Dragon’s Dogma 2 best armor for all vocations

Dragon’s Dogma 2 best armor  for all vocations
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Wearing the best armor in Dragon’s Dogma 2 can help you deal with some of its largest and deadliest foes. When you’re going head-to-head with Griffins and Chimera monsters, tanking damage can mean the difference between a close victory and certain defeat. Read on for our top armor picks by class for your Arisen and your pawns.

Best armor in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Read on to learn about all the best armor by vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2. While looking at the price and the stats is a good rule of thumb, pick armor items that suit your desired build. And fortunately, all the best items in the game are easily accessible thanks to the vendors peppered through the realm. Now let’s get to all our best armor picks based on the time we’ve spent in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Stygian Omen item in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
The Stygian Omen is a powerful armor item. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Fighter in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Here are the best armor picks for the Fighter vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2 to pair with the best swords and best shields:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Fiendish ArmetHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 34600 Gold80 Defense
34 Magick Defense
Thrasher’s SurcoatBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 54200 Gold176 Defense
70 Magick Defense
Vigilant GreavesLegVolcanic Island Armory for 35800 Gold116 Defense
42 Magick Defense
Subjugator’s SalletHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC95 Defense
45 Magick Defense
Stygian OmenBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC200 Defense
85 Magick Defense
Executioner’s GreavesLegDragonforged for 30 WLC126 Defense
55 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Fighter in DD2.
Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Cleric's Hood item in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
The Cleric’s Hood is a good pick for the Mage. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Mage in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Consider these armor items as the Mage in DD2:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Solar AscensionHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 26000 Gold55 Defense
85 Magick Defense
Ares Morpho RobeBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 42800 Gold115 Defense
162 Magick Defense
Nightfall GreavesLegSacred Arbor for 15800 Gold70 Defense
34 Magick Defense
Cleric’s HoodHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC65 Defense
120 Magick Defense
Sacral RobeBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC150 Defense
185 Magick Defense
Scholar’s BreechesLegDragonforged for 30 WLC92 Defense
106 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Mage in DD2.
Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Cliff Leapers item in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Opt for the Cliff Leapers as a Thief. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Thief in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Thieves can use these armor items to defend themselves in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Lion-Lord’s HelmHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 35000 Gold76 Defense
55 Magick Defense
Bestial BoonBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 42800 Gold167 Defense
90 Magick Defense
Dapper ChaussesLegBakbattahl for 28000 Gold83 Defense
55 Magick Defense
Shrouded HelmHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC80 Defense
80 Magick Defense
DvarapalaBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC192 Defense
135 Magick Defense
Cliff LeapersLegDragonforged for 30 WLC115 Defense
81 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Thief in DD2.
Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Heroic Coat item in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
The Archer can purchase the Heroic Coat for 70 WLC. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Archer in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Here are the best armor options for the Archer that will go well with the best bows in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Confidant’s HoodHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 33500 Gold88 Defense
73 Magick Defense
Valkyrian ScaleclothBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 42200 Gold159 Defense
100 Magick Defense
Arena BreechesLegVolcanic Island Armory for 33100 Gold103 Defense
63 Magick Defense
Cavalier HatHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC90 Defense
50 Magick Defense
Heroic CoatBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC180 Defense
138 Magick Defense
Eagle-Eye CuissesLegDragonforged for 30 WLC120 Defense
75 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Archer in DD2.
Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Blazing Soul item in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Consider the Blazing Soul as a Warrior. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Warrior in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Use these best armor picks to help your Warrior face the toughest foes along with the best DD2 greatswords:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Fiendish ArmetHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 34600 Gold80 Defense
34 Magick Defense
Thrasher’s SurcoatBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 54200 Gold176 Defense
70 Magick Defense
Diabolic CuissesLegVolcanic Island Armory for 33100 Gold108 Defense
39 Magick Defense
Blazing SoulHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC95 Defense
45 Magick Defense
Vashara ScaleskinBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC220 Defense
79 Magick Defense
Mettlesome CuissesLegDragonforged for 30 WLC129 Defense
50 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Warrior in DD2.
Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Deadly Nightshade item in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Sorcerers can purchase the Deadly Nightshade hat at the Dragonforged’s cave. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Sorcerer in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Sorcerers can protect themselves with these armor picks in DD2:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Witch’s HatHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 39600 Gold60 Defense
99 Magick Defense
Orphic RobeBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 46200 Gold110 Defense
167 Magick Defense
Epiphanic WaistguardLegVolcanic Island Armory for 35800 Gold68 Defense
97 Magick Defense
Deadly NightshadeHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC60 Defense
125 Magick Defense
Silhouette of SorceryBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC145 Defense
205 Magick Defense
Runic GaitersLegDragonforged for 30 WLC90 Defense
110 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Sorcerer in DD2.
Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Resonance Armor item in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Pick the Resonance Armor for the Magick Archer if you’ve got the Wyrmslife Crystals to spare. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Magick Archer in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Opt for the best armor to give your Magick Archer a fighting chance in the endgame:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Confidant’s HoodHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 33500 Gold88 Defense
73 Magick Defense
Eonian CoatBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 38500 Gold120 Defense
130 Magick Defense
Mercenary HosenLegVolcanic Island Armory for 29700 Gold95 Defense
70 Magick Defense
Ancient GaleaHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC110 Defense
110 Magick Defense
Resonance ArmorBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC155 Defense
164 Magick Defense
Strider’s GreavesLegDragonforged for 30 WLC102 Defense
99 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Magick Archer in DD2.
Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Dragon Knight's helm in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Mystic Spearhand veterans should get the Dragon Knight’s Helm. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Mystic Spearhand in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Mystic Spearhand players should consider these armor items in-game in addition to the best duospears in Dragon’s Dogma 2:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Confidant’s HoodHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 33500 Gold88 Defense
73 Magick Defense
Adept’s CoatBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 43600 Gold110 Defense
86 Magick Defense
Arena BreechesLegVolcanic Island Armory for 33100 Gold103 Defense
63 Magick Defense
Dragon Knight’s HelmHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC99 Defense
105 Magick Defense
Duelist’s CoatBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC179 Defense
123 Magick Defense
Strider’s GreavesLegDragonforged for 30 WLC102 Defense
99 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Mystic Spearhand in DD2.
Dragon's Dogma 2 best armor: An image of the Totemic Shroud in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Consider the Totemic Shroud as a Trickster. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best armor for Trickster in Dragon’s Dogma 2

