10 BEST Armor Sets In Lords of the Fallen [Tested]

After spending over 40 hours in Lords of the Fallen, the following is my take on the best armor sets.

Lords of the Fallen boasts an impressive array of 81 different armor sets, each tailored to fulfill distinct defensive needs. Among these, the heavy armor sets offer robust physical safeguarding, while the lighter counterparts are adept at fending off magical assaults.

Key Takeaways
  • Lords of the Fallen features an extensive selection of 81 armor sets.
  • The top-tier armor sets offer significant advantages by providing exceptional physical protection and magic resistance.
  • However, be cautious of the weight of heavy armor, which can impact your character’s mobility and agility.
  • Selecting the ideal armor significantly influences your overall gaming experience in Lords of the Fallen.

Best Armor Sets In Lords of the Fallen Compared

Following is a table detailing the best armor sets and a comparison between them:

Armor SetPhysical Damage MitigationHoly Damage MitigationFire Damage MitigationWither Damage MitigationWeightBest For
Antique Hallowed Sentinel Armor Set24921121418841.6The Best Early Game Medium Armor
Descrier Guide Armor Set13332215823629.2The Best Early Game Light Armor
Sacred Resonance Armor Set38733514723553.1The Best Early Game Armor For Protection Against Physical & Holy.
Hallowed Knight Armor Set32322322321856.7The Best Well-Balanced Starting Armor In Lords of the Fallen
Vanguard Armor Set37721522037058.1The Best Looking Armor In Lords of the Fallen
Angel Of The Void Armor Set31919619139350.6The Best Armor For Protection Against Frostbite & Poison
Cursed Armor Set56021620941775.2The Best Armor For Protection Against Physical & Wither Damage
Fitzroy's Armor Set56327227923071.7The Best Mid Game Armor For Protection Against Physical Damage
Tancred's Armor Set77916436325881.2The Best Armor For Protection Against Physical Damage In Lords of the Fallen
Sovereign Protector Armor Set65129129724877.8The Best Armor In Lords of the Fallen

1. Antique Hallowed Sentinel Armor Set

The Best Early Game Medium Armor.
Lords of the Fallen Best Armor Sets - Antique Hallowed Sentinel Armor Set
Antique Hallowed Sentinel Armor Set (image credit: eXputer)
Physical Damage Mitigation 249
Holy Damage Mitigation 211
Fire Damage Mitigation 214
Wither Damage Mitigation 188
Weight 41.6

The Antique Hallowed Sentinel armor is a solid pick when you’re just starting your journey. It’s got some serious damage protection, making it the best medium armor set available. It also provides decent resistance to various damage types, especially burns and bleeding.

To find it, you’ll want to go through Pilgrims Perch and eventually reach The Vestige of Blind Agatha. Just remember, to access it, you’ll need to venture into the Umbral realm.

  • Decent protection against all damage types.
  • Can be obtained early. 
  • There are better options.

2. Descrier Guide Armor Set

The Best Early Game Light Armor.
Lords of the Fallen Best Armor Sets - Descrier Guide Armor Set
Descrier Guide Armor Set (image by us)
Physical Damage Mitigation 133
Holy Damage Mitigation 322
Fire Damage Mitigation 158
Wither Damage Mitigation 236
Weight 29.2

The Descrier Guide Armor Set is a lightweight armor set tailored for agile spellcasters and ranged combatants in Lords of the Fallen. The set excels in magic defense, particularly against bleed and poison attacks, ensuring the wearer’s safety from specific magical threats. Mostly, bosses use magic, and it defends from that. That is why it is the best light armor for the early game.

You can acquire the Descrier Guide Set at the Skyrest Bridge location. Upon reaching the circular structure and unlocking the door with the Skyrest Bridge Key, look for a soulflay target. To the structure’s left, you’ll first come across a Faint Vigor Skull, followed by the complete Descrier Guide Set secured within a chest.

