Best Armor Sets in God of War Ragnarok

Last Updated: December 7, 2022

In God of War Ragnarok, there are definitely some armor sets that stand out among the rest. The qualities that make good armor are it’s stats: attack, defense, vitality, runic, cooldown, and luck. The best armor sets in GoW Ragnarok will have a good balance of all of these at a high level. 

In God of War Ragnarok, we consider the best sets to be a close tie between the Berserker Armor and Sutr’s Scorched set. The Berserker armor has a weak defense but makes up for it in strength, runic, cooldown, vitality, and luck. Surtr’s Scorched Set has great strength, defense, and vitality scores. 

Armor sets

Let’s take a look at some other armor sets you can get in God of War Ragnarok and how they compare to the two sets mentioned above. Remember when it comes to choosing an armor set you want to pair it well with the skills you are wanting to use. 

Steinbjorn Armor Set

Let’s kick off our breakdown of the best armor sets in GoW Ragnarok with the Steinbjorn Set. This armor has amazing defense statistics. At its base level before you upgrade it the Steinjborn armor has 109 defense. When it is fully upgraded you will have 394 defense points. 

This armor also allows you to use the Bloodthirsty Retaliation skill. This skill lets Kratos restore his health when he receives damage. If you pair this skill with Spartan Rage you should be able to completely restore your health.

How to get it

To get the Steinjborn armor set you will first need to have the draupnir spear. Once you have the spearhead to the Lake of Nine in Midgard and look for the block of ice with golden cracks in it. Destroy the block of ice to get the Mystical Heirloom Relic. 

Once you have equipped the relic, you will need to face 4 troll bosses which will drop the components you need to craft the armor. The trolls can be found in The derelict Outpost of Midgard, and the Forbidden Sands in Altheim and two trolls can be found at Noatun’s Graden Vanaheim.

Steinbjorn Armor Set
Steinbjorn Armor Set

Dragon Scaled Armor

The Dragon Armor is a fan favorite because it really just looks epic. The points on the Dragon Scaled armor are pretty well balanced giving you over 200 points for defense and strength. The dragon-scale armor gives you the dragon’s fury skill which increases your defense and strength every time you successfully block an attack.

You can also use the Dragons Rebuke skill which adds 50% shield damage to successful blocks. Your strength and defense stats will reset from the increase if you take damage from failing to block.

How to get it

To craft the Dragon Scale Set you will first need to complete chapter 13. When you are done look for Helka in Freya’s camp area and begin the Scent of Survival quest. You have to complete a favor for Helka. 

When you have completed the favor you will unlock The Crater. Here you will get blueprints for the armor. You will need to find 1 dragon claw and two dragon teeth for the breastplate. For the girdle, you will need 10 dragon teeth and for the bracers, you will need another 10. You will find all the resources you need as you complete the hints around The Crater.

Dragon Scaled Armor
Dragon Scaled Armor

Berserker Armor

Many consider the berserker Armor to be the overall best armor in GoW Ragnarok. This is most likely because the Berserker set of armor ticks all the boxes. It has great decent strength, a runic build, cooldown, vitality, and luck. The only negative is that the berserker armor’s defense is not great.

The armor also has some great perks. One of which is when you use a relic and melee attack Kratos will gain melee damage. You also decrease the chances of getting damaged from a soul explosion. 

If you enjoy using the Berserker armor you would benefit from pairing it with the Hilt of Skofnung relic. This relic releases 12 powerful ghosts that attack your enemies and deal loads of damage. The berserker armor is an armor you will get much later in the game.

How to get it

To get the berserker armor set you will need to find Bereserker Gravestones. There you will fight Berserkers. Gravestones can be found throughout the map. An important Berserker you need to defeat is the one at Kings Grave in Midgard. When you defeat this berserker you will get the Hilt of Skofnung Relic.

Berserker Armor Set
Berserker Armor Set

The Hunters Armor Set

If you are looking to build an armor set that has a strong Runic build then the Hunters Paildron is your best bet. This armor allows you to use Runic attacks and relics more often because it provides you with a faster cooldown time. 

The hunter’s armor also makes your ranged attacks stronger and more effective. Using this armor equips you with the Empowered range skill which makes your ranged attack more powerful for short periods. You also have the Ranged Specialist perk, which comes from wearing the gauntlet and belt. This increases your ranged damage significantly as well.

How to get it

To get Hunter’s Armor you need to complete two separate favors. You need to do the In Plain Sight Favor and the other is the Nocturnal Predator favor. Once you are done with those you will also need to defeat the Centaur in these three locations:

  • The Sinkholes
  • The Jungle
  • The Plain

Defeating all the centaurs and the favors should allow you to collect the materials needed to craft the Hunters Armor. The materials are 2 hunter brands for the pauldron, 1 hunter brand for the gauntlets, and 1 hunter brand for the belt.

Hunters Armor Set
Hunters Armor Set

The Fate Breaker Set

The Fate Breaker Armor set is definitely up there with your top armor. It provides you with massive stats for defense, strength, luck, and vitality. You also get the raging aftermath skill which increases damage after Kratos uses spartan rage. 

You can also combine this skill with the raging fury skill you get from equipping the belt and wraps. This will fast-track the rate at which the rage meter fills up. Kratos will be unstoppable with this armor.

How to Get it

You will get the Fate Breaker armor once you reach the final chapter in Asgard of God of War Ragnarok. This is one of the last armor sets you get in the game. Brok gives you the full set which is a bonus because you don’t have to go search for the materials and craft it yourself.

Fate Breaker Armor Set
Fate Breaker Armor Set