The latest God of War takes a different approach from past entries in the series. This time around, the game introduces RPG mechanics, allowing you equip a variety of gear that enhance a set of stats and even offer special perks. Much like the recent Monster Hunter World, your progression is tied not to experience points, but the new armor and weapons you’re able to acquire and craft.
The armor you collect comes in a variety of different styles, shapes, types, and sizes. While each armor set you has its own specific bonuses that suit different playstyles, they also offer different looks for Kratos. To give you an idea of what kind of armor sets you’ll be able to use once you’ve progressed far enough in the game, we’ve compiled across the three armor piece categories some of the best looking and most powerful sets. Click from the images below to see each piece and its respective stats.
It’s also worth noting that many of these armor sets can be purchased at the blacksmith shop. Each set becomes available as you progress through the game, often unlocking in the shop after a key moment in the story. Some sets can also be acquired by exploring and opening up chests, while others can be unlocked by completing specific favor sidequests. For example, both Brok’s and Syndri’s special armor sets are unlocked after completing the “Hail to the King” sidequest. Be wary; many of the sets in the images below are only acquired later on in the game, so there are some slight spoilers.
What armor sets do you like the best? Let us know in the comments below. For more guides, check out our progression guide and our feature detailing 11 tips you should know before starting. And be sure to read our God of War review.
Below you can click through the chest pieces of some of the best armor sets. For your reference, the pieces come in the following categories: Rare (blue), Legendary (purple), and Epic (gold).
Below you can click through the wrist pieces of the game’s best armor sets. For your reference, the pieces come in the following categories: Rare (blue), Legendary (purple), and Epic (gold).
Below you can click through the waist pieces of the game’s best armor sets. For your reference, the pieces come in the following categories: Rare (blue), Legendary (purple), and Epic (gold).