When choosing an armor set to use in Elden RIng or any FromSoft game, deciding on the one you like can be extremely difficult. There are many to choose from, but you first need to determine what type of armor you want to use. Do you want light, medium, or heavy armor? In this article, we will be talking about light armor sets.
There are more than 12 light armor sets in the game, but we have found a bunch that we either like using or have some of the best stats for its build.
We tried to get different armor types for different builds, so we hope you try out all these armor sets when you can. They might help you out a lot when creating your build.
1. Alberich’s Set
Location: The entire set can be found in the main hall of the Fortified manor in Leyndell, Royal Capital, near the Fortified Manor, First Floor Site of Grace.
This is a must-have light set if you are going to be a Magic user. There are a bunch of Magic-boosting armor sets, and this is by far one of the best. It also has a very cool design that fits with the Mage look. If you have seen people playing Magic builds, this set is by far the most used for that type of player.
There are not as many sets in the game that boost certain aspects of your player, but this one gives you a pretty good boost. You can even mix and match different armor sets to boost different things. It is entirely up to how you want to build your character. Just watch your Equipment Load because it might turn into a Medium load if you have too many items equipped.
2. Battlemage Set
Location: The entire set drops from a particular Battlemage enemy, located east of West Windmill Pasture, on a hill near the northern end of the collapsed bridge.
With this armor set, there are pros and cons. If you are wearing it, your FP will be decreased slightly. The upside is that your intelligence and strength stats will increase. You are giving something up for another part of you to be boosted. It is pretty helpful if you need higher attribute levels for intelligence and strength.
It has a unique look to it as well. It has a very Magic look to the set, and it is basically a Ray Lucaria Academy set. It has a weird pointy hood and a rock face like the other sets similar to it. There is only one person you can get it from, and it is totally worth getting the set if you follow the location of where it is above.
3. Lusat’s Set
Location: All three armor pieces can be found after completing Sorceress Sellen’s questline and siding with Sellen, returning to Lusat’s location in the Sellia Hideaway. The entire set will be on the ground where he used to occupy.
This is one of the unique armor sets in the game. From its odd helmet to its crystal robes, nothing isn’t anything else like it in the game. If you use magic at all, complete the Sellen questline. It is a long and tedious side quest, but you get some insanely powerful sorceries and armor sets from it.
It also has the highest Magic negation out of any other armor set in the game. It does increase the amount of FP used from the Lusat Sorceries, but it is one of the best Mage armor sets in the game and is a great light armor set.
4. Mushroom Set
Location: The Mushroom Crown is found on a corpse hanging off of a pillar ruin in the southeastern corner of Lake of Rot. The rest of the set is found in Seethewater Cave, in a cavern with a Giant Poison Flower and multiple mushroom people.
This is a unique armor set in the game. Not only does it have the highest immunity out of any armor set in the game, but it buffs your immunity to literally every single debuff in the game. This is a game-changer if you struggle with Poison or Scarlet Rot areas. It can be extremely frustrating to die from the stuff on the ground.
It doesn’t have the best defense, but getting through areas like the Lake of Rot is extremely useful. These areas are very annoying because there is no possible way to avoid taking damage from them. You either must take the damage or not explore the area. This armor set will make life so much easier for you.
5. Black Knife Set
Location: The full set is found on a corpse under an archway behind Ordina, Liturgical Town in Consecrated Grounds.
This set is probably the best light armor set in the game. If you want to be stealthy, it is the best option. Not only is it extremely light, but it will muffle any sound your footsteps will make. This makes it extremely easy to stay out of the sight of enemies and you can even get closer to them and still not be seen.
This armor set is necessary if you are trying to get through an annoying area without being seen or heard. It takes a while even to be able to get this armor set but believe me; it is worth the wait. You won’t be able to get it until toward the end of the game. If you are having trouble finding it, you can always look up a video on its exact location.
6. Omenkiller Set
Location: The helmet is dropped by the Omenkiller wielding double swords and wearing the mask outside of the Lower Capital Church site in Leyndell, Royal Capital. The rest of the set drops from the Omenkiller in Perfumer’s Ruins.
The Omenkillers are some of the most annoying enemies you come by in the game. They hit extremely hard, and they aren’t easy to dodge in the slightest. The Omenkiller set is split up between two of the Omenkillers, but with the right weapon, you can take them out pretty easily. Luckily, there is a Site of Grace beside both of them.
The armor set only gives a small boost to your Strength, but this is better than not having a boost. Most of the time, you don’t think about it, but if the armor can give something extra, anything will help you complete your goal. It is also a very unique-looking armor set as well.
