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Boy, that sun is hot! I do have some perfectly ventilated armor.

The Merchant

Not to be confused with Defense, a damage reduction statistic.

Armor is a set of equipable defense items that reduce damage taken from enemies and most other damage sources. Armor pieces are equipped by placing them in the armor slots of the player's inventory. Armor can also be placed in vanity slots to change the player's appearance without affecting stats. Armor pieces are either crafted, purchased from NPCs, or dropped from enemies.

Each piece of armor has a defense statistic that reduces inflicted damage by half / 3/4 / all its value, rounded up. For example, a full set of Copper armor provides a total of 6 defense, reducing damage by 3 / 5 / 6 points. Silver armor grants a total of 13 defense, reducing damage by 7 / 10 / 13 points, after having been rounded up. An attack cannot be reduced to zero; all attacks will always deal at least 1 damage (or 2 damage for a critical hit), regardless of the quality of a player's armor.

In addition to the defense provided by individual armor pieces, most armor types provide a Set Bonus when all three pieces of the same armor type are worn simultaneously. For the basic pre-Hardmode ore armors (Copper through Platinum), this is an additional defense bonus. More advanced or unique armors can provide other specialized set bonuses (e.g., the Shroomite armor will provide invisibility when not moving).

Over all platforms, there are 34 different armor sets obtainable in pre-Hardmode; 33 different armor sets obtainable in Hardmode; 7 robes and 2 wizard hats that give additional buffs; and 7 miscellaneous armor pieces.

Armor Sets[edit | edit source]

Pre-Hardmode[edit | edit source]

Appearance Set Defense Bonuses / Effects / Notes Cost / Source / Crafted At
Head Chest Legs Total
Mining armor.png Mining armor female.png Mining armor 1 1 1 3
  • Set Bonus: +30% mining speed
  • Effect: Helmet piece emits light.
  • Mining Helmet interchangeable with the Ultra Bright Helmet
  • Helmet: Sold by Merchant (40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 80000*8 Old-gen console version3DS version)
Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Helmet also drops from Undead Miner
  • Pants and Shirt: Rare drops from Undead Miner
Wood armor.png Wood armor female.png Wood armor 1 1 - Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
1 Old-gen console version3DS version
3 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
(2+1)
4 Old-gen console version3DS version
(3+1)
  • Set Bonus: +1 defense
Rich Mahogany armor.png Rich Mahogany armor female.png Rich Mahogany armor 1 1 1 4
(3+1)
  • Set Bonus: +1 defense
Boreal Wood armor.png Boreal Wood armor female.png Boreal Wood armorDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 1 1 1 4
(3+1)
  • Set Bonus: +1 defense
Palm Wood armor.png Palm Wood armor female.png Palm Wood armorDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 1 1 1 4
(3+1)
  • Set Bonus: +1 defense
Ebonwood armor.png Ebonwood armor female.png Ebonwood armor 1 2 1 5
(4+1)
  • Set Bonus: +1 defense
Shadewood armor.png Shadewood armor female.png Shadewood armor 1 2 1 5
(4+1)
  • Set Bonus: +1 defense
Rain armor.png Rain armor female.png Rain armor Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions[1] 1 2 - 3 Raincoat Zombie.png

Rare drop from Raincoat Zombie

Snow armor.png Snow armor female.png Snow armor 1 2 1 4 Frozen Zombie.png

Rare drop from Frozen Zombie

Pink Snow armor.png Pink Snow armor female.png Pink Snow armor 1 2 1 4
Angler armor.png Angler armor female.png Angler armor 1 2 1 4
  • Each piece grants +5% fishing power, leading up to a total of +15% fishing power
Angler.png

Quest rewards from Angler

Cactus armor.png Cactus armor female.png Cactus armor 1 1 1 4
(3+1)
  • Set Bonus: +1 defense
Copper armor.png Copper armor female.png Copper armor 1 2 1 6
(4+2)
  • Set Bonus: +2 defense
Tin armor.png Tin armor female.png Tin armor 2 2 1 7
(5+2)
  • Set Bonus: +2 defense
Pumpkin armor.png Pumpkin armor female.png Pumpkin armor 2 3 2 7
  • Set Bonus: +10% damage
Gladiator armor.png Gladiator armor female.png Gladiator armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 3 4 3 10 Hoplite.png

