Top 4 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Best Armor Sets

In this guide, we have ranked 20 of the best armor sets in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. The list also contains best armor for each build.

Since the launch of AC Valhalla, every now and then, Ubisoft has been adding new armor to the game through DLCs. With all those updates and new additions, it’s hard to keep track of new armor. However, this guide will entail all the best Assassin’s Creed Valhalla armors worth looking into for different kinds of builds and playstyles.

Update: We have added Dawn of The Ragnarok Expansion Armor Sets as well.

Key Takeaways
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla comes with many builds and play styles and with that, there are many sets of armor to obtain.
  • There are a total of 87 armor sets that are available in the game and we’ve chosen the best 4.
  • There are many armors set in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and there are different locations to gather them.
  • Some of the best base game armor sets include Fallen Heros Armor, Galloglach Armor, and Thegn’s Armor.
  • Whereas, for the Ragnarok DLC players can fix their eyes on the likes of Twilight Armor and Fire Giant Armor.
  • If you’re currently plating through the Wrath of the Druids DLC then prioritize equipping Byzantine Armor and Iberian Set.

Best Armors In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The armors are ranked based on how powerful they are, but most armors specialize in different playstyles, though few are good overall. So pick the one that suits your playstyle. While we are on the topic of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, do check our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Skills Locations guide.

Here’s a summarized table with the stats for Best AC Valhalla Armors:

SetBest ForArmorEvasionLight ResistanceHeavy ResistanceWeight
Fallen Hero’s Armor SetThe Best Overpowering Armor In AC Valhalla205.095.0192.0192.075.0
Paladin Armor SetBest Melee Armor In AC Valhalla226.5108.0138.0138.050.5
Twilight Hood Armor SetBest Looking Armor In AC Valhalla170.398.3109.5109.549.0
Galloglach Armor SetBest Melee Resistance Armor In AC Valhalla129.062.0122.0128.072.0
Mentor Armor SetBest Speedy Aggressive Armor In AC Valhalla124.096.0131.0124.053.0
Thegns Armor SetBest Crit Armor In AC Valhalla160.060.0145.0145.075.0
Druidic Armor SetBest Tank Armor In AC Valhalla145.0120.0115.0115.030.0
Iberian Armor SetBest Evasive Armor In AC Valhalla192.0110.0191.0189.065.0
Byzantine Armor SetBest Overall Armor In AC Valhalla205.095.0154.0190.075.0
Dublin Armor SetBest Ranged And Stealth Armor In AC Valhalla200.0100.0190.0190.070.0
Saint’s Armor SetBest Damage Armor In AC Valhalla184.075.0105.0105.065.0
Raven Clan Armor SetBest Early Game Armor In AC Valhalla85.072.0105.095.058.0
Huntsman Armor SetBest Ranged Early Game Armor In AC Valhalla100.055.0123.0105.070.0
Brigandine Armor SetBest Defensive Armor In AC Valhalla130.040.0115.0115.085.0
Reaper’s Armor SetBest Assassin Armor In AC Valhalla168.9124.0132.5134.530.5
Wayland’s Armor SetBest Melee And Assassin Armor In AC Valhalla196.380.0118.5118.565.5
Hidden One’s Armor SetBest Stealth Approach Armor In AC Valhalla75.080.0105.0105.050.0
Magister’s Armor SetBest Night Armor In AC Valhalla120.080.0115.0115.055.0
Thor’s Armor SetBest Stun Armor In AC Valhalla203.071.0145.0145.078.0
Arenhare’kowa Armor SetVinland Specific Armor In AC Valhalla196.050.0184.0184.070.0
Odin Armor SetBest Weapon For Ranged Might with All-Father Elegance In AC Valhalla225.8120.0182.0177.050.0
Hreidmar Cursed Armor SetOne Of The Highest Armor Set Stats In AC Valhalla224.0125.0207.0207.057.0
Fire Giant Armor SetGreat Armor Set For Close Combat In AC Valhalla217.095.0192.0187.075.0
Jotun Armor SetBest Choice For Ability Using Enthusiasts In AC Valhalla205.9110.0187.0192.070.0
Dwarven Armor SetBest Armor Set For Fast Paced Attacks And Evasion In AC Valhalla220.7100.0197.0207.090.0

Fallen Heroes Set

The Best Overpowering Armor In AC Valhalla
Piece Armor Evasion Light Resistance Heavy Resistance Weight
Fallen Hero’s Cape 38 19 41.4 35.4 15
Fallen Hero’s Breastplate 44 19 36.4 40.4 15
Fallen Heros Helmet 43 19 35.4 41.4 15
Fallen Heroes Bracer 41 19 40.4 36.4 15
Fallen Heros Greaves 39 19 38.4 38.4 15
  • Why I Chose This: The consistent bonuses this armor provides and the unmatched power.

The most overpowering armor in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla due to one of its bonuses. But that’s not all; the best thing about this set is that it’s not situational, meaning all the stats boosted with the set are activated all the time.

Getting the Fallen Heroes Set is no easy task, as you will have to grind for hours in the Tombs of the Fallen. As much as it’s time-consuming, it’s also difficult in those tombs. On top of all that, finding these tombs is a pain because they are not marked on the map anywhere.

Fallen Heroes Armor Showcase
The Best And Most Overpowering Armor In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The first bonus with the Fallen Heroes set gives additional armor and more melee and ranged damage. All of this doesn’t require you to do anything to activate it. Unlike some of the other end-game armor sets on our list. But the second bonus is what makes this set of armor the most overpowering.

Every time Eivor gets hit, he will drop an energy orb on the ground, which will explode and have a cooldown of 10 seconds. The explosion by this orb is so damaging that it takes out low-level enemies on the spot and two shots at most elites. Most advanced players don’t wear Fallen Heroes armor because it’s too powerful and makes the game boring for them.

