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9th May '18 7:13:44 AM Trillium
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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, no weapon could pierce the skin of the Nemean Lion. Hercules killed it by strangling it, then took its skin to wear himself.

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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, no weapon could pierce the skin of the Nemean Lion. Hercules killed it by strangling it, then took its skin to wear himself. [[FridgeLogic How did he manage to skin the Lion is anyone's guess though.]]
22nd Apr '18 7:43:53 AM TPPR10
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** Karna from ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' possesses a set of armor that puts all other to shame in the form of one of Noble Phantasms, Kavacha and Kundala, a coat of armor and earrings made of [[HardLight solidified]] [[ThePowerOfTheSun sunlight]] that is stated to be "difficult to destroy even for the gods." In addition to their own natural strength, they reduce ''all'' incoming damage (physical, magical, and even conceptual) to 1/10th of its original value before even accounting for his own natural toughness [[spoiler:like when he was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled from the inside out by wooden stakes that tore through his body]] and bypassed the armor's defense, and all he did [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction get a bit annoyed before burning the stakes away]]]]. Not for nothing is it agreed in-story by many that the only Servant who can match him in a fight happens to be [[Literature/TheIliad Achilles]] himself, whose immortal body takes reduced damage from opponents whose Divinity is lower than his and completely nullifies any damage from the non-divine.

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** Karna from ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' possesses a set of armor that puts all other to shame in the form of one of Noble Phantasms, Kavacha and Kundala, a coat of armor and earrings made of [[HardLight solidified]] [[ThePowerOfTheSun sunlight]] that is stated to be "difficult to destroy even for the gods." In addition to their own natural strength, they reduce ''all'' incoming damage (physical, magical, and even conceptual) to 1/10th of its original value before even accounting for his own natural toughness [[spoiler:like when he was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled from the inside out by wooden stakes that tore through his body]] and bypassed the armor's defense, and all he did [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction get a bit annoyed before burning the stakes away]]]]. Not for nothing is it agreed in-story by many that the only Servant who can match him in a fight happens to be [[Literature/TheIliad Achilles]] himself, whose immortal body takes reduced damage from opponents whose Divinity is lower than his and completely nullifies any damage from the non-divine. Ultimately he was never defeated with the armour on [[spoiler:as he needs to destroy his armour to activate [[FantasticNuke Vasavi Shakti]] in an attempt to finish off Sieg as Siegfried, but is blocked by Astolfo using Achilles' Akhilleus Kosmos to block the attack, allowing Sieg to deal the finishing blow.]]
23rd Feb '18 10:09:20 AM WaterBlap
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' gives the Hylian Shield this status again. It's not quite indestructible, but it does have a durability rating of '''800'''[[note]]For comparison, the next most durable shield has a durability rating of 90[[/note]]which means that anyone who doesn't go out of their way to get it at the start of the game (and some of those that do, if they don't pick every fight in Hyrule) will never want for shields again. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything If a player does somehow manage to break it]], it's possible (albeit very expensive) to purchase a replacement.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' gives the Hylian Shield this status again. It's not quite indestructible, but it does have a durability rating of '''800'''[[note]]For comparison, the next most durable shield has a durability rating of 90[[/note]]which means that anyone who doesn't go out of their way to get it at the start of the game (and some of those that do, if they don't pick every fight in Hyrule) will never want for shields again. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight If a player does somehow manage to break it]], it's possible (albeit very expensive) to purchase a replacement.
16th Feb '18 2:00:47 PM dutchguy1986
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*** The Lord's Mail (the armor of the [[LongDeadBadass ancient]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent demigod]] hero Morihaus), the Ebony Mail (an artifact associated with the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Boethiah), and the Cuirass of the Savior's Hide (the "peeled hide" of the Daedric Prince [[EgomaniacHunter Hircine]] awarded to first mortal to have escaped his [[TheWildHunt Hunting Grounds]]) are the most powerful artifact-class Heavy Armor cuirass, Medium Armor cuirass, and Light Armor cuirass, respectively. Each provides extremely powerful enchantments in addition to massive boosts to your armor rating.

