Don’t Starve – Best Armors & How to Get Them

Find out which armors provide the most protection and how to get them in Don't Starve.

Ferocious creatures roam the lands of Don’t Starve, so you need some protection if you want to survive. Armor is very important in Don’t Starve as enemies can deal lots of damage to an unprotected character, so here is everything you need to know about Don’t Starve’s best armors and how to get them.

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The best armors in Don’t Starve

In Don’t Starve, each character has a body and head slot for equipping armor to. Even the simplest armor can be the difference between life and death, so it is critical to have armor on at all times and especially during boss battles.

Best body armor

Marble Suit

The most efficient body armor in the base version of Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve Together is the Marble Suit, which provides 95% damage absorption and has 1050 durability (735 in Don’t Starve Together).

The Marble Suit is probably the most reliable body armor you can get in either version of Don’t Starve, as it is easy to mine from Marble Pillars and Harp Statues.

Marble is even easier to get in Don’t Starve Together, as you can refine Marble into Marble Beans, which lets you plant your own Marble Shrubs. This effectively turns Marble into a reliably renewable resource.

The only downside to the Marble Suit is that it reduces your movement speed by 30% when equipped. It is recommended to keep the Marble Suit in your backpack and only equip it when you are ready to engage an enemy.

To craft a Marble Suit, you need:

  • Marble x 6: Mined from Marble Pillars, Harp Statues, and Maxwell Statues, which are usually found near Clockwork enemy spawns.
  • Rope x 2: Refined from Cut Grass.

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Thulecite Suit

Technically, the best body armor in both versions of Don’t Starve is the Thulecite Suit, which provides 90% damage absorption and has 1800 durability (1260 in Don’t Starve Together). It also regenerates your sanity over time while equipped.

Although its damage absorption is slightly less than the Marble Suit, the Thulecite Suit makes up for it with higher durability and a very helpful sanity regeneration effect.

The reason it is not as reliable though is that it is somewhat difficult to obtain, as you need resources found only in the Ruins, and you need to be near the Ancient Pseudoscience Station to craft it.

To craft a Thulecite Suit, you need:

  • Thulecite x 6: Refined from Thulecite Fragments, which are found by breaking Ancient Statues and Relics found within the Ruins.
  • Nightmare Fuel x 4: Refined from four Dark Petals using the Prestihatitator. Also drops from Shadow Creatures and Ancient Statues.

Bone Armor

The best body armor exclusive to Don’t Starve Together is the Bone Armor, which completely negates a single attack every 5 seconds, and it lasts for 16 hits. Taking a hit before the Bone Armor recharges results in full damage.

The Bone Armor is dropped by the Ancient Fuelweaver, who can be summoned by using a Shadow Atrium on a reconstructed Odd Skeleton in the Atrium biome after the Ancient Gateway has been activated using the Ancient Key.

The Bone Armor’s durability can be repaired by feeding it Nightmare Fuel. Although the Bone Armor effectively makes you nigh invulnerable, it is quite the journey to even get it, on top of it needing constant repairing.

Best head armor

Thulecite Crown

The best head armor in both versions of Don’t Starve is the Thulecite Crown, which provides 90% damage absorption and has 1200 durability (840 in Don’t Starve Together).

The Thulecite Crown has a 30% chance to activate a barrier whenever the user takes damage. The barrier completely negates damage and prevents stun, and drains a small portion of your sanity.

Similar to the Thulecite Suit, the Thulecite Crown can only be crafted at an Ancient Pseudoscience Station found in the Ruins.

To craft a Thulecite Crown, you need:

  • Thulecite x 4: Refined from Thulecite Fragments, which are found by breaking Ancient Statues and Relics found within the Ruins.
  • Nightmare Fuel x 4: Refined from four Dark Petals using the Prestihatitator. Also drops from Shadow Creatures and Ancient Statues.

Shelmet

The Shelmet is a good runner-up that exists in both versions of Don’t Starve. The Shelmet provides 90% damage absorption and has 750 durability (525 in Don’t Starve Together).

The Shelmet cannot be crafted and must be obtained from Slurtles, the turtle snail enemies that spawn near Slurtle Mounds found in caves. Slurtles have a 10% chance to drop the Shelmet upon death.

While this means you have to do some farming, the Shelmet is a fantastic alternative to the Thulecite Crown. The Thulecite armor set is incredibly strong, but you need to put in a lot of work to get them.

That concludes our list on the best armors in Don’t Starve. Which armors are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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