Black Desert Online – Armor Sets for PvE & PvP – Green, Blue & Boss-Gear

It amazes me that there doesn’t exist an article on the internet, with a simple table list of all the armor sets in BDO. Sure, bddatabase.net is great, but if you actually want to compare a few sets or pieces, you’re going to need a hundred clicks, and a few different windows.

My aim with this article, is to create an easy reference to all the armor sets in Black Desert Online, so that new players and veterans alike, can come back to check on some stats, vision their gear, or learn the core differences between each chest, helmet, glove or shoe.

You can check a similar guide for accessories here. If you are new to the game, make sure to also check out our enhancing guide for BDO, since it covers everything you need to know about taking your gear to the next level!

Green Gear

Green Gear is the first “grade” of gear in the game, which is easily acquirable (on the marketplace or monster drops) even from your first few hours on the game.

There are many different sets, so we have sorted them from “worst to best” below.

If you are looking for a quick solution, you can’t go wrong with the Grunil set.

Fortuna Armor Set

The following sets, have identical stats, and only their weight / set-effects change:

  • Fortuna
  • Grunil
  • Hercules’ Might
  • Heve
  • Rocaba

Many new players may mistake Fortuna for a good set due to the extra luck & movement speed – and to be honest it does help when you are new – but in essence but are very easy-to-get stats in other ways (magic crystals or passive buffs for example).

Fortuna
Set
Luck Armor of Fortuna Luck Helmet of Fortuna Luck Gloves of Fortuna Luck Shoes of Fortuna
Item Effect2-Set Effect
Luck +2
3-Set Effect
Movement Speed +3
Weight26.60LT9.80LT7.35LT4.55LT4.90LT
Crystals82222
0
DP116311
Evasion2812844
DR43100
PRI
DP17755503636
Evasion31684807676
DR10636321919
DUO
DP19760554141
Evasion34892888484
DR12240362323
TRI
DP22968634949
Evasion380100969292
DR15047433030
TET
DP24973685454
Evasion412108104100100
DR16651473434
PEN
DP26978735959
Evasion444116112108108
DR18255513838

Grunil Armor Set

Most experienced players tend to choose Grunil as their green gear, since the extra AP & HP seem like the most reasonable buffs to go after when you want to level up & progress the map fast.

Grunil
Set
Grunil Armor Grunil Helmet Grunil Gloves Grunil Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
All AP +5
3-Set Effect
Max HP +150
4-Set Effect
All AP +2
Weight85.50LT28.00LT21.50LT17.00LT19.00LT
Crystals82222
0
DP116311
Evasion2812844
DR43100
PRI
DP17755503636
Evasion31684807676
DR10636321919
DUO
DP19760554141
Evasion34892888484
DR12240362323
TRI
DP22968634949
Evasion380100969292
DR15047433030
TET
DP24973685454
Evasion412108104100100
DR16651473434
PEN
DP26978735959
Evasion4441161128888
DR18255513838

Hercules’ Might Armor Set

Hercules is a good choice only if you are going for max possible weight limit on your character, since it gives you +200LT, while weighing very little.

Hercules’ Might
Set
Armor of Hercules’ Might Helmet of Hercules’ Might Gloves of Hercules’ Might Shoes of Hercules’ Might
Item Effect2-Set Effect
Weight Limit +150LT
3-Set Effect
Weight Limit +50LT
Weight26.60LT9.80LT7.35LT4.55LT4.90LT
Crystals82222
0
DP116311
Evasion2812844
DR43100
PRI
DP17755503636
Evasion31684807676
DR10636321919
DUO
DP19760554141
Evasion34892888484
DR12240362323
TRI
DP22968634949
Evasion380100969292
DR15047433030
TET
DP24973685454
Evasion412108104100100
DR16651473434
PEN
DP26978735959
Evasion444116112108108
DR18255513838

Heve Armor Set

Heve is a nice Grunil alternative, if you feel you need more HP than AP, which is rarely the case. Keep in mind though, that the extra HP, along with the 1/4 weight of the Grunil set, it will make you last way longer while grinding.

