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A comprehensive tier list of every Hardmode Armor in the game.

Floater88

Terrarian
I disagree with putting an S on hallowed armor, especially on pc terraria. Adamantite armor already meets the same defense, so theres no point to upgrading.
 

Omega Derpling

Plantera
Last time I played terraria on xbox 360 in like 2016, the hallowed armor was definitly a step above adamantite. But holy cow, upgrading from adamantite to hallowed is way less practical than before, idk what they did to adamantite armor, but it's way better now.
Hallowed armor is actually possibly the best armor set in the game now. There is literally no way adamantite competes with it, especially considering how long adamantite takes compared to hallowed, which is literally given to you for existing. Omniclass damage bonuses and a set bonus that rivals post-moon lord armor is absolutely nuts.
I disagree with putting an S on hallowed armor, especially on pc terraria. Adamantite armor already meets the same defense, so theres no point to upgrading.
Adamantite is both incredibly grindy to get and has worse stats and set bonus. Defense is actually one of the least useful stats in the game, especially in hardmode. I would even go as far as saying both Palladium and Orichalcum are better than Adamantite.
 
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Floater88

Terrarian
Hallowed armor is actually possibly the best armor set in the game now. There is literally no way adamantite competes with it, especially considering how long adamantite takes compared to hallowed, which is literally given to you for existing. Omniclass damage bonuses and a set bonus that rivals post-moon lord armor is absolutely nuts.
So your saying that a 51 defense total is better than a 73 defense beetle armor set? That doesn't make any sense. And yes, hallowed armor is basically given to you if you just play the game normally, but for me getting adamantite wasn't that hard since I used spelunker potions. I mean just omniclass bonuses don't seem to make much of an impact to me, but I'm a new player so I might be wrong.
 

Omega Derpling

Plantera
So your saying that a 51 defense total is better than a 73 defense beetle armor set? That doesn't make any sense. And yes, hallowed armor is basically given to you if you just play the game normally, but for me getting adamantite wasn't that hard since I used spelunker potions. I mean just omniclass bonuses don't seem to make much of an impact to me, but I'm a new player so I might be wrong.
Defense is not a useful stat. In expert mode it barely even touches 90% of every attack at that point in the game, and by the end of the game everything deals so much damage that the only amount of defense that’s going to help you is if you completely dedicate your entire build to it, which isn’t even a viable strategy because literally everything will take forever to kill if you do that and you’ll get hit way more because you completely destroyed your own mobility. Beetle armor is actually still good because it has other stats besides defense which are much, much stronger. Damage Reduction is actually one of them and it’s way better at blocking damage. Want to know why Hallowed armor is the best armor in the game? Every 30 seconds you are completely immune to one hit. For players who don’t even get hit that often anyways, this means it can end up blocking hits in the literal hundreds (which don’t care about defense, by the way) and have absolutely no penalty for the user. Not only that, but this armor’s offensive bonuses are nothing to sneeze at, and they still boost every class at once, meaning you can summon minions, place nimbus clouds, and use a ranger weapon, and then everything around you will be disintigrated in seconds. If it isn’t, you won’t even get hit by anything anyway because the damage was blocked by Holy Protection. Hallowed armor makes killing Duke Fishron early easy. Adamantite isn’t even the best pre-mech armor for that fight.
 

whoneedsnamestbh

Eater of Worlds
I disagree with putting an S on hallowed armor, especially on pc terraria. Adamantite armor already meets the same defense, so theres no point to upgrading.

I think Hallowed is somewhat overhyped, but it’s still worthy of S imo. Just not by as much of a margin as people say it is.

Holy Protection is just stupid. It’s one of the flat out best defensive bonuses in the game, outclassing anything you’d get from accessories and its only competition being the absurd damage reduction and regen of Beetle and Solar or the healing capacity of Specter Hood and Nebula.

I should point out that it falls off in damage. Adamantite offers just slightly more damage most of the time. It’s roughly equivalent in damage to Titanium, except for Mage where Titanium just offers more. Spider has 11% more base damage than Hallowed Hood. Chlorophyte offers a tiny bit more damage overall but also offers the leaf crystal which is a flat ~300 DPS as long as you keep attacking. Even further down the line, Hallowed’s damage bonuses become irrelevant and completely outclassed by most post-Plantera sets.

