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Final Fantasy 7 Remake – The Best Armor Guide

Here are list of top 6 best armors

Armor in Final Fantasy 7 Remake adds additional defense and damage to physical and magical attacks. Induced with Materia Slots, you can amplify your character stats using a good armor. In this guide, you will learn about the best armor FF7 Remake, which brings a combination of the best physical attack, magic attack, and materia slots. Also, you can check the list of all armors in FF7 Remake below. So let’s begin with the best armor in the FF7 Remake guide.

Which is the best armor in FF7 Remake?

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Chain Bangle is the best armor in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. It is an all-rounder armor that brings a perfect balance between physical and magic attacks. But it unlocks quite a later in the game until you reach the Shinra Building. Located inside the treasure chest on the 63rd Floor.

Chain Bangle has the second-highest defense (50) and magic defense (50). 50 in each makes Chain Bangle a perfect balance armor you will ever need in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. And four materia slots are linked with each other. This adds more to the power giving you a chance to induced various effects boosting the power of armor to the max.

Chain Bangle is located on the 63rd Floor of Shinra building, while in a quest to follow Red you will be in a room that looks like a hospital. The chest which has the Chain Bangle is located on the right of the door to enter the room. It is easy to locate, just keep a close eye on the right corner of the door as soon as you enter various rooms after crossing battle areas during Chapter 17.

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Chain Bangle Stats: A bangle developed to enhance the connections between materia.

  • Defense – 50
  • Magic – 50
  • Material Slot – 0-00-0

Top Armors in Final Fantasy 7 Remake

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There are few more armors in the game, some of which are best in terms of defense while some are good enough for Magic Defense. Below is a list of other best armors and tips on how to find them.

1. Cog Bangle: 

  • Defense – 39
  • Magic – 39
  • Material Slot – No slots.

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A decent armor with nice defense and magic. But it lacks materia slots, this makes it limited to close combat only. You can unlock Cog Bangle Armor in FF7 Remake in the Shinra building on the 63rd floor.

2. Supreme Bracer:

  • Defense – 61
  • Magic – 16
  • Material Slot – No slots.

Supreme Bacer is best in terms of Defense. It is best for the character who is good at close combat and physical attacks. It is not useful against enemies who use a lot of magical attacks. Supreme Bracer is located in the Shinra Building. I Chapter 16 or 17 you will unlock Shinra Combat Simulator. The armor is a reward for completing the Barret vs. Soldier Trainee challenge.

3. Iron Maiden:

  • Defense – 124
  • Magic – 20
  • Material Slot – No slots.

Iron Maiden is the best armor for max defense. You can see the stats above, it just gives you one of the max out defense than any other armor in FF7 Remake. It does not have materia slots that reduce its power in terms of magic defense. It is best against bosses that use physical attacks like the Behemoth. Iron Maiden is found in Chapter 16. Located in the Show Room inside Shinra Building, after Tifa gets the keycard to use the escalator to go up. Search for the treasure chest.

4. Astral Cuff:

  • Defense – 20
  • Magic – 124
  • Material Slot – No materia slots.

If you love to use Magic then this is the best Armor you can ever find in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. With over 124 Magic defense Astral Cuff is best against enemies like Shiva or Leviathan. And to an extent not effective against enemies who use Physical attacks. You can unlock Astral Cuff armor in Final Fantasy 8 Remake in Chapter 17 from a treasure chest.

List of all Armors in Final Fantasy 7 Remake and their stats:

1. Bronze Bangle:

  • Defense: 10
  • Magic Defense: 10
  • Materia Slots: None
  • How to unlock: Cloud’s default armor.

2. Iron Bangle:

  • Defense: 16
  • Magic Defense: 16
  • Materia Slots: 0
  • Price: 1000 Gil
  • How to unlock: Buy from Weapon Store.

3. Star Bracelet:

  • Defense: 3
  • Magic Defense: 3
  • Materia Slots: 00
  • Price: 1600 Gil
  • How to unlock: Buy from Weapon Store.

4. Leather Bracer:

  • Defense: 26
  • Magic Defense: 6
  • Materia Slots: 00
  • Price: 1600 Gil
  • How to unlock: Buy from Weapon Store.

5. Mesmeric Armlet:

  • Defense: 6
  • Magic Defense: 26
  • Materia Slots: None

6. Titanium Bangle:

  • Defense: 25
  • Magic Defense: 25
  • Materia Slots: 00
  • Price: 2000 Gil

7. Caliginous Bracelet:

  • Defense: 5
  • Magic Defense: 5
  • Materia Slots: 0-00

8. Studded Bracer:

  • Defense: 40
  • Magic Defense: 10
  • Materia Slots: 0-00

9. Mythril Armlet:

  • Defense: 10
  • Magic Defense: 40
  • Materia Slots: 0-0
  • Price: 3200 Gil

10. Gothic Bangle:

  • Defense: 33
  • Magic Defense: 33
  • Materia Slots: 000
  • Price: 3000 Gil

11. Cog Bangle:

  • Defense: 39
  • Magic Defense: 39
  • Materia Slots: 0-00

12. Force Bracelet:

  • Defense: 9
  • Magic Defense: 9
  • Materia Slots: 0-00-0

13. Astral Cuff:

  • Defense: 20
  • Magic Defense: 124
  • Materia Slots: None
  • How to unlock: Located in a chest in Chapter 17.

14. Magician’s Bracelet:

  • Defense: 7
  • Magic Defense: 7
  • Materia Slots: 0000
  • Price: 4800 Gil
  • How to unlock: Buy from Weapon Store.

15. Heavy-Duty Bracer:

  • Defense: 53
  • Magic Defense: 13
  • Materia Slots: 000
  • Price: 4800 Gil
  • How to unlock: Unlocks in Chapter 14, buy it from the vending machine.

16. Sorcerer’s Armlet:

  • Defense: 13
  • Magic Defense: 53
  • Materia Slots: 000
  • Price: 4800 Gil
  • How to unlock: Unlocks in Chapter 14, located inside a chest in the alley near Honey Bee Inn.

17. Geometric Bracelet:

  • Defense: 8
  • Magic Defense: 8
  • Materia Slots: 0-000

18. Supreme Bracer:

  • Defense: 62
  • Magic Defense: 16
  • Materia Slots: 0-00
  • How to unlock: Unlocks in Chapter 16 or 17, reward for clearing Barret vs. SOLDIER Trainees challenge in Shinra Combat Simulator.

19. Rune Armlet:

  • Defense: 16
  • Magic Defense: 62
  • Materia Slots: 0-00
  • How to unlock: Unlocks in Chapter 16 or 17, reward for clearing Tifa vs. SOLDIER Trainees challenge in Shinra Combat Simulator.

20. Iron Maiden:

  • Defense: 124
  • Magic Defense: 20
  • Materia Slots: None
  • How to unlock: Unlocks in Chapter 16, it is located in treasure chest. Tifa will get a keycard to access Shinra Building, use the escalator and scan room for the chest.

So these are the best armors you can find in Final Fantasy 7 Remake and above all Chain Bangle is awesome. A few more armors like Rune Armlet, Sorcerer’s Armlet is good enough for Magical Defense. There are more than 20 armors in the game. Among which only a few are good enough but they are unlocked almost at the end of FF7 Remake.