Horizon Forbidden West: What is the Best Armor?

Horizon Forbidden West features a lot of armors – or outfits – that you can equip. Every armor has various benefits and downsides. However, it would be best if you kept a few in your inventory so you can quickly swap them depending on the situation. However, there is an armor that shines above the rest. That is why this guide will take a look at what is the best armor in Horizon Forbidden West and how you can get it.

Surprisingly, you can get this armor relatively early if you know what you are doing. While you might prefer another armor, the one we picked has the best stats and will save you from sticky situations. With that said, let’s find out what the best armor is in Horizon Forbidden West and how to obtain it.

Horizon Forbidden West: Best Armor in the Game

What is the Best Armor in Horizon Forbidden West?

There are six types of armors, each focusing on different skills like Hunter, Trapper, and more. To find out more about the skills, check out our Forbidden West’s beginner’s guide. On top of that, there are four types of rarities – uncommon (green), rare (blue), very rare (purple), and legendary (orange). Needless to say, the rarer the armor, the better stats it will provide.

Oseram Artificer

After testing out tons of armors, we concluded that the Oseram Artificer is the best armor in Horizon Forbidden West. Getting the armor can take some time, but you will unlock it easily if you know what you’re doing.

This boosts the stats in the Warrior skill and is considered a Legendary armor. Here is what it offers in terms of stats:

Melee 51+2 Power Attack
Impact 31+1 Resonator Buildup
Fire 33+1 Resonator Damage
Frost -40+1 Valor Surge Master
Shock 33+1 Resonator Blast
Purgewater 35+1 Energized Duration
Acid 36
Plasma -40

How to Get the Oseram Artificer

Now that you know what the armor offers, you’ll want to find out how you can get it. Luckily, it is pretty easy to get this armor. Keep in mind that it can be a little time-consuming, but considering the reward, it is highly worth it. With that said, let’s find out how to get the Oseram Artificer in Horizon Forbidden West.

Speak to Keruf

Talk to Keruf

Firstly, you must find Keruf and talk to him. He is seen at his Salvage camp. You’ll naturally come across this location while making your way out of the starting area. Don’t worry; you cannot miss this location. Once you speak to Keruf, he will tell you about the competition to make the best armor.

Complete all Salvage Contracts

Speak to all the Salvage hunters and complete their contracts. Four Salvage contracts are spread in various locations on the map. Luckily, the first one is right next to Keruf when you speak to him. So, you can complete the first contract immediately.

Convoy AmbushGet a plating from a Shell-Walker Crate. There is a nearby convoy that you can ambush to get this item.2,000 XP
1 Coil
40 Metal Shards
Alarm AntennasShoot Alarm Antennas off of machines right before they call for backup. 2,000 XP
1 Coil
40 Metal Shards
ScavengersGather Scrapper Jaws and bring them back to Larend2,000 XP
1 Apex Widemaw Heart
40 Metal Shards
Elusive FanghornSalvage a carcass of a Fanghorn and bring it back to Larend.2,500 XP
2 Skill Points
1 Impact Spike Thrower
60 Metal Shards

Report Back to Keruf

Once you have completed all four of the Salvage contracts, go back to Keruf and interact with him. After listening to all the characters’ dialog, Keruf will reward you with the legendary Oseram armor and 5000 XP points.

That does it for the best armor in Horizon Forbidden West and how you can get it. In the comment section below, we would love to hear your thoughts about the game and which armor is your favorite. Let us know which armor you are currently using and what level are you at?

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema

By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.

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