  • Provides good protection against the Holy.
  • Easy to obtain.
  • Low physical and fire damage negation.

3. Sacred Resonance Armor Set

The Best Early Game Armor For Protection Against Physical & Holy.
Lords of the Fallen Best Armor Sets - Sacred Resonance Armor Set
Sacred Resonance Armor Set (image captured by eXputer)
Physical Damage Mitigation 387
Holy Damage Mitigation 335
Fire Damage Mitigation 147
Wither Damage Mitigation 235
Weight 53.1

The Sacred Resonance Armor Set is a notable choice for early-game armor in Lords of the Fallen. While not the best in any specific category, it deserves recognition for its balanced performance. When donning the full set, you gain respectable defense capabilities, making it the best early-game armor for protection against physical and holy attacks.

Found within Pilgrim’s Perch, it’s concealed behind a locked door, the key for which can be obtained from Stomund.

  • Provides good damage negation against physical and holy.
  • Not that good for mid-game.

4. Hallowed Knight Armor Set

The Best Well-Balanced Starting Armor In Lords of the Fallen.
Lords of the Fallen Best Armor Sets - Hallowed Knight Armor Set
Hallowed Knight Armor Set (image by us)
Physical Damage Mitigation 323
Holy Damage Mitigation 223
Fire Damage Mitigation 223
Wither Damage Mitigation 218
Weight 56.7

The Hallowed Knight Armor Set is the starting gear for the Hallowed Knight Class. It offers a balanced mix of defense and mobility, allowing mid-rolls. You can buy it from Stomund, Captain of the Fidelis at Skyrest after defeating Pieta, She of Blessed Renewal, and it’s cost-effective for early-game challenges.

  • Comes with a starting class.
  • Provides a balanced damage negation. 
  • Only viable in early and mid-game areas.

5. Vanguard Armor Set

The Best Looking Armor In Lords of the Fallen.
Lords of the Fallen Best Armor Sets - Vanguard Armor Set
The Vanguard Armor Set (Image By Me)
Physical Damage Mitigation 377
Holy Damage Mitigation 215
Fire Damage Mitigation 220
Wither Damage Mitigation 370
Weight 58.1

Next in Lords of the Fallen best armor sets is the Vanguard Armor Set. It is a versatile armor ensemble that offers balanced defenses against various attacks. The set comprises the Vanguard Gauntlets, Vanguard Armor, Vanguard Helm, and Vanguard Leggings. Also, it is the best-looking armor in-game, in my opinion. 

You can acquire the Vanguard Set by purchasing it from Exacter Dunmire in Skyrest Bridge.

  • Provides great negation from Wither and Physical.
  • Looks extremely cool.
  • The weight might be a problem.

6. Angel Of The Void Armor Set

The Best Armor For Protection Against Frostbite & Poison.
Angel of the Void Armor Set
Angel of the Void Armor Set (screen grab by eXputer)
Physical Damage Mitigation 319
Holy Damage Mitigation 196
Fire Damage Mitigation 191
Wither Damage Mitigation 393
Weight 50.6

The Angel of The Void Armor Set can be obtained fairly early in Lords of the Fallen and is an excellent choice for characters leaning toward medium to heavy builds.

The armor set provides substantial defense against physical attacks and offers reliable protection from <strong>frostbite, poison, and poison build-up. That is why I consider it the best armor for protection against the aforementioned status effects. It can be obtained within the swamp area, conveniently close to the Forsaken Fen waypoint.

  • Provides great physical and Wither damage negation.
  • Obtained easily.
  • Provides low damage negation against fire and holy.

7. Cursed Armor Set

The Best Armor For Protection Against Physical & Wither Damage.
Cursed Armor Set
Cursed Armor Set (image credit: eXputer)
Physical Damage Mitigation 560
Holy Damage Mitigation 216
Fire Damage Mitigation 209
Wither Damage Mitigation 417
Weight 75.2

In the vast selection of Lords of the Fallen’s best armor sets, choosing the right one for your character’s build can be a bit tricky. But one set that’s definitely worth considering is the Cursed Armor Set.