Heve
Set
Strength Armor of Heve Strength Helmet of Heve Strength Gloves of Heve Strength Shoes of Heve
Item Effect2-Set Effect
Max HP +250
3-Set Effect
Max HP +50
Weight26.60LT9.80LT7.35LT4.55LT4.90LT
Crystals82222
0
DP116311
Evasion2812844
DR43100
PRI
DP17755503636
Evasion31684807676
DR10636341919
DUO
DP19760554141
Evasion34892888484
DR12240362323
TRI
DP22968634949
Evasion380100969292
DR15047433030
TET
DP24973685454
Evasion412108104100100
DR16651473434
PEN
DP26978735959
Evasion444116112108108
DR18255513838

Rocaba Armor Set

Rocaba is a bit all around, aiming to help the fragile classes. Nothing special to note here.

Rocaba
Set
Rocaba Armor Rocaba Helmet Rocaba Gloves Rocaba Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
All Evasion +5
3-Set Effect
Max HP +75
Max MP(EP)/WP/SP +75
4-Set Effect
All Evasion +2
Weight63.50LT23.00LT15.00LT12.00LT13.50LT
Crystals82222
0
DP116311
Evasion2812844
DR43100
PRI
DP17755503636
Evasion31684807676
DR10636341919
DUO
DP19760554141
Evasion34892888484
DR12240362323
TRI
DP22968634949
Evasion380100969292
DR15047433030
TET
DP24973685454
Evasion412108104100100
DR16651473434
PEN
DP26978735959
Evasion444116112108108
DR18255513838

Talis Armor Set

Talis is a “step-ahead” from the previous sets stats-wise, and introduces different item effects per item.
However, the effects are quite weak for justifying using it. What might be interesting in some cases, is getting +3 movement, +1 critical and Jump Up, by combining the boots with the gloves, and leaving you the option to activate one more 2-set effect from another set.

Talis
Set
Talis Armor Talis Helmet Talis Gloves Talis Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
Movement Speed +1
Jump Up
3-Set Effect
Movement Speed +2
MP(EP)/WP/SP Recovery +5Grapple Resistance +15%Critical Hit +1Movement Speed +2
Weight33.95LT11.55LT8.40LT6.65LT7.35LT
Crystals41111
0
DP116311
Evasion2412840
DR157323
PRI
DP17755503636
Evasion31284807672
DR11740342122
DUO
DP19760554141
Evasion34492888480
DR13344382526
TRI
DP22968634949
Evasion376100969288
DR16151453233
TET
DP24973685454
Evasion40810810410096
DR17755493637
PEN
DP26978735959
Evasion440116112108104
DR19559534043

Agerian Armor Set

Agerian follows Talis’ philosophy, but this time offering quite strong item effects, that can make your life, and capping your Battle Stats easier.

Very combat-friendly and lightweight, Agerian is a strong set, that can help level & grind efficiently.

Agerian
Set
Agerian Armor Agerian Helmet Agerian Gloves Agerian Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
Max HP +100
3-Set Effect
Attack Speed +2
Casting Speed +2
Max HP +50Stun / Stiffness / Freezing Resistance +15%Attack Speed +1
Casting Speed +1
Movement Speed +1
Weight49.35LT16.10LT12.60LT9.80LT10.85LT
Crystals41111
0
DP157422
Evasion44161288
DR136322
PRI
DP18156513737
Evasion33288848080
DR11539342121
DUO
DP20161564242
Evasion36496928888
DR13143382525
TRI
DP23369645050
Evasion3961041009696
DR15950453232
TET
DP25374695555
Evasion428112108104104
DR17655493636
PEN
DP27379746060
Evasion470130116112112
DR19158534040

Steel Taritas Armor Set

The following sets have identical sets, apart from weight, and the fact Zereth Shoes are the same with gloves, in contrast with the Taritas & Steel Taritas ones:

  • Steel Taritas
  • Taritas
  • Zereth

Steel Taritas is completely identical to Taritas, only lighter and more durable. This makes it more expensive, as it can be used for building faster enhancement failstacks than its other green counterparts.