7. Rotten Duelist Seat
Location: The Rotten Duelist Helm is acquired by killing the Rotten Duelist northwest of the Consecrated Snowfield site of grace. The Rotten Gravekeeper Cloak is acquired by killing the dungeon boss of the Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs, Putrid Grave Warden Duelist. The Rotten Duelist Greaves are acquired by killing the Rotten Duelist northwest of Ordina, Lirtugical Town, on the cliffside.
If you have seen Gladiators around all areas of the world, you most likely have a piece of this armor. This armor is not easy to get because all the pieces are scattered worldwide. We put the location of each piece above. It is a very cool armor set to have, and it has a lot of good things that come along with wearing it.
It has some of the highest Immunity and Robustness for its weight class. The Mushroom set has the highest immunity in the game, but this set is a lot heavier than that one. It is a great set to wear if you have a melee-only build. If you want an all-around good armor set, it is insanely good.
8. Godskin Apostle Set
Location: The Godskin Apostle boss is at the bottom of the Divine Tower of Caelid. The tower is found on the northern coast of Caelid, midway between the two jutting-out sections of land. Get to the top of the tower and then parkour down on the inside. Once you reach the bottom, there will be a Site of Grace to rest at.
This is one of the grossest armor sets in the game because it is made with skin from living creatures. The hood is made from the Face skin of random people from around the game world. It is a gross armor set but makes for a unique-looking one. If you do use this set, good for you.
There are many of these Godskin Apostles around the game world, but the only one that gives you the armor set is the one at the bottom of the Tower in Caelid. It is not easy to get to the top and make your way down, but if you finally defeat the boss, you will be rewarded with this wonderful armor set.
9. Depraved Perfumer Set
Location: The Depraved Perfumer Set can be farmed from the Depraved Perfumer enemies located around The Shaded Castle.
We wanted to put this armor set on the list because it has great stats. It also looks very cool as well. It has a large cape on the back, and the design is extremely satisfying. It doesn’t necessarily have a ton of extra additions it gives you, but it is worth getting so you can say you have it.
The lore of these people is that they make specific perfumes and alter their bodies around them. They can become strange creatures and even give themselves inhuman strength and abilities. It is a very cool armor set with some messed up history behind it, so we placed it on this list.
10. Nox Monk Set
Location: Gloves and greaves can be looted from the Nox Swordstress, Nox Priest, and Nox Monk, common enemies in Nokstella, Eternal City, as they share the same armor pieces. Remember that the boss at Sellia, Town of Sorcery, won’t drop any of the armor set.
This is another very cool but not as good armor set. It has a unique design that has a very cool silk cape. Remember that the only enemy that drops this set are the ones in the Nokstella, the Eternal City. You will only get a few weapons if you try to get it from the boss fight in Sellia. The weapons are worth getting, by the way.
You will only find these enemies underground in either Eternal City, so make sure you know which ones to farm to get the armor set. Like most other armor sets, you can’t just find the whole thing on a body. Remember that you must follow the Ranni questline to even get to the Eternal Cities.
11. Sanguine Noble Set
Location: The Sanguine Noble NPC invasion in the Consecrated Snowfield, north of the Yelough Anix Ruins, dropped the whole set. It is not an easy fight, so prepare to die at least a few times.
When you see this enemy in the game, you usually will die by them. They come out of the ground when you least expect it, and they will use weapons that will quickly drain your health. They deal a ton of Blood damage, so you won’t be able to heal to full health immediately. They are an extremely hard enemy that is technically supposed to be fought toward the end of your playthrough.
The one version that drops the armor set is in the Consecrated Snowfield. You will get thrown off your horse and need to be careful not to attract any bears nearby. If you do, this Noble will invade, and you will have more issues than the important one. Just make sure you are ready to face him.
12. Noble’s Set
Location: East Windmill Pasture in Altus Plateau; the whole set is in the fire in the middle of a circle of dancing women.
This is another great armor set if you use a lot of FP. You can either be a Magic user, or you might rely on your Skills on your weapon, but either way, this armor set will help you. It will boost your Mind trait by 1, which is better than nothing. It has some great physical and elemental defense stats and is an all-around good armor set.
It is also extremely easy to find. There are 2 versions of the hood. You can get a Red or Blue version, but either way, it will do the same thing. It just depends on what looks best for you. You can also change the look of any armor sets on this list, but keep in mind that it decreases the stats a bit.
It is cool how they added this option just in case there is a part of the armor set you don’t like. If you don’t like a cape on a specific armor set, you can remove it for a cost. It just depends on what you want your build to look like. Just try not to remove too much, or the armor will become obsolete.