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The role of armor in Final Fantasy 2 has some controversial aspects.

Armor reduces the damage inflicted to a character, and this sounds good. On the other hand, a character who receives lots of damage improves his/her maximum HP, stamina, basic defense and basic evasion.

Therefore, it could be advisable not to buy armor. In the earliest parts of the game, the characters will not only suffer damage, thus increasing the aforementioned attributes, but also will have to use often the Cure spell, thus some of them will increase their maximum MP, magic and wisdom.

Later in the game, several good armor parts can be found for free in the dungeons, and some of them have special properties (elemental protection, status ailment prevention, attributes improvement).


Armor list[edit]

Armor parts can be grouped in equipment sets with similar properties, as in the table below. Armor parts in the same set can generally be found in the same part of the game.

Some body armors are not part of any equipment set.

  • Legend:
    • Gold: the cost of the armor part in a shop (equals twice its selling cost);
    • Def: defense bonus;
    • Ev%: evasion rate bonus (positive) or penalty (negative);
    • MDef: magic defense bonus;
    • Mag: penalty on magic attributes (Spirit and Intelligence);

Armor parts for magic users[edit]

These armor parts do not limit the magic skills of the wearer. Most of these armor parts give bonuses to the wearer's attributes.

Armor Part Gold Special Def Ev% MDef Mag Location
Clothes Body 20 - 1 -5% 0% -2 Initial equipment
Copper cuirass Body 200 - 5 -5% 5% -1 Buy: Ch.02 - Paloom, Poft
Silver cuirass Body 400 - 10 -5% 5% -1 Find: Ch.04 - Snow cave,
Paul's house
Buy: Bafsk
Ruby cuirass Body 800 - 15 -5% 5% -1 Find: Ch.11 - Paul's house
Buy: Tropical island
Gold cuirass Body 2500 - 22 -5% 5% -1 Find: Ch.09 - Fynn basement,
Paul's house
Buy: Fynn
Diamond cuirass Body 20000 - 43 -5% 5% -1 Find: Ch.13 - Castle Palamecia
Agility set
Thief's gloves Arms 1000 Agi +10 15 -3% 5% -40 Find: Ch.05 - Dreadnought,
Paul's house
Buy: Mysidia
Gold hairpin Head 600 Agi +10;
resists lightning
11 -2% 10% 0 Find: Ch.06 - Leila,
Mysidia cave, Paul's house
Black garb Body 2500 Agi +10;
resists matter
40 0% 5% -1 Find: Ch.09 - Mysidia cave,
Paul's house
Strength set
Power vest Body 50 Str +10 25 -5% 5% -1 Find: Ch.10 - Leviathan
Power armlet Arms 5000 Str +10 19 -3% 5% -2 Find: Ch.10 - Leviathan
Twist headband Head 50 Str +10;
resists mind
12 -2% 5% -2 Find: Ch.10 - Leviathan
Wizard's set
White robe Body 5000 Spi +10; resists death,
body, mind, matter
30 -5% 21% 0 Find: Ch.10 - Mysidian tower
Black robe Body 5000 Int +10; resists poison,
fire, ice, lightning
35 -5% 21% 0 Find: Ch.10 - Mysidian tower
Protection ring Arms 5000 Resists death 18 -3% 21% 0 Find: Ch.13 - Jade passage
Ribbon Head 10000 Resists status ailments 10 0% 21% 0 Find: Ch.13 - Pandaemonium


Armor parts for physical fighters[edit]

These armor parts inflict a penalty on the magic skills of the wearer. Many of these armor parts grant elemental resistances.

Body armors, helms and gloves reduce evasion rate; shields, on the contrary, increase evasion rate, but they grant no bonus to basic defense.

