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Grounded guide: List of all armor and clothing, and how to get it

Grounded Screenshot Armor
Grounded Screenshot Armor (Image credit: Obsidian Entertainment)

Grounded's backyard is a treacherous place — at least if you're tiny. The constant threat of stinkbugs, soldier ants, and the dreaded wolf spider should be enough to keep players on their toes. Sooner or later, however, you'll have to go head to thorax with these creepy crawlies. Having the right weapon will get you far, but these deadly insects will drop you in a second if you don't have the right armor.

We've gathered all the armor and clothing found in Grounded, as well as how to find its recipe, materials, and the status buffs included. Keep in mind that Grounded is in Early Access and Game Preview. That means more content is on the way, and these requirements are subject to change. We'll do our best to update this list when we learn more.

Clothing

These pieces of clothing aren't part of any set, and they can be mixed and matched with other armor pieces and clothing items. They each offer a status buff that can be stacked with other bonuses.

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Aphid Slippers○ 2 x Raw Aphid Meat
○ 10 x Mite Fuzz
○ The Quickness: Greatly increases your movement speed
○ Unlock by analyzing Raw Aphid Meat
Eyepatch○ 1 x Woven Fiber
○ 2 x Fiber Bandage
○1 x Sap
○ +Attack: Attacks do more damage
○ Unlock by crafting a Fiber Bandage
○ Can be upgraded by BURG.L for 2,500 Raw Science
Mite Hat○ 5 x Mite Fuzz
○ 5 x Grub Hide
○ Hyperstamina: Regain stamina faster
○ Unlock by finding Mite Fuzz
Gas Mask○ 1 x Mite Fuzz
○ 4 x Gnat Fuzz
○ 2 x Woven Fiber
○ 1 x Stinkbug Part
○ Gas Guard: Prevents damage from all gas-based attacks and effects
○ Unlock by analyzing a Stinkbug Gas Sack or Weevil Nose
Marksman's Cap○ 3 x Crow Feathers
○ 5 x Berry Leather
○ 5 x Spider Web
○ Bow Attack+ : Increases bow damage
○ Unlock by analyzing a Crow Feather
Gill Tube○ 2 x Lilypad Wax
○ 5 x Eelgrass Strands
○ 2 x Silk Rope
○ Junior Diver : Allows you to breath underwater for 80 seconds
○ Unlock by analyzing a Eelgrass Strand
Fin Flops○ 4 x Water Boatman Fins
○ 2 x Eelgrass Strands
○ 5 x Spider Web
○ Swim Speed+ : Increases swim speed
○ Unlock by collecting Lilypad Wax
Bubble Helmet○ 4 x Eelgrass Strands
○ 5 x Sunken Bone
○ 4 x Silk Rope
○ Veteren Diver : Allows you to breath underwater for 160 seconds
○ Unlock by analyzing a Sunken Bone

Armor Sets

Each piece of armor can be used individually and contain status buffs, but when worn as a complete set, an additional status buff is unlocked. All of these must be built at a workbench (except the rotten bee armor).

Clover set

The cloverleaf set is the easiest set of armor to craft. Each piece offers the effect Fuller, which slows the rate that your hunger level drops. When the set is complete, it activates Moist, which slows the rate that your thirst level drops.

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Clover Hood○ 4 x Clover Leaf
○ 1 x Woven Fiber
○ Fuller: Stay full longer
○ Unlock by analyzing a Clover Leaf
Clover Poncho○ 6 x Clover Leaf
○ 3 x Woven Fiber
○ Fuller: Stay full longer
○ Unlock by analyzing a Clover Leaf
Clover Shin Guards○ 3 x Clover Leaf
○ 2 x Woven Fiber
○ Fuller: Stay full longer
○ Unlock by analyzing a Clover Leaf

Acorn set

Individually, the pieces of the acorn set increase your max health. When combined, it enables the effect Uncrackable, which increases the number of times you can block.

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Acorn Face Mask○ 1 x Acorn Shell
○ 5 x Mite Fuzz
○ 3 x Woven Fiber
○ +Max Health: Increases max health
○ Unlock by analyzing an Acorn Shell
Acorn Chest Plate○ 3 x Acorn Shell
○ 5 x Mite Fuzz
○ 3 x Woven Fiber
○ +Max Health: Increases max health
○Unlock by analyzing an Acorn Shell
Acorn Leg Plates○ 2 x Acorn Shell
○ 4 x Sap
○ 4 x Woven Fiber
○ +Max Health: Increases max health
○ Unlock by analyzing an Acorn Shell

Ant set

The ant set perfect for those who are less interested in fighting and more interested in infiltration and building. Individually, these armor pieces increase hauling strength, allowing you to pick up more weed stems and grass blades. When combined, they activate HumAnt, which stops soldier ants from attacking you (that is, unless you whack them first).

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Ant Helmet○ 1 x Ant Head
○ 3 x Ant Parts
○ 5 x Mite Fuzz
○ +Hauling Strength: Increases how much building material you can carry
○ Unlock by finding Ant Parts
Ant Arm Guards○ 5 x Ant Parts
○ 2 x Acid Gland
○ 2 x Mite Fuzz
○ +Hauling Strength: Increases how much building material you can carry
○ Unlock by finding Ant Parts
Ant Knee Guards○ 6 x Ant Parts
○ 2 x Woven Fiber
○ 4 x Mite Fuzz
○ +Hauling Strength: Increases how much building material you can carry
○ Unlock by finding Ant Parts

Grub set

Get your grubby little hands on the grub armor set to activate the Plump and Juicy status effect. It significantly decreases the rate that thirst depletes. On their own, each piece of grub armor increases your max stamina.

