[Top 5] 7 Days To Die Best Armor and How To Get Them

7 Days To Die Best Armor
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Light Armor or Heavy Armor??


This argument has been around since the dawn of time. But it really all comes down to how you play the game. Light armor is better for stealth and if you use mainly ranged attacks. While heavy armor will slow you down, you won't take as much of a beating. This is great for melee combat. Which is the best? Who knows? But I know where is the best armor you can craft and find in 7DTD.


5. Padded Armor

It's more than just padding.

Padded Armor is lightweight and a great way to start off the game. Unlike Leather Armor, Padded Armor can be crafted with no schematic. It also uses fewer resources.

  • Stamina won’t decrease 
  • Good for stealth
  • No perks to gain
  • Minimal resources to craft

Padded Armor details: https://7daystodie.gamepedia.com/Padded_Chest_Armor

Padded Armor can be crafted with:

  • Cloth
  • Duct Tape


4. Military Armor

You don't have to enlist to rock this armor!

Military armor is a great light armor for later in the game. You can keep the element of surprise but have more protection. 

  • Light Armor
  • Greater mobility over heavy armors
  • Choice of 2 sets of boots

Military Armor details: https://7daystodie.gamepedia.com/Military_Vest

Military armor can be crafted with: 

  • Military Armor parts
  • Military Fiber
  • Scarp Polymers
  • Duct Tape 
  • Sewing kit


3. Scrap Armor

Who knew scrap could be useful?

Looking for heavy armor early in the game? Scrap Armor is a good place to start. While it looks awful (fashion is important!), it will give you some much needed protection. 

  • Heavy armor for added protection
  • Scrap iron is fairly easy to find
  • More protection from attacks

Scarp Armor details: https://7daystodie.gamepedia.com/Scrap_Chest_Armor

Scrap armor can be crafted with:

  • Iron
  • Leather
  • Duct Tape


2. Iron Armor

I am Iron Man!!

Iron armor is a good upgrade from scrap armor. It looks better and will give you more protection. Once you can create forged iron and have the Heavy Armor perk.

  • Stronger heavy armor than Scrap Armor
  • Can add muffled connectors to reduce noise

Iron Armor details : https://7daystodie.gamepedia.com/Iron_Chest_Armor

Iron armor can be crafted with:

  • Forged Iron
  • Leather
  • Duct Tape 
  • Sewing Kit


1. Steel Armor

You can't stop me!!

If you choose to go the heavy armor route, steel armor is your best choice. It is the armor with the highest armor rating in the game. If you enjoy getting up close and personal with zombies, you will want to invest in it. 

  • Best armor rating
  • No perk needed to craft
  • Looks cool!

Steel armor details: https://7daystodie.gamepedia.com/Steel_Chest_Armor

Steel Iron can be crafted with:

  • Steel Armor Parts
  • Forged Steel
  • Leather
  • Duct Tape
  • Sewing Kit



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