[Top 5] 7 Days To Die Best Armor Sets

Always wear armor when hunting zombies
Better suit up

RAs you set out to brave the hostel world of 7 Days To Die, it is important to dress for success!

Each armor set is unique and comes with its own set of variables, which you can alter with various armor mods that can be acquired throughout the game. 

It is important to remember that armor can only be crafted up to level 5, but level 6 armor can be found by looting. 

5. Leather Armor Set 

Leather armor stats

Leather armor stats 

Leather Armor is one of the easier armor sets to acquire early on in the game; it is especially easy if you are a decent hunter. 

Leather Armor stats,

  • Light Armor Rating 8
  • Effective Resistance 16%
  • Stamina -0.57 
  • Mobility -4%
  • Noise Increase 10%
  • Max Durability 450

Leather Armor can be found or can be crafted by using the following ingredients,

  • 15 Leather 
  • 3 Duct Tape
  • 1 Sewing Kit 

4. Military Armor Set 

Military armor set

I am stealth 

Military Armor is an excellent option for those who prefer Light Armor, yet are looking for that added durability. 

Military Armor stats, 

  • Light Armor Rating 10
  • Effective Resistance 20%
  • Stamina -0.57
  • Mobility -4%
  • Noise Increase 10%
  • Max Durability 1000

Military Armor, though slightly more challenging to acquire, can be obtained through looting or by crafting. 

Crafting ingredients,

  • 12 Military Armor Parts 
  • 3 Military Fiber
  • 2 Scrap Polymers 
  • 3 Duct Tape 
  • 2 Sewing Kit

3. Scrap Armor Set 

Scrap amor stats

How scrappy 

As the lowest cost Heavy Armor set (in terms of resources), Scrap Armor is a pretty easy option and can be acquired relatively early on in the game. 

Scrap armor stats,

  • Heavy Armor Rating 10
  • Effective Resistance 15%
  • Stamina -0.9
  • Mobility -6%
  • Noise Increase 20%
  • Max Durability 700

Scrap Armor can be obtained through looting or crafting. Scrap Armor uses a lot of Scrap Iron, which can be collected by scrapping iron items such as football helmets, pipes, pots, grills, or empty cans. 

Ingredients needed,

  • 150 Scrap Iron 
  • 6 Leather 
  • 3 Duct Tape 

2. Iron Armor Set 

Iron armor set

Riding in style 

Iron Armor is one of the better Heavy Armor sets available and a viable option quite early in the game. 

If losing your stealth is a concern when donning a Heavy Armor set, remember that you can always add Muffled Connectors, which reduces sound from armor. 

Iron Armor stats,

  • Heavy Armor Rating 11
  • Effective Resistance 17%
  • Stamina -0.9
  • Mobility -6%
  • Noise Increase 20%
  • Max Durability 800

Iron Armor can be found or crafted using the following ingredients,

  • 45 Forged Iron
  • 15 Leather
  • 3 Duct Tape
  • 1 Sewing Kit 

1. Steel Armor Set 

Steal armor set

Say hello to my little friend 

Last but certainly not least is Steel Armor. Though more costly to make, the increased durability is definitely worth forking out the extra resources, especially if you fancy yourself a Heavy Armor fan. 

Steel Armor stats,

  • Heavy Armor Rating 12
  • Effective Resistance 20%
  • Stamina -0.9
  • Mobility -6%
  • Noise Increase 20%
  • Max Durability 1000

Steel armor can sometimes be found or can be crafted.

Ingredients include,

  • 12 Steel Armor Parts 
  • 30 Forged Steel
  • 6 Leather
  • 6 Duct Tape
  • 2 Sewing Kit 

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