Steel Taritas
Set
Steel Taritas Armor Steel Taritas Helmet Steel Taritas Gloves Steel Taritas Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
MP(EP)/WP/SP +100
3-Set Effect
All Accuracy +20
Max HP +20
Max MP(EP)/WP/SP +20
Knockback / Floating Resistance +15%Accuracy +8All Evasion Up
Weight38.95LT12.74LT9.80LT7.84LT8.57LT
Crystals41111
0
DP208534
Evasion6420161216
DR103322
PRI
DP18657523839
Evasion35292888488
DR11539342121
DUO
DP20662574344
Evasion384100969296
DR13143382525
TRI
DP23870655152
Evasion416108104100104
DR15950453232
TET
DP25875705657
Evasion448116112108112
DR17554493636
PEN
DP27880756162
Evasion480124120116120
DR19158534040

Taritas Armor Set

Taritas focuses more on mobile / fragiles classes, by giving appropriate buffs to regen, accuracy & evasion.

Taritas
Set
Taritas Armor Taritas Helmet Taritas Gloves Taritas Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
MP(EP)/WP/SP +100
3-Set Effect
All Accuracy +20
Max HP +20
Max MP(EP)/WP/SP +20
Knockback / Floating Resistance +15%Accuracy +8All Evasion Up
Weight55.65LT18.20LT14.00LT11.20LT12.25LT
Crystals41111
0
DP208534
Evasion6420161216
DR103322
PRI
DP18657523839
Evasion35292888488
DR11539342121
DUO
DP20662574344
Evasion384100969296
DR13143382525
TRI
DP23870655152
Evasion416108104100104
DR15950453232
TET
DP25875705657
Evasion448116112108112
DR17554493636
PEN
DP27880756162
Evasion480124120116120
DR19158534040

Zereth Armor Set

Closing the green gear chapter, we have Zereth Armor, an option similar to Taritas, this time focusing more on faster grinding.

Zereth
Set
Zereth Armor Zereth Helmet Zereth Gloves Zereth Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200
3-Set Effect
Extra Damage to All Species +5
HP Recovery +5
Weight Limit +50
Knockdown / Bound Resistance +15%Extra Damage to All Species +2Max Stamina +200
Weight59.85LT19.60LT15.05LT11.90LT13.30LT
Crystals41111
0
DP198533
Evasion6020161212
DR103322
PRI
DP18557523838
Evasion34892888484
DR11539342121
DUO
DP20562574343
Evasion380100969292
DR13143382525
TRI
DP23770655151
Evasion412108104100100
DR15950453232
TET
DP25775705656
Evasion444116112108108
DR17554493636
PEN
DP27780756161
Evasion476124120116116
DR19158534040

Blue Gear

There is only two sets of blue armor in BDO, Lemoria and Akum armor.

Many may argue they are a “noob trap“, just like the Liverto (Blue) Weapons, since it’s better to save straight for boss-gear.

While this is not untrue, you “can’t go wrong” with having them, especially if you are careful with enhancement and durability.

The Skill XP +10% buff on Lemoria is very nice, and having a full set can go a long way with raising your alts as well. Akum is like a “pumped up” Grunil, so less worth it to spend on it.

Both sets ARE a way more expensive option than green gear, and they will set you back on your boss-gear acquirement, make no mistake about that, and judge for yourself.