Rare drop from Hoplite

Iron armor.png Ancient Iron Helmet (equipped).png

Iron armor female.png Ancient Iron Helmet (equipped) female.png

Iron armor 2 3 2 9
(7+2)
  • Set Bonus: +2 defense
  • Ancient helmet variant is interchangeable with other iron armor pieces
Lead armor.png Lead armor female.png Lead armor 3 3 2 11
(8+3)
  • Set Bonus: +3 defense
Silver armor.png Silver armor female.png Silver armor 3 4 3 13
(10+3)
  • Set Bonus: +3 defense
Tungsten armor.png Tungsten armor female.png Tungsten armor 4 5 3 15
(12+3)
  • Set Bonus: +3 defense
Gold armor.png Ancient Gold Helmet (equipped).png

Gold armor female.png Ancient Gold Helmet (equipped) female.png

Gold armor 4 5 4 16
(13+3)
  • Set Bonus: +3 defense
  • Ancient helmet variant is interchangeable with other gold armor pieces
Platinum armor.png Platinum armor female.png Platinum armor 5 6 5 20
(16+4)
  • Set Bonus: +4 defense
Ninja armor.png Ninja armor female.png Ninja armor Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions [1] 2 4 3 9
  • +3% increased crit chance Desktop version / +15% throwing velocity Console VersionMobile version
  • +3% increased crit chance Desktop version / +15% throwing damage Console VersionMobile version
  • +3% increased crit chance Desktop version / +10% throwing critical strike chance Console VersionMobile version
  • Set Bonus: 20% increased movement speed Desktop version / 33% chance to not consume thrown item Console VersionMobile version
  • Set Effect: After-image effect when moving
King Slime.png

Dropped by King Slime

Fossil armor.png Fossil armor female.png Fossil armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 2 Desktop version
3 Console VersionMobile version
4 Desktop version
4 Console VersionMobile version
2 Desktop version
2 Console VersionMobile version
8 Desktop version
13 Console VersionMobile version
  • +3% ranged critical strike chance Desktop version / 20% increased throwing velocity Console VersionMobile version
  • +3% ranged critical strike chance Desktop version / 15% increased throwing critical strike chance Console VersionMobile version
  • +3% ranged critical strike chance Desktop version / 20% increased throwing damage Console VersionMobile version
  • Set Bonus: 20% chance to not consume ammo Desktop version / 50% chance to not consume thrown item Console VersionMobile version
Obsidian armor.png Obsidian armor female.png Obsidian armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 4 5 4 13
Bee armor.png Bee armor female.png Bee armorDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 4 5 4 13
  • +2 minion capacity
  • +13% minion damage
  • Set Bonus: +10% minion damage (+23% total)
Jungle armor.png Jungle armor female.png Jungle armor 5 6 6 17
  • +80 mana capacity
  • +12% magic critical strike chance
  • Each piece is interchangeable with Ancient Cobalt armor pieces
  • Set Bonus: -16% mana usage
  • Set Effect: Grass particles when moving
Ancient Cobalt armor.png Ancient Cobalt armor female.png Ancient Cobalt armor 5 6 6 17
  • +80 mana capacity
  • +12% magic critical strike chance
  • Each piece is interchangeable with Jungle armor pieces
  • Set Bonus: -16% mana usage
  • Set Effect: After-image when moving
Hornet.png Man Eater.png

Rarely dropped by Hornets and Man Eaters

Meteor armor.png Meteor armor female.png Meteor armor 5 6 5 16
  • +21% magic damage
  • Set Bonus: Space Gun use costs 0 mana
  • Set Effect: Flame particles when moving (similar to rocket boots, but no light is emitted)
Necro armor.png Ancient Necro Helmet (equipped).png

Necro armor female.png Ancient Necro Helmet (equipped) female.png

Necro armor 5 6 5 16
  • +15% ranged damage
  • Set Bonus: 15% increased ranged critical strike chance Desktop version
    20% chance not to consume ammo Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
  • Set Effect: After-image when moving, bone crunch sound when hurt
  • Ancient helmet variant is interchangeable with other necro armor pieces.
Shadow armor.png Shadow armor female.png Shadow armor 6 7 6 19
  • +21% melee speed
  • Each piece is interchangeable with Ancient Shadow armor pieces
  • Set Bonus: +15% movement speed
  • Set Effect: After-image when moving and flames of Rocket boots become purple
Ancient Shadow armor.png Ancient Shadow armor female.png Ancient Shadow armor 6 7 6 19
  • +21% melee speed
  • Each piece is interchangeable with Shadow armor pieces
  • Set Bonus: +15% movement speed
  • Set Effect: After-image when moving and flames of Rocket Boots become purple
Eater of Souls.gif

