- This article is about armor sets organized by acquisition methods. For armor sets organized by their stats, see Equipment acquisition by stats. For a checklist style list of armor sets, see List of armor sets.
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Armor set refers to a group of armor pieces that are designed to match each other, have similar methods of acquisition, and whose names match. Most armor is part of an armor set which has a skin set of the same name, but some armor sets, such as Yakkington's armor, don't have a unique skin. In this case, the armor skin set is listed in the item's tooltip box. In the case of Yakkington's armor, the skin set is Scallywag armor. Some pieces of armor are not part of an armor set, or a skin set. These pieces are known as standalone armor.
It is important to note the difference between the armor name and the skin name. In many cases the armor name and the skin name are the same, however in cases where they differ, only the skin name matters for deciding whether or not they are part of a set. For example, karma armor is made up of pieces of armor that are not part of any set, but they all share a group of skin sets.
Armor sets can be broken into groups by their method of acquisition, however some sets can be acquired by more than one means, and in this case, an armor set can appear in more than one category.
Loot armor refers to armor found as loot, both dropped by fallen mobs and acquired through chests. Loot armor will be no lower than the players level, and no higher than the level of the monster that dropped it. It can be received in any rarity, from Basic to Exotic. Ascended armor can even be found in chests, though this is extremely rare, and as such ascended armor is more properly classified as crafted armor. Loot armor has a tiered structure, usually with one set per tier for each weight. Most of these pieces can be acquired in a large number of ways, and details for this can be found on the armor pages itself.
|Tier||Light Set||Medium Set||Heavy Set||Rarity||Level Range|
|2||Country||Studded||Worn chain||Basic, Fine||0-29|
|3 ||Magician||Swindler||Worn Scale||Fine, Masterwork||11-59|
|4 ||Cabalist||Privateer||Reinforced Scale||Fine, Masterwork, Rare||39-80|
- ^ Studded Helm and Studded Shoulders can only be obtained through the personal story.
- ^ Only the Marauder Helm can be obtained as loot. Only Privateer Boots can be obtained at this tier. All other slots are Rogue armor. Exotic versions of this tier only dropped as loot in Molten Facility.
- ^ This tier is most commonly obtained from map completion of high level zones, though is also on the loot table.
- ^ Armor of this tier shares its skin with tier 6.
- ^ Ascended armor pieces do not drop directly, but ascended chests can be found in chests, however this is extremely rare.
- ^ Requires the Heart of Thorns expansion
- ^ Requires the Heart of Thorns expansion
Crafted armor is armor that is crafted through the Tailor, Leatherworker, or Armorsmith crafting professions. There are 7 tiers of crafted armor, one for each level of crafting mastery: novice, initiate, apprentice, journeyman, adept, master, and grandmaster. Additionally, players can craft a rare armor set at tiers 2 through 5, which shares the same skin, and varies only in level requirement.
|Tier||Light Set||Medium Set||Heavy Set||Rarity||Level|
|1||Embroidered||Seeker||Chain||Fine, Masterwork||10, 15, 20|
|2||Student||Outlaw||Scale||Fine, Masterwork||30, 35|
|3||Acolyte||Leather||Splint||Fine, Masterwork||45, 50|
|4||Winged||Rascal||Tempered Scale||Fine, Masterwork||55, 65|
|5||Feathered||Prowler||Barbaric||Fine, Masterwork||70, 80|
|Rare||Masquerade||Noble||Gladiator||Rare||35, 50, 65, 80|
|7||Light Illustrious||Medium Illustrious||Heavy Illustrious||Ascended||80|
|7||Light Ornate Guild||Medium Ornate Guild||Heavy Ornate Guild||Exotic||80|
- Primary article: Dungeon armor
Dungeon armor refers to armor bought using tokens obtained during Explorable Mode dungeon paths. There are two different types, dungeon armor and dungeon rare armor. Dungeon rare armor uses the skins for tier 5 loot armor and matches the level requirement of the dungeon itself. Dungeon armor has unique skins, is exotic, and level 80. Visit the main article for information related its stats and which prefixes come from which dungeon. A full set of rare armor costs 210 tokens and a full set of exotic armor costs 1380 tokens. This tokens can be traded in the Dungeon Armor and Weapons vendor in Fort Marriner, Lion's Arch.
