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Terraria Armor Guide: Best Set & Armor Progression

Learn about the Best Armor in Terraira & how yo progress in the game from this guide.

Terraria is an Action-Adventure Sandbox game created by Re-Logic. It brings all of the good things of a Sandbox Survival game into a cool 16-bit Retro 2D game. Gather resources, build Structures, battle Mobs & Monsters, & against other Players, if you so choose. To battle said Mobs, Monsters, & Bosses, you will need to have the best Armor possible. But What Armor should you use? Should you get the Best Armor or are there others that do the same for a cheaper price? In this guide, I will answer these questions in this Armor Guide in Terraria.

Armor Guide in Terraria

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Armor in Terraria is an equipable item that provides Defense Points. There are various types of Armor in the game. As you start your Adventure in a New World, you will have to find Armor quickly. The quicker you can find Armor, the faster you will progress & will be able to enter into Endgame. As you can see in the table below, there is a wide variety of Armor in the game. Some are better than others & some good ones that are easy to get. Whenever you start a New game, aim to get the cheapest Armor first & then get the more expensive ones. Start by getting Cactus Armor and then grind to get Copper Armor. Getting all of the Armor in Terraria is a waste of time unless you are a Completionist or you like the Armors Set Effects. Keep grinding till you can get the best Armor in the game, i.e. Stardust Armor. Here is a list of all the Armor you can get in Terraria & its Defense Points.

