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Valheim Armor Types and Guide

Here are the basic armor types and some guidance on obtaining them:

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Rag Armor:
- Crafted from basic resources like leather scraps and deer hide.
- Provides minimal protection.

Leather Armor:
- Crafted from leather scraps and deer hide.
- Offers better protection than rag armor.

Troll Leather Armor:
- Obtained by killing trolls and using their drops.
- Provides better protection compared to basic leather armor.

Bronze Armor:
- Crafted using bronze, which is obtained by smelting copper and tin in a smelter.
- Offers increased protection compared to leather armor.

Iron Armor:
- Crafted from iron, which is mined from the swamp biome and smelted in a blast furnace.
- Provides better protection than bronze armor.

Padded Armor:
- Crafted using iron and linen thread.
- Offers additional protection compared to standard iron armor.

Wolf Armor:
- Crafted from wolf pelts obtained by hunting wolves.
- Provides good protection and is often sought after for its appearance.

Silver Armor:
- Crafted from silver obtained by mining silver ore in the mountains.
- Effective against certain supernatural enemies like wraiths and draugrs.

Black Metal Armor:
- Crafted from black metal ingots obtained in the Plains biome.
- Offers high protection and is essential for surviving in the Plains.

Padded Greaves:
- Crafted with wolf pelts and iron at the forge.
- Provides additional protection to the legs.

Dragon Armor:
- Crafted from dragon tears dropped by Moder, one of the bosses.
- Offers high protection and resistance against frost damage.

Keep in mind that each armor type has its own set bonus, and it's generally a good idea to choose armor based on the specific challenges you're facing. Additionally, upgrading your workbench and forge will allow you to craft higher-tier armor. Always check the in-game crafting menu for the most up-to-date information on recipes and materials.

Updated on: 02/01/2024

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