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Horizon Forbidden West Legendary Armor – where to get your hands on it


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Just as we gave you our top five legendary weapons for Horizon Forbidden West we now turn our mind to protecting yourself with some of the best armor in the game.

In this game, there is one set of armor that is head and shoulders above the rest and that is the Oseram Artificer but there are also other legendary armors in Horizon Forbidden West that are definitely also worth owning. Let’s a have a look at what they are and where to obtain ’em.

How to get Oseram Artificer Armor in Horizon Forbidden West

To get your grubby paws on the best armor set in the game will involve completing a side quest that begins pretty close to the game’s beginning.

Just after leaving Barren Light, you will encounter a contractor looking to make the best armor in the world for a competition. Sounds handy, wonder if you could help out there? Obviously, like any quest in any RPG, the characters doling them out never seem to actually lift a finger themselves. Does nobody do anything anymore? They just sit there waiting for you to bring stuff back to them while you do as commanded and risk your life. Something needs to change…

Anyway, I digress, the contractor will give you a list of items to get for him. This however merely opens up a door to a collection of other contractors all wanting the competition win for themselves and you will end up fulfilling a lot of other requests for gear as well. This is no short side mission, unfortunately.

The other contractors are located as follows:

  • Southwest of Barren Light
  • Northeast of Scalding Spear
  • East of Thornmarsh
  • Northwest of Hidden Ember

Once you have spent a good while sorting all this out the story will progress (no spoilers) but you will end up with the legendary Oseram Artificer which is the best melee armor in the game and can be upgraded further five times. In short, you want to get hold of this. While a bit of a pain in the ass to go through all the quest objectives, it is well worth having.

Horizon Forbidden West Legendary Armor

While the Oseram Artificer is undoubtedly the best armor in Horizon Forbidden West there are other legendary sets you should consider, especially if you are not necessarily a player who concentrates on melee combat exclusively. Let’s have a lot at another three options.

Carja Stalker Elite

horizon forbidden west carja stalker elite

The best armor bar none if playing the Trapper game is for you. Providing extra traps as well as giving you extra on Quick Trapper which allows you to speed things up when it comes to crafting and laying traps

Where to find Carja Stalker Elite

Can be purchased from merchants at the Arena for 54 Arena Medals. To get Arena Medals you need to complete the challenges within a time limit.

Nora Thunder Warrior

horizon forbidden west thunder warrior

Concentration and stamina are the key buffs for this Hunter-specific Legendary armor set. It also looks pretty cool on Aloy too. We wouldn’t;t mess with her if she turned up at a fancy dress party sporting this. Which reminds us, you might want to check out some of the best Horizon Forbidden West cosplay we have seen so far when you get a moment too.

Where to find Nora Thunder Warrior

Can be purchased from merchants at the Arena for 54 Arena Medals. To get Arena Medals you need to complete the challenges within a time limit.

Tenakth Vanquisher

horizon forbidden west tenakth

Billed as a Survivor Legendary armor this is one that we might choose last. It’s still worth having but its buffs are mainly based around being useful when you are getting beaten up. We’d also suggest not getting beaten up in the first place. If your melee combat is not on point you might find it gets you out of a scrape or two, however..

Where to find Tenakth Vanquisher Warrior

Can be purchased from merchants at the Arena for 54 Arena Medals. To get Arena Medals you need to complete the challenges within a time limit.

Upgrading Armor in Horizon Forbidden West

All armor, even the Legendary sets can be upgraded a certain number of times (depending on the gear itself) at any workbench you find within the game.

Horizon Forbidden West Very Rare Armor

The RadioTimes has put together a comprehensive list of outfits and where to find them if you are looking for something to tide you over until you can get your hands on some Legendary gear:

  • Carja Behemoth Trapper: Purchased from stitcher in Thornmarsh
  • Carja Trader: Purchased from merchant in Tide’s Reach
  • Nora Tracker: Purchased from merchant in Thornmarsh
  • Nora Valiant: Purchased from merchant in Landfall
  • Oseram Forester: Found in chest at The Spinebreak
  • Oseram Striker: Purchased from merchant in Fall’s Edge
  • Oseram Vanguard: Purchased from merchant in Landfall
  • Sobeck’s Raiment: Received during Faro’s Tomb story mission
  • Tenakth Dragoon: Purchased from merchant in Fall’s Edge
  • Tenakth High Marshal: Found in chest at The Memorial Grove arena
  • Tenakth Marauder: Purchased from merchant in Thornmarsh
  • Tenakth Recon: Purchased from merchant in Thornmarsh
  • Tenakth Skirmisher: Purchased from stitcher in Scalding Spear
  • Tenakth Sky Climber: Crafted in the First To Fly side quest
  • Tenakth Vindicator: Obtained on completion of The Deluge side quest
  • Utaru Gravesinger: Purchased from merchant in Tide’s Reach
  • Utaru Hardweave: Purchased from merchant in Thornmarsh
  • Utaru Ritesinger: Purchased from merchant in Thornmarsh
  • Utaru Thresher: Purchased from stitcher in Scalding Spear
  • Utaru Warden: Obtained on completion of The Second Verse side quest

Horizon Forbidden West Rare Armor

  • Carja Shadow: Purchased from stitcher in Plainsong, Scalding Spear or The Memorial Grove
  • Carja Wanderer: Purchased from stitcher in Scalding Spear or The Memorial Grove
  • Nora Sentinel: Purchased from stitcher in Barren Light
  • Oseram Arrow Breaker: Purchased from stitcher in Scalding Spear or The Memorial Grove
  • Oseram Wayfarer: Purchased from merchant in Plainsong or The Memorial Grove
  • Tenakth Marshal: Found in chest at The Memorial Grove
  • Utaru Harvester: Purchased from stitcher in Plainsong or Scalding Spear
  • Utaru Whisperer: Found in chest at Repair Bay TAU

Horizon Forbidden West Uncommon Armor

  • Carja Blazon: Found in chest at Rebel Camp: Eastern Lie
  • Nora Anointed: Unlocked automatically – Aloy is wearing it at the start of the game
  • Nora Champion: Earned in The Bristlebacks side quest
  • Nora Huntress: Purchased from merchant in Chainscrape
  • Oseram Explorer: Purchased from merchant in Chainscrape

Conclusion

There are so many great outfits and armors in Horizon Forbidden West, much like anything else in the game different players will come to live different sets. Let us know your favorites in the comments below. For more Horizon Forbidden West content, check out our game-specific hub for other guides and information.


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