The Top 10 Best Elden Ring Armor Sets

The Top 10 Best Elden Ring Armor Sets

How to Find the Best Armor Sets in Elden Ring

Welcome to our list of the best armor sets in Elden Ring.

Although we’re confident with our list, it is definitely subjective and greatly depends on your build.

Note that the numbers are in alphabetical order and are not ranked from best to worst.

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1. Banished Knight Set

banished knight armor set

Type Banished Knight Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 35.5
  • VS Strike: 29.2
  • VS Slash: 36.4
  • VS Pierce: 33.5
  • Magic: 26.5
  • Fire: 26.5
  • Ligt: 25.6
  • Holy: 26.1
Resistance
  • Immunity: 143
  • Robustness: 197
  • Focus: 91
  • Vitality: 160
  • Poise: 472
Weight
  • 41.6

The Banished Knight is a heavyweight armor set that offers much lower weight than other heavyweight counterparts so you have more flexibility with your equip load limits.

How to obtain: Completing the set can be difficult because each piece drops individually from Banished Knights. Here are the best places to find the pieces:

  • Castle Sol
    • Altered Helm
    • Altered Chest
    • Unaltered Chest
    • Gauntlets
    • Greaves
  • Cathedral of Dragon Communion
    • Altered Chest
    • Unaltered Helm
    • Gauntlets
    • Greaves
  • Crumbling Farum Azula
    • Altered Chest
    • Unaltered Helm
    • Gauntlets
    • Greaves
  • Stormveil Castle
    • Altered Helm
    • Altered Chest
    • Gauntlets
    • Greaves

2. Black Knife Set

black knife armor set

Type Black Knife Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 22.5
  • VS Strike: 21.6
  • VS Slash: 24.4
  • VS Pierce: 24.4
  • Magic: 17.5
  • Fire: 18.9
  • Ligt: 13.5
  • Holy: 22.5
Resistance
  • Immunity: 65
  • Robustness: 108
  • Focus: 54
  • Vitality: 54
  • Poise: 40
Weight
  • 21.8

The Black Knife heavy armor set is a popular choice for assassin builds since it provides utility such as muffled footsteps, rolls, and jumps.

How to obtain: You can find the full set at Ordina, Liturgical Town in Consecrated Snowfield near an archway. Note that you’ll need both halves of the Haligtree Secret Medallion in order to use the Grand Lift of Rold.

3. Blackflame Monk Set

blackflame monk armor set

Type Blackflame Monk Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 26.1
  • VS Strike: 22.2
  • VS Slash: 28
  • VS Pierce: 25.2
  • Magic: 19.8
  • Fire: 25.4
  • Ligt: 15.6
  • Holy: 19.8
Resistance
  • Immunity: 74
  • Robustness: 127
  • Focus: 46
  • Vitality: 74
  • Poise: 50
Weight
  • 27

The Blackflame Monk Set is a great choice for magic wielders due to its solid overall protection in combination with keeping a light Equip Load.

How to obtain: The pieces of The Blackflame Monk Set drop from the Blackflame Monks at the Divine Tower of Caelid near the Basement site of grace or near the Temple of Eiglay site of grace. Note that the pieces will drop one at a time.

4. Lionel’s Set

lionel's armor set

Type Blackflame Monk Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 33.5
  • VS Strike: 31.5
  • VS Slash: 36.4
  • VS Pierce: 37.2
  • Magic: 26.5
  • Fire: 28.9
  • Ligt: 25.6
  • Holy: 26.5
Resistance
  • Immunity: 150
  • Robustness: 235
  • Focus: 100
  • Vitality: 100
  • Poise: 86
Weight
  • 50.5

If you want to be incredibly tanky with high poise, the Lionel’s Set is a great option. While still providing high protection, it offers lighter weight than other heavy sets like the Bull-Goat.

How to obtain: To find the Lionel armor set, head to the building at Lower Capital Curch grace (Leyndell, Royal Capital). You’ll find the set on the bed there.

5. Malenia’s Armor

malenias armor set

Type Malenia’s Armor Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 23.3
  • VS Strike: 17
  • VS Slash: 24.3
  • VS Pierce: 21
  • Magic: 14.4
  • Fire: 17
  • Ligt: 11.4
  • Holy: 18.4
Resistance
  • Immunity: 108
  • Robustness: 90
  • Focus: 36
  • Vitality: 36
  • Poise: 37
Weight
  • 20.5

Malenia’s Armor set offers a powerful late game option within the lightweight class. In addition to looking awesome, you’ll also get high robustness, immunity, and versatile protection again physical and magic.