Karma armor is armor that can be purchased from karma merchants. Inside Orr, there is no requirement to purchase from these merchants, but outside Orr, players must complete renown hearts before accessing a karma merchant's inventory. All karma armor sets except for Duelist armor, Heavy Plate armor, and Temple armor can be purchased in skin form from the Armor Master in WvW. Karma armor lacks a rigid tier structure, but can be approximately listed from lowest level to highest level.
|Light Set||Medium Set||Heavy Set||Rarity|
|Dry Bones||Duelist||Pit Fighter||Fine, Masterwork|
|Stately||Stalker||Studded Plate||Fine, Masterwork|
|—||—||Heavy Plate||Fine, Masterwork|
|Primitive||Buccaneer||Dark Templar||Fine, Masterwork|
- Primary article: Cultural armor
Cultural armor is armor that can only be worn by one particular race. It is sold by cultural armorsmiths, which can be found in each race's city or in World vs World maps. There are three different weights in three different tiers for each race, meaning 9 unique sets for each race and 45 unique sets in total. They are among the most expensive armor sets in the game. All sets are rare and have level and costs detailed below:
|1||35||40||40||80||34||60||34||2 88||2 52|
|2||60||1 00||1 00||2 00||80||1 50||80||7 10||6 21 25|
|3||80||20 00||20 00||30 00||12 00||25 00||12 00||119 00||104 12 50|
- ^ Assuming you sell the armor pieces instead of keeping them.
|1||Adept||Protean||Galvanic||Frinna or Skritt Trader|
|2||Genius||Auxiliary Powered||Electroplated||Clott or Skritt Trader|
|3||Savant||Prototype||Electromagnetic||Slokk or Skritt Trader|
|1||Invoker's||Drover||Warband||Comidus or Skritt Trader|
|2||Archon||Wrangler||Legion||Eliana or Skritt Trader|
|3||Magus||Trapper||Dreadnought||Scyllix or Skritt Trader|
|1||Researcher's||Scout's||Commander's||Glory or Skritt Trader|
|2||Aristocrat's||Falconer's||Avenger's||Jerafim or Skritt Trader|
|3||Sorcerer's||Assassin's||Protector's||Firenzia or Skritt Trader|
|1||Sheepskin||Wolfborn||Dolyak||Sken or Skritt Trader|
|2||Havroun||Predatory||Eagle||Dela or Skritt Trader|
|3||Lupine||Wolf||Stag||Valdsam or Skritt Trader|
|1||Snapdragon||Evergreen||Arborist||Annamh or Skritt Trader|
|2||Orchid||Nightshade||Warden||Onnoir or Skritt Trader|
|3||Dryad||Firstborn||Oaken||Imma or Skritt Trader|
- Primary article: World vs World armor
WvW armor refers to armor that can be purchased using Badges of Honor or completing Reward Tracks, earned while participating in World versus World. There are sets of armor and also armor skins. Armor sets can be purchased from either the Armor Trader or Armor Master and are offered in a number of different prefixes. Skins match karma armor (except for rawhide armor, which is a loot armor set) and can only be purchased from the Armor Master. They are all level 80 only. Diviner and Mistwalker armor are the only WvW unique armor sets offered.
|—||Diviner||Mist Walker||Heavy Plate||Armor Master: 5 44 + 950|
|1||Devout||Supple Leather (Rogue)||Duelist armor (Militia)||45|
|2||Dry Bones||Rawhide||Pit Fighter||90|
|3||Stately||Warden (Stalker)||Plated (Studded Plate)||135|
|4||Tactical (Primitive)||Conquest (Buccaneer)||Dark (Dark Templar)||180|
There are currently two unique PvP armor sets. Players are also able to obtain dungeon armor skins by completing certain PvP Reward Tracks, in addition to the small chance to receive an ascended chest. It was previously possible to obtain certain other unique skins via PvP; however, this was under the old reward system, and those armor sets are now unobtainable. Note that the Fires of Balthazar Skin does not count as an armor skin, since back items are not considered armor.
