Dauntless Armor List - All the Dauntless Best Armor Sets

Dauntless Armor List - All the Dauntless Best Armor Sets

This is our full Dauntless armor guide, complete with the detailed Dauntless best armor breakdown, and more.

Dauntless armor is going to often dictate whether you're left standing, or completely down and out of the right, after an attack from a monster. In our complete Dauntless armor guide, we're going to be compiling a detailed listing of every single armor set in the game, breaking down if there's one particular best Dauntless armor set, and more.

Dauntless Armor

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 SetBase ResistanceElement ResistanceElement Weakness
Recruit's Armor80NoneNone
Gnasher Armor100NoneNone
Quillshot Armor100NoneNone
Shrike Armor100NoneNone
Embermane Armor100100 Blaze100 Frost
Boreus Armor100100 Frost100 Blaze
Charrog Armor100100 Blaze100 Frost
Skarn Armor100100 Terra100 Shock
Skraev Armor100100 Frost100 Blaze
Nayzaga Armor100100 Shock100 Terra
Drask Armor100100 Shock100 Terra
Pangar Armor100100 Frost100 Blaze
Hellion Armor100100 Blaze100 Frost
Stormclaw Armor100100 Shock100 Terra
Kharabak Armor100100 Terra100 Shock
Rezakiri Armor100100 Radiant100 Umbral
Shrowd Armor100100 Umbral100 Radiant
Koshai Armor100100 Terra100 Shock
Riftstalker Armor100100 Umbral100 Radiant
Valomyr Armor100100 Radiant100 Umbral
The Embermane armor set. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Phoenix Labs

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 Gnasher armor set. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Phoenix Labs

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.

Here's the Dauntless armor vendor. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Phoenix Labs

If it's more Dauntless content you're after, then we've got you sorted. You can check out our full Dauntless beginner's guide, our in-depth Dauntless weapons guide, our page on the current Dauntless Season 5 Hunt Pass, or the current Dauntless server status page for more.

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