And finally, here are the best armor picks for the Trickster vocation in DD2:

Item NameItem TypeCost and where to getStats
Uncanny EyesHeadVolcanic Island Armory for 37500 Gold72 Defense
105 Magick Defense
Mysterial RobeBodyVolcanic Island Armory for 39200 Gold110 Defense
158 Magick Defense
Rapturous Raffia SkirtLegVolcanic Island Armory for 33800 Gold72 Defense
92 Magick Defense
Living AltarHeadDragonforged for 20 WLC70 Defense
120 Magick Defense
Totemic ShroudBodyDragonforged for 70 WLC140 Defense
177 Magick Defense
Runic GaitersLegDragonforged for 30 WLC90 Defense
110 Magick Defense
A table with the best armor picks for the Trickster in DD2.

Best armor for Warfarer in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Since the Warfarer can pick up any skills and gear of the other classes, the best armor will depend on what approach you wish to take. If you prefer melee combat, consider our Fighter or Warrior picks. And if you prefer harnessing Magick, consider the best armor of the Sorcerer or Mage. The other options above can also work if you have a specific combat style in mind.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 armor explained

Armor stats in Dragon’s Dogma 2 are determined by two modifiers – Defense and Magick Defense. The former determines how much damage you take from physical attacks while Magick Defense protects you from magick attacks. Armor can also offer protection against slash, strike, knockdown, debilitations (like poison or sleep), or elemental attacks (lightning, ice, and more). These stats are present in every armor piece you will encounter.

Armor is split into three categories – head, body, and leg armor. Not all armor items can be equipped by all classes. You can always sell off extra armor that you find on your travels. We’ve also got a guide that will help you get more gold in DD2.

How to get better armor in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Head to vendors to get the best armor sets in Dragon’s Dogma 2. If you’re near the end of the game, consider visiting the vendors at Bakbattahl and the Volcanic Island. While you can find vendors at Sacred Arbor and the Nameless Village too among other towns, they don’t have great gear for the endgame.

Kill dragons to get Wyrmlife Crystals

This resource will let you purchase the best gear in the game.

If you’ve unlocked the Dragonforged store and have plenty of Wyrmslife Crystals, you can get some exotic gear. If you’ve already got a solid set of armor, you can upgrade them with crafting ingredients at vendors too.

That covers everything you need to know about the best armor in DD2. If you have a Thief in your adventuring party, check out our best daggers in Dragon’s Dogma 2. They;re great against bosses like drakes. And if you’re just getting familiar with the game, read our Dragon’s Dogma 2 tips and tricks.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 best armor FAQs

What does the best armor cost in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Armor either costs Gold or Wyrmslife Crystals.

Does armor matter in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Yes, armor is key to sustaining damage in combat. Getting less damage will also slow down the rate at which your loss gauge depletes.