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Top 5 Pillars of Eternity 2 Best Armor Options

If you’re playing Pillars of Eternity 2, you’re going to want to know what the best armor options in the game are. While there are a ton of armor options available, and some are great in particular builds or niche situations, almost every character in Pillars of Eternity 2 (PoE2) wants to equip one of these 5 armors.

1. Miscreant’s Leathers

Miscreant’s Leathers is the go-to damage armor in the game due to its high dodge bonuses, -10% recovery time and Light Armor classification. If you’re playing as a Rogue, Monk, or any other martial class that isn’t serving as a main tank, Miscreant’s Leathers blows every other option out of the water.

2. The Devil of Caroc

Only available if your PoE1 history involves the Devil of Caroc dying, this medium breastplate features fast recovery speed, immunity to either Intellect or Constitution afflictions, and passive health regeneration. Easily the best medium breastplate in the game based on its recover bonus alone, not to mention its other defensive benefits.

3. Sharpshooter’s Garb

Sharpshooter’s Garb is the best option for any ranged attacker, bar none. If you have a ranged attacker in your party, which you almost certainly do if you have a balanced party, you’re going to want to seek out this armor in particular. It reduces reload times with Arbalest, Arquebus and Crossbow attacks by 20%. A must have for anyone using The Red Hand Arquebus.

4. Reckless Brigandine

Reckless Brigandine is the main option you’re going to want to have on your tank. If offsets the Heavy Armor attack speed penalty with a bonus to attack speed based on how many targets are currently engaged, and it provides a significant damage bonus that scales upward as health decreases (up to 20%).

5. Hearth Defender’s Scale

Hearth Defender’s Scale is a medium armor that provides a massive significant defensive buffs to any party member within 5m that has a positive relationship with the Watcher. This is generally very effective since most characters will end up with a positive relationship with the Water.

That about does it for the top 5 Pillars of Eternity 2 best armor options. Check out the games section for more game guides and other game-related content, and click here for more articles related to Pillars of Eternity 2.


  • Ryan Night

    Ryan Night is a lifelong RPG fan who had 10 year career in the games industry at various publishers and has been writing guides for RPGs since the early 2000s. He has written over 600 guides for over 70 games. His favorite games of all time include Final Fantasy 7, Persona 5 Royal, Suikoden 2, Metal Gear Solid and Baldur's Gate 3. In addition to writing for Bright Rock Media, Ryan is also a novelist who enjoys travel, music and all kinds of media.

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