Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, like every other entry in the Monster Hunter series, features a lot of different gear that not only protects your characters from danger, but that also changes their appearance. Unfortunately, fashion sense has to take a backseat while exploring the wilds, as you will often have to mix and match gear to get the best level of protection needed to survive the game’s intense battles.
If you want to always look great, no matter which gear is currently equipped on your characters, you will have to obtain and equip Layered Armor. Here’s how to.
How to Equip Layered Armor in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Layered Armor is a special type of armor that allows you to keep a certain appearance, no matter which gear is currently equipped. While this has no real gameplay benefit, looking great is part of the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin experience, so if you hate equipping different bits of armor and look bad, getting Layered Armor is your only option.
Once you have obtained at least one Layered Armor, all you need to do to equip it is access the chest in your house, chose Appearance, and then pick the last option with the Layered Armor icon. The color of the Layered Armor can also be changed from the Appearance menu.
How to Get Layered Armor in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Layered Armor can be obtained in a variety of ways. The earliest opportunity you will have to get some while playing the game normally is by purchasing the first set at the Melynx Inc. merchants. The Mahanna Outfit Layered Armor can be bought for 5 Bottle Caps.
To get more Layered Armors, you will have to reach Lulucion, where you can start forging them by using the services of a special Smithy. Please note that you will need to unlock the real armor set first before you can forge the Layered Armor version of the same set. All Layered Armors will cost you 700 zenny.
A few other Layered Armor can be obtained by importing save data from Monster Hunter Rise and scanning the three Monster Hunter Stories 2 amiibo at the Prayer Pot.