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Best Early Armor To Unlock In God of War Ragnarok – Nidavellir’s Finest Armor

Check out the best armor that you can early at the very beginning of GOW Ragnarok.

Armor in God of War Ragnarok is an important character attribute. Good armor at the start can help you to fight stronger enemies. Other than armor, weapons and skills are two primary attributes to make Kratos strong. Upgrades for weapons and skills will unlock as you progress through the story. The challenge is to get good armor a little early in the game. Armor will boost Strength, Defense, and Vitality. Also upgrading the Armor will make Kratos stronger. So here is the best armor to unlock early in GOW Armor.

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Best Armor To Unlock Early – Nidavellir’s Finest Armor

Nidavellir’s Finest Armor can be unlocked after completing a few missions and unlocking the tower. When you are in the chapter The Path, and on your mission Quest to Tyr, you will meet a guy Raeb in the Tavern. Speaking to this guy will unlock the Service of Asgard Favor. In this side-mission, you will have to shut down three rigs and be done. You will unlock

crafting items to build Nidavellir’s Finest Armor, which includes chest armor, wrist armor, and waist armor. To know how to unlock Nidavellir’s Finest Armor read our Service of Asgard walkthrough.

Nidavellir’s Finest Armor

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Nidavellir’s Finest Armor when upgraded will reward you with some additional boost. For example, Nidavellir’s Finest Plackart comes with Stunning Restoration. Whenever you will grab an enemy by pressing R3 it will give Kratos a Health Burst. Stunning Persistance I by Arm Guards will reduce enemy Stun bar drain by 50%. And when you upgrade the waist guard you will get a stun reduction of 100%. Here is the cost of Hacksilver and other items required to upgrade the armor pieces to the max.

Nidavellir’s Finest Plackart Upgrade Cost:

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  • Level 2: 2 Nidavellir Ore
  • Level 3: 2000 Hacksilver + 13 Forged Iron
  • Level 4: 6000 Hacksilver + 4 Dwarven Steel
  • Level 5: 10000 Hacksilver + 8 Dwarven Steel
  • Level 6: 15000 Hacksilver + 2 Asgardian Ingot
  • Level 7: 20000 Hacksilver + 4 Asgardian Ingot
  • Level 8: 25000 Hacksilver + 20 Purified Crystalline
  • Level 9: 25000 Hacksilver + 2 Smoldering EmbersBy upgrading the Plackart to the max you will unlock 54 Strength, 95 Defense, and 54 Vitality.

Nidavellir’s Finest Arm Guards Upgrade Cost:

  • Level 2: 2 Nidavellir Ore
  • Level 3: 1200 Hacksilver + 6 Forged Iron
  • Level 4: 4000 Hacksilver + 2 Dwarven Steel
  • Level 5: 6500 Hacksilver + 4 Dwarven Steel
  • Level 6: 10000 Hacksilver + 1 Asgardian Ingot
  • Level 7: 13500 Hacksilver + 2 Asgardian Ingot
  • Level 8: 16500 Hacksilver + 10 Purified Crystalline
  • Level 9: 25000 Hacksilver + 5 Tempered RemnantsBy upgrading the Plackart to the max you will unlock 68 Strength, 26 Defense, and 34 Vitality.

Nidavellir’s Finest Waist Guard Upgrade Cost:

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  • Level 2: 2 Nidavellir Ore
  • Level 3: 1200 Hacksilver + 6 Forged Iron
  • Level 4: 4000 Hacksilver + 2 Dwarven Steel
  • Level 5: 6500 Hacksilver + 4 Dwarven Steel
  • Level 6: 10000 Hacksilver + 1 Asgardian Ingot
  • Level 7: 13500 Hacksilver + 2 Asgardian Ingot
  • Level 8: 16500 Hacksilver + 3 Asgardian Ingot + 10x Purified Crystalline
  • Level 9: 25000 Hacksilver + 20 Purified Crystalline + x10 Sparkling CrystalBy upgrading the Plackart to the max you will unlock 94 Defense and 34 Vitality.

Nidavellir’s Finest Armor is one of the best ones to unlock early in the game, later you can progress to the main story and find chances to unlock different armor in the game. You can check our guide on Best Armor in GOW Ragnarok, to know something more about different armors in the game. For more help on the game, armor unlocks and the latest tips do check our GOW Ragnarok Wiki Guide.