Akum Armor Set

Akum
Set
Akum ArmorAkum HelmetAkum GlovesAkum Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
All Evasion +5
3-Set Effect
Max HP +150
All Damage Reduction +5
4-Set Effect
All AP +7
Max HP +50
Max MP(EP)/WP/SP +50
Max HP +50All Accuracy UpAll Evasion Up
Weight63.50LT23.00LT15.00LT12.00LT13.50LT
Crystals82222
0
DP115312
Evasion3015636
DR21100
Accuracy50050
PRI
DP19864513647
Evasion329121595990
DR10133321818
Accuracy2100210
DUO
DP21668554152
Evasion359129656798
DR11135342121
Accuracy2400240
TRI
DP24675624960
Evasion3891377175106
DR13340392727
Accuracy2700270
TET
DP26479665465
Evasion4191457783114
DR14342413030
Accuracy3000300
PEN
DP28283705970
Evasion4491538391122
DR15344433333
Accuracy3300330

Lemoria Armor Set

Lemoria
Set
Lemoria Armor Lemoria Helmet Lemoria Gloves Lemoria Shoes
Item Effect2-Set Effect
Movement Speed +1
Critical Hit +1
3-Set Effect
Skill EXP +10%
4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +2
Casting Speed +2
Max MP(EP)/WP/SP +100Max HP +100All Accuracy UpAll Evasion Up
Weight52.00LT20.00LT13.00LT9.00LT10.00LT
Crystals41111
0
DP125313
Evasion3216646
DR2311651
Accuracy1200120
PRI
DP20765533653
Evasion3621246172105
DR12945402420
Accuracy3000300
DUO
DP22770584158
Evasion3901326780111
DR14549442824
Accuracy3200320
TRI
DP25978664966
Evasion4181407388117
DR17957523832
Accuracy3400340
TET
DP27983715471
Evasion4461487996123
DR20564594339
Accuracy3600360
PEN
DP29988765976
Evasion47415685104129
DR24173685248
Accuracy3800380

Boss Gear Armor

This is the dream. This is the gear you want to have, and it won’t be easy, or cheap to acquire it. 

It’s named “Boss-Gear” because it only (well, not only) drops from bosses, and the drops are quite rare, making these items hard to find on the marketplace, and quite expensive to pre-order, or a time-waste to “snipe” them from the market.

For the same reason, it’s quite difficult and expensive to repair its max durability (when it falls from failed enhancements), so most people use Memory Fragments (along with Artisan’s Memories) to restore it. These items are also hard to acquire, so you better save them up until you can spend them on your boss gear.

All the Boss Gear items count as if they are from the same set, so you can mix & match the ones you want, while getting their set effects:

3-Set Effect

  • Max Stamina +200

 

4-Set Effect

  • Attack Speed +1
  • Casting Speed +1

Boss Gear Chest – Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor / Red Nose’s Armor

While there’s only a “small” difference between the two chests, most people will sell their soul for Dim Tree and its extra HP.

And I mean that literally, since the preorders for a 0 level Dim Tree reach as much as 600 million silver (most boss-gear items go for roughly 100 million, and 150-200 preorder).

It’s not a rare occurrence as well, to find many Red Nose’s chests available on the marketplace for market price, since players really seem to be skeptical about them, and rather pay 5-6 times the price for Max HP, instead of HP Recovery.

And I don’t blame them, since the Red Nose’s Armor’s HP Recovery is significantly low, at 8HP / 10 seconds. Oh will we ever learn what the devs are thinking…

Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor Red Nose’s Armor
Item EffectMax HP +200
Max MP(EP)/WP/SP +100
HP Recovery Up
Max MP(EP)/WP/SP +100
Weight21.00LT21.00LT
Crystals22
0
DP66
Evasion2020
DR1111
PRI
DP6666
Evasion128128
DR4545
DUO
DP7171
Evasion136136
DR4949
TRI
DP7979
Evasion144144
DR5757
TET
DP8484
Evasion152152
DR6464
PEN
DP8989
Evasion160160
DR7373

Boss Gear Helmet – Griffon’s Helmet / Giath’s Helmet

Not much to say here, Griffon’s Helmet has an obvious advantage, though the gap between the two helmets isn’t that big.

Giath’s is just a bit weaker on the Damage Reduction side, while providing an item effect which is somewhat weaker as well.

