Call of Duty MW3: Best Perks [Gloves, Vests, Boots & Gear]

I have played MW3 for 30+ hours and these are the best perks that you can equip to dominate multiplayer modes!


The perk system has been drastically changed for MW3. It is now divided into wearable equipment with different effects and attributes. You can now equip gloves, vests, boots, and gear to make an entire perk package. These perks in MW3 can be made best according to your specific aggressive or defensive playstyle. 

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Key Takeaways
  • The perk system for MW3 is divided into four categories.
  • Boots, Gloves, Vest, and Gear are the four categories into which the perks are divided. 
  • Not all perks pair well with the other, so you have to choose the right ones that improve your game plan. 
  • Some perk combinations can be made to fit the playstyle of both aggressive and defensive players.
  • Ultimately, it is up to each player to choose the correct set of perks for themselves according to their respective playstyles.  

Best Perks Summary

The following table consists of the best sets and combinations of perks for each playstyle:

PlaystylePerk Equipment SetPerk Equipment DescriptionBest For
Overall BestAssault Gloves, Tactical Pads, Bone Conduction Headset Gear, Overkill Vest- Assault Gloves improve accuracy and ADS time when jumping. - Tactical Pads enhance slide distance and ADS while sliding. - Bone Conduction Headset reduces combat noise for better footsteps. - Overkill Vest increases weapon swap speed and allows reloading while sprinting.Best Well-Balanced Perks In MW3
AggressiveMarksman Gloves, Running Sneakers, Mag Holster, Demolition Vest- Marksman Gloves reduce sway and flinch. - Running Sneakers extend Tactical Speed duration. - Mag Holster increases magazine reload speed. - Demolition Vest resupplies tactical and lethal equipment every 25 seconds.Best Perks For Shooting Aggressively In Modern Warfare 3
DefensiveOrdnance Gloves, Stalker Boots, Ghost T/V Camo Gear, Engineer Vest- Ordnance Gloves increase throw distance for lethal and tactical equipment. - Stalker Boots increase strafe and ADS movement speed. - Ghost T/V Camo Gear makes you undetectable by UAVs and radar. - Engineer Vest helps spot equipment and recharges field upgrades faster.Best Perks For Defensive PlayStyle In MW3

Overall Best Perks In MW3

Best Well-Balanced Perks In MW3.

To get the best out of the perks in MW3, you must figure out the right combination of perk equipment. It would be best if you sorted out a manner where each effect of each perk compliments one another well so that you can have that major advantage in the game.

The following are the best overall perks you can use that complement each other’s effect:

Assault Gloves 

Assault Gloves Perks In MW3
Assault Gloves -[Screenshot By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: I chose the Assault Gloves as it helped me many times in a desperate 1v1. 

It lets you use the jump button without worrying about your ADS speed or time. Also, the increased accuracy will give you a better chance to drill the opponent’s head.

  • Accuracy and time to Aim Down Sight (ADS) increase when you jump.
  • Helps you get the kill in a tough 1v1 battle.
  • Focuses too much on accuracy.

Tactical Pads

Tactical Pads Perks In MW3
Tactical Pads -[Screenshot By Me] 
  • Why I Chose This: Tactical Pads give you the increased speed necessary for dominating the combat.
  • You can now ADS while sliding, improving aim and accuracy.
  • The extra transition speed boost will help create a quicker dodge movement while firing.
  • Your movement speed while touching is also increased.
  • Increases the slide distance.
  • Movements like crouching, sliding, and prone transition speeds are increased. 
  • A little difficult to master.

Bone Conduction Headset Gear

Bone Conduction Perks In MW3
Bone Conduction – [Image By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: The Bone Conduction Headset allowed me to have a better experience by reducing the combat noise.
  • Excessive combat noise is reduced.
  • Has not much use.

Overkill Vest

Overkill Vest In game
Overkill Vest – [Image By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: The overkill vest increases the weapon swap speed and allows it to reload while sprinting, which lets it stand out.
  • It increases the quick weapon swapping.
  • You will be able to reload your gun while you are sprinting.
  • It can save you a lot of time while rushing an entire team or hitting and running from place to place.
  • Increases the weapon swap speed.
  • Allows you to reload your fun while sprinting. 
  • Doesn’t help much when playing defensively.

Perks For An Aggressive Playstyle

Best Perks For Shooting Aggressively In Modern Warfare 3.

Many players tend to have a more aggressive playstyle as they rush places and team spots to finish off opponents in multiplayer. So, for that reason, you might benefit from having a perk build that just adds to your aggressive push playstyle. Personally, it is my go-to perk setup as well, as I tend to finish off teams before they can have the time to react or engage. 

The following perk build set-up is more beneficial to players who want to get sneaky multiple kills:

Marksman Gloves

Marksman Gloves Perks In MW3
Marksman Gloves -[Screenshot By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: When I was playing aggressively, Marksman Gloves were my go-to gloves in MW3.
  • When you are in a battle, your aim won’t be disrupted as much as it usually does.
  • The constant sway while ADSing will be reduced quite a bit, so you can aim those shots ideally. 
  • Reduces the sway and flinch upon being hit.
  • Help you have a better aim and accuracy.
  • Not viable when you are on defense.

