Lords of the Fallen: Best Heavy Armors + Locations [Expert Picks]

After playing Lords of the Fallen for over 40 hours here are the heavy armor that you can equip without clumsily falling of due to additional weight!

Armors in Lords of the Fallen protect you from various incoming damage types. Different armor sets help you mitigate the elemental damages imposed by your main final bosses. You might classify the best heavy armor based on its appearance, mobility, defense, and additional resistance from elemental damage. 

Key Takeaways
  • Heavy Armors are a part of the four Armor classes in Lords of the Fallen.
  • There are a total of 80 Armor sets in Lords of the Fallen.
  • Sacred Resonance, Calrath Guardsman, Conflagrant Seer, J’deyl, and Tancred’s armor sets are the best and most reliable heavy armor in-game.
  • You may lose mobility with some of these armors, but the amazing defensive elemental and physical stats will compensate for it.

Best Heavy Armors In Lords Of The Fallen Compared

Here is an overview of the best Heavy Armors in Lords of the Fallen, along with their stats: 

Armor SetPhysical Damage MitigationResistancesWeightAward
Sacred Resonance387Smite: 214, Holy: 335, Fire: 147, Wither: 235, Frostbite: 136, Poison: 17753.1Best Heavy Armor For Resistance Against Holy Damage
Calrath Guardsman383Smite: 144, Holy: 271, Fire: 277, Wither: 231, Frostbite: 124, Poison: 14958.2Best Well-Balanced Heavy Armor In Lords of the Fallen
Conflagrant Seer226Smite: 112, Holy: 132, Fire: 282, Wither: 256, Frostbite: 205, Poison: 22935.1Best Alternative For Calrath Guardsman Armor set
J'deyl454Smite: 148, Holy: 264, Fire: 270, Wither: 230, Frostbite: 176, Poison: 20262.2The Best Mid-Game Heavy Armor
Tancred's779Smite: 64, Holy: 164, Fire: 363, Wither: 258, Frostbite: 133, Poison: 12481.2The Best Heavy Armor For Protection Against Physical Damage
Before You Start: To carry more weight without sacrificing mobility, you must invest in both Vitality and Endurance.

5. Sacred Resonance 

Best Heavy Armor For Resistance Against Holy Damage.
Sacred Resonance Heavy Armor Set In Lords Of The Fallen
Sacred Resonance Set – [Image credit: eXputer]
Damage Type Mitigation Value
Physical 387
Holy 335
Fire 147
Wither 235
Damage Type Resistance Value
Smite 214
Bleed 237
Burn 120
Ignite 79
Frostbite 136
Poison 177

The Sacred Resonance is a good starting heavy armor for getting used to heavy armor in Lords of the Fallen. The resistance against elemental damages, especially Bleed Damage, is good enough for the heavy armor to be considered one of the best in Lords of the Fallen.

You can get the armor by defeating the Receiver of Sacred Resonance or get it inside the chest found in Pilgrim’s Perch. 

  • High bleed and smite resistance.
  • Has high physical and holy damage mitigation. 
  • Low resistance to burn and ignite.
  • Why I Chose This: Sacred Resonance set can be found quite early and has high resistance to bleed and smite.

4. Calrath Guardsman 

Best Well-Balanced Heavy Armor In Lords of the Fallen.
Calrath Heavy Armor In Lords Of The Fallen
Calrath Guardsman– [Image by eXputer]
Damage Type Mitigation Value
Physical 383
Holy 271
Fire 277
Wither 231
Damage Type Resistance Value
Smite 144
Bleed 168
Burn 161
Ignite 136
Frostbite 124
Poison 149

The best defensive stats can be found with the Calrath Guardsman Armor set with a much-needed Physical Negation damage of 383. For heavy armor, the weight is pretty balanced compared to other sets in Lords of the Fallen.