That said, it’s still worthy of S even if it is somewhat overhyped and isn’t a beast in damage, just because its set bonus is absolutely legendary as one of the best defensive bonuses in the game. If Forbidden and Crystal Assassin are the basis for S rank, than Hallowed definitely deserves to be there as well.
 

Omega Derpling

Plantera
I think Hallowed is somewhat overhyped, but it’s still worthy of S imo. Just not by as much of a margin as people say it is.

Holy Protection is just stupid. It’s one of the flat out best defensive bonuses in the game, outclassing anything you’d get from accessories and its only competition being the absurd damage reduction and regen of Beetle and Solar or the healing capacity of Specter Hood and Nebula.

I should point out that it falls off in damage. Adamantite offers just slightly more damage most of the time. It’s roughly equivalent in damage to Titanium, except for Mage where Titanium just offers more. Spider has 11% more base damage than Hallowed Hood. Chlorophyte offers a tiny bit more damage overall but also offers the leaf crystal which is a flat ~300 DPS as long as you keep attacking. Even further down the line, Hallowed’s damage bonuses become irrelevant and completely outclassed by most post-Plantera sets.

That said, it’s still worthy of S even if it is somewhat overhyped and isn’t a beast in damage, just because its set bonus is absolutely legendary as one of the best defensive bonuses in the game. If Forbidden and Crystal Assassin are the basis for S rank, than Hallowed definitely deserves to be there as well.
It may be worth noting that hallowed almost directly counters Duke Fishron, who drops weapons strong enough that damage isn’t really a concern for quite a long time.
 
finally someone realizes adamantite isn't something to worry about, the real problem is your world getting cursed with cobalt, cobalt is worse than palladium in EVERY WAY POSSIBLE, the def is barely even more than the pre hm counter parts and the stat increases are very weak most weaker then the pre hm
 

whoneedsnamestbh

Eater of Worlds
finally someone realizes adamantite isn't something to worry about, the real problem is your world getting cursed with cobalt, cobalt is worse than palladium in EVERY WAY POSSIBLE, the def is barely even more than the pre hm counter parts and the stat increases are very weak most weaker then the pre hm

Yeah, Cobalt is hot :red:. Adamantite has a valid niche over Titanium in being above average in damage for its tier (hot take, adamantite’s damage is better than titanium’s set bonus) and mythril and orchialcum are both usable for mech bosses, but there is exactly zero reason you should ever use cobalt armor considering it’s not even an upgrade to prehardmode sets and has zero niche unlike even Palladium.
 
If anything, cobalt needs a buff, No one wants to create 50 WORLDS just to get an upgrade for hardmode due to cobalts terrible stats, the armor's def boost is ONE and the other stat boosts are the same/ weaker than their phm counter parts, molten armor grants more dmg
necro armor buff gained 3 def and a 15% crit chance boost
jungle armor gives more mana than the cobalt set.
 

whoneedsnamestbh

Eater of Worlds
If anything, cobalt needs a buff, No one wants to create 50 WORLDS just to get an upgrade for hardmode due to cobalts terrible stats, the armor's def boost is ONE and the other stat boosts are the same/ weaker than their phm counter parts, molten armor grants more dmg
necro armor buff gained 3 def and a 15% crit chance boost
jungle armor gives more mana than the cobalt set.

I wouldn’t say it’s worth making multiple worlds when you can just go for second or third tier ores instead and ignore cobalt altogether.
 

Etotheipi

Retinazer
Though if cobalt's only use is making a pickaxe so you can mine second tier ores, it definitely needs a buff.
 

Floater88

Terrarian
If anything, cobalt needs a buff, No one wants to create 50 WORLDS just to get an upgrade for hardmode due to cobalts terrible stats, the armor's def boost is ONE and the other stat boosts are the same/ weaker than their phm counter parts, molten armor grants more dmg
necro armor buff gained 3 def and a 15% crit chance boost
jungle armor gives more mana than the cobalt set.
Pickaxe is the only thing you need from cobalt, and while palladium armor is better, your better off mining mythril or orachalcum and getting *those* armor sets. Honestly there is no point in getting colbat armor, orachalcum easily weighs out colbat even if it's rarer.
 
Pickaxe is the only thing you need from cobalt, and while palladium armor is better, your better off mining mythril or orachalcum and getting *those* armor sets. Honestly there is no point in getting colbat armor, orachalcum easily weighs out colbat even if it's rarer.
even then, because of palladium items higher stats, its easier to survive underground hm with the really gud set bounus and extra def, compared to cobalt what
 
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