Rarely dropped by Eater of Souls

Crimson armor.png Crimson armor female.png Crimson armor 6 7 6 19
  • +6% damage
  • Set Bonus: Greatly increased life regeneration
  • Set Effect: Emits red particles when moving and regenerating health
Molten armor.png Molten armor female.png Molten armor 8 9 8 25
  • Set Bonus: +17% melee damage
  • Set Effect: Flame particles when moving
  1. 1.0 1.1 Although the Rain set and Ninja set are available on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS version3DS, they only act as vanity and are not considered armor.

Hardmode[edit | edit source]

Appearance Set Defense Bonuses / Effects / Notes Cost / Source / Crafted At
Head Chest Legs Total
Pearlwood armor.png Pearlwood armor female.png Pearlwood armor 02 03 02 08
(7+1)
  • Set Bonus: +1 defense
Spider armor.pngSpider armor female.png Spider armorDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 05 08 07 020
  • +3 minion capacity
  • +16% minion damage
  • Set Bonus: +12% minion damage (+28% total)
Cobalt armor.png

Cobalt armor female.png

Cobalt armor
  • 2
  • 11
  • 4
08 07 17-
  • 17
  • 26
  • 19
  • +3% critical strike chance
  • +10% movement speed
  • Cobalt Hat: +40 mana capacity, +9% magic critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: -14% mana usage
  • Cobalt Helmet: +7% movement speed, +12% melee speed
    • Set Bonus: +15% melee speed (+27% total)
  • Cobalt Mask: +10% ranged damage, +6% ranged critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: 20% chance not to consume ammo
  • Set Effect: After-image effect when moving
Palladium armor.png

Palladium armor female.png

Palladium armor
  • 3
  • 5
  • 14
010 08 21-
  • 21
  • 23
  • 32
  • +5% damage
  • +3% critical strike chance
  • Palladium Headgear: +7% magic damage, +7% critical strike chance, +60 mana capacity
  • Palladium Helmet: +9% ranged damage, +9% ranged critical strike chance
  • Palladium Mask: +8% melee damage, +12% melee speed
  • Set Bonus: Rapid Healing buff for 5 seconds when you hit an enemy
Mythril armor.png

Mythril armor female.png

Mythril armor
  • 3
  • 16
  • 6
012 09 24-
  • 24
  • 37
  • 27
  • +5% damage
  • +3% critical strike chance
  • Mythril Hood: +60 mana capacity, +15% magic damage
    • Set Bonus: -17% mana usage
  • Mythril Helmet: +5% melee critical strike chance, +10% melee damage
    • Set Bonus: +5% melee critical strike chance (+13% total)
  • Mythril Hat: +12% ranged damage, +7% ranged critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: 20% chance not to consume ammo
Orichalcum armor.png

Orichalcum armor female.png

Orichalcum armor
  • 4
  • 7
  • 19
013 010 27-
  • 27
  • 30
  • 42
  • +6% critical strike chance
  • +11% movement speed
  • Orichalcum Headgear: +18% magic critical strike chance, +80 mana capacity
  • Orichalcum Helmet: +15% ranged critical strike chance, +8% movement speed
  • Orichalcum Mask: +7% melee damage, +7% movement speed, +7% melee speed
  • Set Bonus: Flower petals will fall on your target for extra damage
Adamantite armor.png

Adamantite armor female.png

Adamantite armor 04-
  • 4
  • 22
  • 8
016 012 28-
  • 32
  • 50
  • 36
  • +6% damage
  • +4% critical strike chance
  • +5% movement speed
  • Adamantite Headgear: +80 mana capacity, +11% magic damage, +11% critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: -19% mana usage
  • Adamantite Helmet: +7% melee critical strike chance, +14% melee damage
    • Set Bonus: +18% melee speed, +18% movement speed
  • Adamantite Mask: +14% ranged damage, +8% ranged critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: 25% chance not to consume ammo
  • Set Effect: Pulsating outline of player
Titanium armor.png

