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Valheim: What is the best armour and how to get it

There are many armour sets in Valheim, but which one is the best? Find out which armour in Valheim has the best stats and how to craft it.
Valheim: What is the best armour and how to get it
In Valheim, as with any other survival game with a focus on crafting, having the best items at any given time is a must if you want to stand a chance against brutal monsters which are lurking through the world.

It is especially important to be well-protected, and the best way to protect yourself from monsters' attacks and the environment is to have a proper armour.

Valheim the best Armor
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From the very start of the game, Valheim will offer you all kinds of different armour sets, but many of them will be available only later in the game when you unlock advanced recipes and gain access to some rare materials.

Some of them will have a niche for which they will be great, like the Wolf Armour set which offers fantastic frost protection, or Troll armour, perfect for when you want to be stealthy.

But which one will simply offer the best possible stats? That one would be Padded Armour.

How to get Valheim Padded Armour, the best armour

Valheim Padded best Armor crafting
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Valheim Padded Armour is by far the strongest armour set in Valheim, and you will absolutely want to craft it as soon as it becomes available and you have enough resources.

The set consists of a Padded helmet, cuirass, and greaves, and in total, you will need 30 iron and 55 linen thread.

Padded helmet

  • Iron x10
  • Linen thread x15

Padded cuirass

  • Iron x10
  • Linen thread x20

Padded greaves

  • Iron x10
  • Linen thread x20

In order to obtain Linen thread, you will need to get a Spinning Wheel first, which you receive once you defeat mighty dragon Moder, Valheim’s fourth boss. Once you have it, use the Spinning Wheel to covert Flax to Linen Thread. Flax grows in the Plains biome, around Fuling camps.

Valheim what is the best armour
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When it comes to Iron, you can check out our extensive Valheim Iron guide for details., but in general, you can mine it from Muddy Scrap Piles in the Sunken Crypts in the Swamp region.

In total, Padded Armour will provide you with 78 armour and what's especially great, it basically comes with no penalty, just with -10% movement speed.

And that's it! Now you have one of the best armour sets currently available in the game!