Santa Monica's God Of War sequel/reboot surprised just about everyone when it released. Instead of a linear hack and slash title, this new entry offers a huge amount of exploration and RPG elements. The simple to learn, yet difficult to master, combat has so much depth that's not initially revealed on the surface.
One aspect that players loved about the game was its variety of builds and customization. Kratos is now able to equip specific armor pieces, each with their own stats and bonus perks. Some of these sets can be quite the challenge to obtain, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Here are the 10 best armor sets that will make you a god (pun intended) in the game.
10 Protection Armor Set
Compared to the rest on this list, the Armor Set of Protection is pretty standard. That being said, it's a great mid-game Legendary set that you can easily craft with Solid Svartalfheim Steel. This material is found throughout the world, but it will eventually be available for purchase with Hacksilver. It is not the most unique of the armor sets, but it will surely do its best to protect you from the many dangers Midgard has to offer. It also does not hurt that it just looks really cool.
9 Ancient Armor Set
The Ancient Armor Set is a great early game set that you should obtain as soon as you can. In order to craft it, you need to kill Ancients to obtain Ancient Hearts and Ancient Rubble. Killing these creatures isn't too difficult of a task, so farming for these materials should be painless. Each armor piece from this set contains the Elemental Shielding perk, which increases all elemental resistance by 15%. Wearing each piece will let you stack it up to 45%. Similar to the Protection set, it will be beneficial early on while you farm for other materials that the better sets require.
8 Broks Royal Dwarven Armor Set
Once you've completed the "Hail to the King" side mission from Sindri and Brok, you'll then have access to craft two sets of legendary armor. One of these is Brok's Royal Dwarven Armor Set. You will need to obtain pristine ores, pristine dust, and pristine scales to craft both of them. The bonus perk from each piece armor in this set contains Raging Fury. This perk increases the Rage gained by 10%, with each piece stacking up to 30%. Rage is a great offensive tool for its high power, but it can also be a life-saver since activating it lets you become almost invincible for a few seconds.
7 Sindri's Royal Dwarven Set
The second set you can get after the "Hail to the King" side mission is Sindri's Royal Dwarven Set. Sindri's set is a good mix of offense and defense. While they all have a high defense rating, each armor piece offers a different perk. Arcane Protective Barrier from the breastplate will give Kratos a chance to get some protection when using runic attacks. The gauntlets offer Fire Mastery, which will increase all burn damage by 15%, which can stack up to 50%. Frost Mastery from the waist belt is basically the same as Fire Mastery, but with frost damage of course.
6 Traveler Armor Set
The Traveler Armor Set will require you to defeat the various Travelers throughout the map. Chances are, you came across one of them very early in the game by opening one of those blue portals out of curiosity. Just like everyone else, you were killed instantly right after. Still, you'll want to make note of these portals if you want to obtain Traveler's Armor Shards and Grisly Trophies needed to craft the set. Each armor piece will increase Kratos's vitality, but you'll definitely want this for the Breastplate. This piece contains the Protection of Traveler perk, which gives you a protective barrier that will absorb a single attack. This barrier will slowly regenerate so you can use it on a consistent.
5 Smoldering Brimstone Armor Set.
Once you unlock the fiery Muspelheim area, you'll want to start fighting immediately. Taking down the various hordes of enemies will let you obtain the materials required for several Epic armor sets. The first of these sets is the Smoldering Brimstone Set. What makes this set great is that each piece contains the Aura of Fire perk. Activating Aura of Fire increases strength and restores some health after damage has been taken. Wearing all three pieces of armor will increase the chance of Aura of Fire, so it's best to equip the full armor set.
4 Fallen Ash Armor Set
Right of the bat, you'll want to craft this Epic armor set strictly because of how badass Kratos will look. You'll need the same materials that are needed for the Smoldering set, which include Smoldering Embers, Crests of Flame, Crests of Surtr, and Pristine Ores. Style aside, this armor set can turn Kratos into a walking inferno, igniting enemies around you. The Retaliation of Fire perk from this set gives Kratos the chance to burn nearby enemies when damage is taken. The chance of this happening will increase with each piece worn.
3 Ivaldi's Armor Set of Deadly Mist
Ivaldi's Armor Set of Deadly Mist is definitely the best armor set in the original base game. Since it requires you to obtain Mist Echoes from Niflheim, frustration may kick in. That being said, there's a reason the game saves the best for last. The Deadly Mist armor pieces all contain the Regenerating Essence perk, which adds a small amount of health regeneration. You'll want to wear each piece since this perk can stack up to 5 times. In addition to Mist Echoes, you'll also need Niflheim Alloy and Ivaldi's Rusted Armor to craft it. Get to farming!
2 Ares Armor Set
All of the armor sets in New Game Plus are essentially just upgraded versions of the sets from the base game. However, there were two Perfect sets added that can only be obtained in New Game Plus. One of these is the Ares Armor Set. It will only available to craft once you defeat Hraezlyr. You'll need both Skap Slag and Hacksilver. If you wanted to do a strictly Rage build, then this set is for you. The Rage Fiend perk massively increases Rage that's gained. The kicker is that the Rage bar will decrease and will drain faster after being activated.
1 Zeus Armor Set
The Zeus Armor Set is, without a doubt, the best armor set in the entire game. It's also the most dangerous and hardest to obtain since you'll need to defeat all of the Valkyries in New Game Plus. What makes it such a dangerous set is the Glass Ballista perk (see what they did there). This amazing perk massively increases Kratos's attacks, while simultaneously increasing the damage he takes. The damage boost given is absolutely incredible, which makes up for the high risk you'll have playing. It's only a shame that you'll most likely get this set after you've done almost everything else the game has to offer.