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This is a guide to the best armors in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Here, we list all armor by types from light, medium, heavy, and mechonis type armors and where to find them.
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When considering the best armor, flexibility always plays a great role. This is why the armor we will list focuses on armor with empty slots and unique armor plays a smaller role (with a few exceptions).
|Sleek Armor Set*||Obtainable from enemies in Agniratha, Central Factory, and Mechonis Field|
|Hierax Armor Set||Several|
The Sleek Armor Set is not missable. It can be obtained by trading from the residents of the Hidden Village. However, they will only trade you the armor if your affinity with the village is at 5 stars. The Sleek Armor Set also offers lower defense stat but also 0 weight. This removes the need to equip weight reducing skills.
The Hierax Armor provides the highest defense out of all the light armor available in the game. They are pretty common and easily dropped by high level enemies in various locations.
|Armor||Type||How to Obtain|
|Rafaga Gear||Helm||Dropped by Sonicia Gogols in Tephra Cave.|
|Lancelot Armor||Plate||Dropped by Aora Telethias in Alcamoth and Eryth Sea.|
|Glory Gauntlets||Gauntlet||Dropped by the Slobos (including Final Marcus in Valak Mountain (Three Sage Summit)|
|Rafaga Gauntlets||Gauntlets||Obtained from Temptest Vang inside the Windy Cave in the Bionis' Leg.|
|Lancelot Leggings||Leggings||Obtained from Asara Telethia in Eryth Sea and Alcamoth|
|Rafaga Boots||Greaves||Phoenix Telethia in Bionis' Interior|
|Retrieved Boots*||Greaves||Dropped by Experienced Tristan in Agniratha|
Retrieved Boots can only be obtained from mechons in Agniratha. Retrieved Boots are entirely missable after losing access to areas in the Mechonis.
|Ledios Armor Set||Can be stolen from Demon King Dragonia by using Yoink.
Demon King Dragonis appears by triggering the quest “Colony 6 Defense - Demon”
|M100 Armor Set||Enemies from Tephra Cave|
Ledios is the best heavy armor available in the game. Their only downside is the Ledios Helm and Greaves doesn't have a slot. It's best to swap out these 2 armor with other armor from the M100 Armor set or Rex Armor Set.
The M100 Armor Set is the 2nd best heavy armor that have empty slots. The helm can be obtained from Dorsair Lizards, the plate can be obtained from Sonicia Gogols, the legs and arms can be obtained from Protective Torquidon, and the greaves can be obtained from two quest exclusive monsters, Dazzling Tolosnia and Fireworks Geldesia.
|Attack V set||Obtained from the Slobos in Valak Mountain (Three Sage Summit)|
These armor provides the highest defence for Seven. They also come with a slot allowing Seven to equip Gems to further strengthen her abilities and strengths.
|Speed V Frame||Obtained by completing the quest “Battling Brutes”|
Similarly to Glory Gauntlets, this armor has a 45% haste gem embedded in it. Haste is one of the best equipment gems to have and Speed V Frame allows you to equip it on a non-weapon slot.
|Segment Drones||Obtained from Last Rhogul in Bionis' Leg|
Segment Drones is the best slotted drones for Seven. It also allows her to use her talent art “Sword Drones II” which is arguably, her second best talent art. While Sword Drones X is way more powerful than than Sword Drones II, Sedna Drone doesn't have a slot which makes Seven equip 1 less gem. This makes Segment Drones much better than Sedna Drones.
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|Stats Explained||Status Effects Explained|
|How to Chain Attack||What Does Tension Do?|
|How to Topple | Topple Lock Guide||What is Spike Damage?|
|Trading and Overtrading Guide||Collectopaedia Guide and Rewards|
|Presents Guide||How to Change the Weather|
|What is Weight?||-|
|Guides for Leveling and Grinding|
|How to Level Up Fast||AP Farming Guide|
|SP Farming Guide||How to Farm Money|
|How to Raise Affinity||Tephra Cave Glitch|
|Leveling Areas Post 70||How to Get Affinity Coins|
|Best Party and Team Setup||Best Skill Trees For Each Character|
|Best Skill Links for Each Character||Best Gifts for Each Character|
|Art Manuals List||What to Sell | Best Items to Sell|
|What Carries Over to New Game Plus?||What is Expert Mode?|
|Achievement Guide and List||What Happens if You Die?|
|Appearance Guide | How to Change Appearance||List of Missables|
|100% Playthrough Checklist||-|
|Colony 6 Items|
|How to Get Gogol Horns||How to Get Inferno Element|
|How to Get Black Liver Bean||How to Get Snow Element|
|How to Get Azure Hollyhocks||How to Get Dust Element|
|How to Get Red Frontier||How to Get Empress Beetles|
|How to Get Rainbow Slugs||How to Get Ice Cabbages|
|How to Get Sturdy Armor||How to Get Squall Element|
|How to Get Bunnia Scent Wood||How to Get Fossil Monkey|
|How to Get High Entia Emblem||How to Enter Hode's Lair|
|Where is Banquet Vassago||How to Get Bitter Kiwis|
|How to Enter Power Pipe Ruins||-|
Sedna drones are by far the best drones despite the missing slot. Sword drones X shred through any boss with x5 chain link.
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