Armored Core VI Fires Of Rubicon is the latest game developed by the acclaimed developer From Software. Like their previous games, such as Elden Ring, and Dark Souls, player build plays an important role in how they tackle enemies and bosses in the game and Armored Core 6 is no different. There are different Armor parts that players can equip on their frame for better defense. In this Armored Core 6 Guide, I will list the best armor for your frame.

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Armored Core 6 Best Armor You Can Equip

Armored Core VI Fires Of Rubicon players can equip four armor parts Head, Core, Arms, and Legs. Each armor piece has its own weight and players will be switching between them throughout the game as they buy better armor pieces. The following are the best armor pieces that Armored Core 6 players can find early in the game as well as late-game armor pieces that provide better defense.

Best Head Armor Pieces

Head Armor in Armored Cored 6 affects weapon accuracy and performance stats. Different designs provide players with different buffs like increased radar range and more. The following are the best head armor pieces in the game.

Best Head ArmorAPAttitude AtabilitySystem RecoveryWeightEN LoadCost
HD-012 Melander C3970416953300165
HD-033M Verrill10804691073080240Can be bought for COAM 205,000 at the Parts Shop in the Garage.
VE-44A10603931043640182Can be bought for COAM 275,000 at Parts Shop in the Garage.
AH-J-124 BASHO125037068460095Can be purchased for COAM 61,000 at Parts Shop in the Garage.

HD-033M Verrill

HD-033M Verrill offers a balance between offensive and defensive capabilities and is designed for short high-damage skirmishes rather than drawn-out battles. Suites for players who prefer Kinetic weapons and heavy loadouts.

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VE-44A

Best suited for players who prefer ranged combat and with considerable defensive capabilities. Effective against enemies with energy-based weapons due to its Anti-Energy Defense.

AH-J-124 BASHO

AH-J-124 BASHO is best suited for front-line combat with its incredible defensive capabilities that allow it to withstand explosive damage.

Best Core Armor Pieces

The core is literally the centerpiece of every mech in Armored Core 6. The Core affects the Armor Points and the defense of your Armored Core. Not only that, it also provides a solid base for different play styles. The following are the best Core armor pieces that players will find in the game.

Best CoreAPAttitude StabilityGenerator Output AdjWeightEN Load
07-061 Mind Alpha352045511216510364
AC-J-120 BASHO35804768316100300
DF-BD-08 TIAN-QIANG410062911420650388
VE-40A432052112221100432

DF-BD-08 TIAN-QIANG

Manufactured by Dafeng Core Industries, the DF-BD-08 TIAN-QIANG core emphasizes in defensive capabilities of the Armored Core. Very useful for front-line assault as the core allows the user to tank substantial damage. Being heavy also means that the movement or agility will be compromised but the defensive prowess makes up for it.

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This core is ideal for players who like direct confrontations with enemies and they should pair the DF-BD-08 TIAN-QIANG with a heavy weapon that deals a lot of damage.

VE-40A

Manufactured by Arquebus ADD, the VE-40A core combines energy management and defensive capabilities. The VE-40A provides a balance of agility and defense. Furthermore, the high output for the generator allows the VE-40A to be perfect for players that use Energy-consuming weapons. This core allows players the agility of movement in combat and to use Energy-consuming weapons.

AC-J-120 BASHO

Manufactured by BAWS, the AC-J-120 BASHO core is best suited for a well-rounded build. This particular core provides a balance for every aspect of the Armored Core like Defense and energy management. Given that AC-J-120 BASHO provides a balance between all types of play styles, it doesn’t excel in any of them. This core is best suited for a versatile play style.

Best Arms Armor Pieces

Arms armor pieces play an important role in combat as it allows the Armored Core to allocate weapons and utility parts. The following are the best Arms armor pieces in Armored Core 6 Fires of Rubicon.

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Best Arm ArmorAPArms Load LimitFirearm SpecializationWeightEN Load
AA-J-123 BASHO2430105205310480210
DF-AR-08 TIAN-QIANG2480195009220020295
VE-46A2660213008022210380
DF-AR-09 TIAN-LA03070172009526740266

VE-46A 

Manufactured by Arquebus ADD, VE-46A boasts defensive capabilities and a bulky design. VE-46A can carry a considerable amount of weaponry considering its Arms Load of 21300. These arms are suitable for both ranged and close-quarter combat considering the Recoil Control, Firearm Specialization, and Melee Specialization stats, which are 96, 95, and 68 respectively.

DF-AR-09 TIAN-LAO

DF-AR-09 TIAN-LAO provides a balance between defense and offense. This arm is perfect for players who like ranged combat and tend to use snipers.

AA-J-123 BASHO

AA-J-123 BASHO is best suited for melee combat which is evident by its high Melee Specialization of 158. Players who like to get up close and personal in combat should prefer AA-J-123 BASHO. However, these arms are not good for weapons and won’t last long in firefights.

Best Leg Armor Pieces

Leg armor focuses on movement and defensive capabilities with a variety of types that cater to different play styles. The following are the best Leg Armor in Armored Core 6.

Best Leg AmorAPAttitude StabilityLoad limitWeightEN Load
VP-424560013666980031600760
LG-022T BORNEMISSZA10040163010030049800455
LG-033M VERRILL685014137620036200675

VP-424

VP-424 is suitable for players who prefer mobility while in combat due to its tetrapod design that prioritizes hovering and sustained fire support. Allows players to get to vantage points to avoid ground enemies and sustained hover for a short duration.

LG-022T BORNEMISSZA

LG-022T BORNEMISSZA leg armor is tailored for players who prefer heavy weapons. LG-022T BORNEMISSZA allows Armored Core to withstand considerable damage and dish out the same at the front line. Its load limit allows players to equip the Armored Core with a variety of heavy weapons.

LG-033M VERRILL

LG-033M VERRILL provides a balance between mobility and heavy weaponry support. This leg armor is suitable for players who like to move around the battlefield while dishing out considerable damage. A mix of heavy and medium weapons will ensure you can prepared for any situation on the battlefield.

That is all for our Armored Core VI Fires Of Rubicon guide with tips on the best armor. For more on the game, also see our How to Improve Weight Load and How to Defeat Balteus.

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