As in previous FromSoftware games, there are a variety of weapons and armor in Elden Ring. These items have different stats depending on their quality. If you want to survive in the brutal Lands Between, you should find the best armor. In this article, we'll list all the armor pieces that exist in the game so far. Welcome to the Elden Ring armor tier list.
Although it's a bit more forgiving than other Souls games, it's normal to feel overwhelmed when playing Elden Ring. After all, this is a game in which even the weakest-looking enemies can kill you in one move. The following armor pieces won't completely prevent this, but they'll definitely help.
There are quests that you'll have to complete to get most of the armor in the list below. For others, you'll have to defeat the toughest bosses in the game. We'll create another guide to the best armor in the game, but first, let's take a look at the tier list.
Elden Ring Best Armor Tier List
We've picked out the best armor in Elden Ring for you and ranked them in order of best to worst. It'll take some time to find the strongest armor on the list, but you can be sure that it'll be worth it.
- S Tier: Best armor in Elden Ring.
- A Tier: Very powerful armor pieces with choices suitable for your character build.
- B Tier: Armor's will last for a long time, even if they are insufficient at the end game.
- C Tier: Elden Ring's average quality armor sets.
- D Tier: Non-ideal, early-game armor pieces.
- E Tier: The simplest armor of the game. You need to change it quickly.
- F Tier: The worst armor of Elden Ring. Do not use.
Elden Ring S-Tier Armor List
Elden Ring has a few S-Tier armor pieces. While most of these are heavy armor, we've listed the strongest ones you'll want to find based on your own build.
|Alberich's Pointed Hat and Robe||Light|
|Snow Witch Hat||Light|
|Spellblade's Pointed Hat and Traveling Attire||Light|
|Land of Reeds Armor||Medium|
|Lusat's Glintstone Crown||Medium|
|White Reed Armor||Medium|
|Banished Knight Greaves||Heavy|
|Bull-Goat Armor, Gauntlets, Greaves, and Helm||Heavy|
|Radahn's Lion Armor, Gauntlets, Greaves, and Redmane Helm||Heavy|
|Twinsage Glintstone Crown||Heavy|
|Veteran's Armor, Gauntlets, Greaves, Helm||Heavy|
If you want to increase your physical resistance to the bosses of the Elden Ring, you should have the Bull Goat armor set. Since it's heavy armor, your movements will be slowed down, so it's not suitable for mage builds. But if you do physical attacks, you should definitely have this set.
Since it's one of the best armor sets in the game, it's quite hard to get. You need to follow the steps below in order:
- Spare the Patches' life during the quest in Murkwater Cave.
- Then go to the Scenic Isle in Liurnia of the Lakes and talk to Patches.
- Accept the Volcano Manor quest, but don't kill Rykard yet. Accept the quest from Patches instead.
- Defeat the Great Horned Tragoth in the Ruin-Strewn Precipice.
If you follow this order successfully, you'll get the best armor set of the Elden Ring.
Elden Ring A-Tier Armor List
|Azur's Glintstone Robe||Light|
|Mushroom Head, Body, Arms, and Legs||Light|
|Snow Witch Robe||Light|
|Spellblade's Gloves and Trousers||Light|
|Azur's Glintstone Crown||Medium|
|Black Knife Hood||Medium|
|Eccentric's Armor, Hood, and Manchettes||Medium|
|Elden Lord Bracers||Medium|
|Exile Gauntlets and Hood||Medium|
|Fire Monk Armor and Hood||Medium|
|Gelmir Knight Armor||Medium|
|Godrick Knight Armor and Helm||Medium|
|Kaiden Gauntlets and Helm||Medium|
|Land of Reeds Helm||Medium|
|Raging Wolf Armor||Medium|
|Vagabond Knight Armor and Helm||Medium|
|Banished Knight Armor and Helm||Heavy|
|Beast Champion Armor, Greaves, and Helm||Heavy|
|Crucible Axe Armor, Helm, and Greaves||Heavy|
|Crucible Tree Armor and Helm||Heavy|
|Imp Head Cat||Heavy|
|Imp Head Wolf||Heavy|
|Lionel's Armor, Greaves, and Helm||Heavy|
|Malformed Dragon Armor, Gauntlets, Greaves, and Helm||Heavy|
|Scaled Armor, Gauntlets, Greaves, and Helm||Heavy|
One of the best heavy armor sets in Elden Ring is Lionel's set. Especially if you're looking for an alternative to the Bull Goat armor set, you can easily get this. Unlike many other powerful weapons and armor pieces in the game, you don't have to kill a boss to get Lionel's set.
After exploring the Royal Capital, head straight to Leyndell. In this area, you'll find Lionel's Set on the bed in the Lower Capital Church. That's it! There are no traps, challenging missions or hidden boss fights.
Elden Ring B-Tier Armor List
There is just two B-Tier light armor in Elden Ring: Leather Gloves and Omensmirk Mask. But medium and heavy armor piece number is quite high.
|Black Knife Armor and Gauntlets||Medium|
|Bloodhound Knight Armor||Medium|
|Carian Knight Armor||Medium|
|Chain Armor and Coif||Medium|
|Elden Lord Armor and Crown||Medium|
|Zamor Armor, Bracelets and Mask||Medium|
|All-Knowing Gauntlet and Greaves||Heavy|
|Briar Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
|Cleanrot Armor, Gauntlets, Greaves and Helm||Heavy|
|Fire Monk Gauntlets||Heavy|
|Gelmir Knight Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
|Godrick Knight Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
|Leyndell Knight Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
|Leyndell Soldier Gauntlets||Heavy|
|Maliketh's Armor, Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
|Prisoner Iron Mask||Heavy|
|Radahn Soldier Greaves||Heavy|
|Raging Wolf Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
|Raya Lucarian Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
|Rotten Duelist Greaves||Heavy|
|Twinned Armor, Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
|Vagabond Knight Gauntlets and Greaves||Heavy|
Elden Ring C-Tier Armor List
|Blue Cloth Cowl||Light|
|Godskin Apostle Bracelets||Light|
|Great Horned Headband||Light|
|Vulgar Militia Gauntlets||Light|
|Blue Cloth Vest||Medium|
|Foot Soldier Cap, Gauntlets and Helmet||Medium|
|Land of Reeds Gauntlets||Medium|
|Omenkiller Boots and Long Gloves||Medium|
|Vulgar Militia Helm||Medium|
|Warrior Gauntlets and Greaves||Medium|
|White Reed Gauntlets||Medium|
|Black Knife Greaves||Heavy|
|Bloodhound Knight Gauntlets, Greaves and Helm||Heavy|
|Carian Knight Gauntlets, Greaves and Helm||Heavy|
|Elden Lord Greaves||Heavy|
|Gelmir Knight Helm||Heavy|
|Godrick Knight Helm||Heavy|
|Karolos Glintstone Crown||Heavy|
|Knight Gauntlets, Greaves and Helm||Heavy|
|Leyndell Knight Helm||Heavy|
|Olivinus Glintstone Crown||Heavy|
|Raging Wolf Helm||Heavy|
|Silver Tear Mask||Heavy|
That's it. That's all you need to know about the Elden Ring Armor Tier List. Although there are dozens of different armors that aren't listed here, we don't recommend using them because they aren't valuable.