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*** The Lord's Mail (the armor of the [[LongDeadBadass ancient]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent demigod]] hero Morihaus), the Ebony Mail (an artifact associated with the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Boethiah), and the Cuirass of the Savior's Hide (the "peeled hide" of the Daedric Prince [[EgomaniacHunter Hircine]] awarded to the first mortal to have escaped his [[TheWildHunt Hunting Grounds]]) are the most powerful artifact-class Heavy Armor cuirass, Medium Armor cuirass, and Light Armor cuirass, respectively. Each provides extremely powerful enchantments in addition to massive boosts to your armor rating.
25th Dec '17 10:52:38 PM DarkHunter
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' gives the Hylian Shield this status again. It's not quite indestructible, but it does have a durability rating of '''800'''[[note]]For comparison, the next most durable shield has a durability rating of 90[[/note]]which means that anyone who doesn't go out of their way to get it at the start of the game (and some of those that do, if they don't pick every fight in Hyrule) will never want for shields again.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' gives the Hylian Shield this status again. It's not quite indestructible, but it does have a durability rating of '''800'''[[note]]For comparison, the next most durable shield has a durability rating of 90[[/note]]which means that anyone who doesn't go out of their way to get it at the start of the game (and some of those that do, if they don't pick every fight in Hyrule) will never want for shields again. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything If a player does somehow manage to break it]], it's possible (albeit very expensive) to purchase a replacement.
15th Dec '17 7:29:24 AM Cryoclaste
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* DarkSouls has [[MightyGlacier Havel's]] Armor. It's made from '''primordial rock''' and is the best defensive and most stable armor in the game. The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Stone Giant]] set has higher physical resistance, at the cost of being [[AwesomeYetImpractical even heavier]].

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* DarkSouls ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has [[MightyGlacier Havel's]] Armor. It's made from '''primordial rock''' and is the best defensive and most stable armor in the game. The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Stone Giant]] set has higher physical resistance, at the cost of being [[AwesomeYetImpractical even heavier]].
30th Nov '17 6:57:39 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', the player can enchant pieces of clothing with resist damage effects or resist elemental damage effects that resist both damage from the elemental effect and normal damage. One can enchant clothing with chameleon effects which cause partial invisibility. A character can wear gauntlets, boots, greaves, a cuirass, and a helmet or hood as well as a necklace and two rings. Enchanting enough armor or clothing with damage resistances can result in a suit of 85% damage resistant armor. True invincibility can be attained by enchanting enough pieces with chameleon which will make the player [[GameBreaker totally invisible]].
** Or 100% Reflect Damage, which nullifies every attack that is done to you, and reverses it on the attacker. Only way to die now is via magic or [[AnnoyingArrows arrows]]. And you can very easily make a custom enchantment that reflects all magic at the caster. So... all that's left are arrows, which, by the end of the game, ''can't hurt you''. At all.
** ''Skyrim'', has the same enchantment processes, but the developers kind of nerfed the extremity of such armors. There are some things that are close, such as "Legendary" (after enhancing the armor with extremely high level smithing which has to be increased further by using blacksmithing potions and smithing increasing equipment) Dragon Bone equipment that has been enchanted with high level defense increase.
*** Apparently the developers were paying attention to what people did in Oblivion as all damage resistance in Skyrim caps at 85%. For references its about 560-odd points of armor, a number quite easy to get on steel armor (one of the most basic types) with a decent skill in armoring. Its is possible to get about 97% resistance to magic by combining a resist magic and a resist [fire/frost/lightning] enchantment. This however would take up a lot of enchantment slots leaving little to no room for other, arguably more useful enchantments.