The Cursed Armor Set not only provides a solid defense against both physical and wither damage, but it also looks pretty cool. To get your hands on the Cursed Armor Set, you must go to the Manse of The Hallowed Brothers.

  • Provides Massive physical and wither damage negation.
  • Features high resistance against frostbite and poison. 
  • Extremely heavy.
  • Getting it is hard.

8. Fitzroy’s Armor Set

The Best Mid Game Armor For Protection Against Physical Damage.
Fitzroy's Armor Set
Fitzroy’s Armor Set (image by eXputer)
Physical Damage Mitigation 563
Holy Damage Mitigation 272
Fire Damage Mitigation 279
Wither Damage Mitigation 230
Weight 71.7

The Fitzroy’s Armor Set is a solid pick for players seeking a sturdy heavy armor option for their character build. Although it ranks among the heaviest armor sets in the early game, this characteristic makes it an excellent choice for those aiming to absorb and endure incoming attacks.

You can uncover the Fitzroy’s Armor Set set towards the end of the Fitzroy’s Gorge area. It’s situated beyond a substantial courtyard, accessible by ascending the tower on the left-hand side. 

  • Provides massive physical damage negation.
  • Getting it is easy.
  • Extremely heavy.

9. Tancred’s Armor Set

The Best Armor For Protection Against Physical Damage In Lords of the Fallen.
Tancred's Armor Set
Tancred’s Armor Set (image by eXputer)
Physical Damage Mitigation 779
Holy Damage Mitigation 164
Fire Damage Mitigation 363
Wither Damage Mitigation 258
Weight 81.2

If you’re pursuing the ultimate tank build, the Tancred’s Armor Set stands out as one of the finest choices available in-game. Being the heaviest armor in Lords of the Fallen, players must carefully tailor their build around it.

To secure the Tancred’s Armor Set, players need the remembrance of Tancred, Master of Castigations, and Reinhold The Immured.

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  • Has high fir and physical damage negation. 
  • Allows you to tank your way through the enemies.
  • It is a remembrance armor.
  • The weight is too much.
The Best Armor In Lords of the Fallen.
Sovereign Protector Armor Set
Sovereign Protector Armor Set (screen grab by us)
Physical Damage Mitigation 651
Holy Damage Mitigation 291
Fire Damage Mitigation 297
Wither Damage Mitigation 248
Weight 77.8

The Sovereign Protector Armor Set proves to be an excellent choice for those favoring heavy character builds. The set provides impressive defense and boasts a striking appearance, featuring shining brass-colored armor plates.

To get it, navigate your way through the tunnel within the Sunless Skein mines, where you’ll come across the set nestled in a chest behind a stack of barrels.

  • Provides massive physical and magic damage negation.
  • Has good resistance against status effects.
  • Extremely heavy.

Alternative Armors

There are some other options that you can go for while choosing an armor in Lords of the Fallen other than the top 10 that I have listed, I chose not to include them for specific reasons.

  • Bones Armor Set: Light weight, has an exceptional resistance to fire and withering attacks but it reduces mobility.
  • Judge Cleric Armor Set: Offers outstanding defenses against holy and frost attacks, but it slows down stamina regeneration.
  • Lightreaper’s Armor Set: Provides strong defense against physical and frost attacks, but it is outclassed by the others.

My Thoughts On The Armor Sets

As a dedicated Lords of the Fallen player with many hours of gameplay, I’ve had my fair share of experiences with various sets. While each set has its merits, my top pick has to be the Sovereign Protector Armor Set.

Before you wrap up your choices, don’t forget to browse through the guide on top-tier weaponry in the world of Lords of the Fallen. Also, read the guide on Lords of the Fallen Best Hallowed Knight Build.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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