Terraria – Armors

Overview of the armor sets and some of the special defensive items in the game.

All armor sets in Terraria consist of 3 parts(Head, Torso, Legs). If you have the full set of the same types, you will receive some defense bonus. The following list contains all armor sets starting with the most basic Copper Armor.

Armor sets

Copper Armor: Gives 6 defense to the player.(4 base defense + 2 bonus for wearing full set). Crafted from 60 copper bars, so a total of 180 copper ore is required.
Iron Armor: Gives 9 defense to the player.(7 base defense + 2 bonus for wearing full set). Crafted from 75 iron bars, so a total of 225 iron ore is required.
Silver Armor: Gives 13 defense to the player.(10 base defense + 3 bonus for wearing full set). Crafted from 75 silver bars, so a total of 300 silver ore is required.
Gold Armor: Gives 16 defense to the player.(13 base defense + 3 bonus for wearing full set). Crafted from 90 gold bars, so a total of 360 gold ore is required.
Meteor Armor: Gives 13 defense to the player.(13 base defense). Crafted from 90 meteorite bars, so a total of 540 gold ore is required. This armor gives some special bonuses too: mana regeneration and makes the Space Gun costing no mana.
Shadowscale Armor: Gives 19 defense to the player.(19 base defense). Crafted from 60 demonite bars(240 ore) and 45 Shadow scales. This armor also gives a really awesome bonus to players who are using melee weapons, +15% increased attack speed.
Jungle Armor: Gives 19 defense to the player.(19 base defense). Pretty tough to craft this armor, because it needs tons of stuff. Here is the list: 1 Silver Greaves, 1 Silver Chainmail, 1 Silver Helmet, 90 Jungle Roses, 4 Vines, 12 Stingers, 8 Topaz, 6 Rubies, 6 Diamonds, 8 Amethyst, 10 Sapphires and 10 Emeralds. Despite of this long list, if you are a spellcaster, you should go for this armor, because it has some very nice bonuses for spell users. More precisely the armor gives mana regeneration and if you have the full set, you will be awarded with 25% reduced mana usage.
Necro Armor: Gives 19 defense to the player.(19 base defense). Crafted from 90 bones and 135 Cobweb. The full set also gives 30% speed boost, which is very handy against hard hitting monsters, letting the player to avoid their attacks.
Molten Armor: Gives 25 defense to the player.(25 base defense). Gold armor is required for this armor to craft and also 105 Hellstone bars(630 hellstone) and 210 obsidian. This armor also gives +15% melee damage. This armor is the best for the average user. If you heavily depend on mana, then you may choose the Jungle armor over this, otherwise this is the way to go.

Special defensive items

Googles: Gives +1 defense. Created from 2 lenses. It’s possible to wear googles(head social slot) without losing armor set bonuses.
Mining Helmet: Gives +1 defense. Also provides light(torch effect). Merchants sell this for 10 golds.
Wizard Hat: Gives +2 defense and also increases magic damage by 15%. This item is dropped by Tim, the mage.

Spellcasters may consider using this, but please note that this hat removes any armor set bonus.
Bucket: Gives +1 defense. Crafted from 3 iron bars. It lets the player to transport water and lava which allows the player to use this as a weapon. Also gives the possibility to make obsidian by bringing water to the underworld or lava to the surface.
Diving Helmet: Gives +2 defense and allows the player to spend 1:30 minutes underwater. Dropped by sharks in the ocean(low drop rate).

I hope you liked this overview about the armor sets and defensive head gear obtainable in Terraria. If you want to read more about the game, check my other articles.

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Potions Part Two

If you have never heard of Terraria before, it’s downloadable via steam.

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