Minecraft Armor

If you want to advance in Minecraft, the right armor is essential. An armor in Minecraft consists of four parts (helmet, chestplate, leggings & boots) and protects you from different types of damage. Thus, with better armor, you can always venture a bit further in the world. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know about Minecraft armor.

The world of Minecraft is full of dangers, you should not venture into the wilderness carelessly. To protect yourself from mobs, other players, explosions, lava and cacti, you can create and wear armor. Early on in the game you can craft leather armor that will improve your survival skills. With better tools, you can mine better materials as the game progresses, which can then be used to craft better armor.

How to craft armor in Minecraft

To craft an armor in Minecraft, you need the respective crafting material (leather, iron, gold or diamond). To craft the armor pieces, you need to arrange the materials in different ways in the crafting window.

crafting recipe helmets
crafting recipe chestplates
crafting recipe leggings
crafting recipe boots

Minecraft armor types

There are six different armor types in Minecraft:

  • leather armor 
  • chain armor
  • iron armor
  • gold armor
  • diamond armor
  • netherite armor

With the exception of the chain armor, which you can only find, you must craft all of these armors. Leather armor has the weakest protection, while diamond and netherite armor offer the best protection. To craft an armor, you must combine its namesake crafting materials for the particular piece as indicated above. Theoretically, you can also craft diamond armor directly. If you manage to advance far enough to mine diamonds without any armor.

The best armor in Minecraft

If you call a diamond armor your own, you can upgrade it with a final polish and get the most powerful armor in the game. Here’s how to make Minecraft netherite armor! First of all, you need a smithing table. On it, you simply place a Netherite ingot and the diamond armor piece you want to upgrade. Netherite armor is even more durable and offers an advantage that can be crucial: Netherite armor floats on lava. So, should you fall into the lava and die, you’ll be able to retrieve your armor and won’t be forced to abandon it.

Minecraft Armor Stand

Your armors are jewels of craftsmanship and you don’t want to let them rot in boxes unworn? Craft a Minecraft armor stand and display your armor. To craft an armor stand in Minecraft, you’ll need a smooth stone slab and six sticks. Arrange them as follows to get the armor stand:

crafting recipe armor stand

Conclusion Minecraft Armor

Now you should be familiar with the essentials of armor in Minecraft. Of course, you can also enchant armor to give you more advantages. If you feel you have enough armor, why not test your resistance with a round of SMP on a G-Portal Minecraft server?

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