Category Armor Total Defense of the Armor Set How to get it
Pre-Hardmode Mining armor 3 Dropped by the Undead Miner
Wood armor 3 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Wood
Rain armor 3 Dropped from Raincoat Zombie
Rich Mahogany armor 4 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Rich Mahogany
Boreal Wood armor 4 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Boreal Wood
Palm Wood armor 4 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Palm Wood
Snow armor 4 Dropped by Frozen Zombie
Pink Snow armor 4 Crafted at the Workbench with Snow armor + 9 Pink Thread
Angler armor 4 Quest Reward from Angler
Cactus armor 4 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Cactus
Ebonwood armor 5 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Rich Ebonwood
Shadewood armor 5 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Rich Shadewood
Copper armor 6 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 48 Copper
Tin armor 7 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 48 Tin
Pumpkin armor 7 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Pumpkin
Ninja armor 9 Dropped by King Slime
Iron armor 9 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 60 Iron Bar
Lead armor 11 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 60 Lead Bar
Silver armor 13 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 60 Silver Bar
Fossil armor 13 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 60 Sturdy Fossil
Bee armor 13 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 30 Bee Wax
Tungsten armor 15 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 60 Tungsten Bar
Obsidian armor 15 Crafted at the Hellforge with 60 Obsidian, 30 Silk, 20 Shadow Scale/Tissue Sample
Gold armor 16 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 75 Gold Bar
Gladiator armor 16 Dropped by Hoplite
Meteor armor 16 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 45 Meteorite Bar
Jungle armor 17 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 10 Stinger & 2 Vine
Ancient Cobalt armor 17 Rarely Dropped by Hornets and Man Eaters
Necro armor 19 Crafted at the Workbench with 135 Cobweb & 150 Bone
Shadow armor 19 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 60 Demonite Bar & 45 Shadow Scale
Ancient Shadow armor 19 Rarely Dropped by Eater of Souls
Crimson armor 19 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 60 Crimtane Bar & 45 Tissue Sample
Platinum armor 20 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 75 Platinum Bar
Molten armor 25 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 45 Hellstone Bar
Hardmode  Pearlwood armor 8 Crafted at the Workbench for 75 Pearlwood
Spider armor 20 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 36 Spider Fang
 Forbidden armor 26 Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 46 Titanium Bar or Adamantite Bar & 3 Forbidden Fragment
 Spooky armor 30 Crafted at the Workbench for 750 Spooky Wood
Apprentice armor 32 Purchasable from the  Tavernkeep for 75 Defender Medals for the set
Tiki armor 35 Purchasable from the Witch Doctor for 1 Platinum & 50 Gold Coins
Crystal Assassin armor 36 Dropped by Queen Slime
Huntress armor 36 Purchasable from the  Tavernkeep for 75 Defender Medals for the set
Stardust armor 38 Crafted at the Ancient Manipulator with 45 Stardust Fragment & 36 Luminite Bar
 Spectral armor 40 Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 30 Soul of Fright,  Cobalt armor,  Mythril armor, Adamantite armor, & Hallowed armor
Armor pieces have an 11% chance to be dropped by Ocram
Dark Artist armor 42 Purchasable from the  Tavernkeep for 225 Defender Medals for the set
Frost armor 43 Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 46 Titanium Bar or Adamantite Bar & 3 Frost Core
 Titan armor 45 Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 30 Soul of Sight,  Cobalt armor,  Mythril armor, Adamantite armor, & Hallowed armor
Armor pieces have an 11% chance to be dropped by Ocram
Monk armor 46 Purchasable from the  Tavernkeep for 75 Defender Medals for the set
Nebula armor 46 Crafted at the Ancient Manipulator with 45 Nebula Fragment & 36 Luminite Bar
Red Riding armor 48 Purchasable from the  Tavernkeep for 225 Defender Medals for the set
Shroomite armor 51 Crafted at the Demon/Crimson Altar with 54 Shroomite Bar
Shinobi Infiltrator armor 54 Purchasable from the  Tavernkeep for 225 Defender Medals for the set
Squire armor 56 Purchasable from the  Tavernkeep for 75 Defender Medals for the set
Vortex armor 62 Crafted at the Ancient Manipulator with 45 Vortex Fragment & 36 Luminite Bar
Turtle armor 65 Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 54 Chlorophyte Bar & 3 Turtle Shell
 Dragon armor 65 Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 30 Soul of Might,  Cobalt armor,  Mythril armor, Adamantite armor, & Hallowed armor
Armor pieces have an 11% chance to be dropped by Ocram
 Valhalla Knight armor 68 Purchasable from the  Tavernkeep for 225 Defender Medals for the set
 Solar Flare armor 78 Crafted at the Ancient Manipulator with 45 Solar Fragment & 36 Luminite Bar
Spectre armor Hood: 30
Mask: 42
Crafted at the Demon/Crimson Altar with 54 Spectre Bar
Cobalt armor Magic: 18
Range: 20
Melee: 28
Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 45 Cobalt Bar
 Palladium armor Magic: 21
Range: 23
Melee: 32
Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 54 Palladium Bar
 Mythril armor Magic: 24
Range: 27
Melee: 37
Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 45 Mythril Bar
Orichalcum armor Magic: 27
Range: 30
Melee: 42
Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 54 Orichalcum Bar
Titanium armor Magic: 30
Range: 34
Melee: 49
Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 59 Titanium Bar
 Adamantite armor Magic: 32
Range: 36
Melee: 50
Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 54  Adamantite Bar
Chlorophyte armor Magic: 38
Range: 44
Melee: 51
Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 54 Chlorophyte Bar
Beetle armor Scale: 61
Shell: 73
Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 18 Beetle Husk & Turtle Armor
Hallowed armor Summon: 27
Magic: 31
Range: 35
Melee: 50
Crafted at the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil with 54 Hallowed Bar
Ancient Hallowed armor Summon: 27
Magic: 31
Range: 35
Melee: 50
Crafted at the Demon/Crimson Altar with 54 Hallowed Bar
Wizard & Miscellaneous Armor Pieces Amethyst Robe 0 Crafted at the Loom with 1 Robe & 10 Amethyst
Topaz Robe 1 Crafted at the Loom with 1 Robe & 10 Topaz
Sapphire Robe 1 Crafted at the Loom with 1 Robe & 10 Sapphire
Empty Bucket 1 Crafted at the Iron/Lead Anvil with 3  Iron/Lead Bar
Goggles 1 Crafted at the Workbench & a Chair with 2 Lens
Flinx Fur Coat 1 Crafted at the Loom with 10 Silk, 8 Flinx Fur, & 8 Gold/Platinum Bar
Magic Hat 2 Purchasable from the  Traveling Merchant for 3 Gold Coins
Emerald Robe 2 Crafted at the Loom with 1 Robe & 10 Emerald
Ruby Robe 2 Crafted at the Loom with 1 Robe & 10 Ruby
Amber Robe 2 Crafted at the Loom with 1 Robe & 10 Amber
Diving Helmet 2  Rarely Dropped from Sharks and Orcas
Diamond Robe 3 Crafted at the Loom with 1 Robe & 10 Diamond
Mystic Robe 3 Purchasable from the  Traveling Merchant for 3 Gold Coins & 50 Silver Coins
Boots of Ostara 3 Dropped from Lepus
Moon Lord Legs 3 Found in chests on any world with the seed 05162020
Wizard Hat 4 Dropped by Tim
Night Vision Helmet 4 Dropped from Granite Elementals
Purchasable from the Cyborg for 5 Gold Coins after defeating the Martian Madness event
Viking Helmet 4  Rarely Dropped from Undead Vikings
Ultrabright Helmet 4 Crafted at Tinkerer’s Workshop with 1 Mining Helmet & 1 Night Vision Helmet
Gi 4 Purchasable from the  Traveling Merchant for 2 Gold Coins

This was all about the Armor Sets in Terraria. Hopefully, this guide has helped you. You can also check out our other guides like How To Get The Mana Cloak in Terraria.