Top 5 Armor and Armor Passives in Helldivers 2, Ranked

Abu Taher Tamim
By Abu Taher Tamim
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Today, I’m going to take a deep dive into the world of armor in Helldivers 2. I’ll rank the top 5 best armor and armor passives in Helldivers 2.

As you may already know, there are three types of armor to choose from: light, medium, and heavy. Unfortunately, as of right now, the heavy armor seems to be bugged and doesn’t actually provide higher defensive capabilities.

I know not everyone might be aware of this yet, and trust me, I didn’t know about it at the very beginning when I was playing the game, and it was a bit frustrating, especially since I really love the heavy armor. Sadly, using heavy armor is just a waste of time.

That leaves us with medium armor and light armor. Personally, I always opt for light armor because the ability to run faster trumps any of the other passives you get from other armor types.

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5 Best Armor in Helldivers 2

Let’s look at the top five best armor sets in Helldivers 2. I’ll analyze their strengths, weaknesses, and ideal scenarios for each.

5. CM-09 Bonesnapper

CM-09 Bonesnapper
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StatValue
Cost15 Medals
Speed500
Stamina Regen100
Armor Rating100
PassiveMed-Kit: Increases initial inventory and holding capacity of stims by +2. Increases stim effect duration by 2.0s.
Stat for CM-09 Bonesnapper

I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, no squad can truly excel without a dependable medic by their side. That’s why one of my favorite armors is the CM-09 Bonesnapper. This armor has a Med-kit passive ability, which ensures I am equipped with two extra stim packs. Moreover, the stim effect increases by 2 seconds. This means I can heal my comrades when they need it most.

4. CE-35 Trench Engineer

CE-35 Trench Engineer
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StatValue
Cost10 Medals
Speed500
Stamina Regen100
Armor Rating100
PassiveEngineering Kit: Further reduces recoil when crouching or prone by 30%. Increases initial inventory and holding capacity of grenades by +2.
Stat for CE-35 Trench Engineer

If you’re like me, then the CE-35 Trench Engineer is an absolute necessity. Moreover, this medium armor set doesn’t break the bank. It comes with Engineering Kit passive, which gives you 30% less recoil when crouching or prone. This armor is ideal for heavy-hitting weapons.

3. DP-11 Champion of the People

DP-11 Champion of the People
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StatValue
Cost100 Medals
Speed500
Stamina Regen100
Armor Rating100
PassiveDemocracy Protects: 50% chance to not die after taking fatal damage. Prevents bleeding damage due to chest hemorrhages.
Stats for DP-11 Champion of the People

In the heat of battle, the DP-11 Champion of the People is a true lifesaver. With its Democracy Protects passive, this medium armor set grants me a 50% chance to survive lethal damage. Additionally, this armor nullifies any bleeding damage from chest hemorrhages. If you like to play aggressively, then you should consider this armor.

2. SC-30 Trailblazer Scout

SC-30 Trailblazer Scout
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StatValue
Cost50 Medals
Speed544
Stamina Regen122
Armor Rating56
PassiveScout: Markers placed on the map generate radar scans every 2.0s. Reduces the range at which enemies can detect the wearer by 30%.
Stats for SC-30 Trailblazer Scout

Information is key in Helldivers 2, that’s why the SC-30 Trailblazer Scout is a must-have armor in any team composition. Because, it can reduce detection range for the enemies by 30%. Additionally, it generates radar scans every 2 seconds from the markers. This armor also has speed and stamina regen like the Eradicator, making it one of the best armors in Helldivers 2.

1. FS-38 Eradicator

SC-30 Trailblazer Scout
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StatValue
Cost250 Super Credits
Speed544
Stamina Regen122
Armor Rating56
PassiveFortified: Recoil is reduced by 30% when prone or crouching. Also gives 50% resistance to explosives.
Stats for FS-38 Eradicator

The FS-38 Eradicator is the best armor set in Helldivers 2, in my opinion. With this armor, not only do you get speed and stamina regen but also fortified passive, which is great against Automaton. Moreover, you get 30% less recoil when crouching or prone, and a whopping 50% resistance to explosives.

Top 5 Best Armor Passives in Helldivers 2

Now, when it comes to the armor passives, I’m just going to rank them from five to number one.

RankArmor PassiveDescription
5Engineering Kit○ Reduces recoil by an extra 30% when crouching or prone
○ Adds 2 more grenades to starting inventory and capacity
4Fortified○ Reduces recoil even more when crouching or prone by 30%
○ Gives 50% protection against explosive damage
3Scout○ Radar scans every 2.0 seconds from markers placed on the map
○ Reduces the distance enemies can detect the wearer by 30%
2Democracy Protects○ 50% chance of surviving lethal damage
○ Stops all bleeding damage if chest gets injured
1Med-kit○ Adds 2 more stims to starting inventory and capacity
○ Extends stim effect duration by 2.0 seconds
Top 5 Best Armor Passives in Helldivers 2

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Abu Taher Tamim is a Staff Writer at GameRiv. He started playing video games when one of his uncles brought him a PS1, after it was launched. Since that day until now, he still play video games. As he loves video games so much, he became a gaming content writer.