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ARK Survival Evolved Armor Guide

All things armor in Ark Survival Evolved.

So far, there are 7 different types of armor in the game and knowing what gear excels in what and what resources it takes can be important. This article will be a complete compilation of all things armor in Ark Survival Evolved.

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Something to note, the amount of protection that armor provides in terms of health can be found by the following: Health Lost = damage / ((armor/100) + 1) For example, a player with 150 armor loses 20 health when hit by a weapon that does 50 damage.

All of the set pieces for the armor will negate the following amount of damage. Cloth reduces damage by 33%, hide reduces damage by 50%, fur will reduce damage by 66%, ghillie will reduce damage by 66%, chitin armor will reduce by 71%, and flak will reduce damage by 83%.

Cloth Armor

The very first tier of armor there is in the game is cloth. Cloth is the most basic form of armor. It is the easiest for beginners to craft as it costs a low amount of resources. I recommend carrying a set of cloth armor regardless of your level in cases of extreme heat or cold as this set has positive resistance against both elements. All cloth armor can be dyed. Cloth armor provides 10 armor per piece and is great against weather conditions.

Cloth Hat – A Cloth Hat will cost you 10 fiber to make. It requires level 3 and costs 3 Engram Points. The Cloth Hat has an armor rating of 10, but will also provide 4 cold protection and 10 heat protection. This is one of the only armor sets in the game that has positive protection against both elements. Crafting a cloth hat will gain you .6 experience, making it a great way for low level players to easily level up.

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Cloth Shirt – A Cloth Shirt is the very first armor piece accessible to new players. To make it will cost a total of 40 fiber. You need to be level 2 and use 2 Engram Points to unlock it. A cloth shirt has an armor rating of 10 and 8 cold resistance and 15 heat resistance.

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Cloth Gloves – Cloth Gloves are the very first glove set available to new players. It requires level 3 and 3 Engram Points to unlock. Cloth Gloves have an armor rating of 10 and 5 cold resistance and 10 heat resistance. The cost for Cloth Gloves is 20 fiber and 4 hide.

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Cloth Pants – Cloth pants are the first set of pants in the game available to new players. Cloth Pants have an armor rating of 10, cold resistance of 8, and heat resistance of 15. It requires level 2 and 3 Engram Points to unlock. To craft Cloth Pants, you need 50 fiber.

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Cloth Boots – Cloth boots are first boots new players are able to craft. They have an armor rating of 10, cold resistance of 5, and heat resistance of 10. They require level 3 and 3 Engram Points to unlock. The cost of Cloth Boots is 25 fiber.

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Hide Armor

The next set of armor available to players is Hide. Hide armor provides 20 armor per piece and provides better defense against cold, but negative against heat.

Hide Hat – Hide Hat is the upgraded version of the Cloth Hat, it provides 20 armor, 15 cold protection, and -10 heat protection. A Hide Hat requires level 20 to use and 9 Engram Points to unlock. To make a Hide Hat, it requires 15 hide and 6 fiber.

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Hide Shirt – Hide Shirt is the upgraded version of the Cloth Shirt, it provides 20 armor, 20 cold protection, and -15 heat protection. It requires level 15 to use, and costs 6 Engram Points. To make a Hide Shirt, it costs 20 hide and 8 fiber.

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Hide Gloves – Hide Gloves are the upgraded version of Cloth Gloves, it provides 20 armor, 15 cold protection, and -10 heat protection. It requires level 20 to equip and costs 7 Engram Points. To craft, it costs 10 hide and 4 fiber.

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Hide Pants – Hide Pants are the upgraded version of Cloth Pants, it provides 20 armor, 20 cold protection, and -15 heat protection. It requires level 15 to equip and costs 9 Engram Points. To craft, it costs 25 hide and 10 fiber.

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Hide Boots – Hide Boots are the upgraded version of Cloth Boots, it provides 20 armor, 15 cold protection, and -10 heat protection. It requires level 20 to equip and 7 Engram Points. To craft, it costs 12 hide and 5 fiber.

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Fur Armor

Fur armor is the third tier of armor in the game. It provides 40 armor per piece and gives the best protection against the cold. It is also the heaviest armor in the game so carrying a full set can be difficult when trying to move your base. I recommend only using it if you plan on going into the cold regions.

Fur Cap – Fur Cap is the upgraded version of a Hide Cap. It provides 40 armor and 52 cold protection and -25 heat protection. It requires level 25 and 14 Engram Points to use. To craft, it costs 56 pelt, 10 metal ingot, 7 hide, and 3 fiber.

