Destiny Armor

This is not all of Destiny’s armor. For Exotic armor images, click here. 

Armor is Class-specific, and you almost always find armor for your Class in the wild. It is rare but possible to find an armor item for another Class. Don’t worry: you can store it in your Vault and access it on that Class when you want to use it!


Want to see all of Destiny’s armor, complete with perks and all that good stuff? Check out our game database (data directly from Bungie).

Discipline, Intellect, and Strength

Armor has three basic effects. First, it provides your basic level of Defense, protecting you in PvE and PvP where Level Advantages are enabled. Armor also boosts your three Armor stats: Discipline, Intellect, and Strength. And finally, armor provides you with access to armor-only mods.

Armor mods can provide boosts to your melee, grenade, and super abilities, as well as a reload speed increase to one weapon type, inventory ammo bonuses, and add effects when you pick up an Orb of Light.

Once you reach Level 20, armor can boost your Light level, which is the only way to achieve an effective level higher than 20. Experience earned at 20 gains you Motes of Light whenever you would have normally gained a level instead. Raising your Light level is necessary for accessing activities that have level requirements beyond 20. Once you first hit Level 20, expect to spend some time hunting down Legendary gear to raise your Light level.

Armor may include bonuses to certain player attributes:

  • Discipline – Decreases grenade cooldown time. All three classes, and their subsequent modified grenades have an initial recharge time of 60 seconds, and at 100% effective discipline is reduced to 20 seconds.
  • Intellect – Increases the passive charge of the player’s Super ability, by increasing the amount per second of energy that’s passively recharged.
  • Light – Boosts the player’s level after 20, increasing the damage done by subclass abilities.
  • Strength – Reduces the cooldown time of a player’s Passive Ability.

Armor stats are a simple numeric bonus, such as “+5 to Discipline” or “+30 to Discipline and Strength” on higher-level armor. However, what the number actually does for you depends on your level. At Level 5, 20 points of Strength can give you a bigger boost than at Level 10 or Level 15.

All stats are translated to a percentage boost to one of your recharge timers: grenades, melee, or super. To see this bonus in the game, move your cursor over the stat on your Inventory screen. The takeaway here is pretty simple: to keep your bonuses strong (and growing), you must upgrade your gear as you level.

Armor can boost a single stat, or it may boost two. This gives you the option to focus your armor toward maximizing one recharge timer or splitting it between a few. Choose whichever option best suits your build and your personal preference.

Some pieces of armor can be upgraded by gaining just experience. Higher level armor and weapons will need experience, as well as Glimmer and materials for additional improvements. Upgrades may grant boosts to various statistics, such as the armor’s defense level, faster reload times for certain weapons, or faster cooldown times for grenades or player abilities.


Armor Slots

Armor Slots

There are 5 customizable armor slots in total: Head, Chest, Arm, Leg, and a Unique slot.

armor sections
The 5th slot (Unique) is a special piece of gear unique to each guardian class. Hunters have a cloak, Warlocks have a bond, and Titans have a mark.

Unique Slot

Unique Slot

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A cloak is a hooded cape unique to the Hunter class. It represents a Hunter’s achievements and lineage. A cloak progression system allows players to move from shorter, simpler designs – to longer, more majestic designs.bungie hunter cloaksScreen Shot 2014-06-05 at 12.13.58 PM[/tab][tab]
A bond is an armband unique to the Warlock class. Bonds range from basic armbands, to jewel encrusted bling, honoring a Warlock’s achievements and lineage.Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 12.10.19 AMScreen Shot 2014-06-05 at 12.21.16 PM[/tab][tab]
A mark is a hip sash unique to the Titan Class. It represents a Titan’s achievements and lineage. Marks come in various shapes and patterns depending on a guardian’s progress.titan badge conceptScreen Shot 2014-06-05 at 12.13.12 PM[/tab][/tabs]



Armor is separated into 5 distinct tiers based on an item’s overall strength and rarity.

  • Common (White)
  • Uncommon (Green)
  • Rare (Blue)
  • Legendary (Purple)
  • Exotic  (Gold)

Hunter Armor

Hunters are known for their heavy cloaks and hooded appearance. They also sport many packs and straps to fit their scavenger lifestyle. Hunter helmets are comprised of a combination of goggles and breathers.

