Pillars of Eternity Armor, Armor Sets and Protective Gear Guide

By   /   Apr 5, 2015
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Similar to Weapons, Armor in Pillars of Eternity is not class-restricted. However, there are some classes such as Fighter and Paladin which are better suited to Heavy Armor.

Just like in the case of Weapons, players can increase attributes of an Armor using Armor Enchantments. To know more about Armor Enchantments, check our Pillars of Eternity Crafting Guide.

One important thing to note about Armor is that players cannot change it during combat unlike Weapons.

For more help on Pillars of Eternity, read our Weapons Guide, Companions Locations Guide and Stronghold Upgrades Guide.

Pillars of Eternity Armor and Protective Gear

Every Armor Set in Pillars of Eternity has a fixed Damage Reduction value, some strengths and weaknesses against certain Damage Types – all of which determine its effectiveness.

Lastly, an Armor Set comprises of Cloth, Padded, Hide, Leather, Scale, Breastplate, Mail, Brigandine, and Plate. In addition to the mentioned items, there are several other pieces of equipment having their own slots and provide additional Damage Reduction and other bonuses.

The said items include Head, Hands, Feet, Neck, Rings, Waist, and Shields. Read on to know about each Armor Set and its different attributes:

Cloth

Cloth is not considered as the primary DR component, but is an important piece nonetheless:

Simple Clothing
This Simple Clothing offers no Damage Reduction and is valued at 20 CP.

Dyrwoodan Clothing
Similar to Simple Clothing, Dyrwoodan Clothing also does not offer any Damage Reduction and is valued at 20 CP.

Ixamitl Clothing
Similar to Simple Clothing and Dyrwoodan Clothing, Ixamitl Clothing also does not offer any Damage Reduction and is valued at 20 CP.

Vailian Clothing
Vailian Clothing does not contain any Damage Reduction or other attributes and is valued at 20 CP.

Aedyre Clothing
Aedyre Clothing is also categorized under Cloth which does not provide any Damage Reduction and is valued at 20 CP.

Robe – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 3

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 40 CP.

Fine Robe – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 5

Armor Enhancements
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 240 CP.

Exceptional Robe – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 7

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 440 CP.

Gwisk Glas – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 9

Armor Enhancements
Superb: +6 Damage Reduction
Second Chance: Grants Second Chance

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 1140 CP.

Starlit Garb – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 7

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction
Of Perception +1: +1 Perception

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 1040 CP.

Rundl’s Finery – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 5

Armor Enhancements
Of Intellect 1: +1 Intellect
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 440 CP.

Leaden Key Robes – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 3

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 40 CP.

Skaen Cultist Robes – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 5

Armor Enhancements
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 240 CP.

Blood-Blessed Skaen Cultist Robes – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 7

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction

This component has -15% Recovery Speed and is valued at 440 CP.

Padded

Padded is considered as the lightest Armor, but it’s not enough in large engagements:

Padded Armor – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 4 – Crush: 5, Pierce: 5, Burn: 3, Corrode: 3

This component offers -20% Recovery Speed and is valued at 40 CP.

Fine Padded Armor – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 6 – Crush: 8, Pierce: 8, Burn: 5, Corrode: 5

Armor Enhancements
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction

This component offers -20% Recovery Speed and is valued at 240 CP.

Exceptional Padded Armor – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 8 – Crush: 10, Pierce: 10, Burn: 6, Corrode: 6

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction

This component offers -20% Recovery Speed and is valued at 440 CP.

Angio’s Gambeson – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 6 – Crush: 8, Pierce: 8, Burn: 5, Corrode: 5

Armor Enhancements
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction

This component offers -20% Recovery Speed and is valued at 340 CP.

Vengiatta Rugia – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 10 – Crush: 13, Pierce: 13, Burn: 8, Corrode: 8

Armor Enhancements
Superb: +6 Damage Reduction
Retaliation: Retaliate when hit by a Melee Attack
Of Dexterity +1: +1 Dexterity

This component offers -20% Recovery Speed and is valued at 940 CP.

Jack of Wide Waters – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 8 – Crush: 10, Pierce: 10, Burn: 6, Freeze: 11, Corrode: 6

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction
Freeze Proofed: +3 Damage Reduction

This component offers -20% Recovery Speed and is valued at 540 CP.

Hide

This is another component which offers meek protection, especially if you are going against strong enemies:

Hide Armor – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 5 – Pierce: 6, Freeze: 6, Corrode: 3

This Hide offers -25% Recovery Speed and is valued at 40 CP.

Fine Hide Armor – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 7 – Pierce: 9, Freeze: 9, Corrode: 4

Armor Enhancements
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction

This Hide offers -25% Recovery Speed and is valued at 240 CP.

Exceptional Hide Armor – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 9 – Pierce: 11, Freeze: 11, Corrode: 5

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction

This Hide offers -25% Recovery Speed and is valued at 440 CP.

Blaidh Golan – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 7 – Pierce: 9, Freeze: 9, Corrode: 4

Armor Enhancements
Preservation: +10 Defense while Stunned, +10 Defense while Prone
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction

This Hide offers -25% Recovery Speed and is valued at 440 CP.

Seven Skuldr’s-Worth – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 9 – Pierce: 11, Freeze: 11, Corrode: 5

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction

This Hide offers -25% Recovery Speed, adds Stealth by +2 and is valued at 540 CP.

Husk of the Great Western Stag – Light Armor
Damage Reduction: 9 – Pierce: 11, Freeze: 11, Corrode: 5

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction
Of Perception +2: +2 Perception

This Hide offers -25% Recovery Speed and is valued at 940 CP.

Leather

Boiled Leather may appear similar to Hide, but offers far greater protection due to its design:

Leather Armor – Medium Armor
Damage Reduction: 6 – Slash: 9, Corrode: 3

This boiled leather offers -30% Recovery Speed and is valued at 40 CP.

Fine Leather Armor – Medium Armor
Damage Reduction: 8 – Slash: 12, Corrode: 4

Armor Enhancements
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction

This boiled leather offers -30% Recovery Speed and is valued at 240 CP.

Exceptional Leather Armor – Medium Armor
Damage Reduction: 10 – Slash: 15, Corrode: 5

Armor Enhancements
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction

This boiled leather offers -30% Recovery Speed and is valued at 440 CP.

Night-Runner – Medium Armor
Damage Reduction: 8 – Slash: 12, Corrode: 4

Armor Enhancements
Fine: +2 Damage Reduction
Of Resolve +1: +1 Resolve

This boiled leather offers -30% Recovery Speed, adds Stealth by +2, and is valued at 540 CP.

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