Terraria has a huge number of different types of armor obtained in the early stages of the game. Some of them can be obtained from resources mined in certain biomes, while others can only be obtained after a certain in-game event. These include Jungle armor and Meteor armor, which you can learn about in this article.
In addition to their main parameters and characteristics, here you can also find out their advantages and disadvantages in relation to each other.
Jungle armor is a pre-Hardmode armor set consisting of the Jungle Shirt, the Jungle Hat and Jungle Pants. The player can create this armor from materials that are obtained in the Underground Jungle. Due to the passive buffs of character characteristics related to magic and mana, this set is recommended for the mage class.
A full set of Jungle armor grants the player 17 points of defence, as well as a 16% reduced mana usage passive. This armor can be combined with elements from the Ancient Cobalt armor set without losing the buff. The total cost of the set is 2 gold and 10 silver coins.
Each of the elements of armor increases the character’s total mana supply by 20-40 points. Jungle Hat grants a 6% increased magic critical strike chance. Jungle Shirt increases magic damage by 6%. And Jungle Pants applies a 6% increased magic critical strike chance.
To create Jungle armor, the player needs a workplace in the form of an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil. In addition, it also requires materials in the form of 10 Stingers, 2 Vines, and 32 Jungle Spores.
Meteor armor is a pre-Hardmode armor set consisting of the Meteor Helmet, Meteor Suit, and Meteor Leggings. The player can create this armor from materials that are obtained during the extraction of a Meteorite that falls during a special in-game event. Due to the passive buffs of character characteristics related to magic and mana, this set is recommended for the mage class.
A full set of Meteor armor gives the player 16 points of defence, as well as a passive effect in the form of 0 mana cost when using the Space Gun. The Gray Zapinator and Orange Zapinator are also affected by this change. The total cost of this set is 2 gold and 10 silver coins.
Each of the elements of armor increases the percentage of the character’s magical damage. Meteor Helmet increases magic damage by 9%. Meteor Suit and Meteor Leggings also increase the character’s magical damage by 9%.
To create Meteor armor, the player needs a workplace in the form of an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil. Additionally, 45 Meteorite Bars are also required.
Jungle armor vs Meteor armor in Terraria
Having learned the main parameters and characteristics of these types of armor, we can compare them with each other, highlighting their main advantages and disadvantages in relation to each other.
First of all, it should be noted that both of these sets are recommended for players whose characters specialize in magic. These are two primary sets of armor for this purpose, which the player will meet at the beginning of the passage.
First of all, it should be noted a significant difference in the complexity of the extraction of materials for creating these sets of armor. To create Jungle armor, the player needs to find the Underground Jungle, where Jungle Spores are randomly growing, which are necessary for crafting. The player also needs to find the required number of Man Eaters, of which Vines drop out with a 50% chance. Finally, you need to find and defeat Hornets or Spiked Jungle Slimes, of which there is a 66% and 50% chance to drop Stingers. The key problem is related to the search for the biome, as well as the required number of the above mobs. Untrained players can also find it difficult to fight them. However, getting Meteor armor is much more difficult than Jungle armor. First of all, it’s worth remembering that Meteorite won’t spawn before the player kills Eater of Worlds or Brain of Cthulhu. Then, the player must acquire a pickaxe, the power of which will be enough to extract the blocks of infection. Next, you need to destroy a Shadow Orb (or Crimson Heart) so many times for the event with the fall of the Meteorite to happen. Finding a meteorite can also take a lot of time, especially in the case of a large world. Do not forget about burning when the character steps on a meteorite, as well as about Meteor Heads, which interfere with the process of collecting meteorite ore.
It should be understood that the complexity and time-consuming creation of Meteor armor pay off only if the player has a Space Gun and plans to fight with it. With this, each piece of the armor worn increases magic damage by 9%. At the same time, Jungle armor increases the total mana by 80. In addition, the character also receives 6% increased magic damage, 12% increased magic critical strike chance and 16% reduced mana usage.
The choice of one or another set of armor depends on the needs and fighting style of the player. Jungle armor will be most preferred by magicians using various magic weapons and spells, due to its good increase in mana, reducing its cost, as well as a slight increase in damage and critical hit chance. Set is also recommended for Summoners. Meteor armor is suitable for mages who use it in combination with the Space Gun. The main buffs of this set are aimed at the effective use of this particular weapon. In other cases, the player should focus on crafting Jungle armor, at least because of the greater ease of creation and variability of use.