Question from 0strava
Best overall armor for defense?
I recognize that the Giant's set has the best defense overall.
But can anyone give a list of best individual pieces considering weight, resistances and poise.
e.g. Elite knight chest piece is widely considered the best chest piece in the game given its weight/resist ratio and lack of a stamina penalty.
In particular, I'm after helm, gauntlets, leggings and shield
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The Heavy armor with most defense is Havel's set, but it weighs a ton. The Middle weight armor that is best would probably be elite knight or black iron. Not sure on Light armor, but black leather has a reasonable weight and pretty good defense defense.
For a shield, I've heard the eagle shield is pretty great. The only side effect is it can't parry. The overally best shield if you want stability and the ability to parry is I believe the Silver Knights Shield.
The armor set I would go for is the Steel armor set because it has got defense and isn't to heavy.
Well you want defense but what kind of defense do you really want, physical defense, magical defense, a mix of both. Personally i like the mix of both but i still cant find a set armor that has that. So i just got some armor from different sets and so far its working out. I have the Gargoyle Helm, Gold-Hemmed Black Cloak, Silver Knight Gauntlets and Crimson Waistcloth. with all that on you magic and physical defense is pretty good if you want locations let me, know i can tell you where to find them.
Personally, I love Smough's armor set. It has great defense and poise for its weight. Plus you look absolutely ridiculous. :D
Also, because of the graphical glitch where the armor hides your hands, the set is great for trolling people. If you hold a small shield and a talisman, no one will know because you don't have arms! :D
Go here for a guide on best light/med/heavy armor for each type:
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