This is a set of equipment that gives a bonus to the character defence. Different type of equipment give various armor stats and elemental resistances.
Armour provides protection against physical damage in Path of Exile. Elemental resistances reduce damage from the certain elemental damage.

There are 4 types of elemental damage in total in game:

  • Chaos
  • Cold
  • Fire
  • Lightning

All the resistances in game are capped at +75% value. Also game have elemental penalty, when you complete parts of the main store it will increase from 0, to -30% after part 1, and -60% after part two.

Poe Armour  can be the next types:

  • Body armour
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Helmets
  • Shields

All items classified by the type of protection properties obtained: Armor, evasion or energy Shield.

There are also types of armour that combine 2 or 3 properties.

Unique armour also give special affixes and suffixes.

Body armour can have up to 6 connected sockets, other items only 4.