God of War: Best Armor

God of War: Best Armor

We show you how you can get the best armor for Kratos in God of War.

God of War allows players to equip and upgrade various types of armor, all of which have stat changes or unlock new abilities. Here we'll reveal the best armor and where you can find it.

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Best Armor in God of War

The best armor in God of War is the Mist Armor set, at least from our experiences in the game. The effects vary according to which type of Mist Armor you craft, but all of them are highly powerful and can do a lot for any player in combat.

You'll need to get to Niflheim before you can unlock the Mist Armor, a late-game reward. | SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

How to Get Mist Armor

You can get Mist Armor by unlocking the realm of Niflheim, which we've outlined how to do here, and doing the following once you're there:

  1. Fight your way through the maze and bank Mist Echoes you find with Sindri.
  2. Use 500 Mist Echoes to get access to the workshop.
  3. Collect the 9 pieces of Ivaldi's Rusted Armor in the workshop.
  4. Fight in the maze again to earn the resources needed to craft the Rusted Armor into Mist Armor.

Mist Armor Sets

There are three types of Mist Armor you can craft, with wrist, chest and waist sections for each one. None of them are notably better than the others, and all are very good, so feel free to pick the one that best suits your playstyle.

  • The Deadly Mist Armor: Good boost for Strength, Runic, Defense and Vitality. Provides a small amount of constant health regeneration. A well-balanced set.
  • The Endless Mist Armor: Higher boost for Strength, Defense and Vitality, but no bonus to Runic. Provides a small amount of constant health regeneration.
  • The Cursed Mist Armor: Higher boost for Strength, Runic and Defense, but no bonus to Vitality. Provides a small amount of constant health regeneration.

Mist Armor Effects

Aside from the high stat boosts, Mist Armor also provides constant, uninterrupted health regeneration, even during combat or without healthstones. For individual pieces of armor this is only a small level of regen, but wearing full Mist Armor stacks the ability to a fairly high rate, allowing players to undo damage fairly quickly, hence making it such a good armor type.

Additionally, Mist Armor of any kind also serves to delay the effects of the poisonous mist in Niflheim, granting the player more time to harvest materials and defeat while inside the Niflheim maze.

There's no way to find the Mist Armor, you have to have Brok or Sindri craft it for you. | SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Mist Armor Crafting Resources

To craft and fully upgrade any Mist Armor piece, you'll need the following ingredients:

Mist Armor Chest Piece (Max Level)

  • 20500 Hacksilver
  • 9000 Mist Echoes
  • 5 Niflheim Alloy
  • 5 Haze Weave
  • 100 Smouldering Embers

Mist Armor Wrist Piece (Max Level)

  • 15400 Hacksilver
  • 7000 Mist Echoes
  • 5 Niflheim Alloy
  • 3 Haze Weave
  • 1 Aesirbane
  • 5 Greater Crest of Flame.
  • Pristine Scales of the Realm

Mist Armor Waist Piece (Max Level)

  • 15400 Hacksilver
  • 7000 Mist Echoes
  • 5 Niflheim Alloy
  • 3 Haze Weave
  • 1 Aesirbane
  • 5 Greater Crest of Flame.
  • Pristine Dust of the Realm

This armor also includes Enchantment sockets, allowing you to further boost Kratos' level and gain new abilities. We've outlined some of the best enchantments in the game over here, or if you want to give your new armor a real test, we've got a guide on the most dangerous boss in God of War here.

Hel's bells, there's a lot of God of War content here at USG! You can find Mike's review of the game itself here, or see how we caught an emotional moment between the stars of the game here.

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