  • Non-situational and consistent stat boosts.
  • No action is needed for initial bonus activation.
  • Energy orb on hit deals significant damage.
  • Tedious and challenging grind in the Tombs of the Fallen.
  • Frustrating search for unmarked tombs on the map.
  • Makes the game easy and less challenging

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Paladin Set

Best Melee Armor In AC Valhalla
Piece Armor Evasion Light Resistance Heavy Resistance Weight
Paladin Hood 43.7 22 27.4 27.4 10.1
Paladin Chainmail 46.9 22 27.9 27.9 10.1
Paladin Helmet 46.1 21 27.9 27.9 10.1
Paladin Bracera 45.3 21 27.4 27.4 10.1
Paladin Pants 44.5 22 27.4 27.4 10.1
  • Why I Chose This: The superior melee power this armor provides with a plethora of potent bonuses.

Paladins set can very well be the best Melee armor set in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The set is part of a DLC and is only possible to acquire at a higher level. Each piece of Paladin’s set is found in different regions of Francia, which are very difficult. Finding the set will prove to be a challenge, no doubt, but it’s fully worth it. Because, in the end, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is mostly a melee combat game. 

Paladin Armor Showcase
Best Melee Armor In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Wearing Paladins set grants you massive damage boosts, but attacks consume slightly more stamina. The damage boost you get is huge, while stamina consumption is just 5% which barely affects anything. Light attacks refill the stamina anyway, so using a weapon like a sword or a dagger will immensely benefit you.

Though the first bonus is great, the reason it’s the best melee armor is due to its second set bonus. The second set bonus is the 70% increased Adrenaline charge, which is almost double. Once you have that great of a charge for adrenaline in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you are unstoppable. Hence Paladin’s armor is the best melee armor in the entire game.

  • Significantly enhances melee combat effectiveness.
  • Slight increase in stamina consumption balanced by quick refills from light attacks.
  • The high adrenaline charge makes the player nearly invincible.
  • Exclusive to a DLC, limiting access for some players.
  • Only obtainable at a higher character level.
  • Pieces are found in difficult regions, making it a formidable task.

Twilight Set

Best Looking Armor In AC Valhalla
Piece Armor Evasion Light Resistance Heavy Resistance Weight
Twilight Hood 33.8 19.5 21.7 21.7 9.8
Twilight Armor 33.9 19.5 21.8 21.8 9.8
Twilight Helmet 33.9 19.5 21.8 21.8 9.8
Twilight Bracer 34.4 19.9 22.1 22.1 9.8
Twilight Pants 34.3 19.9 22.1 22.1 9.8
  • Why I Chose This: The elemental effects this armor provides with a stylish/unique design.

Twilight Armor Set is hands down the best-looking armor in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Not only does it look cool, but it also has amazing effects to it. Wearing the Twilight Armor set will greatly help you build a fire quicker, so it’s a great elemental set as well. The set will be part of the latest DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which comes out in March. But if you have preordered the Dawn Of Ragnorak, then you will be getting this set. 

Assassins Creed Valhalla Best Armor
Best Looking Armor In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The first perk increases your speed and fire build-up. But the cool part is the second park which rains Ice Shard on the light finisher and Lava blast on the heavy finisher. Both of these finishers have a small cooldown time, so you’ll be using that a lot.

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  • Undoubtedly the best-looking armor.
  • Enhances fire build-up for added versatility.
  • Ice Shard and Lava Blast add combat variety.
  • Limited access to players without the DLC.
  • Exclusive to Dawn of Ragnarok preorders.

Galloglach Set

Best Melee Resistance Armor In AC Valhalla
Piece Armor Evasion Light Resistance Heavy Resistance Weight
Galloglach Cape 24 13 28 22 14
Galloglach Armor 27 12 22 28 15
Galloglach Helmet 28 12 23 27 15
Galloglach Bracer 27 13 27 23 14
Galloglach Trousers 23 12 22 28 14
  • Why I Chose This: The great damage and resilience it provides. An ideal choice for aggressive players.

Galloglach Armor Set is a great set that wants you to be aggressive in order to be more resilient. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you will encounter boss fights, and this set is the best Ac Valhalla armor for those fights. You can get Galloglach Armor set mid-way in the game, and most of your difficult boss battles will be then as well. Getting the set is not too difficult so you will be hunting for it.

Galloglach Armor Showcase
Best Melee Resistance Armor In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

While wearing the Galloglach Armor AC Valhalla armor set, your melee resistance increases when you hit enemies with finishers. This is one solid set bonus that wants you to be aggressive without having to worry about being hit by a melee attack.

The second set bonus is increased damage for melee. Both of the set bonuses go well with each other and promote an aggressive play with provided balance for defense. All in all, a great set to fight enemies in long and dragged battles, which you will mostly do in boss fights.

  • Ideal for aggressive play in challenging boss fights.
  • Obtainable midway, aligning with tough encounters.
  • Melee resistance and damage boost reward aggression.
  • Primarily encourages offensive tactics.
  • Available after some progress in the game.
  • Tailored for boss fights, may not excel in all situations.

Alternative Picks

Here are additional armor sets in AC Valhalla that you might find worth considering. I opted not to include them in my top 4 list for specific reasons.

  • Celtic Armor Set: Its gold plating design makes it desirable but it is outclassed by other armor sets in stats.
  • Rus’ Armor Set: Increases attack but only when Eivor is surrounded by 3 or more enemies.

That does it for our long list of best Armor Sets in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Picking these sets of armor and ranking them in this order was challenging, but we did what we thought was right. If we missed your favorite set that should have been there, let us know in the comments below. Also, while you are here, must check out Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Settings.

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