While you’ll start with some basic equipment in smalland, crafting new armor is a must if you want to take on harder enemies and bosses. Some armor even has its own special effects that can help in more than just combat. In our smalland Armor Guide, we’ll go over every armor set currently available and what they do.
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How to Craft Armor in smalland
Unlike weapons and tools, armor cannot be crafted on your own. Instead, you must talk to various NPCs dotted around the map. Each NPC (if they craft armor) will have their own specialty, giving you access to different sets across a number of material types. After talking to an NPC and requesting crafting for the first time, you can press C when targeting them then F to move straight to the crafting screen.
Armor is split into head, body, hand, and leg pieces, though the initial sets do not come with a craftable headpiece. The Regal and Ironwing body pieces allow the used to glide while in the air by pressing Space. While this does allow you to fall slowly in the air or cross gaps not possible on land, gliding still uses stamina.
Best smalland Armor
The best armor currently available is the Ironwing armor set crafted by Nok. Not only does it boast high protection to both damage and the cold, the Ironwing Breasplate also allows the user to fly. Due to this armorset’s material requirements, you won’t be able to get this until very late in the current Early Access version of smalland. An earlier choice that also allows for gliding is the Regal set, crafted by Drustana.
smalland Armor List – All Sets
|Armor Set||Material Types Needed||Crafted At||Effects|
|Light||fiber||Herne (you start with a set of this armor when spawning)||1 Protection on Legs and Body, Movement Speed +2%|
|padded||fiber||Herna||1 Protection, 9 Cold Protection|
|Stone||Stone, Fiber, Resin||Kalev||1 Protection on Head, 2 for rest of set. +3% Piercing Resistance, -2% Movement Speed|
|Backer Stone||Stone, Fiber, Resin||Kalev||1 Protection on Head, 2 for rest of set. +3% Piercing Resistance, -2% Movement Speed|
|Primal||Insect Fur, Bones, Herptile Hide||Skadi||2 Protection on Head, 3 for rest of set. 9 Cold Protection, +3% Blunt Resistance, -2% Movement Speed|
|Chitin||Insect Fur, Chitin, Herptile Hide||Skadi||4 Protection on Body, 3 for rest of set. 3 Cold Protection, +3% Edged Resistance, -3% Movement Speed|
|Treat||Bee Head, Insect Wings, Chitin, Textile Patch, Herptile Leather||Drustana||5 Protection, 3 Cold Protection, +3% Edged Resistance. Body allows user to glide|
|Silkweave||Textile Patch, Silk Thread, Herptile Leather, Spider Head, Chitin||Lisandra||5 Protection, 3 Cold Protection, +3% Piercing Resistance, +2% Movement Speed|
|formic||Ant Head, Fiber String, Heavy Chitin, Iron Ingot, Herptile Leather||Mirmek||6 Protection, 3 Cold Protection, +3% Blunt Resistance|
|bone||Ant Head, Fiber String, Textile Patch, Heavy Chitin, Bones, Bull Ant Mandible,||Mirmek||7 Protection on Body, 6 for rest of set. 6 Cold Protection, +3% Piercing Resistance|
|iron wing||Fiber, Heavy Chitin, Iron Ingot, Charcoal, Sapphire Wings, Insect Fur||nok||8 Protection, 3 Cold Protection, +3% Edged Resistance. Body allows user to glide.|
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