Assassin's Creed Odyssey Armor Guide: Best Legendary Armor So Far (Spoilers!)
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The Armor Legends Are Made Of
Among the biggest new additions to Assassin's Creed Odyssey are armor sets that have individual pieces with their own unique defense values and stat bonuses. This contrasts the more outfit-centric armor sets from Origins, which were more there for cosmetic purposes. The new armor system often has you actively paying attention to the specific sets you're wearing, constantly pushing you towards swapping one piece for one that benefits your stats or playstyle the most. But as you push forward in your journey across Ancient Greece, you'll ultimately ask yourself: "Where can I find the best armor?"
Odyssey has more than a few sets that it deisgnates as top-tier. These sets are colored gold in your inventory and are named appropriately as "Legendary." Unlike most sets--which you typically loot from chests and enemies or purchase from stores--Legendary sets must be unlocked by completing specific questlines or by finding them in special chests scattered across the game's massive world.
Currently, there are 12 Legendary sets to collect, each with their own unique statistics and characteristics. What sets them apart from Rare or even Epic armor sets is the fact they have a special bonus that triggers upon equipping every piece. For example, the Spartan Hero set's bonus offers you +15% Damage to Warrior Abilities. The set bonuses vary from armor to armor, offering special perks that benefit some playstyles more than others.
To help you discover some of the best Legendary sets in the game, we've compiled details on where to find them, what their special bonuses are, and some insight towards the type of player they benefit the most. Be wary, there are some minor spoilers ahead!
For more Assassin's Creed Odyssey guides, check out our beginner's guide and our feature highlighting the best skills you can unlock. You can also read our recap of the franchise's story so far. Though, if you're curious about our thoughts on the game, don't forget to read our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review. GameSpot editor Alessandro Fillari said in his review: "While its large-scale campaign--clocking in at over 50 hours--can occasionally be tiresome, and some features don't quite make the impact they should, Assassin's Creed Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting."
In the meantime, tell us which Legendary armor sets you love the most. Jump into the comments and have at it!