Order armor is armor that can be purchased once a player joins an order during their personal story. A character can only join one order, however upon purchasing the armor from the order merchant, players will unlock the skin that can be used on any other character via the wardrobe interface. All armor is rare and level 80. All sets cost 8 88 , except for Light Whisper's Secret armor, which only costs 7 52 because it doesn't have a shoulder component.
Gem Store armor
Gem Store armor is purchased from the gem store. When purchased the player receives six skins, one for each slot, which can be applied to armor for free. The skins will also be unlocked in the wardrobe, but using the wardrobe to apply the skins costs transmutation charges. There is no level requirement, but putting skins on low level armor means that transmutation charges must be spent to move it to higher level armor as the player progresses in levels.
|Light Aetherblade||Medium Aetherblade||Heavy Aetherblade||800|
|Light Zodiac||Medium Zodiac||Heavy Zodiac||800|
- Primary article: Heritage armor
Heritage armor is a set of armor skins that can be purchased from the Hall of Monuments as long as the player has accumulated 6 Hall of Monuments Points from the original Guild Wars. Once the point threshold is met, the skin items are free, allowing for as many free transmutations as the player wants.
|Light Heritage armor||Medium Heritage armor||Heavy Heritage armor|
- Primary article: Mistward armor
Mistward armor is a heavy armor that can be obtained by completing the Mistward Collections.
|Mistward Headwrap (achievement)||Head|
|Mistward Pauldrons (achievement)||Shoulders|
|Mistward Plate (achievement)||Chest|
|Mistward Warfists (achievement)||Gloves|
|Mistward Legguards (achievement)||Leggings|
|Mistward Warboots (achievement)||Boots|
The following armor sets are either fully or partially unobtainable. Before the changes made to PvP rewards, players could receive pieces of these sets from reward chests and by following certain recipes. Now that PvP rewards are fixed to certain drop tables, no new players can obtain these armor sets, except for pieces that are able to be obtained elsewhere. Players which had these pieces before the change still have them, and there is still a slot for them in the wardrobe.
|Guild Archmage armor||Light||The entire set is nearly identical to Devout armor except that it displays a guild emblem on the chestpiece. Guild Light Armor has the chest skin from this set. Other pieces are unobtainable.|
|Guild Watchman armor||Medium||The entire set is nearly identical to Council Watch armor except that it displays a guild emblem on the chestpiece. Guild Medium Armor has the chest skin from this set. Other pieces are unobtainable.|
|Marauder armor||Medium||Dropped armor of this tier except helm all use Rogue Armor by mistake. Commando's Bandanna, Commando's Shoulderguards, Commando's Jacket, and Commando's Pants can be acquired through personal story. Gloves and Shoes are unobtainable.|
|Studded armor||Medium||Dropped armor of this tier uses Swindler Armor for head and shoulders instead of their proper skin. Studded Helm and Studded Shoulders are unobtainable.|
|Guild Defender armor||Heavy||The entire set is nearly identical to Banded armor except that it displays a guild emblem on the chestpiece. Guild Heavy Armor has the chest skin from this set. Other pieces are unobtainable.|
|Heavy Scale armor||Heavy||Stalwart's Armor, Slayer's Armor, and Caretaker's Hauberk each have the chest skin from this set. Other pieces are unobtainable.|
- This list does not include standalone armor since they are not considered part of any armor set.
|Light armor||Medium armor||Heavy armor|