*** There are also racial bonuses that can actually stack on enhancements. A Nord has a bonus of 50% resist cold, meaning frost magic damage will be half as effective on you. Then equip armor that has been enchanted with the highest level resist cold and you'll be at the range of being completely invulnerable to cold damage. [[CripplingOverspecialization However, you'll still get smoked by Fire and Lightning element magic and that nasty Giant would just clobber you to the moon in 1-hit]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** The Lord's Mail (the armor of
the player [[LongDeadBadass ancient]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent demigod]] hero Morihaus), the Ebony Mail (an artifact associated with the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Boethiah), and the Cuirass of the Savior's Hide (the "peeled hide" of the Daedric Prince [[EgomaniacHunter Hircine]] awarded to first mortal to have escaped his [[TheWildHunt Hunting Grounds]]) are the most powerful artifact-class Heavy Armor cuirass, Medium Armor cuirass, and Light Armor cuirass, respectively. Each provides extremely powerful enchantments in addition to massive boosts to your armor rating.
*** You
can also choose to [[ItemCrafting enchant]] high-end generic equipment with constant effect enchantments of your choosing. Though you're limited by the item's inherent enchant pieces of clothing rating, you can still create some fantastically powerful equipment more custom suited to your play style than what the "artifact" armors offer.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':
*** The Savior's Hide returns as the most powerful Light Armor cuirass in the game. Those who prefer Heavy Armor will need to make do
with resist damage effects custom enchanted Ebony or resist elemental damage effects that resist both damage from the elemental effect and normal damage. One can enchant clothing with chameleon effects which cause partial invisibility. Daedric armor, though, as noted below, there are plenty of options available to make these ''extremely'' powerful as well.
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A character can wear gauntlets, boots, greaves, a cuirass, and a helmet or hood hood, as well as a necklace and two rings. Enchanting enough armor all of these with Resist Damage or Resist Elemental Damage effects results in a whopping ''85%'' damage resistance. Even pieces of clothing with damage resistances can result in a suit of 85% damage resistant armor. True invincibility can be attained by enchanting enough pieces with chameleon which will make the player [[GameBreaker totally invisible]].
** Or 100% Reflect Damage, which nullifies every attack that is done to you, and reverses it on the attacker. Only way to die now is via magic or [[AnnoyingArrows arrows]]. And you can very easily make a custom enchantment that reflects all magic at the caster. So... all that's left are arrows, which, by the end of the game, ''can't hurt you''. At all.
** ''Skyrim'', has the same enchantment processes, but the developers kind of nerfed the extremity of such armors. There are some things that are close, such as "Legendary" (after enhancing the armor with extremely high level smithing which has to be increased further by using blacksmithing potions and smithing increasing equipment) Dragon Bone equipment that has been
enchanted with high level defense increase.
*** Apparently the developers were paying attention to what people did in Oblivion as all
these effects, giving you plentiful damage resistance in Skyrim caps at 85%. For references its about 560-odd points of armor, a number quite easy to get on steel armor (one without the extra weight of the most basic types) armor. [[AttackReflector Reflect Damage]] is another viable enchantment, reflecting melee damage back on the attacker.
*** For true, GameBreaker[=-level=] armor of invincibility, each piece of armor and clothing can be enchanted
with a decent skill the Chameleon effect. A full set will render the character totally invisible. Even enemies you are actively attack will be unable to fight back.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
*** Though it keeps the same enchanting process of ''Oblivion'', ''Skyrim'' heavily {{Nerf}}s its ability to result
in armoring. Its game-breaking armors. Damage resistance is now capped at 85%, which is roughly a 560 armor rating. This can be achieved by a character skilled in Smithing and Heavy Armor with simple and easy-to-acquire ''Steel'' armor. Using enchanting, it is possible to get about 97% resistance to magic by combining a resist magic and a resist [fire/frost/lightning] ([[FireIceLightning fire/frost/lightning]]) enchantment. This however would take However, takes up a lot of enchantment slots (with a maxed out Enchanting skill, you can place two enchantments on a single piece of armor) leaving little to no room for other, arguably more useful enchantments.
*** There are also racial bonuses that can actually stack on enhancements. A Nord has enchantments. For example, Nords get a bonus of 50% resist cold, Resist Frost, meaning frost magic damage will be half as effective on you. Then If you equip armor that has been enchanted with the highest level resist cold and Resist Frost enchantment, you'll be at the range of being completely invulnerable to cold frost damage. [[CripplingOverspecialization However, you'll still get smoked by Fire and Lightning element magic and that nasty Giant would just clobber you to the moon in 1-hit]].magic]].
