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Best Armor In Elden Ring & How To Get

You'll need to consider playstyle, character stats, and class to find the right armor. We've explored what the best overall armor in Elden Ring.
Best Armor In Elden Ring & How To Get

Determining what could be the best armor set in Elden Ring depends on playstyle, character class chosen, and character builds. This will influence the weapons wielded and whether you'll utilize Sorcery and Incantations that could decrease or increase weight load.

Finding the best armor will depend on all-around stats, weight, and Attribute values, which can work with most builds and classes and just your luck; we know how to get it. If you want to know the best armor set, this guide explains the best armor in Elden Ring and how you can get it.

What Is The Best Armor In Elden Ring?

Armor sets like the Spellblade Set, considered the best Light Armor, the Black Knife Set as the best Medium Armor set, and Lionel's Set as the best Heavy Armor, are pretty tricky to decide between dozens of armor sets and consider one as the best.

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Defeat Juno Hoslow, the final contract during the Volcano Manor questline to get the Hoslow's Set. (Picture: FromSoftware)

However, a few armor sets meet the bill regarding overall stats, flexibility, and influence on playstyle. Hoslow's Set, Blaidd's Set, Royal Remains Set, and the Veteran's Set are armor sets with some of the best overall stats, unique visuals, and exciting buffs that can be vital to your progression.

Blaidd's Set is an excellent early-game armor set, especially if you're not looking to go the Heavy Armor route; the Royal Remains Set has decent stats but is weaken than Blaidd's Set. While the Hoslow's Set is relatively much more accessible by completing the Volcano Manor questline, the Veteran's Set will have you come face-to-face with a difficult enemy boss.

Comparing the stats between Hoslow's Set and Veteran's Set regarding Immunity, Robustness, Focus, Vitality, and Poise, the Veteran's Set far exceeds other sets making it the best overall armor set in Elden Ring. As for acquiring it, Tarnished Ones must have enough Runes and strong armor, weapons, and stats to challenge a formidable enemy.

How To Get Veteran's Set In Elden Ring?

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The Veteran's Set has the best overall stats and can be acquired after defeating Commander Niall at Castle Sol. (Picture: YouTube / LaserBolt)

The Veteran's Set will be tricky to obtain as a powerful enemy in Commander Niall awaits you at Castle Sol. If you have discovered the Site of Grace at Castle Sol Rooftop, you can Fast Travel to that location; otherwise, the Church of the Eclipse is your closest Site of Grace.

Commander Niall can be found at the castle's rooftop, and you'll need to eliminate the two Banished Knights summoned at the start of the battle. Additionally, you can use Spirit Ashes for this battle; defeating him will allow you to enter the Consecrated Snowfield.

Locate Finger Reader Enia at the Roundtable Hold after defeating Commander Niall, and you can purchase the Veteran's Set for 18,000 Runes. The armor can be altered to remove the cape, which can be done at any Site of Grace using the Sewing Needle and other tailoring tools for a small fee.

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Head to the Roundtable Hold to find Finger Reader Enia and purchase the Veteran's Set for 18,000 Runes. (Picture: FromSoftware)

However, you can do this for free by progressing with Boc's questline, as he can alter your armor sets for free. After completing Boc's questline, he can be found at various Sites of Grace in the Altus Plateau area, where he can provide free alterations.

And that completes this guide on the best armor in Elden Ring. We want to thank the YouTube channel LaserBolt for the complete walkthrough on achieving this in-game. Please consider subscribing to their channel and watching the video below for more details.