How to Craft Armor in Palworld

Pals can still bite
Palworld screenshot of a player character wearing cloth armor and holding a stone axe
Screenshot by Prima Games.

Survival is the main point of Palworld, and if you hope to stand any chance against the elements or dangerous Pals, you need to craft some armor. This guide will cover how you can increase your defense and get the gear you need.

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Palworld – How to Craft Armor

Palworld screenshot of the option to craft cloth armor at a primitive workbench
Screenshot by Prima Games.

To craft your first piece of armor in Palworld, you must unlock the Cloth Armor recipe from the level 4 Technology tree and then collect two cloth pieces. To reach that section of the tree, you also need to be level 4 in general, so armor is off-limits for the very start of the game in Palworld. Once you use a couple of Technology points to unlock the recipe, you just need the material.

Two cloths are required at a crafting bench to make a set of Cloth Armor. The cloth material itself is also tied to the Technology tree just like any other recipes in the game. After unlocking the cloth recipe, you need to get ahold of some wool, which comes from defeating or catching Lamballs. Luckily, there are tons of Lamballs in the starting area of Palworld.

Bring your wool to a bench and craft at least two cloth pieces. Then you can combine those at a crafting bench to make your Cloth Armor. By default, it provides 15 defense and even protects you from the standard cold elements at night. The armor will automatically be equipped to your character as soon as you pick it up from the bench so there’s no fumbling.

Cloth armor is just the start of the progression process in Palworld. Further into the Technology tree, you can unlock recipes such as Pelt Armor and so on. You want as much defense as you can get before you start to search for the strongest Pals on the map or before your base gets raided relentlessly.

All Armor in Palworld

As you get further into the game, Palworld will give you more options to unlock more armor that can increase your defense and HP, and better protect you from the environment’s elements. Below is a list of all armor in Palworld and how to craft them.

Tip:

Most armor in Palworld will need to be unlocked from the Technology tree, but you can also find schematics for rare, epic, and legendary versions of the same armor in dungeon treasure chests. To craft these upgraded armor sets, you only need to have the schematic in your inventory while you bring the necessary materials to a crafting bench. There’s no need to first unlock the base armor in the technology tree to use your armor schematics.

ArmorDefenseHPWorkbenchMaterialsLevel Unlock
Cloth Outfit1570Primitive Workbench2 ClothLevel 4
Tundra Outfit2570Primitive Workbench3 Cloth
2 Ice Organ
Level 9
Tropical Outfit2570Primitive Workbench3 Cloth
2 Flame Organ
Level 9
Feathered Hairband1560Primitive Workbench10 Fiber
5 Paldium Fragment
Level 10
Pelt Armor35140High Quality Workbench10 LeatherLevel 12
Heat Resistant Pelt Armor45140High Quality Workbench15 Leather
4 Flame Organ
Level 16
Cold Resistant Pelt Armor45140High Quality Workbench15 Leather
4 Ice Organ
Level 18
Metal Armor70250High Quality Workbench30 Ingot
10 Leather
5 Cloth
Level 23
Metal Helm50100High Quality Workbench20 Ingot
10 Paldium Fragment
Level 23
Heat Resistant Metal Armor105250High Quality Workbench40 Ingot
13 Leather
8 Cloth
8 Flame Organ
Level 25
Cold Resistant Metal Armor105250High Quality Workbench40 Ingot
13 Leather
8 Cloth
8 Ice Organ
Level 27
Refined Metal Armor150500Production Assembly Line30 Refined Ingot
15 Leather
2 High Quality Cloth
Level 37
Refined Metal Helm100250Production Assembly Line20 Refined Ingot
15 Paldium Fragment
Level 37
Heat Resistant Refined Metal Armor180500Production Assembly Line40 Refined Ingot
20 Leather
3 High Quality Cloth
12 Flame Organ
Level 40
Cold Resistant Refined Metal Armor180500Production Assembly Line40 Refined Ingot
20 Leather
3 High Quality Cloth
12 Ice Organ
Level 41
Pal Metal Armor220750Production Assembly Line II20 Pal Metal Ingot
20 Leather
4 High Quality Cloth
Level 46
Pal Metal Helm150350Production Assembly Line II20 Pal Metal Ingot
20 Paldium Fragment
Level 46
Heat Resistant Pal Metal Armor250750Production Assembly Line II30 Pal Metal Ingot
30 Leather
6 High Quality Cloth
16 Flame Organ
Level 48
Cold Resistant Pal Metal Armor250750Production Assembly Line II30 Pal Metal Ingot
30 Leather
6 High Quality Cloth
16 Ice Organ
Level 50
Tip:

Palworld also includes various fun joke cosmetic armor you can wear alongside your normal armor, like the Tocotoco Cap, the Witch Hat, and the Long-eared Headband. You can purchase cosmetic armor schematics from wandering merchants in Small Settlement, Duneshelter, and Fisherman’s Point.

Crafting and equipping the next level of armor in Palworld should bolster your defenses and help you prepare for any tough battles such as raids. And if you do get raided, make sure you know how to heal your Pals for the next battle.

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