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Fur Chest Piece – A Fur Chest Piece is the upgraded version of the Hide Shirt. It provides 40 armor, 64 protection against cold, and -30 heat resistance. It requires level 30 and 16 Engram Points to use. To craft, it will cost 80 pelt, 13 mental ingot, 10 hide, and 4 fiber.

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Fur Gauntlets – Fur Gauntlets are the upgraded version of Fur Gloves. They provide 40 armor, 34 cold resistance, and –10 heat protection. They require level 25 and 12 Engram Points to use. To craft them, it costs 40 pelt, 6 metal ingot, 5 hide, and 2 fiber.

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Fur Leggings – Fur Leggings are the upgraded version of Hide Pants. They provide 40 armor, 65 old resistance, and -30 heat resistance. To use, they require level 25 and 16 Engram Points. To craft them, you need 96 pelt, 16 metal ingot, 12 hide and 5 fiber.

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Fur Boots – Fur Boots are the upgraded version of Hide Boots. They provide 40 armor, 34 cold resistance, and -10 heat resistance. They require level 25 and 12 Engram Points to wear. To craft, they require 48 pelt, 8 metal ingot, 6 hide, and 4 fiber.

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Ghillie Armor

Ghillie armor provides 40 armor per piece of armor. Ghillie armor is unique in the sense that it provides the user with camouflage, making them harder to see by enemies. The Ghillie suit will reduce the ability for a dinosaur to see you by 50%. Ghillie suits also provide the best defense against heat. You need to be wearing the full set in order to get the visibility reduction against dinosaurs.

Ghillie Mask – Ghillie mask is the upgraded version of the Fur Cap. It provides 40 armor and 4 protection against cold, and 10 protection against heat. It requires level 35 and 13 Engram Points are needed to unlock it. To craft a Ghillie Mask, you need 5 organic polyer, 7 hide, and 3 fiber.

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Ghillie Chest Piece – Ghillie Chest Piece is the upgraded version of the Fur Chest Piece. It provides 40 armor, 8 cold resistance, and 15 heat resistance. It requires level 35 to wear and 11 Engram Points to unlock. To craft this armor, you need 6 organic polymer, 10 hide, and 4 fiber.

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Ghillie Gauntlets – Ghillie Gauntlets are the upgraded version of the Fur Gauntlets. It provides 40 armor, 2 cold resistance, and 10 heat resistance. It requires level 40 to wear, and 11 Engram Points to unlock. To craft these gloves, you need 3 organic polymer, 5 hide, and 2 fiber.

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Ghillie Leggings – Ghillie Leggings are the upgraded version of Fur Leggings. They provide the user with 40 armor, 8 cold resistance, and 15 heat resistance. They require level 35 to wear and 11 Engram Points to unlock. To craft these pants, you need 8 organic polymer, 12 hide, and 5 fiber.

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Ghillie Boots – Ghillie Boots are the upgraded version of the Fur Boots. They provide the user with 40 armor, 2 cold resistance, and 20 heat resistance. They require level 40 to wear, and 11 Engram Points to unlock. To craft these boots, you need 4 organic polymer, 6 hide, and 4 fiber.

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Chitin Armor

Chitin armor provides 50 armor per piece and are really good when defending against players and dinosaurs. They provide poor defense against weather elements. These drop from level 25 blue beam loot crates.

Chitin Helmet – Chitin Helmet is the upgraded version of the Ghillie Mask. It provides the user with 50 armor, 6 cold resistance, and -5 heat resistance. It requires level 30 and costs 18 Engram Points to unlock. To craft this helmet, you need 15 chitin, 7 hide, and 3 fiber.

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Chitin Chest Piece – Chitin Chest Piece is the upgraded version of the Ghillie Chest Piece. It provides the user with 50 armor, 10 cold resistance, and -5 heat resistance. It requires level 30 towear, and 18 Engram Points to use. To craft, it requires 20 chitin, 10 hide, and 4 fiber.

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Chitin Gauntlets – Chitin Gauntlets are the upgraded version of the Ghillie Gauntlets. They provide the user with 50 armor, 10 cold resistance, and -15 heat resistance. They require level 35 towear, and 15 Engram Points to unlock. To craft you will need 10 chitin, 5 hide, and 2 fiber.

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Chitin Leggings – Chitin Leggings are the upgraded version of the Ghillie Leggings. They provide the user with 50 armor, 10 cold resistance, and -5 heat
resistance. They require level 30 to wear and cost 15 Engram Points. To craft you will need 25 chitin, 12 hide, and 5 fiber.