Titanium armor female.png

Titanium armor
  • 4
  • 23
  • 8
015 011 30-
  • 30
  • 49
  • 34
  • +7% damage
  • +6% critical strike chance
  • +6% movement speed
  • Titanium Headgear: +16% magic damage, +7% magic critical strike chance, +100 mana capacity
  • Titanium Mask: +8% melee damage, +8% melee speed, +8% critical strike chance
  • Titanium Helmet: +16% ranged damage, +7% ranged critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus: Will give the Titanium Barrier buff for 10 seconds when you hit an enemy. Desktop version

Will give the Shadow Dodge buff when you hit an enemy. Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version

Crystal Assassin armor.png Crystal Assassin armor female.png Crystal Assassin armorDesktop version 12 14 10 36
  • +5% critical strike chance
  • +5% damage
  • +10% movement speed
  • Set Bonus: 10% increased damage and critical strike chance, and 15% increased movement speed.
Queen Slime.png

Dropped by Queen Slime

Frost armor.png Frost armor female.png Frost armor 010 020 013 043
  • +16% melee damage
  • +16% ranged damage
  • +11% melee critical strike chance
  • +11% ranged critical strike chance
  • +8% movement speed
  • +7% melee speed
  • Set Bonus: Melee and ranged attacks cause Frostburn
  • Set Effect: Snow trail when moving, ice shattering sound effect replaces pain sound
Forbidden armor.png Forbidden armor female.png Forbidden armorDesktop and Console versions 06 012 08 026
  • +15% magic damage
  • +15% minion damage
  • +80 mana capacity
  • +2 minion capacity
  • Set Bonus: Double tap ▼ Down to call an ancient storm to the cursor location
  • Set Effect: After-image effect when moving
Apprentice armor.png Apprentice armor female.png Apprentice armorDesktop and Console versions 07 015 010 032
  • +1 sentry capacity
  • -10% mana usage
  • +30% minion damage
  • +10% magic damage
  • +20% magic critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+2 total)
    Flameburst field of view and range are dramatically increased
Squire armor.png Squire armor female.png Squire armorDesktop and Console versions 012 027 017 056
  • +1 sentry capacity
  • +30% minion damage
  • +15% melee damage
  • +20% melee critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • Increased life regeneration
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+2 total)
    Ballista pierces more targets and panics when you take damage
Huntress armor.png Huntress armor female.png Huntress armorDesktop and Console versions 07 017 012 036
  • +1 sentry capacity
  • +30% minion damage
  • +20% ranged damage
  • +10% ranged critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+2 total)
    Explosive Traps recharge and oil enemies
    Set oiled enemies on fire for extra damage
Monk armor.png Monk armor female.png Monk armorDesktop and Console versions 08 022 016 046
  • +1 sentry capacity
  • +30% minion damage
  • +20% melee damage
  • +20% melee speed
  • +10% melee critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+2 total)
    Lightning Aura can now crit and strikes faster
Hallowed armor.png

Hallowed armor female.png

Hallowed armor
  • 5
  • 24
  • 9
  • 1
015 011 31-
  • 31
  • 50
  • 35
  • 27
  • +7% damage
  • +7% critical strike chance
  • +8% movement speed
  • Each piece is interchangeable with Ancient Hallowed armor pieces
  • Hallowed Headgear: +100 mana capacity, +12% magic damage, +12% critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: -20% mana usage
  • Hallowed Mask: +10% melee damage, +10% critical strike chance, +10% melee speed
    • Set Bonus: +19% movement speed, +19% melee speed
  • Hallowed Helmet: +15% ranged damage, +8% ranged critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: 25% chance not to consume ammo
  • Set Effect: After-image and pulsating effect
  • Hallowed Hood: +1 minion capacity, +10% minion damage
    • Set Bonus: +2 minion capacity, Become immune after striking an enemy
Ancient Hallowed armor.png Ancient Hallowed armorDesktop version
  • 5
  • 24
  • 9
  • 1
015 011 31-
  • 31
  • 50
  • 35
  • 27
  • +7% damage
  • +7% critical strike chance
  • +8% movement speed
  • Each piece is interchangeable with Hallowed armor pieces
  • Ancient Hallowed Headgear: +100 mana capacity, +12% magic damage, +12% critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: -20% mana usage
  • Ancient Hallowed Mask: +10% melee damage, +10% critical strike chance, +10% melee speed
    • Set Bonus: +19% movement speed, +19% melee speed
  • Ancient Hallowed Helmet: +15% ranged damage, +8% ranged critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: 25% chance not to consume ammo
  • Set Effect: After-image and pulsating effect
  • Ancient Hallowed Hood: +1 minion capacity, +10% minion damage
    • Set Bonus: +2 minion capacity, Become immune after striking an enemy
Chlorophyte armor.png

