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Top 5 Pillars of Eternity 2 Best Armor Options

This Top 5 Pillars of Eternity 2 Best Armor guide will teach players which armor in Pillars of Eternity 2 is the most worthwhile to equip.

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 Leather

pillars of eternity 2 best armor miscreant's leather

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.

The Miscreant’s Leather is located in Fort Deadlight and is looted from Benweth.

2. The Devil of Caroc

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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.

Regardless of whether you played Pillars of Eternity 1 or whether the Devil or Caroc survived or not, you’ll want to choose a history the involves the Devil of Caros dying so you can acquire this amazing breastplate.

3. Sharpshooter’s Garb

pillars of eternity 2 best armor 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.

If you have Maia in your party, which you absolutely should, this is going to be the best-in-slot armor for her. Luckily for you, she comes with it equipped.

4. Reckless Brigandine

pillars of eternity 2 best armor reckless brigandine

Reckless Brigandine is the main option you’re going to want to have on your tank.

It 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%).

The Reckless Brigandine is dropped by the Death Guard Fanatic in the Forgotten Catacombs.

5. Hearth Defender’s Scale

pillars of eternity 2 best armor 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 Watcher. Definitely one of the Pillars of Eternity 2 best armor options.

The Hearth Defender’s Scale is a reward for completing the quest Nemnok the Devourer, which starts in Junvik Village.

Conclusion – Top 5 Pillars of Eternity 2 Best Armor

In any RPG you’re going to want to collect all the best-in-slot equipment, and Pillars of Eternity 2 is no different. You’re going to want the Pillars of Eternity 2 best armor for each and every one of your characters.

With this Pillars of Eternity 2 best armor guide you’ll know which armor to be on the lookout for and where to find it.

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