5 Best Armor Sets in God of War 2018 That Every Player Must Have

5 Best Armor Sets in God of War 2018 That Every Player Must Have

The God of War series has evolved from a button-mashing action game into an authentic RPG action-adventure with its latest installment. Players can now strategically collect, craft, and improve their armors and weapons to make the fights more favorable.  

Practically, there are only two weapons, but the game has a wide variety of armor sets that may dramatically impact your gameplay. If you get your hands on just the perfect armor, the impossible-seeming battles will become a walk in a park for you.  

The 5 best armor sets in God of War 2018 are: 

  1. Zeus Armor Set 
  2. Ares Armor Set 
  3. Ivaldi’s Deadly Mist Set 
  4. Ivaldi’s Endless Mist Set 
  5. Valkyrie Armor Set 

1. Zeus Armor Set

5 Best Armor Sets in God of War 2018 That Every Player Must Have
Zeus Armor Set

Considered as the best armor set in the game by the God of War community, the Zeus armor set makes Kratos an absolute beast. The armor has a base stat of 100 for Strength, Runic, and Defense at level 8.  

It also has a unique perk called Glass Ballista that massively increases the damage of Kratos’s standard attack, but unfortunately, it also intensifies the damage he receives. Both effects grow significantly as more pieces of the Zeus armor set are worn.  

As a result, the Zeus armor set is more suitable for the players who are good at dodging incoming attacks or prefer fighting from a distance. If you are not one of those, try other armors mentioned in the list, or just wear a combination of different armor to get the perfect custom armor suitable for your playstyle. 

I. How to get the Zeus armor set in God of War 2018? 

The Zeus armor set contains three different pieces: Cuirass, Gauntlets, and War belt, which must be collected individually by defeating three (3) specific Valkyries in God of War New Game + mode. 

Here is how to acquire all three pieces: 

  • Cuirass: Defeat Sigrun, the Valkyrie Queen in Midgard.  
  • Gauntlets: Defeat Gondul in Muspelheim 
  • War belt: Defeat Hildr in Niflheim 

Valkyries are side-quests and one of the most challenging bosses in the game. Unfortunately, you can only find Sigrun, the Valkyrie Queen, after you have defeated all the other eight (8) valkyries, so technically, you need to defeat all the valkyries to get the Zeus armor set. 

This armor set can be upgraded using Skap Slag, a resource only available in New Game + mode. 

2. Ares Armor Set

5 Best Armor Sets in God of War 2018 That Every Player Must Have
Ares Armor Set

The Ares armor set is one of the better-looking armors in the game with incredible stats. It provides a balance of attack and defense with some added luck to increase your perk activation chance, experience point gain, and Hacksilver gain. 

LevelStats Cuirass of Ares Gauntlets of Ares War Belt of Ares 
Strength 40 30 30 
8Defense 70 52 52 
Luck 20 15 15 
Cooldown 30 22 22 

The armor also provides a unique perk called Rage Field that massively increases rage gained but reduces the size of the rage Bar, and increases drain rate during Spartan Rage. These effects grow significantly as more pieces of the Ares armor set are worn. 

So, you will be able to use spartan rage more frequently, but it won’t last long. Considering the damage Kratos deals during a rage, the short time should be enough for your enemies. 

I. How to get the Ares armor set in God of War 2018? 

The Ares armor set contains three different pieces. Cuirass, Gauntlets, and War belt that must be crafted individually using Skap Slag and Hacksilver at Dwarven shop after defeating the dragon Hræzlyr in God of War New Game + mode. 

Skap Slag is a rare resource that certain enemies only drop in New Game + mode. Here is how much you need to craft all the pieces: 

  • Cuirass of Ares: 24 x Skap Slag and 75,500 Hacksilver 
  • Gauntlets of Ares: 20 x Skap Slag & 56,600 Hacksilver 
  • War Belt of Ares: 20 x Skap Slag & 56,600 Hacksilver 

3. Ivaldi’s Deadly Mist Set

5 Best Armor Sets in God of War 2018 That Every Player Must Have
Ivaldi’s Deadly Mist Set

Ivaldi’s Deadly Mist is one of the best armor that players can get during their first run, as it is not exclusive to the New Game + mode. It is the perfect armor that not only protects the player but increases their max HP by offering boosted vitality and it heals them too. This armor set is perfect for taking heavy hits and enduring. 

LevelStats Ivaldi’s Pauldrons of Deadly Mist Ivaldi’s Gauntlets of Deadly Mist Ivaldi’s War Belt of Deadly Mist 
Strength 28 22 22 
7Defense 58 44 44 
Runic 22 17 17 
Vitality 16 12 12 

The set also grants the skill Regenerating Essence, which gives players a very small amount of constant health regenerations. It’s the perfect armor for those who prefer close combat and don’t prefer to dodge the incoming attacks. 

