Best Witcher 3 Armor Sets
One of the most satisfying things in the The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is finding weapons and armour scattered throughout the vast lands of Novigrad, Velen, Skellige, and Toussaint (with the Blood & Wine DLC), or at least those rare bits of crafting material for a bit of armour you’ve been trying to get one of the various blacksmiths to make for you. There is quite a bit of variety in both style and stats. Some look great yet do little to protect you, while others might make you cringe yet protect you from almost everything you’ll face in your monster-filled travels. But you only want the best, right? Well here they are, the 10 best armour sets in the The Witcher III: Wild Hunt in no particular order, since their dependability relies on your combat style.
Grandmaster Ursine Armour (Blood & Wine DLC)
This armour set is only obtainable if you have the Blood & Wine DLC. It’s the last and final level of the Bear School gear set. Along with a handsome fur neck lining atop a shimmering grey chest piece, the ursine armour heavy armour set grants you protection of 509 points in total (boots, trousers, gloves, etc…) with bonuses to protection from monsters, as well as slashing, bludgeoning, piercing, and adrenaline points gain. It also adds a 200% bonus to the Quen sign. Its schematics can easily be found across Toussaint after talking to Zdravko in Beauclair.
Viper School Armour
While the basic game only allows you to scavenge for two swords from the Viper set, the Hearts of Stone DLC allows you to hunt for the armour set which grants you a total of up to 409 armour points in total. You’ll have to be at a minimum of level 39 in order to don this armour, but it offers bonuses against elemental attacks and poison, which is perfect for those pesky monsters that keep hurling balls of poisonous fluids at you.
Grandmaster Wolf Armour
This medium armour set is found in Toussaint, in the Blood & Wine DLC. This shimmering armour offers you a total of 509 armour points with bonuses to monster attacks and an 11% bonus to sign intensity. It’s perfect for those who don’t favour the heavy armour sets but still desire their defensive qualities.
Grandmaster Griffin Armour
Once you reach level 40 and acquire the Blood & Wine DLC. As with all other grandmaster armour sets, this armour set grants a bonus to sign intensity. This one is unique in that, if you’ve donned at least three pieces from it, you’ll be able to cast a sign with no stamina cost for 3 seconds after you’ve cast one.
Skellige Undvik Armour
This free piece of DLC only requires a small download…and a lot of gold. Go to Kaer Trolde in Skellige, and from the Blacksmith, you should be able to acquire each piece of the Undvik armour, which offers up to 498 armour points in total and offers a decent bonus against monsters and elemental attacks. This medieval Viking-esque outfit will surely help Geralt fit in on the isles as he scares its monsters away.
Mastercrafted Feline Armour
This fantastic light armour set offers immense improvements to stamina regeneration, and attack power. You’ll need to be at least level 34 to don this armor, but it offers up to 432 armour points in total.
Nilfgaardian Guardsman Armour
This is pretty heavy gear and consists of just the armour and gauntlets which both require different levels (28 and 31, respectively). Though they don’t offer as much in regards to damage resistance, only a total of up to 232 armour points, the gauntlets provide a 50% chance critical hit bonus.
Among the many armour sets offered by the Blood & Wine DLC, is a replica of a set found in the first game. The Manticore armour set requires a minimum level of 40 but offers up to a total of 509 armour points. Not bad for a sleek looking set of leather garments.
New Moon Armour
Speaking of sleek armour sets, this all-black outfit can be obtained in from the Hearts of Stone DLC. It’s certainly not the best armour in the game but it is far from the worst. You’ll find pieces of the armour hidden in treasure chests around the new area of Novigrad/Velen. It offers a total of 436 armour points and a few glyph slots.