Chlorophyte armor female.png

Chlorophyte armor 07-
  • 7
  • 20 Desktop version
    25 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
  • 13
18 13 38-
  • 38
  • 51 Desktop version
    56 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
  • 44
  • +5% damage
  • +15% critical strike chance
  • +5% movement speed
  • Chlorophyte Headgear: +80 mana capacity, -17% mana usage, +16% magic damage
  • Chlorophyte Mask: +16% melee damage, +6% melee critical strike chance
  • Chlorophyte Helmet: +16% ranged damage, 20% chance to not consume ammo
  • Set Bonus: Causes a leaf crystal to permanently appear over the player's head, attacking enemies for ~40 base damage
Turtle armor.png Turtle armor female.png Turtle armor 21 27 17 65
  • +14% melee damage
  • +12% melee critical strike chance
  • Enemies are more likely to attack you
  • Set Bonus: Melee attacking enemies receive damage inflicted equal to twice their damage value before your defense reduction. Reduces damage taken by 15%
Tiki armor.png Tiki armor female.png Tiki armor 06 017 012 035
  • +3 minion capacity
  • +30% minion damage
  • Set Bonus: +1 minion capacity (+4 total)
1000000*1 500000*50

Sold by the Witch Doctor after obtaining a Pygmy Staff

Spooky armor.png Spooky armor female.png Spooky armor 9 Desktop version
8 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
11 Desktop version
10 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
10 Desktop version
9 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
30 Desktop version
27 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
  • +4 minion capacity Desktop version / +3 minion capacity Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
  • +33% minion damage
  • +20% movement speed Desktop version
  • Set Bonus: +25% minion damage (+58% total)
  • Set Effect: Pulsating outline
Shroomite armor.png

Shroomite armor female.png

Shroomite armor
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
24 16 51-
  • 51
  • 51
  • 51
  • +25% ranged critical strike chance
  • +13% ranged damage
  • +12% movement speed
  • +20% chance not to consume ammo
  • Shroomite Headgear: +15% arrow damage
  • Shroomite Mask: +15% bullet damage
  • Shroomite Helmet: +15% rocket damage
  • Set Bonus: Stealth effect when standing still:
    • Enemies are less likely to attack you
    • Damage and knockback of ranged weapons increased up to 45% while in stealth
Spectre armor.png

Spectre armor female.png

Spectre armor
  • 06
  • 18
14 10
  • 30
  • 42
  • +15% magic damage
  • +7% magic critical strike chance
  • +8% movement speed
  • Translucent visual effect
  • Spectre Hood: -40% magic damage Desktop version Desktop version
    • Set Bonus: 20% of magic damage done to enemies heals you, or a nearby ally with the lowest health
  • Spectre Mask: +60 mana capacity, -13% mana usage, +5% magic damage, +5% magic critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: magic damage done to enemies spawns homing orbs that attack for 1/3 of weapon strength.
Beetle armor.png