I. How to get the Ivaldi’s Deadly Mist armor set in God of War 2018? 

Ivaldi’s Deadly Mist armor can be crafted at Dwarven shop using Hacksilver, Niflheim Alloy, and Mist Echoes, only available in the Niflheim realm after retrieving Ivaldi’s Rusted Armor from his workshop in the Niflheim.  

This armor set contains three (3) pieces Pauldrons,Gauntlets, and War belt. Here are the required resources for each piece:  

  • Ivaldi’s Pauldrons of Deadly Mist- Hacksilver: 20,500, Mist Echoes: 1,500,  Niflheim Alloy: 5 
  • Ivaldi’s Gauntlets of Deadly Mist- Hacksilver: 15,400, Mist Echoes: 1,000, Niflheim Alloy: 5 
  • Ivaldi’s War Belt of Deadly Mist- Hacksilver: 15,400, Mist Echoes: 1,000, Niflheim Alloy: 5 

4. Ivaldi’s Endless Mist Set

5 Best Armor Sets in God of War 2018 That Every Player Must Have
Ivaldi’s Endless Mist Set

Ivaldi’s Endless Mist is the second-best version of the mist armors. It has similar stats and perks to the previous armor, making it durable and sturdy. It is best for those who mind not taking a hit or two. Unfortunately, it does not offer a runic boost like Ivaldi’s Deadly Mist armor set. 

LevelStats Ivaldi’s Cuirass of Endless Mist Ivaldi’s Gauntlets of Endless Mist Ivaldi’s War Belt of Endless Mist 
Strength 20 16 16 
7Defense 64 48 48 
Vitality 28 21 21 

I. How to get the Ivaldi’s Endless Mist armor set in God of War 2018? 

Ivaldi’s Endless Mist armor can be crafted at Dwarven shop using Hacksilver, Niflheim Alloy, and Mist Echoes, only available in the Niflheim realm after retrieving Ivaldi’s Rusted Armor from his workshop in the Niflheim.  

This armor set contains three (3) pieces Cuirass,Gauntlets, and War belt. Here are the required resources for each piece: 

  • Ivaldi’s Cuirass of Endless Mist- Hacksilver: 20,500, Mist Echoes: 1,500, Niflheim Alloy: 5 
  • Ivaldi’s Gauntlets of Endless Mist- Hacksilver: 15,400, Mist Echoes: 1,000, Niflheim Alloy: 5 
  • Ivaldi’s War Belt of Endless Mist- Hacksilver: 15,400, Mist Echoes: 1,000, Niflheim Alloy: 5 

5. Valkyrie Armor Set

5 Best Armor Sets in God of War 2018 That Every Player Must Have
Valkyrie Armor Set

The Valkyrie armor set boosts five of the players’ stats: Strength, Runic, Defense, Vitality, and Cooldown. As a result, it is an all-rounder balanced armor set that can prove to be quite useful and suits the playstyle of those who prefer to deal runic attacks and elemental damage to their enemies. Having a cooldown boost can significantly increase the rate of Runic attacks. 

LevelStats Cuirass of the Valkyrie Gauntlets of the Valkyrie Waist Guard of the Valkyrie 
Strength 16 12 12 
Runic 12 
6Defense 55 42 42 
Vitality 
Cooldown 23 17 17 

But what really makes the Valkyrie armor set stand out are the perks that it provides: 

  • Warrior’s Unstoppable Aura has a low perk activation chance, and it prevents interruptions by enemy attacks on any successful hit. Available when wearing the Cuirass of the Valkyrie. 
  • Refreshing Light has a low perk activation chance, and it instantly refreshes all Runic Attack cooldowns on any successful Runic Attack kill. Available when wearing the Gauntlets of the Valkyrie. 
  • Arcane Runic has a high perk activation chance, and it grants a Blessing of Runic when using a Runic Attack. Available when wearing the Waist Guard of the Valkyrie. 

I. How to get the Valkyrie armor set in God of War 2018? 

The Valkyrie armor set contains three different pieces: Cuirass, Gauntlets, and Waist Guard, which must be collected individually by defeating three (3) specific Valkyries in God of War. 

Here is how to acquire all three pieces: 

  • Cuirass: Defeat Hildr in Niflheim. 
  • Gauntlets: Defeat Gondul in Muspelheim 
  • Waist Guard: Defeat Olrun in Alfheim. 

The Valkyrie armor set can be upgraded by defeating all the nine (9) valkyries in God of War. 

About God of War(2018)

Developed by Santa Monica Studios, God of War is a single-player action-adventure game. Unlike the previous installments of the franchise that deals with Greek mythology, this installment is set in Norse lore.

Before dying, Kratos’ second wife’s last wish is for her to be cremated at the highest peak of the nine realms. Therefore, with his son, Atreus, Kratos embarks on a difficult journey teeming with monsters and gods to fulfill his wife’s final request.