How to obtain: You’ll need to defeat Malenia and then purchase it from Enia (56,000 runes total).

6. Mushroom Armor

mushroom armor set

Type Mushroom Armor Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 12.5
  • VS Strike: 14.5
  • VS Slash: 5.5
  • VS Pierce: 19.8
  • Magic: 26.1
  • Fire: 10.9
  • Ligt: 25.3
  • Holy: 25.6
Resistance
  • Immunity: 243
  • Robustness: 57
  • Focus: 215
  • Vitality: 181
  • Poise: 11
Weight
  • 12.1

In addition to looking like one of the strangest sets of armor, the Mushroom set also provides incredible resistance to status effects like blight, poison, and rot. It just makes life easier in circumstances that are otherwise a pain to face.

How to obtain: You can find the Mushroom Crown on a corpse near the south-eastern corner of the Lake of Rot. The rest of the pieces can be found at Seethewater Cave within the cavern with a Giant Poison Flower and mushroom people.

7. Raging Wolf Set

raging wolf armor set

Type Raging Wolf Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 25.9
  • VS Strike: 23
  • VS Slash: 25.9
  • VS Pierce: 24.9
  • Magic: 19.8
  • Fire: 22.1
  • Ligt: 13.8
  • Holy: 18.5
Resistance
  • Immunity: 75
  • Robustness: 131
  • Focus: 42
  • Vitality: 42
  • Poise: 42
Weight
  • 24.2

If you’re looking for a versatile Medium weight armor, Raging Wolf is a great choice. The value is really solid for the weight-to-defenses tradeoff.

How to obtain: You can find the Raging Wolf set at Leyendell, Royal Capital after you get the second to last letter from Volcano Manor. Upon assassinating Vagram the Raging Wolf and Errant Sorcerer Wilhelm, you’ll obtain the full set.

8. Royal Remains Set

royal remains armor set

Type Royal Remains Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 23.6
  • VS Strike: 23.6
  • VS Slash: 25.5
  • VS Pierce: 23.6
  • Magic: 19.1
  • Fire: 20.4
  • Ligt: 16.2
  • Holy: 17.8
Resistance
  • Immunity: 84
  • Robustness: 135
  • Focus: 57
  • Vitality: 27
  • Poise: 44
Weight
  • 25.3

 You really can’t go wrong with choosing the Royal Remains set. It’s easy to get, provides well-rounded protection, and isn’t too heavy to boot. In addition, once you complete the set, you’ll regenerate HP slowly if you’re below 18% HP.

How to obtain: To find the Royal Remains set, defeat Ensha of the Royal Remains by triggering the fight offered after talking to Albus (disguised as a pot at the Village of the Albinaurics).

9. Spellblade Set

spellblade armor set

Type Spellblade Set Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 8.9
  • VS Strike: 5.9
  • VS Slash: 8.9
  • VS Pierce: 25.11
  • Magic: 25.11
  • Fire: 22.6
  • Ligt: 23.5
  • Holy: 25.1
Resistance
  • Immunity: 86
  • Robustness: 44
  • Focus: 141
  • Vitality: 151
  • Poise: 15
Weight
  • 8.6

If you’re going for a Glintstone-centric build, the Spellblade set is a solid choice due to its high Focus, magical defense, and Vitality. It’s incredibly lightweight as well. Do note that it doesn’t boost incantations or sorceries.

How to obtain: Start Ranni’s questline and then find Sorcerer Rogier who will have died and drops the armor. Note that you may need to teleport to a different site of grace to trigger his death.

10. Veteran’s Set

veteran's armor set

Type Blackflame Monk Set Stats
Dmg Negation
  • Phy: 35.5
  • VS Strike: 32.7
  • VS Slash: 35.5
  • VS Pierce: 33.5
  • Magic: 26.5
  • Fire: 27.6
  • Ligt: 25.3
  • Holy: 26.1
Resistance
  • Immunity: 150
  • Robustness: 218
  • Focus: 110
  • Vitality: 110
  • Poise: 80
Weight
  • 45

The Veteran’s Set is among the best late-game choices for melee builds due to its high Poise and physical defense.

How to obtain: After defeating Commander Niall at the Castle Sol Rooftop, you’ll be able to purchase the set from Enia for 18,000 runes.

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