28th Nov '17 5:34:50 AM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the Hylian Shield, which is protected from both fire and electric attacks, and is the only shield in the game that won't break if it takes too much damage. You can only get it by defeating [[DoWellButNotPerfect eight (and only eight)]] bosses in the BossRush.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' also had a set of magic armor that rendered Link invincible, at the cost of constantly draining his magic for as long as it was active. Magic Armor (this time an actually item you change into instead of a magic covering put over you) is also in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', this time draining Rupees (both over time and with damage taken) because the game didn't have a magic meter.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has enjoyed a few of these over the eras, when the best defense isn't plot-important.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' had the Magic Armor, [[NonIndicativeName a spell item]] that rendered Link invincible, at the cost of constantly draining his magic for as long as it was active.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' also features Magic Armor, this time as an actual suit of armour that Link can change into or out of as he pleases. As the game doesn't have a magic meter, this one [[CastFromMoney eats Rupees at a rate of 2 per second]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''
has the Hylian Shield, which is protected from both fire and electric attacks, and is the only shield in the game that won't break if it takes too much damage. You can only get it by defeating [[DoWellButNotPerfect eight (and only eight)]] bosses in the BossRush.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' also had a set ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of magic armor the Wild]]'' gives the Hylian Shield this status again. It's not quite indestructible, but it does have a durability rating of '''800'''[[note]]For comparison, the next most durable shield has a durability rating of 90[[/note]]which means that rendered Link invincible, anyone who doesn't go out of their way to get it at the cost start of constantly draining his magic for as long as it was active. Magic Armor (this time an actually item you change into instead of a magic covering put over you) is also in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', this time draining Rupees (both over time and with damage taken) because the game didn't have a magic meter.(and some of those that do, if they don't pick every fight in Hyrule) will never want for shields again.
28th Nov '17 5:14:36 AM AuraXtreme
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The Armor of Invincibility, the best defensive item in the game, bar none, with stats far surpassing the other equipment pieces you can expect to find, and may offer protection from StandardStatusEffects and ElementalPowers. DemonicSpiders don't even dent it, and even the {{Boss Battle}}s have become {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s with it on. This is the shield to go in your other hand while you grasp the InfinityPlusOneSword in the other. As with the Infinity Plus One Sword, the only real drawback is that you'll be required to sink hours into finding the Armor of Invincibility, maybe even doing ThatOneSidequest. May just be a BraggingRightsReward. Or, if you plan to face the BonusBoss, it may be a requirement to avoid getting killed in one hit.

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The Armor of Invincibility, the best defensive item in the game, bar none, with stats far surpassing the other equipment pieces you can expect to find, and may offer protection from StandardStatusEffects and ElementalPowers. DemonicSpiders don't even dent it, and even the {{Boss Battle}}s have become {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s with it on. This is the shield to go in your other one hand while you grasp the InfinityPlusOneSword in the other. As with the Infinity Plus One +1 Sword, the only real drawback is that you'll be required to sink hours into finding the Armor of Invincibility, maybe even doing ThatOneSidequest. May just be a BraggingRightsReward. Or, if you plan to face the BonusBoss, it may be a requirement to avoid getting killed in one hit.
24th Nov '17 12:44:41 PM CountDorku
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** The next stage up from Terminators' Tactical Dreadnought armour is Gravis armour (shown on [[http://steppingbetweengames.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Screenshot_2017-05-23-20-26-53-1.png the far left of this image]]), introduced specifically for Primaris leaders in 8th edition. Unlike Terminator armour, it also boosts the wearer's Toughness stat.




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* Armatort's full set of core augments in ''VideoGame/TwentyXX'' doesn't make you immune to enemy attacks, but definitely makes you a lot more durable: the helmet gives you a chance of getting bonus armour whenever you pick up a health pack, the boots give you a two-second hover, the torso makes you ImmuneToFlinching, the gun lets charged shots negate enemy attacks, and the SetBonus also renders you immune to most of the stage hazards. Throw on a Gapminder repro to negate fall damage and ''only'' enemy attacks are even going to be noticeable.
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