5% to all resistance will let you take far more damage than +100 HP, so definitely try to get your hands on Griffon’s, even though it will be a bit harder / more expensive (preorders sit at 300 mil).

Griffon’s Helmet Giath’s Helmet
Item EffectAll Resistance +5%Max HP +100
Weight16.00LT16.00LT
Crystals22
0
DP77
Evasion99
DR96
PRI
DP5757
Evasion6464
DR4340
DUO
DP6262
Evasion7070
DR4644
TRI
DP7070
Evasion7676
DR5752
TET
DP7575
Evasion8282
DR6559
PEN
DP8080
Evasion8888
DR7468

Boss Gear Gloves – Bheg’s Gloves / Leebur’s Gloves

There is no actual choice you have to make here, since Leebur’s Gloves are not yet available in the EU / NA version of the game.

The stats for them have been taken from BD Database [dbdatabase.net], and their validity is unknown (they definitely have some “weird” stats).

Bheg’s are easy to get, and preorders are very close to the market price.

Bheg’s Gloves Leebur’s Gloves
Item EffectAll Accuracy UpAll Accuracy Up
All Evasion Up
Weight10.00LT10.00LT
Crystals22
0
DP22
Evasion44
DR66
Accuracy1010
PRI
DP3737
Evasion7280
DR2525
Accuracy4221
DUO
DP4242
Evasion8092
DR2928
Accuracy4422
TRI
DP5050
Evasion88104
DR3736
Accuracy4623
TET
DP5556
Evasion96120
DR4441
Accuracy4824
PEN
DP6062
Evasion104136
DR5346
Accuracy5025

Boss Gear Shoes – Urugon’s Shoes / Muskan’s Shoes

Last but not least, we have the boss-shoes, where the gap between the items drives a different playstyle.

Muskan’s have a clear Evasion advantage, while Urugon’s are way more beefy. You will have to judge for yourself.

Know though, that Urugon’s are pretty rare, and preorders for a 0 level go as high as 1.2 Billion silver. You have been warned.

Urugon’s Shoes Muskan’s Shoes
Item EffectAll Damage Reduction Up
Movement Speed +1
All Evasion Up
Weight11.00LT11.00LT
Crystals22
0
DP64
Evasion67
DR41
PRI
DP5654
Evasion7289
DR5020
DUO
DP6159
Evasion76115
DR5624
TRI
DP6967
Evasion80121
DR6532
TET
DP7472
Evasion84127
DR7139
PEN
DP7977
Evasion88133
DR7748

Farming Boss-Gear Armor Yourself

As mentioned, the drop rates for boss-gear aren’t great, and most bosses are actually pretty hard to kill, depending of course and on the amount of people trying.

A pretty good tactic if you want to farm boss gear yourself, is to set up an alt in between the markers below:

Boss-Gear Farming

You can see that Dastard Bheg, Dim Tree Spirit, Red Nose & Karanda (Awakening Weapon Boss-Gear) are pretty close with each other, making it easy to log in with your boss-alt, and take part in the fight.

Since the Field Bosses don’t have a set schedule like Karanda or Kzarka, your best bet for accurate boss notifications, is the IHAEU Discord Channel [discord invite link] (International Hunting Association EU), with many dedicated users that call bosses as they come out.

For more information, it’s best to check out our in-depth World Boss guide for BDO.

Babalon, Mother of Abominations
Babalon, Mother of Abominations
16-hours / day in front of the screen entrepreneur, of which 6+ are spent on gaming. MMOs, CCGs, RPGs and many more, Steam-addict & achievement-w***e. Currently wasting life on BDO & Gacha Games.

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12 COMMENTS

    • Yes, what about it?

      Can you link me to a page from bdo planner where I can see all the information of this article on one page?

      • Thank you for putting this together. I find this much more convenient to give to people than a full gear planner setup. It makes comparison much easier.

        • Thanks a lot for your comment Rob!

          That’s exactly what I was going for 😀

          A similar article for weapons & another one for accessories are almost ready to be published too!

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