Check out this Grounded game guide on the best armor. Find out what the best armor to wear is for early, mid, and late game. Includes armor set bonuses, ingredients, and more.
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Best Armor Summary
Best Armor Overview
|Best Early Game Armor|
|Acorn Face Mask||Acorn Chestplate||Acorn Leg Plates|
|Best Mid Game Armor|
|Ladybug Faceplate||Ladybug Chestplate||Ladybug Shin Guards|
|Best Late Game Armor|
|Spider Hood||Spider Shoulder Guard||Spider Knee Pads|
There are a variety of armor sets you can craft and wear in Grounded, but if you are looking for what to prioritize in a new game, you can't go wrong with the 3 sets above. Acorn -> Ladybug -> Spider is a good order to get armor. If you're low on Berry Leather, you can always skip the Ladybug set, or make the Grub Set instead.
Armor Is Situational
What constitutes as the "best" armor depends entirely on what you're trying to do! Different sets have different bonuses that make them more suited to certain activities. Check out the table below to see what set is best suited for what purpose:
|Goal/Priority||Best Set To Have|
|Combat||Spider or Ladybug|
Remember to equip the appropriate Perks for whatever you're planning to do. Perks can enhance your combat, movement, and construction capabilities, so you don't want to forget about them!Check Out The Best Mutations (Perks) Here!
Best Armor - For The Early Game
|Acorn Face Mask|| Acorn Shell x3|
Clover Leaf x6
Woven Fiber x4
|Acorn Chestplate||Acorn Shell x1|
Mite Fuzz x5
Woven Fiber x3
|Acorn Leg Plates||Acorn Shell x2|
Woven Fiber x4
|Piece Bonus||Bonus to Max Health|
|Full Set Bonus||Uncrackable|
For the beginning of the game, we recommend going directly for the Acorn set! If you want, you can of course craft a Clover set to get some defensive stats in, but in general it won't be too hard to break open a bunch of Acorns, even at the beginning of the game.
This set gives you the highest amount of defense in the early game and doesn't require you to take on any massive bugs to get items and is thus our recommendation early game.
Where To Get Acorns
Acorn Shells can be found at the base of the Oak Tree in the northeastern part of the map. It's worth noting that this area tends to have spiders wandering around! You'll need to move in a stealthy way and set your respawn point to somewhere nearby.Check Out Tips On Where To Place Your Base Here
Where To Find Mites
The Mite Fuzz required for the Chestpiece in this set can be found from red mites in the western part of the map. Just search the area to the right of the fallen rake.
Best Armor - For The Mid Game
|Ladybug Faceplate||Ladybug Head x1|
Ladybug Part x2
Berry Leather x3
|Ladybug Chestplate||Flower Petal x2|
Ladybug Part x4
Berry Leather x4
|Ladybug Shin Guards||Ladybug Part x2|
Berry Leather x4
Flower Petal x4
|Piece Bonus||Bonus to Blocking Strength|
|Full Set Bonus||Scarlet Embrace|
This set has excellent defensive stats, while also giving you a good bonus to blocking. Given that you'll have to take out multiple Ladybugs to get this, we consider this to be a mid-game set.
Unfortunately, there isn't really an exact place you can go to find a Ladybug. They are wanderers at heart - they generally roam the central part of the map. Just do a few laps around the central area and you should find one eventually!
Where To Find Flower Petals
Flower Petals spawn randomly underneath large blue flowers. These can be found in the fenced off garden area to the north. This area is teeming with spiders however, so move very carefully! You'll need 6 Flower Petals in total, so you might have to come back here two times.
Where To Find Berry Leather
Berry Leather is a Material which needs to be refined from 3 Berry Chunks. These Chunks can be obtained by hacking away at a Berry on the ground. Berries are found in the bottom right part of the map. You'll have to have the bow here to shoot down a berry from the tree first!
Best Armor - For The Late Game
|Spider Hood|| Spider Chunk x3|
|Spider Shoulder Guard|| Berry Leather x3|
Spider Silk x4
|Spider Knee Pads||Spider Silk x4 |
Berry Leather x2
|Piece Bonus||The Quickness, Movement Speed Boost)|
|Full Set Bonus||Hunter's Prowl|
This set, fashioned mostly from the parts of Spiders, is one of the strongest armor sets currently available in the game. Although we anticipate other strong armor to be added in the August 27th Update, this is currently the armor set we recommend all players prioritize building.
"The Quickness" will significantly improve your movement speed and allow you to traverse the map efficiently. If you're traveling long distances to collect certain resources, this set is an absolute must!
How To Get Spider Chunks And Spider Silk
As you can imagine, the best way to get this set is to kill spiders! Since you might have a hard time killing Wolf Spiders, we recommend taking on Orb Weaver Spiders instead. If you have the Mid-Tier armor we recommended above, you should be able to handle an Orb Weaver one-on-one! They will drop all of the materials you need to craft this set.