Suikoden 2 armor types and equipments listing 
compiled by Feral (feralnoa@aol.com)

Version 0.7 January, 2000. Started this list.  

Don't you just hate it when you find something like Windspun Armor, and 
it looks really great, but no one (well, no one that you brought along, 
at any rate) can wear it? Me too. Well, this is my solution to that. 
This list is intended to show which of the many characters in the Playstation 
game Suikoden 2 can equip which armors and helmets/headgear, as well as 
whether they can have a shield. Also hopefully it will eventually have a 
comprehensive listing of the accessories and which characters those can be 
equipped by. I had noticed that the instructions booklet which came with 
Suikoden 2 had a list placing each of the armors into one (or more) of 
four categories. This then gave me the idea that it could be possible to 
put together a list of which characters can wear each of the armors, 
without having to write it all out over and over about 70 or so times. 
If each character could only wear one type of armor, then it would be 
comparatively simple to use the categories to predict which armors 
could be worn by each character, as opposed to manually trying out 
each combination. Same thing for the helmets/headgear, and it would 
also be simple to determine whether a character can carry a shield as 
well. The accessories, on the other hand, pose a bit more of a problem, 
as the instructions booklet did not provide types for them.  
Note: This is still preliminary, and some of these are still from 
guesswork. If you find any mistakes, such as characters/equipment being 
left out or incorrectly listed, please e-mail me with the correction(s), 
and how you determined it so I can fix the problem. Also, the 
instructions booklet that came with the game also had some mistakes in 
it which I have attempted to catch and fix, but some may still have 
slipped by. 


List of characters and their armor type, helmet or headgear, shield if 
they can carry one. Specific unremoveable equipment is in (parentheses).  

the hero - Light Armor, Headgear
Amada - MA Karate Suit, Headgear  
Anita - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield  
Ayda - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Badeaux - Heavy Armor, Helmet 
Bob - MA Karate Suit, Headgear 
Bolgan - Light Armor, Helmet 
Camus - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield, (Crimson Cape)
Chaco - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Clive - Light Armor, Headgear 
Eilie - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Flik - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield 
Freed - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield, (Water Amulet) 
Futch - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield 
Gabocha - Light Armor, Headgear 
Gantetsu - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Gengen - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield   
Genshu - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Georg - (Silver Armor), Helmet 
Gijimu - Heavy Armor, Helmet 
Hai Yo - Light Armor, Headgear 
Hanna - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield 
Hauser - Light Armor, Helmet 
Hix - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield 
Hoi - Light Armor, Headgear 
Humphrey - (Knight Armor), Helmet
Jowy - Light Armor, Headgear 
Kahn - Light Armor, Helmet 
Karen - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Kasumi - MA Karate Suit, Headgear 
Killey - Light Armor, Headgear 
Kinnison - Light Armor, Headgear 
Koyu - Light Armor, Headgear 
L.C. Chan - MA Karate Suit, Headgear 
Lo Wen - Light Armor, Headgear  
Lorelai - Light Armor, Helmet, (Thunder Amulet) 
Luc - Robe, Headgear, (Speed Ring) 
Mazus - (Robe of Mist), Headgear 
McDohl - Light Armor, Headgear
Meg - MA Karate Suit, Headgear, (Lucky Ring) 
Miklotov - Heavy Armor, Helmet, (Fire Emblem) 
Millie - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Mondo - MA Karate Suit, Headgear 
Nanami - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Nina - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Oulan - Light Armor, Helmet, (Power Gloves) 
Pesmerga - (Knight Armor, Horned Helmet, Chaos Shield, Guard Ring, Iron Boots)  
Rikimaru - Light Armor, Helmet 
Rina - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Sasuke - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Sheena - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield, (Star Earrings) 
Shilo - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Shin - Light Armor, Headgear 
Sid - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Sierra - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Simone - Light Armor, Headgear, (Cape of Darkness, Gold Emblem)
Stallion - Light Armor, Headgear, (Winged Boots) 
Tai Ho - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Tengaar - Robe, Headgear, (Wind Amulet)  
Tomo - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Tsai - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Tuta - Robe, Headgear 
Valeria - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield 
Viki - Robe, Headgear 
Viktor - Light Armor, Headgear 
Vincent - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield, (Rose Brooch) 
Wakaba - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Yoshino - MA Karate Suit, Headgear, (Water Amulet) 
Zamza - Robe, Headgear 

Shiro, Gadget, the five squirrels, Feather, Sigfried, Abizboah and 
his wife and child can't have anything equipped.


