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Best Armor in Smalland: Survive the Wilds



To survive the wilds in, well, Smalland: Survive the Wilds, you’re going to need a suit of armor. And not just any old pair of leafy rags — but a proper suit, and one that also has the best wearability and resilience to keep you alive and kicking for the duration of your woodland travels. Not sure where to begin? We’ve a remedy for that, and as luck would have it, we also have all the details of the NPCs who’ll assist you in your journey, too.

At the time of writing, there aren’t all that many armor sets to find in Smalland: Survive the Wilds. That said, there are several popular sets that fans of the IP have praised since it entered its early access phase a fair ways back. Need we say more? Here are the best armor pieces and outfits in Smalland: Survive the Wilds.

5. Silkweave Armor

In all fairness, there are two sets of armor that are worthy of taking the fifth spot on the list, and that’s the Regal Armor, and the Silkweave Armor. The former, which grants its wearer the power of flight, is a fantastic set, and arguably one of the best on the block. That said, the Silkweave Armor hits differently, as it brings even more protection and defensive buffs, as well as a minor boost in movement speed, too.

To grab your own Silkweave Armor, you’ll need to speak with Lisandra, a kind-spirited NPC who often wanders the wax-centric Swamp region with her pet jumping spider. To craft the set, you will need to source the following items:

  • Textile Patch
  • Silk Thread
  • Spider Head
  • Chitin
  • Herptile Hide

NOTE: Finding and speaking with Lisandra will help you to locate Nok, the NPC who has the power to craft the Ironwing Armor. So, if you have the time to spare, be sure to seek out Lisandra in the Swamp before heading out that way.

4. Formic Armor

If you happen to have an old Ant Head knocking about, then you’ll be pleased to know that it can be used to craft one of the best sets of armor in the game. The Formic Armor, simply put, is a two-for-one cold and blunt resistant outfit that sits on par with the likes of the Silkweave Armor and the Regal Armor. For what it’s worth, though, the Formic Armor does, in fact, have higher resilience stats than the aforementioned alternatives, which makes choosing a perfect set a bit of a no-brainer.

If you’re after the above set, then you’ll need to visit Mirmek, who can be found loitering around the Oak Forest district, near the Greylands. Before setting out, you’ll first need to find and store the following items for later use:

  • Ant Head
  • Fiber String
  • Heavy Chitin
  • Iron Ingot
  • Herptile Leather

3. Bone Armor

Without doubt, the sturdiest armor you can get your hands on in Smalland: Survive the Wilds is the Bone Armor. With a high resistance to most attacks, the Bone Armor stands as one of, if not the best outfits in the entire game—with the only exception being either the Healer’s Armor, or the Ironwing Armor. However, if you’re after something with a high protection rating above all else, then you needn’t dig any deeper than here.

To get the Bone Armor, you will need to locate Mirmek, a friendly NPC who often roams the Oak Forest near the Greylands region. And in case you missed the previous entry, that’s the same NPC who can help you craft the Formic Armor, a solid substitute that also has a highly protective coating and additional resilience to colder conditions. More to the point, though, you will need to find the following materials to be able to craft the Bone Armor:

  • Ant Head
  • Fiber String
  • Textile Patch
  • Heavy Chitin
  • Bones
  • Bull Ant Mandible

2. Healer’s Armor

The Healer’s Armor may not have the same gliding abilities that the Ironwing Armor has, but that isn’t to say it’s a complete write-off. On the contrary, it’s actually considered to be one of the best sets in the entire game, and it’s thanks to its natural healing capabilities that it retains such a high reputation. What’s more, it also has a significantly higher protection stat than most run-of-the-mill sets, which alone makes it a suit worth dying for.

To get ahold of the Healer’s Armor, you’ll first need to find Tuhala, a friendly NPC who can be located in a small shack in the Mangrove Beach area, adjacent to the Ruins region. Note that, to craft the set, you will need to find and trade the following items:

  • Bark
  • Fiber String
  • Textile Patch
  • Refined Wood
  • Blood Sac
  • Greater Health Elixir

1. Ironwing Armor

There’s no doubt about it — the Ironwing Armor is, for lack of a better word, perfect. It’s perfect simply because, as far as all-rounder sets go, it offers a lot in each department, from cold protection to chest strength. It also allows its wearer to take full advantage of the Glide ability—a skill that’s essentially required in order to unlock new areas across the map and beyond. So, quite the useful outfit, all things considered.

To get your hands on the legendary armor set, you’re going to need to seek out Nok, who can be found in the Greylands region. To craft the Ironwing Armor, you will need to locate the following materials:

  • Fiber
  • Heavy Chitin
  • Iron Ingot
  • Insect Fur
  • Sapphire Wings
  • Charcoal

NOTE: Smalland: Survive the Wilds is still in early access, which means, at the time of writing, there are only so many armor sets to choose from. For more details on the game’s development and upcoming patches, see here.


So, what’s your take? Will you be getting your hands on any of the above five armor sets in Smalland: Survive the Wilds? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

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