Armor Part Gold Special Def Ev% MDef Mag Location
Leather armor Body 100 - 2 -6% 0% -4 Buy: Ch.01 - Gatrea
Leather gloves Arms 50 - 1 -3% 0% -4 Buy: Ch.01 - Altair, Gatrea, Machanon
Leather cap Head 80 - 1 -2% 0% -2 Buy: Ch.01 - Altair, Gatrea, Machanon
Buckler Shield 50 - 0 4% 0% -70 Buy: Ch.01 - Altair, Gatrea, Machanon
Bronze set
Bronze armor Body 400 - 5 -14% 5% -20 Buy: Ch.02 - Salamand
Bronze gloves Arms 300 - 3 -8% 0% -24 Buy: Ch.02 - Paloom, Poft, Bafsk, Salamand
Bronze helm Head 200 - 2 -5% 0% -8 Buy: Ch.02 - Paloom, Poft, Bafsk, Salamand
Bronze shield Shield 200 - 0 5% 0% -70 Buy: Ch.02 - Paloom, Poft, Bafsk, Salamand
Mithril set
Mithril armor Body 1000 - 10 -14% 5% -20 Buy: Ch.03 - Altair, Machanon
Find: Deist cave
Mithril gloves Arms 800 - 6 -8% 5% -24 Buy: Ch.03 - Altair, Machanon
Find: Deist cave
Mithril helm Head 300 - 4 -5% 5% -8 Buy: Ch.03 - Altair, Machanon
Find: Deist cave
Mithril shield Shield 500 - 0 6% 0% -70 Find: Ch.04 - Snow cave, Deist cave
Buy: Altair, Machanon
Golden set
Golden armor Body 2500 Resists poison 15 -19% 5% -30 Find: Ch.05 - Kashuan, Fynn basement
Buy: Fynn
Golden shield Shield 1000 Resists poison 0 7% 0% -70 Find: Ch.05 - Kashuan, Fynn basement
Buy: Fynn
Giant's set
Giant's helm Head 600 Str +10 6 -13% 5% -24 Find: Ch.05 - Dreadnought
Buy: Fynn, Machanon
Knight's armor Body 5000 - 22 -26% 5% -44 Find: Ch.06 - Deist cave
Buy: Mysidia, Machanon
Giant's gloves Arms 2000 Str +10 15 -17% 5% -60 Find: Ch.08 - Fynn castle
Buy: Mysidia, Machanon
Flame set
Flame armor Body 10000 Resists ice 29 -33% 5% -58 Find: Ch.09 - Fynn basement, Mysidian tower
Flame shield Shield 5000 Resists ice 0 7% 0% -70 Find: Ch.09 - Fynn basement, Mysidian tower
Flame helm Head 1000 Resists ice 13 -14% 5% -26 Find: Ch.10 - Mysidian tower
Ice set
Ice shield Shield 5000 Resists fire 0 7% 0% -70 Find: Ch.05 - Dreadnought, Mysidian tower
Buy: Mysidia, Machanon
Ice armor Body 10000 Resists fire 36 -40% 5% -72 Find: Ch.10 - Mysidian tower
Ice gloves Arms 5000 Resists fire 20 -22% 5% -80 Find: Ch.10 - Mysidian tower
Diamond set
Diamond shield Shield 8000 Resists lightning 0 7% 0% -70 Find: Ch.10 - Leviathan
Diamond armor Body 20000 Resists lightning 43 -47% 5% -86 Find: Ch.11 - Cyclone
Diamond gloves Arms 8000 Resists lightning 25 -27% 5% -100 Find: Ch.11 - Cyclone
Diamond helm Head 5000 Resists lightning 17 -18% 5% -34 Find: Ch.11 - Cyclone
Dragon set
Dragon armor Body 65000 Resists all elements 50 -54% 5% -50 Find: Ch.13 - Jade passage
Dragon shield Shield 15000 Resists poison,
fire, ice, lightning
0 9% 0% -70 Win: Ch.13 - Blue Dragon, Red Dragon, Black Dragon
Genji set
Aegis shield Shield 40000 Resists death,
body, matter, mind
0 10% 0% -70 Find: Ch.13 - Jade passage
Genji armor Body 30000 - 75 -79% 10% -100 Find: Ch.13 - Pandaemonium
Genji gloves Arms 20000 - 45 -47% 10% -100 Find: Ch.13 - Pandaemonium
Genji helm Head 20000 Resists matter 30 -31% 10% -60 Find: Ch.13 - Pandaemonium