Armor plays a huge role in Dauntless, as it's going to determine the difficulty rating of the fight ahead of you. All Dauntless armor sets have elemental resistances and weaknesses, and you're going to need to know which armor set works well against what. In this Dauntless armor guide, we'll be providing you with a list of all armor stats in the game, as well as outlining the single best Dauntless armor set you can get.
In the table below, we'll list out every Dauntless armor set in the entire game. You'll start out with nothing but the Recruit's set on you, and you're going to need to head to the armor vendor in Ramsgate to craft any additional armor sets.
|Armor Set||Base Resistance||Element Resistance||Element Weakness|
|Embermane Armor||100||100 Blaze||100 Frost|
|Boreus Armor||100||100 Frost||100 Blaze|
|Charrog Armor||100||100 Blaze||100 Frost|
|Skarn Armor||100||100 Terra||100 Shock|
|Skraev Armor||100||100 Frost||100 Blaze|
|Nayzaga Armor||100||100 Shock||100 Terra|
|Drask Armor||100||100 Shock||100 Terra|
|Pangar Armor||100||100 Frost||100 Blaze|
|Hellion Armor||100||100 Blaze||100 Frost|
|Stormclaw Armor||100||100 Shock||100 Terra|
|Kharabak Armor||100||100 Terra||100 Shock|
|Rezakiri Armor||100||100 Radiant||100 Umbral|
|Shrowd Armor||100||100 Umbral||100 Radiant|
|Koshai Armor||100||100 Terra||100 Shock|
|Riftstalker Armor||100||100 Umbral||100 Radiant|
|Valomyr Armor||100||100 Radiant||100 Umbral|
It's important to remember that all Dauntless armor sets comprise of four pieces in total: your helmet, greaves, gauntlets, and chest piece. All four armor items combine to make any of the sets we've detailed above, and when this happens, the full armor set will provide you with the bonuses and weaknesses that we've listed above.
Dauntless Best Armor
But is there a single best armor set in the whole of Dauntless? The honest answer to this is that there simply isn't, because of the way that every armor set has both a strength and weakness versus different elements.
It really is a case of taking each monster on a case by case basis with Dauntless. You're going to want to equip the appropriate armor for the job, so for example if you're taking on a strong Blaze monster, equip something like the Embermane armor set.
Additionally, basically every armor set in Dauntless is on equal footing when it comes to base damage resistance (with the exception of the Recruit's armor set). Every armor set in the game has a base damage resistance of 100, so there truly isn't one individual armor set in Dauntless that stands head and shoulders above the rest.
How to Unlock Armor in Dauntless
We mentioned previously that you start out Dauntless with nothing but the Recruit's armor set in your inventory. From there, you need to unlock all the additional Dauntless armor sets that we've detailed above, one by one.
The only way to unlock a new armor set for crafting is to slay the monster associated with the armor set. So for example, you're going to need to slay the Boreus if you want to craft the Boreus armor set, and so on. In order to unlock additional monsters for hunting, you're going to want to track down Katerin Sorrel, who is standing to the left of the Hunt Board where you spawn into Ramsgate after a mission. You'll need to complete quests for Katerin, which will, in turn, unlock new monsters for you to track down and slay.
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