Beetle armor female.png

Beetle armor 23
  • 20
  • 32
018 21-
  • 61
  • 73
  • +6% melee damage
  • +6% movement speed
  • +6% melee speed
  • Enemies are more likely to attack you
  • Scale mail: +8% melee damage, +8% critical strike chance, +6% movement speed, +6% melee speed
    • Set Bonus: increases melee damage and speed in increments of 10%, up to 30%
  • Shell: +5% melee damage, +5% critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: starts at 15% damage mitigation and goes up to 45%
Spectral armor.png Spectral armor female.png Spectral armor Old-gen console version3DS version [1] 10 15 15 40
  • +150 mana capacity
  • +30% magic damage
  • -10% mana usage
  • +10% movement speed
  • +25% magical critical strike
  • Set Bonus: -23% mana usage (-33% total)
Titan armor.png Titan armor female.png Titan armor Old-gen console version3DS version [1] 14 18 13 45
  • +30% ranged damage
  • 20% chance to not consume ammo
  • +10% movement speed
  • +20% ranged critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus: 28% chance to not consume ammo (48% total)
Dragon armor.png Dragon armor female.png Dragon armor Old-gen console version3DS version [1] 31 20 14 65 (only 60 on Mobile)
  • +20% melee damage
  • +17% melee speed
  • +25% critical strike chance
  • +12% movement speed
  • Set Bonus: +23% melee speed (+40% total), +23% movement speed (+35% total)
Dark Artist armor.png Dark Artist armorDesktop and Console versions 07 021 014 042
  • +2 sentry capacity
  • +60% minion damage
  • +25% magic damage
  • +25% magic critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+3 total)
    Greatly enhances Flameburst effectiveness
Shinobi Infiltrator armor.png Shinobi Infiltrator armor female.png Shinobi Infiltrator armorDesktop and Console versions 010 026 018 054
  • +2 sentry capacity
  • +60% minion damage
  • +20% melee damage
  • +20% melee speed
  • +20% melee critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+3 total)
    Greatly enhances Lightning Aura effectiveness
Red Riding armor.png Red Riding armor female.png Red Riding armorDesktop and Console versions 08 024 016 048
  • +2 sentry capacity
  • +60% minion damage
  • +25% ranged damage
  • +10% ranged critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+3 total)
    Greatly enhances Explosive Traps effectiveness
Valhalla Knight armor.png Valhalla Knight armor female.png Valhalla Knight armorDesktop and Console versions 020 Desktop version
14 Console Version
024 Desktop version
30 Console Version
024 Desktop version
20 Console Version
068 Desktop version
64 Console Version
  • +2 sentry capacity
  • +60% minion damage
  • +20% melee critical strike chance
  • +30% movement speed
  • Massively increased life regeneration
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+3 total)
    Greatly enhances Ballista effectiveness
Solar Flare armor.png Solar Flare armor female.png Solar Flare armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 24 34 20 78
  • +29% melee damage Desktop version
    +22% melee damage Console VersionMobile version
  • +26% melee critical hit chance Desktop version
    +17% melee critical hit chance Console VersionMobile version
  • +15% movement speed
  • +15% melee speed
  • Enemies are more likely to target you
  • Set Bonus: Solar shields generate over time protecting you, consume the shield power to dash, damaging enemies
  • Set Effect: After-image during motion.
Vortex armor.png Vortex armor female.png Vortex armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 14 28 20 62
  • +36% ranged damage
  • +27% ranged critical strike chance
  • +10% movement speed
  • 25% chance not to consume ammo
  • Set Bonus: Double tap ▼ Down to toggle stealth, increasing ranged ability and reducing chance for enemy to target you but slowing movement
  • Effect: Emits light that intensifies with each additional piece equipped.
Nebula armor.png Nebula armor female.png Nebula armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 14 18 14 46
  • +26% magic damage
  • +16% magic critical strike chance
  • +10% movement speed
  • +60 mana capacity
  • -15% mana usage
  • Set Bonus: Hurting enemies has a chance to spawn buff boosters, pick boosters up to get stacking buffs.
Stardust armor.png Stardust armor female.png Stardust armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 10 16 12 38
  • +66% minion damage
  • +5 minion capacity
  • Set Bonus: Summons a Stardust Guardian which follows the player around (and Desktop version defends the player). Double tap ▼ Down to direct your guardian to a location.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Although the Spectral armor, Titan armor, and Dragon armor are available on Console version Console, they only act as vanity and are not considered armor.

Wizard set[edit | edit source]

Though not a traditional armor set, these hats and robes confer a set bonus when worn together.

