Being a survival game, armors play a critical role in Sons of the Forest, and it is necessary to get your hands on decent armor at the beginning of the game. Armors provide damage resistance against enemy attacks and some other wild animals out there as well. Nevertheless, crafting a basic armor is pretty easy, while the better ones take a lot of grinding to build.
- There are six types of armor available in Sons of the Forest.
- In the beginning, Leaf Armor will do the work because it’s easy to build.
- Creepy Armor gives a little more protection but reduces your stealth attribute.
- You might need to start looking for more materials to build Hide Armor or Bone Armor, as they provide better protection.
- Comparatively, Tech Armor is a bit hard to craft and is not much protective.
- Golden Armor is one of the unique armor in the game, which provides maximum shielding against any type of attack.
Armors In Sons Of The Forest
In the first few minutes of Sons of the Forest, one of the tasks you need to do is make armor for yourself. You have the choice to fight off the invaders and wild beasts, but a single critical hit from them might be enough to kill you. Therefore, crafting armor is of key importance.
The armor not only protects you from any outside dangers and attacks, but it provides some other advantages like warmth during cold weather as well. However, these buffs are only available in selected armors.
|Type of Armor||Defence Stats||Crafting|
|Tech Armor||High||Very Hard|
|Golden Armor||Very High||Very Hard|
Starting from the best armor in the Sons of the Forest, the Golden Armor buffs your stats to maximum defense. Compared to other armor, it is a permanent one in the game, and it does not get damaged by enemy attacks. Similarly, you can only obtain it once in the last part of the game, and it does not get destroyed. This is also the only armor in the game that covers head to toe in one piece.
Moreover, you must acquire this armor to end the game. The gates to the Eastern Bunker, which lead to Magma Caverns, are only opened once you get this. After getting it, the gates automatically open when you interact with them.
- Maintainance Keycard
Unlike other armors, it is only present in a specific location of the game, and it does not require any items for crafting. In order to get this armor, you need to go to the Second Cave Level in the Southeast direction. Moreover, to access the locked door, you need to acquire the Maintanance Keycard first.
Follow these steps to get there:
- Follow the location marked on the map which says, “Golden Armor.”
- Go down the cave until you reach a locked door.
- Use the Maintenance Keycard and open the door.
- Move down the hallway and enter the yellow door on your left.
- Go straight through the corridors till you reach the stairway.
- There will be mutants in the corridors down there. Either fight them or run past them.
- Move down to Level 2 and enter the second room in the second corridor.
- The Golden Armor will be lying on the couch in that room.
The Tech Armor may look fancy, and it may seem to give good defense stats as well. However, that is not the case. It provides good protection, but the cost of crafting it exceeds its merits. Additionally, you need to craft every piece of it individually, which is another major disadvantage. A full armor requires ten pieces.
- Tech Mesh x1
- Duct Tape x1
- Batteries x1
- Wire x1
- Circuit Board x1
- Printer Resin 250ml (for Tech Mesh)
Looking into the items list, a few of them are not easy to acquire. Duct Tape, Wire, Batteries, and Circuit Board can be found while exploring the usual places on the map. You will obtain a handful of them if you are good at searching and looking for stuff.
However, the Tech Mesh is a tough one to find. In fact, you need to craft it first. Furthermore, a 3D printer is required to craft it in the first place. The 3D printer can be found in one of the bunkers underground.
For crafting the Tech Mesh, you need 250 ml Resin. The printer has 850ml of Resin in it initially, and you can find 200ml on nearby shelves as well. Once you get the Tech Mesh, you can combine all the materials and make the armor which will be only one piece. Craft all ten pieces and join them to make the full body armor.
The Hide Armor might be a little hard to craft, but it gives the same damage reduction stats in contrast to the Bone Armor in Sons of the Forest. The items required to craft the Hide Armor are not too much rare, but they are a little difficult to obtain. Although, it also protects you from cold weather by keeping you warm.
- Cloth x1
- Animal Hide x2
This armor is not an expensive one because the items used in crafting it are widely available, and it gives a nice upgrade over the leaf armor too. To get the hide, hunt some deer using ranged weapons or sneaking up on them from behind. A few melee attacks will be enough to take down a deer, but keep in mind that the deer will try to run away if it catches you sneaking on it.
Finding cloth is the same as finding any other non-craftable item in the game. Exploring the world and searching boxes will give you some pieces of cloth. Afterward, just combine the items to craft the armor.
As you progress in the game, you need to get better armor to defend yourself. Bone armor is a good choice in this regard. It is easy to craft and gives decent addition to your defense stats. Comparatively, its protection level is more than the creepy and the leaf armor, while it’s equal to that of Hide Armor. The ingredients for this can be found easily while exploring the world.
- Bones x4
- Duct Tape x1
- Rope x1
In terms of the ingredients, the Bone Armor provides one of adequate protection, and it is cheap as compared to other armor. Bones can be found almost in every cave or after killing mutants, dig sites, cannibal camps, and cemeteries. Another way to get bones is to burn bodies using molotoves, which can be done in the early games. Therefore, you will not run off bones easily.
The other things, duct tape and rope are kind of rare, and you cannot craft them. You must explore a few places in order to find them. Hence, if you keep exploring the possible locations, you will get plenty of them soon enough.
Creepy Armor, as its name suggests, is made of the skin of cannibals, which makes it even more creepy. The skin gives you only basic protection, but its major selling point is it is effortless to craft. Unlike the Tech Armor, the whole armor is made in one piece. However, one disadvantage is that it decreases your stealth which makes you more vulnerable and detectable by beasts and mutants.
- Mutant Skin
- Combat Knife
To craft the Creepy Armor, first hunt down any mutant like Finger. You can find them in the caves. After gathering their skin using the Combat Knife, you can make the armor in the toolkit and wear it. You should make this armor the first priority to make yourself ready for even stronger enemies.
One of the most basic armors that you can construct in the early games is the Leaf Armor. It is primarily made of leaves, and it provides just base-level protection against attacks. It is ideal for the initial time in the game, but you should upgrade it as soon as possible because most of the enemies will still be able to damage you a lot.
- Leaf x10
- Cloth x1
Being the cheapest armor, you can craft it using ten leaves and a piece of cloth. These items can be found lying around or in boxes while you wander and explore the world. As it is made of leaves, it will not help much in defense, but still, it will be better than nothing when you go hunting for food and other basic stuff. So, you should make a full body armor once you collect all items.
In this guide, we summarized all the available armor along with their crafting items and locations. The best armor in Sons of the Forest usually depends on the materials you acquire as time passes. Nevertheless, the ultimate one is the Golden Armor, found near the end of the game, which gives top-notch stats and is the most aesthetic of them all.
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