Types of equipment 

 Helmets/Headgear 

  Bandana (headgear)         def + 1
  Leather Hat (helm/hdgr)    def + 2
  Feathered Hat (headgear)   def + 3, Spd + 3, resists wind  
  Pointed Hat (headgear)     def + 5, protects against balloons
  Circuret (helm/hdgr)       def + 7
  Half Helmet (helm/hdgr)    def + 10
  Head Gear (headgear)       def + 14
  Silver Hat (headgear)      def + 19, restores HP, resists darkness 
  Full Helmet (helmet)       def + 20
  Wind Hat (headgear)        def + 24, Spd + 7, resists wind 
  Flame Helmet (helmet)      def + 30, Str +4, resists fire 
  Horned Helmet (helmet)     def + 35 
  Mole Helmet (helm/hdgr)    def + 12, Prevents unfriendly 


 Armor (R = Robes, MA = Martial Arts Karate Suit, Lt = Light Armor, Hvy = Heavy Armor)

  Robe (Lt/MA/R)             def + 1
  Tunic (Lt/MA)              def + 2
  Leather Coat (Hvy/Lt/MA)   def + 4
  Brass Armor (Hvy/Lt)       def + 6
  Guard Robe (Lt/MA/R)       def + 7
  Karate Uniform (Lt/MA)     def + 10, Tech +5
  Leather Armor (Hvy/Lt)     def + 14
  Chain Mail (Lt)            def + 16
  Ninja Suit (Lt/MA)         def + 17, Spd +15
  Half Plate (Hvy)           def + 19
  Magic Robe (Lt/MA/R)       def + 22
  Thunder God Garb (MA)      def + 25, Hit +10, resists lightning
  Scale Mail (Lt)            def + 28
  Dragon Armor (Hvy/Lt)      def + 30
  Master Robe (MA/R)         def + 33, Restores HP 
  Full Plate (Hvy)           def + 36
  Taikioku Wear (MA)         def + 40, Spd +10
  Master Garb (Lt/MA)        def + 45, Str + 15, Tech + 15
  Robe of Mist (MA/R)        def + 47, Repels magic, resists water
  Earth Armor (Hvy/Lt)       def + 49, Anti-bat, resists earth
  Dream Robe (MA)            def + 52, can't be attacked
  Silver Armor (Lt)          def + 55, Restores HP, resists darkness
  Knight Armor (Hvy)         def + 58
  Blood Armor (Hvy/Lt)       def + 62, Drains HP 
  Windspun Armor (Hvy)       def + 65, Spd +15, resists wind
  Mole Suit (Hvy/Lt/MA/R)    def + 29, Resists earth, no target      

 Shields

  Wooden Shield   def + 2
  Steel Shield    def + 7
  Kite Shield     def + 12
  Mangosh         def + 19, Return stab x 1.5
  Silver Shield   def + 27, Restores HP, resists darkness
  Chaos Shield    def + 34
  Earth Shield    def + 36, Anti-bat, resists earth

 Accessories

  For hands (cannot be worn by Kobolds)
   Gloves         def + 2
   Gauntlet       def + 4
   Power Glove    def + 16, Str + 15
   Silverlet      def + 11
   Goldlet        def + 18

  Footwear (cannot be worn by Wingers or Kobolds) 
   Wooden Shoes   def + 1
   Leggings       def + 2
   Boots          def + 3
   Toe Shoes      def + 9
   Winged Boots   def + 14, Spd +10
   Iron Boots     def + 15

  Necklaces (can only be worn by Kobolds and Wingers)
   Necklace         def + 7
   Heavy Necklace   def + 11
   Silver Necklace  def + 17, Restores HP
   Gold Necklace    def + 21, Mag def + 5  

  Capes (* can be worn by all) 
   Cape             def + 1
   Leather Cape     def + 5
   Fur Cape         def + 9
   Cape of Darkness def + 12
   Crimson Cape     def + 14

  Rings (? ... can't seem to find a pattern.. I may have to do each separately..)
   Guard Ring   def + 7, Mag def +10
   Speed Ring   def + 10, Spd +15
   Skill Ring   def + 9, Tech +20
   Lucky Ring   def + 12, Luck +20
   Magic Ring   def + 7, Mag +15
   Power Ring   def + 8, Str +20

  Cheek Guards      def + 3
  Shoulder Pads     def + 5
  Blue Ribbon       def + 6, can't be targeted
  Belt of Strength  def + 6, Str +5
  Sun Badge         def + 4, Restores HP 
  Fish Badge        def + 6, Repels magic (** I can't seem to figure this out)
  Fire Emblem       def + 7, Str +15, resists fire (cannot be worn by Kobolds or females)
  Gold Emblem       def + 10, Mag def +10
  Water Amulet      def + 6, Repels magic, resists water
  Thunder Amulet    def + 9, Hit +15, resists lightning
  Wind Amulet       def + 12, Spd +10, resists wind

  Star Earrings  def + 8, Restores HP

  Wing Ornament  def + 19, Spd +12 (can only be worn by Wingers)

  Rose Brooch    def + 13 (can only be worn by Vincent and Simone)

Notes
 * can be equipped by all characters, Except those who can't have any items at all, 
   of course. 
 ** I thought that it could only be worn by characters younger than 18 years old, 
    but Viki can't wear it and according to Richmond, she's only 16... 


Credits and Thanks to: 
 whoever at Konami made Suikoden2 and the booklet that came with the game, otherwise 
I wouldn't have anything to write about.
 Aya Brea for chatting with me via e-mail and asking "Don't you hate powerful stuff 
like Windspun Armor that no one can wear?" which is what gave me the idea to make 
this list. 
 The people who post on the Suikoden board at rpgamer for giving me feedback 
and encouragement (I post on there as Viki) and Pesmerga for just being helpful 
in general.
 Anyone else who helped me in any way that I may have forgotten to mention. 

If you'd like to use this list for something, feel free, but Please give me credit for 
typing it all up and testing most of the stuff to make sure it's accurate.