Appearance Item Body Slot Defense Bonuses Set Bonus (with robe) Cost / Source
Magic Hat (equipped).png Magic Hat (equipped) female.png Magic Hat Head 2
  • +7% magic damage
  • +7% critical strike chance
+60 mana capacity Sold by the Traveling Merchant for 30000*3.
Wizard Hat (equipped).png Wizard Hat (equipped) female.png Wizard Hat Head 2
  • +15% magic damage
+10% magic critical strike chance Dropped by Tim.
Appearance Item Body Slot Defense Bonuses Cost / Source
Amethyst Robe (equipped).png Amethyst Robe (equipped) female.png Amethyst Robe Chest 0
  • +20 mana capacity
  • -5% mana usage
1 RobeRobe and 10 AmethystAmethyst at LoomLoom.
Topaz Robe (equipped).png Topaz Robe (equipped) female.png Topaz Robe Chest 1
  • +40 mana capacity
  • -7% mana usage
1 RobeRobe and 10 TopazTopaz at LoomLoom.
Sapphire Robe (equipped).png Sapphire Robe (equipped) female.png Sapphire Robe Chest 1
  • +40 mana capacity
  • -9% mana usage
1 RobeRobe and 10 SapphireSapphire at LoomLoom.
Emerald Robe (equipped).png Emerald Robe (equipped) female.png Emerald Robe Chest 2
  • +60 mana capacity
  • -11% mana usage
1 RobeRobe and 10 EmeraldEmerald at LoomLoom.
Ruby Robe (equipped).png Ruby Robe (equipped) female.png Ruby Robe Chest 2
  • +60 mana capacity
  • -13% mana usage
1 RobeRobe and 10 RubyRuby at LoomLoom.
Amber Robe (equipped).png Amber Robe (equipped) female.png Amber Robe Chest 3
  • +60 mana capacity
  • -13% mana usage
1 RobeRobe and 10 AmberAmber at LoomLoom.
Diamond Robe (equipped).png Diamond Robe (equipped) female.png Diamond Robe Chest 3
  • +80 mana capacity
  • -15% mana usage
1 RobeRobe and 10 DiamondDiamond at LoomLoom.
Gypsy Robe (equipped).png Gypsy Robe (equipped) female.png Gypsy Robe Chest 2
  • +6% magic damage
  • +6% magic critical strike chance
  • -10% mana usage
Sold by the Traveling Merchant for 30000*3 5000*50.

Miscellaneous Armor[edit | edit source]

A few pieces of armor aren't part of any particular set.

Appearance Item Body Slot Defense Bonuses Cost / Source
Empty Bucket (equipped).png Empty Bucket (equipped) female.png Empty Bucket Head 1 Normally used for carrying liquids instead. 3 Iron BarIron Bar or 3 Lead BarLead Bar at Iron AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilLead Anvil.
Goggles (equipped).png Goggles (equipped) female.png Goggles Head 1 2 LensLens at Work BenchWork Bench and any Chair.
Diving Helmet (equipped).png Diving Helmet (equipped) female.png Diving Helmet Head 2 Greatly extends underwater breathing time Rare drop from Sharks and Orcas Old-gen console version3DS version.
Gi (equipped).png Gi (equipped) female.png Gi Chest 4 +5% damage, +5% critical strike chance
+10% melee speed, +10% movement speed
Sold by the Traveling Merchant for 20000*2.
Boots of Ostara (equipped).png Boots of Ostara3DS version Feet 3 Creates grass on dirt. Able to perform several "bunny hops". Drops from Lepus.
Viking Helmet (equipped).png Viking Helmet (equipped) female.png Viking Helmet Head 4 Rare drop from Undead Vikings.
Night Vision Helmet (equipped).png Night Vision Helmet (equipped) female.png Night Vision Helmet Head 2 Provides an effect similar to the Night Owl Potion Drop from Granite Elementals and sold by the Cyborg for 100000*10 after defeating the Martian Madness event.
Ultrabright Helmet (equipped).png Ultrabright Helmet (equipped) female.png Ultrabright Helmet Head 4 Provides a light with an intensity similar to the Ultrabright Torch 1 Mining Helmet.png Mining Helmet and 1 Night Vision Helmet.png Night Vision Helmet at Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop.
Moon Lord Legs (equipped).png Moon Lord Legs (equipped) female.png Moon Lord Legs Feet 3 Provides 25% movement speed and four blocks extra jump height. Found in chests on the seed 05162020.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Matching Attire.png
Matching Attire • “Equip armor in all three armor slots: head, chest, and feet.”
Equip armor pieces in all armor slots (pieces do not have to be from the same set). Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Achievement A Knight in Shining Armors.png
A Knight in Shining Armors • “Obtain every type of armor available.”
Equip every set of armor available. Old-gen console version

