Ghost of Tsushima - Best Armor Sets

A guide on the best armor sets in Ghost of Tsushima. Included are information on each armor set's stats, special effects, and how to obtain them.

Ghost of Tsushima - Best Armor Sets

Best Armor Sets

#1 – Kensei Armor

Ghost of Tsushima - Kensei Armor Set

  • Increase Resolve gains by 15% to 30%.
  • Ghost Weapon damage increased by 15% to 30%.
  • Striking enemies with Ghost Weapons cause them to deal 25% to 50% less damage, and take 25% to 50% more damage.
How to Obtain Clear The Six Blades of Kojiro (Mythic Tale).

The Kensei Armor offers excellent offensive and defensive passive effects, making it the best and most versatile armor in the game. Its synergy with Ghost Weapons is unsurpassed, allowing you to severely debuff enemies hit by them.

The already impressive increase in Resolve gained can be further enhanced to a massive 30% when upgraded. This allows you endlessly throw out techniques such as the Dance of Wrath after killing enemies or parrying them.

#2 – Sakai Clan Armor

Ghost of Tsushima - Sakai Clan Armor Set

  • Moderate to major increase to melee damage
  • Moderate to major increase to health
  • Increase Standoff streak by 1 to 2, and winning has a 10% to 25% chance to terrify nearby enemies.
How to Obtain Clear Ghost of the Past (Main Tale).

The Sakai Clan Armor is a very well-balanced set, granting impressive boosts to melee damage and maximum health.

While the armor’s description states that it increases the Standoff kill streak to 2 (when upgrade), it is actually raised to 5. Because of this, the Sakai Clan Armor allows you to quickly accumulate Resolve when entering camps while giving you the chance to significantly reduce enemy count early on.

#3 – Ghost Armor

Ghost of Tsushima - Ghost Armor Set

  • Reduces enemy detection by 25% to 40%.
  • Reduces the number of kills needed to enter the Ghost Stance by 1 to 2.
  • Kills have a 15% to 30% chance to terrify a nearby enemy.
How to Obtain Clear From the Darkness (Main Tale).

The Ghost Armor is obtained quite far into the main story but grants very good effects to carry you towards the end of the game. It is especially useful for quickly entering Ghost Stance when upgraded.

Killing enemies, especially with assassinations, has a chance to leave nearby enemies in a helpless terrified state. This is useful for avoiding drawn out battles and allows you to relocate before reinforcements arrive.

#4 –  Gosaku’s Armor

Ghost of Tsushima - Gosaku's Armor Set

  • Moderate to major increase to health
  • Moderate to major increase to Stagger damage
  • Restores 10% to 20% health on killing a staggered enemy
How to Obtain Clear The Unbreakable Gosaku (Mythic Tale).

Gosaku’s Armor offers impressive survivability by increasing your maximum health and giving you an auto-heal when killing staggered enemies.

The armor’s focus on staggering enemies is also enhanced. When upgraded, opponents will be left vulnerable in just a few hits. You will be able to entirely skip using Resolve to heal with enough skill using this armor set.

#5 –  Mongol Commander’s Armor

Ghost of Tsushima - Mongol Commander's Armor Set

  • Major increase to health
  • Reduces all damage by a major amount
  • Disguises you while out of combat, massively reducing Mongol detection speed.
How to Obtain Clear Fit for the Khan (Side Tale).

The Mongol Commander’s Armor is a versatile armor set but is more useful for direct combat. It offers increased maximum health and reduced incoming damage up to major amounts.

The armor set gives you the appearance of a Mongol commanders, making it hard for Mongol enemies to notice you. Note that the armor set cannot be upgraded.

#6 – Samurai Clan Armor

Ghost of Tsushima - Samurai Clan Armor Set

  • Reduces all damage by a moderate to major amount.
  • Moderate to major increase to health
  • Taking damage grants 15% to 30% Resolve
How to Obtain Clear The Tale of Lady Masako (Main Tale).

The Samurai Clan Armor is one of the best armor sets to obtain early in the main story. It is a direct combat-focused set that reduces incoming damage taken and increases your maximum health.

The armor set allows you to gain Resolve when taking damage, which is good for when you are still learning enemy attack patterns and timing. Note that you will want to replace this set with something better as you become more adept at dodging and parrying enemy attacks.

# 7 – Ronin Attire

Ghost of Tsushima - Ronin Attire Set

  • Reduces enemy detection speed by 10% to 20%.
  • 15% to 30% increase to melee damage.
  • After leaving pampas grass when crouched, enemies will be much slower to significantly slower to detect you.
How to Obtain Clear Blood in the Grass (Main Tale).

The Ronin Attire offers a good mix of stealth and- and direct combat-focused effects. It is especially useful for infiltration missions and other quests requiring you to not raise the enemy’s alarm.

Pampas grass is frequently found during many of the early missions of the main story, putting the armor’s third passive effect to good use.

#8 – Tadayori’s Armor

Ghost of Tsushima - Tadayori's Armor Set

  • Increases nocking and reloading speed by 15% to 30%.
  • Increases total Concentration time by 1 to 2 seconds.
  • Headshots restore 25% to 50% of the Concentration meter.
How to Obtain Clear The Legend of Tadayori (Mythic Tale).

Tadayori’s Armor is an armor set that benefits archery with passive effects to increase fire rate and Concentration duration.

Because of its sole focus on using the bows, equipping Tadayori’s Armor is largely situational. You will want to switch to different armor when melee combat cannot be avoided.

#9 – Hero of Tsushima Armor

Ghost of Tsushima - Hero of Tsushima Armor Set

  • Major increase to health
  • Reduces all damage by a moderate amount.
How to Obtain Obtained in Ghost of Tsushima Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Editions.

The Hero of Tsushima Armor grants you good passive effects for increased survivability near the beginning of the game. It will easily be replaced by equipment obtained through the main story but it is still better than using the Broken Armor.

#10 – Traveler’s Attire

Ghost of Tsushima - Traveler's Attire

  • Track Artifacts with the Guiding Wind
  • Traveling clears 10 to 30% more fog of war on the map
  • Controller will vibrate when within 10m to 60m of an Artifact
How to Obtain Talk to any merchant to receive the armor set.

The Traveler’s Attire is mainly used for finding collectibles while exploring the island. It offers no benefits in combat so it is best to switch it out during encounters.

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▼Beginner Guides
Game Controls Difficulty Modes Game Length
Permanent Events What to Do First Upgrading Equipment
Exploration Guide Weapons Guide Standoffs
Resolve System Stealth Guide Techniques
Legend Level Mount Guide -
▼Collectible Guides
All Record Locations All Mongol Artifacts Locations All Vanity Gear Locations
All Hot Springs Locations All Bamboo Strike Locations All Shinto Shrine Locations
All Lighthouse Locations All Pillars of Honor Locations All Inari Shrine Locations
All Haiku Spots Locations All Hidden Altar Locations All Sahimono Banner Locations
All Singing Crickets Locations - -
▼Useful Guides
Collectibles Guide Upgrade Materials Guide Iron and Steel Farming Guide
All Mongol Territory Locations Katana Upgrade and Customization Best Charms for Early Game
Best Techniques to Get How to Get Predator Hide Combat Tips
Stances Guide Charms Guide All Sword Kit Locations
All Vendor Locations How to Get Ghost Armor How to Get Kensei Armor
Best Armor Sets How to Unlock Ghost Stance Bamboo Strikes
Duels Guide Hot Springs How to Get the Fundoshi
Ending Choices Guide Trophy List -

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