Their clothing is lightweight and fitted to allow mobility and speed. Typically wearing a hard chest plate over a flexible kevlar-like midsection [GDC]. Hunters will also wear trophy gear from their fallen enemies (Ex. Skulls and bones).




Chest Armor

Chest Armor



Leg Armor

Leg Armor



Warlock Armor

Warlocks are typically seen wearing long overcoats and robes. While they rely more heavily on their abilities than other classes, they still pack a fair amount of gear on their character. Warlocks also wear more cloth and fabric attire than other guardian classes. [GDC]




Chest Armor

Chest Armor



Leg Armor

Leg Armor



Titan Armor

Titans are the most heavily armored of all three guardian classes. These designs are comprised of a tight fitting rubber suit,  layered with heavy metal plates, sweeping visors, and large armored thigh pads + boots. [GDC]




Chest Armor

Chest Armor



Leg Armor

Leg Armor



  • Michael Loomis

    On the day Skyrim released, my social life ended. upon the day of Destiny’s release, my life outside of this game will end.

    • pulseimpact

      That’s the spirit 😉

    • yolo man haha

      that seems pretty damn legit

    • OzMo4

      Damn you so right Bro 😀

    • Alles Agga


    • CGBen

      Become one with the game!

    • Quanda Toney

      I feel you bro. Destiny has been the only game, since it came out. Just ask my wife. Lmao

  • Awesome!

  • Pie Demon Fujimoto

    i love the titan armor the best looks soo fucking op

  • Lone Neon

    Is this PS3 screens? Graphics don’t look so good. Yeah. It’s not from PS4.

    • TimAuthor

      Really? I think they look pretty clean. Also yes these are PS4 screens.

  • John

    humm, im seeing a lot of texture swaps 🙁 hope they dont fall back on that for different gear items. I know reskins are unnavoidable, but ideally there are model tweaks that go along with them… It’s only the alpha I suppose! Love the unique designs though!

  • Jack Curtis

    I love the armor but I do hope there is a lot more. There is some armor missing from here right? This is only the alpha.

  • Overwatch

    I honestly believe they got lazy with the hunter class… like I know that they are supposed to be sleek but they have no wow appeal unlike warlock and titan… which is sad because I really want to be a hunter.

    • Josh Pena

      Bro you have no idea what they have in stock for the Hunter class . There cloaks are going to steal the fashion show . The Hunter class will have some decent good looking armor

    • Cappin Murica

      You may have your fancy pants capes, but I think you’re just compensating for something. I don’t see the point of tying a dishcloth around your belt, but whatever you’re into I suppose. And who needs fashion when you have space magic?

  • Riley Hill

    if any of you have plad halo 4 the name sounds familaiar

    Exodus Helm

    (if you dont know its either a map for war games, just a map, a name of a spartan ops level)

    • Joseph

      exodus is a mission on Halo Reach I seem to remember dont think there was anything called that in halo 4

  • Riley Hill

    can the people who made this site update this to BETA VERSION

  • JT P

    So I’m REALLY hoping the Titan has other seemingly DISGUSTINGLY good exotic gear other than the Helm of Inmost Light, but with the extra perks it grants, I predict seeing almost EVERY level 20+ Titan wearing that Helm.

  • YES!

  • Corey Bennett

    I have an exotic warlock chest armor. How can I get you guys a picture? It’s voidwalker specific like sunbreakers for sunsinger.

  • dalton

    whats is the blue titan outfit that looks like a knight? is it avalible? and how do i get it?

    • Yes, the chest is Crest of alpha Lupi, not sure about the rest though

  • Josh Oster

    is there a way you could let us know what materials each piece needed. I’ve done a lot of spin metal farming, and would like to go for armor that uses it

    • It’s random. 2 people could have the same item, 1 requiring Spinmetal and 1 requiring Helium Filaments

  • Hell_Hound

    Anyone else thinking cosplay source gold?

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  • DarthDiggler

    @PlanetDestiny Staff

    This information would be far more useful if you provided the stats that this gear provides. I don’t know many people who want to build out their characters by cosmetics ONLY. 🙂

    Who ever is taking these pics should take a second to jot down the info this gear provides. Screenshots like these don’t help in terms of selecting useful gear.

    • We have a database coming soon that will take care of that, with in-depth reviews and breakdowns on the Exotics as well

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  • James Haro