Mordhau is a medieval first & third person multiplayer slasher. Enter a hectic battlefield of up to 64 players as a mercenary in a fictional, but realistic world, where you will get to experience the brutal and satisfying melee combat that will have you always coming back for more.
Other Mordhau Guides:
- Mordhau: Toolbox Guide
- Mordhau: Weapons Guide
- Mordhau: Vehicles Guide
- Mordhau: All Perks Guide
- Mordhau: Console Commands
There are 3 slots to equip armour,
The first slot is your head, second slot is chest, and third slot is legs.
Armour is important, as it will mitigate damage dealt to those parts of your body.
There are 4 tiers of armour in Mordhau.
Each armour tier has progressing amounts of damage mitigation, at the cost of footspeed.
Cosmetic/T0 items are purely aesthetic, as their name implies.
For example, Heavy Armour will slow you down the most but you can take more punishment. You may mix and match armour tiers in your loadout.
[T1] Light Armor
[T2] Medium Armor
[T3] Heavy Armor
Players commonly refer to their armour loadouts with numerical terms. For example, full heavy (head, torso, legs) would be 3/3/3. Mix match would be 2/3/1. No armour would be 0/0/0, etc.
Which armour should I use?
That depends on your playstyle you want for that loadout. 3/3/3 would be the epitome of ‘stand your ground’ playstyle’. Whereas 0/0/0 would be the ‘run away and bait playstyle’. A lot of players like to strike a balance between the two with mix matching. Many new players are drawn to using little armour & big weapons (like the Chivalry Vanguard). Beware of this as many weapons can easily cut through Tier 1 & 2 armour. I would recommend at least a Tier 3 chest-piece.
Also, if you are new, wear a helmet. Good players will identify your weakness and target your head. The helmet and torso/chestpiece are two of the most important pieces of armour.