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The chestplate on each armor set changes with the gender of the character, with the female breastplate often having an exposed cleavage, stomach or both. This is a purely visual change and does not decrease defense.
  • In total, there are Desktop version 66 / Console version 64 / Mobile version 55 / Old-gen console version 49 / 3DS version 45 armor sets. Out of these, Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version 34 / Old-gen console version 29 / 3DS version 26 are available pre-Hardmode and Desktop version 32 / Console version 30 / Mobile version 21 / Old-gen console version 20 / 3DS version 19 are Hardmode-exclusive.
  • The ancient armor pieces are shown in the inventory to be facing to the left instead of the right.
  • The default Hardmode ore armors (Cobalt, Mythril, and Adamantite) are often mistaken as direct downgrades to the others (Palladium, Orichalcum, and Titanium). Though it is true they all have lower armor value (except for Adamantite) and don't have fancy effects, they often give better, more class-specific bonuses (e.g. Cobalt Melee Set is still the second-best melee speed armor only bested by the Hallowed Melee Set). The default Hardmode ore armors also do not require as many bars to create, making swift progression easier.
  • For most Hardmode armors with helmet variants, the helmets sell for more than other pieces of their respective sets, despite needing fewer bars to make. This is due to the helmet carrying class-specific bonuses or other special abilities. For example, the melee helmet of such sets will hold melee modifiers and a disproportionate share of Defense.
  • If armor pieces are placed into accessory slots, they wont give their defense and stat buffs.

Mixed Armor Sets[edit | edit source]

While set bonuses are a strong incentive to use a matched set, there are many cases where the powers of individual pieces can be combined usefully, especially late in the game. Particularly versatile pieces include the Valhalla Knight's Breastplate for its regeneration and the Forbidden Treads for the extra 2 minions (though the Forbidden Treads now provide only 1 extra minion in version 1.4, making them less ideal). Some examples include:

  • The Turtle chest piece can be combined with the Hallowed or Chlorophyte Mask and Hallowed Greaves for massively increased melee damage, but at the cost of losing the Thorns effect, a bit of defense, and most of the "enemy magnet" effect. With the Hallowed Mask, this nets a defense of 62 (against 65 for the full Turtle set), +18% melee damage, +18% melee critical chance, and +10% melee speed.
    • With the Chlorophyte Mask instead, the defense goes up a point to 63 and the melee damage bonus rises to +28%, but the melee critical chance bonus drops to +14% and the melee speed bonus is lost. Either way, the wearer gets another +7% for all damage and +8% movement speed.
    • Desktop and Console versions Doing this with the Valhalla Knight's Breastplate instead, gets another 3 points of defense, the regeneration, and a +30% bonus to summon damage, at the cost of some of the melee bonuses (leaving +10% or +20% damage, +10% or +6% critical chance).
  • The combination of the Chlorophyte Helmet and Shroomite Breastplate (or in the endgame, Vortex Breastplate) provides more ammo reduction than any set bonus. (See Sandgun for further discussion.)
  • Desktop and Console versions A regenerative Melee/Summoner set consisting of the Chlorophyte Mask, Valhalla Knight's Breastplate, and Valhalla Knight's Greaves provides +16% melee damage, +26% melee critical strike chance, +30% movement speed, +50% minion damage, and +8 health/second regeneration.
  • Desktop and Console versions For rangers, if the set bonus for Shroomite armor is not needed, the chest piece can be swapped with the Valhalla Knight's Breastplate for the regeneration. Those who use this approach may also wish to swap out the Shroomite Leggings for Forbidden Treads; the extra two minions (in versions earlier than 1.4) can provide a larger total DPS increase despite losing some movement speed and ranged critical bonus.
  • Desktop and Console versions For magic users, Hallowed Headgear, Valhalla Knight's Breastplate, and Dark Artist's Leggings grants +100 mana capacity, +12% magic damage, +37% magic critical strike chance, +50% minion damage, and +8 health/second regeneration.
  • Desktop and Console versions Summoners can summon their minions while wearing the Shinobi Infiltrator's Helmet, Valhalla Knight's Breastplate, and Red Riding Leggings for maximum damage bonuses, swap to the Spooky Helmet to summon one more, swap to the full Spooky Armor set to summon two more, before re-equipping the Forbidden Treads and Valhalla Knight's Breastplate (in that order). This grants high survivability while retaining decent minion damage/capacity bonuses, and is the strongest possible pre-Moon Lord summoning loadout that uses the Breastplate.