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Chitin Boots – Chitin Boots are the upgraded version of the Ghillie Boots. They provide the user with 50 armor, 7 cold resistance, and -5 heat resistance. They require level 35 to wear and 15 Engram Points to unlock. To craft these boots, you need 12 chitin, 6 hide, and 4 fiber.

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Flak Armor

Flak armor provides the user with 100 armor per piece. These drop from level 45 yellow beam loot crate. They provide poor defense against weather elements but excellent defense from players and dinosaurs. This is the best armor in the game to counter bullets and dinosaur damage.

Flak Helmet – Flak Helmet is the upgraded version of the Chitin Helmet. It provides the user with 100 armor and 10 cold resistance and -3 heat resistance. They require level 50 to wear and 20 Engram Points to unlock. To craft this helmet, you need 10 metal in
got, 7 hide, and 3 fiber.

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Flak Chest Piece – Flak Chest Piece is the upgraded version of the Chitin Chest Piece. They provide the user with 100 armor, 15 cold resistance, and -7 heat resistance. To wear this armor you need to be level 45, and it will cost 18 Engram Points to unlock. To craft, you need 13 metal ingot, 10 hide, and 4 fiber.

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Flak Gauntlets – Flak Gauntlets are the upgraded version of the Chitin Gauntlets. They provide the user with 100 armor, 10 cold resistance, and -4 heat resistance. To wear you need to be level 50 and they cost 16 Engram Points. To craft these gloves you need 6 metal ingot, 5 hide, and 2 fiber.

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Flak Leggings – Flak Leggings are the upgraded version of the Chitin Leggings. They provide the user with 100 armor, 15 cold resistance, and -7 heat resistance. They require level 45 to wear, and cost 15 Engram Points. To craft these leggings, you need 16 metal ingot, 12 hide, and 5 fiber.

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Flak Boots – Flak Boots are the upgraded version of the Chitin Boots. They provide the user with armor, 10 cold resistance, and -4 heat resistance. To wear these boots you need to be level 50 and they will cost 16 Engram Points. To craft, you need 8 metal ingot, 6 hide, and 4 fiber.

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Scuba Gear

Scuba gear provides the user with no armor, but a lot of benefits when it comes to underwater exploration. Scuba Gear supplies the user with extra oxygen and stamina and allows the user to swim faster. When used on land, the Scuba Gear will actually cut your movement speed by half.

Scuba Mask – The Scuba Mask allows the user to see much more clearly underwater. It provides 0 armor and 15 cold resistance, and -5 heat resistance. It requires level 75 to use and costs 25 Engram Points. To craft a Scuba Mask, it costs 15 hide, 6 fiber, 10 crystal, and 3 silica pearls.

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Scuba Tank – The Scuba Tank is the chest slot item for this set. The Scuba Tank supplies the user 20 oxygen and 1.6 stamina per second while underwater. This item allows the user to swim freely without having to worry about oxygen or stamina. From a brand new tank, you will be able to swim 75 minutes underwater before the durability becomes 0. The durability will constantly deplete, regardless of whether you are wearing it or not. It provides the user with no armor, 40 cold resistance, and -5 heat resistance. The Scuba Tank requires level 75 to wear and 35 Engram Points to unlock. To craft, it costs 20 hide, 8 fiber, 14 metal ingot, and 3 polymer.

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Scuba Leggings – Scuba Leggings prevent hypothermia while underwater. They have 200 cold resistance so you can swim freely underwater without having to worry about the elements affecting you. This is the only piece in the set that has armor, with a whopping 5 armor. It requires level 75 to wear and costs 35 Engram Points. To craft, it costs 40 hide, 4 fiber, 2 metal ingot, and 40 polymer.

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Scuba Flippers – Scuba Flippers allow the user to swim much faster underwater. It actually increases the player’s ability to swim by 2.5x. On land, these will actually half the movement speed of the user. They provide no armor, 15 cold resistance, and -5 heat resistance. They require level 75 to wear and cost 20 Engram Points. To craft these flippers, you need 12 hide, 5 fiber, 12 chitin or keratin, 6 cementing paste, and 4 silica pearls.

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Miner’s Helmet – The Miner’s Helmet does not fit into any other category and it does not have its own set, the helmet is the only piece. This allows the user to have a light in front of their character without needing a torch in hand. The light coming from the helmet cannot be turned off. It provides the user with 120 armor, 10 cold resistance, and -3 heat resistance. It requires level 65 to wear and costs 35 Engram Points. To craft, it requires 30 Electronics, 20 Metal Ingot, 14 polymer, 30 crystal, 15 hide, and 8 fiber.

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