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In the dangerous world of Arena, armor is essential to keeping your character safe. Your character's class will determine what types of armor can be equipped. Armor can be acquired at equipment stores and may be found as treasure.

There are also magic items that can increase your armor rating like torcs and belts.

Materials and WeightEdit

Each piece of armor is available in three major types: leather, chain, and plate. Plate armor pieces are the only type of armor that can be made from different metals. Note that the numbers for armor rating show the reduction of enemy attack rolls, so a piece of armor with a -6 effect on armor rating provides more protection than a piece with a -3 armor rating.

Material Type Armor Rating
Leather -3
Chain -6
Plate -9

Each part of your character's body is protected by a different piece of armor.

Armor Type Leather
Weight (kg)
Weight (kg)
Weight (kg)
Protected Area
Helm 3 6 10 Head
Pauldron (L) 3 5 8 Left Shoulder / Upper Arm
Pauldron (R) 3 5 8 Right Shoulder / Upper Arm
Cuirass 4 8 16 Chest and Back
Gauntlets 2 4 8 Hands
Greaves 2 6 12 Waist and Upper Legs
Boots 3 4 8 Lower Legs and Feet

Metal TypesEdit

Metal colors, from Iron to Ebony

Only plate armor can be made up of various metals. The metal an armor piece is made of adds a modifier to the standard -9 armor rating, as well as determining its color. The name of the metal replaces "Plate" in the item's name. Normal plate armor without a metal modifier has the same armor rating as steel but the appearance of iron.

Armor Rating
Iron +1 Teal
0 Teal
Steel 0 Dark, cold gray
Silver 0 Bright gray
Elven -1 Pale green
Dwarven -2 Gold
Mithril -3 Blueish white
Adamantium -4 Dark blueish gray
Ebony -5 Dark, warm gray

All Armor by TypeEdit

The following sections provide an exhaustive listing of each piece of armor in the game by type, including its material, effects, cost, and location.


Show complete listing of Helms

Pauldrons (R)Edit

Show complete listing of Pauldrons (R)

Pauldrons (L)Edit

Show complete listing of Pauldrons (L)


Show complete listing of Cuirasses


Show complete listing of Gauntlets


Show complete listing of Greaves


Show complete listing of Boots

See AlsoEdit

  • Artifacts — A list of special magical items, including unique armor.