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Grub Goggles○ 3 x Grub Hide
○ 1 x Raw Weevil Meat
○ +Max Stamina: Increases max stamina
○ Unlock by analyzing a Grub Hide
Grub Vest○ 5 x Grub Hide
○ 2 x Grub Goop
○ 4 x Mite Fuzz
○ +Max Stamina: Increases max stamina
○ Unlock by analyzing a Grub Hide or finding Grub Goop
Grub Leggings○ 4 x Grub Hide
○ 4 x Dry Grass Chunk
○ 2 x Mite Fuzz
○ +Max Stamina: Increases max stamina
○ Unlock by analyzing a Grub Hide

Ladybug set

Individually, the ladybug parts increase your blocking strength. Together, they activate Scarlet Embrace, a status effect that allows you to regenerate health slowly.

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Ladybug Faceplate○ 1 x Ladybug Head
○ 2 x Ladybug Parts
○ 3 x Berry Leather
○ +Blocking Strength: Increases amoung of hits you can block before being stunned
○ Unlock by analyzing a Ladybug Shell or finding a Ladybug Head
Ladybug Chestplate○ 2 x Flower Petal
○ 4 x Ladybug Part
○ 4 x Berry Leather
○ +Blocking Strength: Increases amoung of hits you can block before being stunned
○ Unlock by analyzing a Ladybug Shell
Ladybug Shin Guards○ 4 x Lady Bug Part
○ 4 x Berry Leather
○ 4 x Flower Petal
○ +Blocking Strength: Increases amoung of hits you can block before being stunned
○ Unlock by finding a Ladybug Shell

Spider set

Building the spider set is challenging, as you need to fight the spiders to harvest the necessary parts. It's well worth the effort, though. Separately, the armor pieces offer the status buff called Hyperstamina, which helps you regain stamina faster. As a complete set, they activate Hunter's Prowess, which makes you run slightly faster.

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Spider Hood○ 2 x Spider Fang
○ 3 x Spider Chunk
○ 2 x Berry Leather
○ Hyperstamina: You regain stamina faster
○ Unlock by analyzing a Spider Chunk
Spider Shoulder Guard○ 5 x Spider Chunk
○ 3 x Berry Leather
○ 4 x Spider Silk
○ Hyperstamina: You regain stamina faster
○ Unlock by finding a Spider Chunk
Spider Knee Pads○ 2 x Spider Chunks
○ 4 x Spider Silk
○ 2 x Berry Leather
○ Hyperstamina: You regain stamina faster
○ Unlock by analyzing a Spider Chunk

Rotten Bee set

The rotten bee set is different than the other sets listed because there is currently no way to build this armor set from scratch. You'll find it in the large anthill on the west side of the backyard, near the spade. Individually, these pieces increase the distance you can sprint before getting tired. Unfortunately, there's no additional bonus for finishing the set.

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Rotten Bee Face MaskCurrently there is no recipe for this item○ +Sprint Distance: Allows you to sprint for longer
○ Found in a large anthill on the west side of the backyard
Rotten Bee Shoulder PadsCurrently there is no recipe for this item○ +Sprint Distance: Allows you to sprint for longer
○ Found in a large anthill on the west side of the backyard
Rotten Bee Knee PadsCurrently there is no recipe for this item○ +Sprint Distance: Allows you to sprint for longer
○ Found in a large anthill on the west side of the backyard

Koi Scale set

The Koi Scale set is the latest set of armor to be added to Grounded, thanks to the massive Pond update. Exploring the mysterious pond will uncover many new materials and recipes, including this new set of armor. Each piece of Koi armor offers a Perfect Block buff, which gives you a higher chance of stunning enemies from perfect blocks. Together, they give you a skill called Dazzling Riposte. In fencing, a riposte is a quick attack that follows a parry, so it seems that you'll do more damage after successfully pulling off a perfect strike.

NameMaterials NeededDescription/ UnlockGameplay Image
Koi Scale Helmet○ 2 x Koi Scale
○ 2 x Eelgrass Strand
○ 2 x Lilypad Wax
○ 3 x Silk Rope
○ +Perfect Block: Higher chance of stunning enemies after perfect block
○ Unlock by analyzing a Koi Fish Scale
Koi Scale Chestplate○ 5 x Koi Scale
○ 3 x Eelgrass Strand
○ 3 x Lilypad Wax
○ 3 x Sunken Bone
○ +Perfect Block: Higher chance of stunning enemies after perfect block
○ Unlock by analyzing a Koi Fish Scale
Koi Scale Greaves○ 3 x Koi Scale
○ 2 x Eelgrass Strand
○ 2 x Lilypad Wax
○ 3 x Sunken Bone
○ +Perfect Block: Higher chance of stunning enemies after perfect block
○ Unlock by analyzing a Koi Fish Scale

Survival of the fittest

A good set of armor can be the difference between winning a battle or ending up some bug's lunch. The backyard may seem tough, but with the right armor, tools and weapons, you'll be building bases and slaying wolf spiders in no time.

What set of armor is your favorite, and what armor set would you like to see in a future update? Let us know in the comments.

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