Running Sneakers

Running Sneakers In Modern Warfare 3
Running Sneakers
  • Why I Chose This: During aggressive play, sprinting is extremely important, and Running Sneakers increase the sprint duration.
  • Increased tactical speed’s duration can benefit you in a sticky situation.
  • Your Tactical Speed is now superior to other opponents’ movements so that you can rush aggressively.
  • These sneakers pair well with the Marksman Gloves as both relate to movement. 
  • Extends the Tactical Speed’s duration.
  • Also reduces the cooldown duration.
  • Unlocks quite late.

Mag Holster

Mag Holster In Modern Warfare 3
Mag Holster -[Screenshot By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: Many times during the match, Mag Holster allowed me to win 1v1 matches due to the improved reload speed.
  • The faster the reload speed, the quicker you react to the ongoing or upcoming situation.
  • It will help you prepare for awkward 1v1 battles where you run out of ammunition. 
  • Increases the reload speed.
  • Has less use.

Demolition Vest

Demolition Vest In Modern Warfare 3
Demolition Vest – [Image By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: The demolition vest allows you to resupply tactical and lethal after every 25 seconds, allowing you to get more kills.
  • Allows you to pressure the other team as you make them tactically incapable. 
  • Many players tend to run out of this equipment early and are sometimes unable to get the best of them.
  • The ability will enable you to freely throw grenades without worrying about running out of them. 
  • Resupplies your tactical and lethal equipment every 25 seconds.
  • There are better choices.

Perks For A Defensive Playstyle

Best Perks For Defensive PlayStyle In MW3.

Defensively playing a game can benefit your team of aggressors. At least one or two players in a team use the defensive strategy of holding a place. Getting perks that help benefit this playstyle more will help get you more kills, play safe, make you a good backup, and improve your KD!

The following are the best perks you can use to your advantage during a more defensive play: 

Ordnance Gloves 

Ordnance Gloves In Modern Warfare 3
Ordnance Gloves -[Screenshot By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: Ordnance Gloves allow you to throw grenades further and reset the time on ones that were thrown at you already, making it best for defensive playstyle.
  • Lethal and Tactical equipment is thrown at a further distance, which gives you more control over them.
  • If you are good with grenades, you can angle them up the base of the enemy.
  • Allows throwing lethal and tactical equipment at greater distances. 
  • Resets the timer of grenades thrown at you.
  • Lacks offensive capabilities.

Stalker Boots 

Stalker Boots In modern Warfare 3
Stalker Boots – [Image By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: I chose this because the increase in strafe and ADS movement speed is always welcome.
  • The Strafe and ADS movement speed is increased to dodge bullets more effectively. 
  • You can strafe shoot more effectively when you get fired at while camping. 
  • The constant movement will make your opponent waste bullets. 
  • Increases the Strafe and ADS movement speed.
  • Has no offensive capabilities.

Ghost T/V Camo Gear

Ghost Perk In Modern Warfare 3
Ghost -[Screenshot By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: Ghost T\V Camo allowed me to sneak around the map and get the enemy by surprise many times.
  • A Ghost perk is essential to a defensive play since you don’t want to compromise your location.
  • You can catch enemies by surprise who are relying on UAVs and other equipment to find you.
  • Dosent allows UAVs, enemy radar sources, and heartbeat sensors to detect you.
  • Adds the element of surprise.
  • Not a good choice if you plan on playing offensive.

Engineer Vest 

Engineer Vest In Game
Engineer Vest – [Image By Me]
  • Why I Chose This: It allows your field upgrade to recharge more quickly, which I think makes it worthy to be on the list.
  • You can spot the various equipment, killstreaks, and field upgrades lying on the ground.
  • They will also be marked for your teammates when you aim down sight on them.
  • Allows you to spot the various equipment, killstreaks, and field upgrades lying on the ground.
  • Field Upgrades Recharge faster.
  • Only useful in defensive situations.

Alternative Picks 

While choosing the best Perk in Call of Duty MW3 here are some other options that you might want to consider using.

  • Infantry Vest: Increases tactical sprint and reduces refresh time but its effect doesn’t stack with Running Sneakers.
  • Commando Gloves: Reduces vulnerability during reload times, allows to reload while sprinting.
  • Scavenger Gloves: Considered a good option as it resupplies ammo and throws knives from dead players.
  • Covert Sneakers: Eliminates footstep sounds but a radar detecting system can reveal the player.

My Thoughts 

I have played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for 30+ hours, and I can say that these sets of perks will help you get the most out of them. Choosing between them depends on your playstyle. You could play defensively or offensively or even have a balanced playstyle. Try them out yourself, and you will see the combination between the different perks works well. 

So these were the best perks in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. If you don’t know your playstyle well enough right now, I suggest you try them all out and find which suits you best. If you are having trouble collecting the Floater Trophy in Modern Warfare 3, check out the guide by our guide writer, Obaid Ur Rehman. 

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