In the Hardmode stage of Terraria, the player has access to a huge amount of different excellent armor, which makes the character much stronger. To get some, you need to find a certain amount of a specific ore for mine, while others require loot from certain mobs. Some types of sets require both. Among these types of hardmode armor, there are the Frost armor and Hallowed armor sets, which you can learn more about in this article.
In addition to their main parameters and characteristics, here you will also learn about their main advantages and disadvantages in relation to each other.
The Frost armor is a Hardmode armor set. Its key feature is that it grants the ability to inflict Frostbite on enemies with melee or ranged attacks when the whole set is worn. Frostbite is a variant of the Frostburn debuff that deals 25 DPS. In addition, all types of character attacks in this set emit light. The cost of a complete set is 12 gold coins, and its rarity is indicated in pink.
One of the features of the set is the sound of breaking ice when a character takes damage. It is noteworthy that this set is the opposite of The Desert’s Forbidden armor. The key difference is that Desert’s Forbidden armor buffs magic and summon abilities, while Frost armor buffs melee and ranged.
The Frost armor set consists of a Frost Helmet, Frost Breastplate and Frost Leggings. When all three elements of this armor are equipped, the player gains an increase in melee and ranged damage by 10% and 43 defence. Frost Helmet grants 16% increased melee and ranged damage, Frost Breastplate grants 11% increased melee and ranged critical strike chance. Frost Leggings grant an 8% increase in movement speed, as well as a 10% increased melee attack speed.
Crafting the armor is quite difficult as it requires killing several Ice Golems that appear in the Snow biome during a Blizzard in Hardmode. Frost Core dropped from Ice Golems at 100% probability is required in each of the three pieces of armor. In addition, the player also needs Adamantite or Titanium ingots. It takes 46 Adamantite or Titanium bars as well as 3 Frost Cores to craft a full set of Frost armor. As a workplace, the user will need Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil.
Hallowed armor is a Hardmode armor set. This is the only armor set in Terraria to feature ranged, melee, magic and summoner set versions, depending on the equipped headpiece. The key feature of this set is the Holy Protection buff applied when striking an enemy with a melee, ranged, or magic weapon, or having an enemy be hit by one of the player’s minions. This effect allows the player to dodge the next attack dealt by an enemy. However, It has a cooldown of 30 seconds. In the case of using Hallowed Hood, an increase in the total possible number of minions to summon by 2 is added to this effect. The cost of a full set is 12 gold coins, and its rarity is indicated in pink.
It currently shares identical stats with Ancient Hallowed armor, but differs in appearance. It is noteworthy that the player can safely combine both of these types of armor while retaining all bonuses.
Hallowed armor consists of Hallowed Plate Mail, Hallowed Greaves, and one of four headgear. The player optionally chooses from Hallowed Mask, Hallowed Helmet, Hallowed Headgear, or Hallowed Hood. The breastplate grants a 7% increased critical strike chance. Leggings increase damage by 7% and also grant 8% movement speed. Hallowed Mask grants 10% increased melee damage and critical strike chance and 10% increased melee speed. This is the best option for the warrior class. With it, the player’s defence is 50. Hallowed Helmet increases ranged damage by 15% and the chance of a critical hit by 8%. It is a headgear recommended for archers. A full set in this case gives 35 protection. Hallowed Headgear is a helmet for mages as it increases magic damage and critical strike chance by 12%. In addition, it increases maximum mana by 100. The defence with this headgear will be 31. Hallowed Hood is an element of armor, very useful for the Summoner class. It increases the max number of minions by 1 and also increases minion damage by 10%. With this headgear, the protection will be 27.
Hallowed armor requires 54 Hallowed Bars dropped by the mechanical bosses. You will need 90 Hallowed Bars to craft all four headpieces. As a workplace, the player will need Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil.
Frost armor vs Hallowed armor in Terraria
Having dealt with all the main characteristics and parameters of these two sets, we can compare them with each other, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages in relation to each other. First of all, it should be noted their similarity in price (12 gold coins) and in rarity (pink). In addition, Frost armor and Hallowed armor with a used Hallowed Mask or Hallowed Helmet are intended for use by DD warriors or archers.
One of the first differences is the extraction of crafting materials. Frost armor is easier to craft as it involves finding Titanium or Adamantite, as well as fighting Ice Golems. The only difficulty, in this case, is Blizzard’s waiting and possible difficulties with defeating the mobs. Hallowed armor requires a lot more work since materials for its creation can only be obtained from killed mechanical bosses. It will be necessary to kill bosses at least twice. If the player needs all helmets, as well as any other things created from Hallowed Bars, then the player will have to defeat bosses 4-5 or more times. To avoid such heavy farming, the player is advised to advance with his playable class.
Regarding protection, everything is ambiguous, since everything again depends on what kind of headgear the Hallowed armor set is assembled with. Based on this, the difference in defence indicators will be in favour or not in favour of Frost armor.
The preference for one or another type of armor depends on the class for which it is created. Also, the player needs to decide which bonuses will be more useful for him. Frost armor has Frostbite, useful for archers and warriors at the same time, and also has a positive effect on four parameters at once. Certain variants of Hallowed armor are aimed at significantly increasing one specific class stat, while still having the Holy Protection buff. Players should also keep in mind that Hallowed armor may also need to be crafted if in the future they want to craft armor for which it acts as a crafting material.
Summing up, it should be said that each of these types of armor has its own characteristics that make one more preferable over the other. Frost armor is one of the best armor sets for its stage, however, it is completely optional. Hallowed armor will be required by the player anyway as a material if he wants to craft one of the best armor sets in Terraria later. Therefore, for those who do not want to spend time crafting Frost armor, it is recommended to decide on your playable class and create one of four possible sets of Hallowed armor.