In Terraria, there are many contents to experience and monsters to engage in fights with. From the small, easy enemies to incredibly strong bosses, you have to always be well-prepared for every single challenge. One of the essential elements for survival in Terraria is acquiring the right armor to boost your strengths.
Apart from being just fashion and giving you good looks, it also serves as powerful pieces of gear that can enhance your survivability. In this guide, we will provide you with an armor tier list for version 1.4.4.
Armor Tier List
Cactus: The Cactus Armor is credibly easy to get. The knockback effect you get from the full set bonus (thorns) is very useful against enemies since it also does some damage. This armor can be crafted with a total of 75 cactus.
Jungle: The Jungle Armor give you 17 defense and greatly boosts magic weapons, reducing mana usage by 16%. Each individual piece of the set gives you a whole lot of mana and magic damage increase, which can be really useful if you decide to me a magic user.
Mystic Robe: Wearing the Wizard Hat alongside the robe provides a set bonus of +10% magic critical strike chance, while wearing a Magic Hat alongside it provides a set bonus of +60 Mana.
Obsidian Armor: If you decide to be a summoner, the Obsidian can be an amazing set of armor to get. Once you have equipped a full set, you will earn some amazing stat boosts. Those are +15 defense, +31% minion damage, +1 minion slot, +15% whip speed and +30% whip range.
Individual pieces increase your max number of minions (Longcoat) and increases your minion damage by a whole 8%, up to two pieces (Hat and Pants).
Palladium Armor: With the full set equipped, successful attacks trigger the Rapid Healing buff. This buff will heal you for every 5 seconds. This is not the reason why it is in S Tier, however, it’s because of the individual pieces.
The Breastplate and Leggings greatly enhances your damage, and critical strike chance. For the helmet, there are 3 variants that you can choose from, depending on which playstyle you opt for. You can have increased magic damage and mama, increased melee speed and damage, or increased ranged damage and critical strike chance.
Hallowed armor: This armor is also another set with great flexibility, just like the Palladium Armor. Hallowed armor is a Hardmode armor set. It has melee, ranged, magic, and summoner set versions.
Depending on which sets you choose, you can get different effects: A chance to not consume ammo, reduced mana usage, melee damage and speed. Or max number of minions increase (for summoners) or immune after striking an enemy.
Spectre armor: Magic damage done to enemies heals the player with lowest health. When you use it with the Spectre Mask, magic damage will also damage nearby enemies. The individual pieces greatly increase your magic damage, increases your maximum mana and critical strike chane.
Wizard Hat: This can be a great combination with the Mystic Robe, which is the main reason it is in the A Tier.
Flix Fur Coat: When you equip a full set, it gives the player an additional minion slot, and increases summon damage by 5%. This is an individual piece that has really decent effect if your are playing as a summoner.
Spider Armor: With a full set, the Spider Armor gives +20 defense, 3 minion slots and +28% minion damage. Each piece of the spider armor increases the maximum number of minions by 1 and their damage by 5%. With such great effects, the reason why it’s not in S Tier is because it needs to be combined with other pieces, emblems or accessories to be of its full potential.
Squire Armor: The set bonus increases the velocity of the Ballista sentry summons and increases their penetration from 4 to 7. This set increases your maximum number of sentries, movement speed and melee damage. Overall, they are pretty useful and worth getting.
Valhalla Knight Armor: This set is considered to be an upgrade to the Squire armor, since it gives similar effects. The set can give +20% melee critical strike damage, +60% minion Damage and 3 sentry slots (2 more than the Squire Armor). Moreover, the breastplate is great for summoner classes.
Nebula armor: The Nebula Armor set is a great set for mage weapon users. A full set of the Nebula armor will provide the following benefits:
+60 maximum mana
+26% magic damage
+16% magic critical strike chance
−15% mana usage
+10% movement speed
All the pieces in B Tier are placed in this Tier because they offer great stats on their individual pieces. However, the main reason they aren’t in the higher tiers is because of their weaker full set effects compared to other armors.
Gi: This is an invidiual armor piece that gives an extra of 5% increased damage and critical strike chance. It also gives a 10% increase in melee attack speed and damage.
The Magic Hat gives you a 7% magic damage and 7% critical strike chance increase. This is in B-Tier because when it goes along with the Robe, it will give another +60 mana capacity.
Adamantite Armor: This set gives you a 25% chance to not consume ammo as the set effect. The individual pieces are good to combine with other sets for temporary use because they give extra damage, speed and critical strike chance.
Forbidden Armor: This is a good armor set to choose from if you do not have the better options as a summoner player. A full set will give you defense, magic and summon damage, an increase in maximium mana and +2 minion capacity.
Spooky Armor: This armor also gives you extra minion damage (25%) as a set bonus, up to 58% with a full set. It also gives you 3, or 4 more minion slots depending on which platform you play the game on.
Solar Flare armor: The Solar Flare is an end-game armor that gives you insane melee capabilities. This gives you extra melee damage, movement speed, critical hit chance and critical damage increase.
Vortex Armor: The full set of Vortex gives you the ability to go into stealth mode, increasing your stats and gives amazing benefits. You will have reduced aggro, increased range damage, ranged critical strike chance. However, you will suffer from -33% decreased movement speed. If you are a range weapon user, you can use this quite well.
You can use the armor that are put in the C Tier until you achieve a higher level and gain access to better armor sets. You should use these temporarily and should be replaced as soon as you can to maintain your steady progress.
- Ninja Armor
- Shadow Armor
- Crimson Armor
- Molten Armor
- Necro Armor
- Meteorite Armor
- Bee Armor
- Mithril Armor
- Titanium armor
- Frost armor
- Crystal Assassin armor
- Monk Armor
- Huntress Armor
- Apprentice armor
- Chlorophyte armor (has mixing potential with other armor, not good on its own)
- Turtle Armor
- Shroomite Armor
- Tiki Armor
- Shinobi Infiltrator armor
- Red Riding armor
- Dark Artist armor
- Stardust armor
The Armor in D Tier are just a little bit better than the F tier in terms of stats. If you are a beginner who are looking for pieces of gear to work with, then you can use these as your first few pieces.
- Amethyst Robe
- Orichalcum armor
These armor in F Tier are in this Tier because they are not worth investing your time and effort in. Some of them take too much effort to get, some of them do not offer great stats, and some are only obtained because they look good.
- Rich Mahogany
- Raincoat (Rain Armor)
- Snow Armor (Only useful in the snow biome)
- Pearlwood Armor
- Cobalt Armor
Armor is necessary for your survival and progress. These armors provide different stats and effects, special abilities and various powers. Keep it in mind that you can also combine many different sets with one another to create the best armor for your situation. Equip wisely and start your adventure in Terraria!
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