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Best armor in God of War Ragnarok: All sets and how to choose

God of War Ragnarok Armor Sets (Image via PlayStation)
God of War Ragnarok armor sets (Image via PlayStation)

God of War Ragnarok players will unlock different armor sets for Kratos Throughout the journey across the nine realms. While each offers its own benefits, some are more useful in certain aspects than others.

God of War Ragnarok had a mammoth task for when it was released: living up to the expectations and hype generated by its Game of the Year award-winning predecessor. Furthermore, the title took on the responsibility of delivering a grand and satisfying conclusion to Kratos' Norse Saga, set against the backdrop of Ragnarok.

Suffice to say, God of War Ragnarok not only exceeded expectations - getting a 9.5/10 from Sportskeeda Gaming's own Jason Parker - but the title also builds upon the lore and gameplay offered by its predecessor and tells an unexpected yet amazing tale of Nordic mythology.

On that note, here is a look at the best armor sets in the title.


Best armor sets in God of War Ragnarok

The armor sets in God of War Ragnarok offer a variety of stat Improvements. While some are great for melee combat and have great defensive and offensive potential, others offer an advantage in using runic attacks and landing critical hits.

Players should choose the type of armor set based on the stage of the game and which stat suits their playstyle best.

  • Best early game armor set - Nidavellir Armor
  • Nidavellir is arguably the best armor set players can craft in the early stages of the title. With its focus on vitality over cooldowns, luck, or runic attacks, it gives players health and boosts health regeneration. This will help Kratos take down more foes without having to worry about dying.
  • Best mid-game armor set - Giptumadr Armor
  • Unlike the previous recommendation, the Giptumadr Armor emphasizes luck and runic attacks, enhancing both attributes. Halfway into the title, players are expected to be more familiar with runic-based combat, which this set facilitates.
  • Best armor overall/late-game armor set - Steinbjorn Armor
  • Arguably the best armor set in God of War Ragnarok, Steinbjorn's Wrist and Waist add moderate luck, which allows Kratos to execute more critical hits. On the other hand, the chest piece offers Bloodthirsty Retaliation that lets him regain lost health.
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It should be noted that the above-mentioned armor sets are to be taken as suggestions, and all of them have their own setbacks. That said, their perks outweigh the downsides.


All of Kratos, Atreus, and Freya's armor sets in God of War Ragnarok

As happened in GOW 2018, armor sets have returned in God of War Ragnarok and continue to play a major role in terms of gameplay. Ranging from a simple garb that offers protection against only basic attacks to a full-blown plated set that can virtually absorb most hits, armor plays an essential role in the title.

The following are all the armor sets discovered in God of War Ragnarok so far. Any new findings will be added to the list.

All Kratos' Sets

As the titular character, Kratos' armor sets are the most effective as well as essential to the gameplay experience. Each of them consists of three pieces, a Chest, Wrist, and Waist. With that being said, Kratos' armor sets are as follows:

  • Risen Snow Armor Set
  • Darkdale Armor Set
  • Survival Armor Set
  • Hunter’s Armor Set
  • Surtr’s Scorched Armor Set
  • Berserker Armor Set
  • Fate Breaker Armor Set
  • Fallen Stars Armor Set
  • Undying Pyres Armor Set
  • Fortified Husk Armor Set
  • Vidar's Armor Set
  • Nidavellir's Armor Set
  • Enlightenment Armor Set
  • Sol’s Armor of Courage Set
  • Spiritual Armor Set
  • Giptumadr’s Armor Set
  • Lunda’s Lost Armor Set
  • Mani’s Armor of Wisdom Set
  • Dragon Scaled Armor Set
  • Guiding Light Armor Set
  • Raven Tears Armor Set
  • Radiance Armor Set
  • Steinbjorn Armor Set
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All Atreus' Armor

Across the last two iterations in the Norse saga, Kratos is often accompanied by his son Atreus, the young boy from the first title who has grown into a rebellious teen out on his own quest.

In some sections of Ragnarok, players also get the opportunity to play as the young archer. While his armor isn't separated into multiple pieces like his father's, they are equally stunning and interesting. Here are all of them:

  • Brother's Brand Vestment
  • Risen Snow Tunic
  • Survival Garb
  • Jotnar's Champion Garb
  • Aesir Uniform

All of Freya's Armor Sets

Vanir god Freya is arguably the most fleshed-out character across the last two titles, aside from the protagonists. Originally an ally, she became a foe after Kratos was forced to murder her son, Baldur, to save her life in God of War 2018.

In certain sections, Freya accompanies Kratos in his quest to stop Ragnarok, and as such, similar to Atreus, she also has her own gear in terms of armor, which are as follows:

  • Agony's Promise Tunic
  • Tattered Witch Frock
  • Warrior's Battledress

The armor mentioned above can be changed and equipped by Kratos, as well as his supporting characters from the Inventory menu. Once one reaches level 9, players will also be able to transmog the set.


God of War Ragnarok is available on PS4 and PS5. Players can jump in and experience for themselves the conclusive chapter of Kratos' Norse saga.

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Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh
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