List of Armor and Armor Skills | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

This is a guide to all Armor and Armor Skills found in Monster Hunter World (MHW) and the Iceborne expansion. Learn everything you need to know about Armor here!

What is Armor?

A Hunter's Defensive Equipment

Armor is the primary form of defensive equipment for hunters in Monster Hunter World! They provide defensive bonuses for both Raw (Physical) and Elemental defense, that a hunter is going to need when fighting dangerous monsters.

Armor also contains Skills that you gain when equipped. Each piece has one or two Skills with varying number of levels for each Skill. Individual pieces may also have Decoration Slots on them for you to add additional Skills. Armor comes in 5 parts, Head, Torso, Arms, Waist, and Feet. These 5 pieces make up an Armor Set.

What are Skills?

Buffs or Abilities that Help with Hunting

Skills are buffs or abilities that help players in or out of combat when wearing either an Armor Piece, Charm, or Decoration that adds levels to a Skill. Unlike the past Monster Hunter games, you do not need a certain number of Skill points to activate the Skill. Instead, each Skill point provides a bonus that increases the more levels there are in the Skill.

Experienced Hunters use these Skills to help increase their chances of successfully hunting powerful monsters!

What are Armor Sets?

A Group of Armor Pieces that Synergize

Specific Armor pieces that share the same Defense rating and Elemental Resistances which are mainly crafted from a single monster. There are times where equipping a certain number of Armor pieces in an Armor Set will give the player Set Bonuses.

List of All Armor Sets

What are Set Bonuses?

Special Skills of Armor Set

Set Bonuses are special Skills that are activated when wearing the required number of Armor pieces in a specific Armor Set. These bonuses can activate even when mixing Alpha , Beta, or Armor pieces which share the same Set Bonus.

List of Armor

List of Armor by Rarity

Master Rank Armor By Rarity
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