Armor Set
The TEK armor set details and the materials required to craft it are listed below. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

TEK Armor also offers special abilities such as unlimited oxygen, night vision, helmet scanner, devastating punches, jetpack, no fall damage, and mountain climbing. It requires Element to craft and can only be created at a Tek Replicator.

Resource cost for a full set of TEK Armor

  • 600 x Polymer, Organic Polymer, or Corrupted Nodule
  • 2250 x Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
  • 600 x Crystal
  • 100 x Element
  • 275 x Black Pearl

This comprehensive breakdown covers each Armor set in ARK Survival Ascended, along with the resource requirements for crafting a complete set of each type of armor. Future additions or modifications may occur with DLCs or content updates, so stay informed for updates.