If you’ve been playing Grounded, you might be wondering what bonuses you get from wearing a full set of armor. While the descriptions mention what each piece of armor gives, you don’t know what the complete bonus is until equipping everything. Take a look below for every set bonus currently in Grounded.
Updated on 8/3/2021
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Full Clover Set Materials Required – 13 Clover Leaves, 6 Crude Rope, 2 Sprigs
The first armor you’re most likely going to craft is the Clover Armor Set. Each piece provides the +Fuller buff which will make your hunger deplete slower. While the full set provides the Moist bonus which makes you “Stay Quenched Longer”. One can assume that description means your thirst depletes slower too.
Full Ant Set Materials Required – 1 Ant Head, 14 Ant Parts, 2 Acid Glands, 11 Mite Fuzz, 2 Crude Rope
After defeating some Worker Ants, you’ll want to use those parts to make an Ant Armor Set. Each individual piece provides the +Hauling Strength buff which lets you carry three more items while hauling. Items such as Weed Stems or Grass planks. The full armor set bonus is HumAnt which makes it so Soldier Ants won’t attack you on sight anymore. However, if you attack an ant, any nearby ants will also come to attack you.
Full Acorn Set Materials Required – 6 Acorn Shells, 5 Mite Fuzz, 6 Clover Leaves, 4 Sap, 11 Crude Rope
Acorn Armor isn’t too difficult to make and it’s a great jump in the first tier. Each piece of armor provides the +Max Health buff which gives extra max health. The full armor set bonus is Uncrackable which people are guessing on what bonus it provides right now. The common guess is that it provides extra defense or possibly higher block durability similar to +Blocking Strength on Ladybug armor.
Full Grub Set Materials Required – 12 Grub Hides, 2 Grub Goop, 1 Raw Weevil Meat, 8 Dry Grass Chunks, 2 Mite Fuzz
Grub Armor is a useful tier 1 armor if you’re confident in not getting hit. Each piece of armor provides the +Max Stamina buff which gives more max stamina. This lets you run farther, attack more, harvest more, etc. The full set bonus for Grub Armor provides Plump & Juicy which seems to make your thirst deplete slower.
If you find out what Plump & Juicy does for the Grub Armor, be sure to let others know in the comments below the article. We’ll update this when it’s known.
Full Bee Set Materials Required – 13 Bee Fuzz, 1 Bee Stinger, 6 Silk Rope, 9 Berry Leather
Bee Armor is a tier 2 armor that provides the +Sprint Distance buff per piece of armor. This buff makes it so players consume less stamina while sprinting. The original full set bonus was Fuzzy Cushion, but this was replaced with Pollen Shot. Fuzzy Cushion doesn’t appear to be in Grounded anymore right now.
With that said, Pollen Shot provides a chance to stun enemies with arrows. You can get a free rotten set if you dare search a certain anthill.
Full Spider Set Materials Required – 2 Spider Fangs, 12 Spider Chunks, 8 Silk Rope, 7 Berry Leather
Spider Armor is a tier 2 armor that provides the +Hyperstamina buff per piece of armor. This buff will make you regain stamina faster. The full armor set bonus of Hunter’s Prowess makes you run slightly faster. It’s not significant, but with a small experiment, it reduced a 4-second run to about 3 seconds.
Full Ladybug Set Materials Required – 1 Ladybug Head, 11 Ladybug Parts, 6 Flower Petals, 11 Berry Leather
Ladybug Armor is a tier 2 armor that provides the +Blocking Strength buff per piece of armor. This buff increases the number of hits you can block before getting stunned. The full armor set bonus of Scarlet Embrace makes you regenerate health.
Full Koi Set Materials Required – 10 Koi Fish Scales, 8 Eelgrass Strands, 7 Lilypad Wax, 3 Silk Rope, 5 Sunken Bones
Koi Scale is a tier 2 armor set that provides the +Perfect Block buff per piece of armor. The full armor set bonus is Dazzling Riposte. While the Koi Pond update didn’t provide any information on what each buff is, we have an idea of what +Perfect Block does. Commenter Little Man said that it provides a higher chance to stun enemies from perfect blocks.
As for Dazzling Riposte, it’s unknown what this buff does. It’s possible you may deal more damage or stun an enemy longer when landing perfect blocks. Also, you don’t need to kill the Koi Fish to craft this set, fortunately. You can find Koi Fish Scales and Sunken Bones deep in the Koi Pond biome.
I hope this guide for each of the armor set bonuses helps you better understand which armor is best for you in Grounded. Continue learning more about Grounded via our guides on Commonly Asked Questions, How to Upgrade Your Tools, and even where to find tough materials.
Grounded is available in Early Access/Xbox Game Preview as of July 28, on Xbox One and PC. It’s also on the Xbox Game Pass at the time of publishing this article for both Xbox One and PC. Eventually Grounded will be available on the Xbox Series X too.
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