It means you can make a good heavy build by having other items in your build. You can find the armor in the lower area of the Upper Calrath location. You will see a ladder there, so head up and open the chest.

  • Reasonable damage mitigation from all types.
  • Has low resistance from status effects.
  • Why I Chose This: The Calrath Guardsman Armor set has reasonable resistance to all damages, making it a good early-game armor.

3. Conflagrant Seer

Best Alternative For Calrath Guardsman Armor set.
Conflagrant Seer In Game
Conflagrant Seer – [Screenshot Captured by eXputer]
Damage Type Mitigation Value
Physical 226
Holy 132
Fire 282
Wither 256
Damage Type Resistance Value
Smite 112
Bleed 124
Burn 219
Ignite 215
Frostbite 205
Poison 229

Elemental Defences should be the main element in your armor so that you can survive in harsh environments.  Conflagrant Seer specializes in good resistance to Fire and Burn damages. The weight is good enough to move around and dodge while taking damage. 

Spawns drop Conflagrant Seer Armor Set of Conflagrant Seer enemies. However, the drop chances are low.

  • Reasonable resistance against poison, ignite, burn, and frostbite. 
  • Low resistance against smite and bleed.
  • Why I Chose This: The Conflagrant Seer armor set offers good resistance to almost all status effects, allowing it to be on my list.

2. J’deyl

The Best Mid-Game Heavy Armor.
J'deyl In LOTF
J’deyl Armor Set – [Image Captured by eXputer]
Damage Type Mitigation Value
Physical 454
Holy 264
Fire 270
Wither 230
Damage Type Resistance Value
Smite 148
Bleed 222
Burn 215
Ignite 140
Frostbite 176
Poison 202

J’deyl Armor Set is ideal for situations where you encounter magic, especially at the earlier stage of Lords of the Fallen, making it the best form of heavy armor for beginners. You can head-on fight the more early undefeatable bosses with the J’deyl Armor Set.

You can find the armor by following these steps:

  1. Fast Travel to Fief of the Chill Curse and Continue ahead to find some stairs.
  2. Keep walking until you see the chest.
  • High physical damage mitigation.
  • Good resistance from bleed and burn. 
  • Low smite and ignite resistance.
  • Why I Chose This: The armor set has high resistance against physical and almost all status effects, making it an essential part of my journey.

1. Tancred’s

The Best Heavy Armor For Protection Against Physical Damage.
Tancred's In game Set
Tancred’s Armor Set – [Image Captured by us]
Damage Type Mitigation Value
Physical 779
Holy 164
Fire 363
Wither 258
Damage Type Resistance Value
Smite 64
Bleed 73
Burn 227
Ignite 208
Frostbite 133
Poison 124

The Tancred’s Armor Set is the epitome of heavy armor as it provides you with the utmost best physical defense. The armor is supposed to make you built like a tank. 

Also Read: Best Hallowed Knight Build

Players have also agreed on the following Steam Community Post that the Tancred Armor is the best armor you can have in Lords of the Fallen. It is one of the last armor you can get, so it is good before starting NG+. You will need a Remembrance of Tancred Master of Castigations and Reinhold.

  • Insane physical damage mitigation. 
  • Has low smite and bleed resistance.
  • Why I Chose This: While having low resistance to status effects, the extremely high physical damage mitigation made me want to try the Tancred’s armor set.

My Take On The Best Heavy Armor

I think Tancred’s Armor Set is one of the best armors I have acquired, which is why it is mentioned in the list above. The stats speak for themselves with this armor, and you have an amazing helm armor look, making you look majestic in Lords of the Fallen. Honestly, the list above is best for every game player; whether a beginner or a veteran, there is something for everyone.

So these were the best heavy armor that you can equip and find. If you want to pair the heavy armor with some of the best bows in Lords of the Fallen, go through the article written by our guide editor, Moiz Banoori. The Udirangr Warwolf Build is getting quite popular among Lords of the Fallen players, so do check it out. 

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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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