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Steel Armor

for Male and Female
Rarity: 3, Total Slots: 2
General Information
Total Defenses:
Initial Defense 72
Max Defense
Fire Resistance 6
Water Resistance 6
Ice Resistance 0
Thunder Resistance -6
Dragon Resistance 0
Skill Effects: FarSight
Armor Pieces
MH3icon-Helm Head N/A
MH3icon-Plate Torso Steel Mail
MH3icon-Gauntlets Arms Steel Vambraces
MH3icon-Waist Waist Steel Belt
MH3icon-Leggings Feet None

Slots & Description

Armor Piece Name Slots Description
Steel Mail
--- Uses precious ore in abundance for unparalleled protection and style.
Steel Vambraces
O Vambraces of precious ore that feature a simple and practical design.
Steel Belt
O While the scope of its protection is small, it cleverly hides vital spots.


Items Required Cost
MH3icon-Helm N/A N/A
MH3icon-Plate Machalite Ore x12, Iron Ore x10, Rubbery Hide x2, 1650z
MH3icon-Gauntlets Machalite Ore x10, Iron Ore x10, Disk Stone x6 1650z
MH3icon-Waist Machalite Ore x8, Iron Ore x12, Earth Crystal x2 1650z
MH3icon-Leggings N/A N/A
Machalite Ore x30, Iron Ore x32, Rubbery Hide x2, Disk Stone x6, Earth Crystal x2

Armor Stats

Steel Armor for Blademasters consists in a 3-piece set of armor with the FarSight skill activated from the start, which allows you to see the entire map without the map item. Interestingly, there isn't a gunner counterpart to this set.

The appearance of the set consists in a metal breastplate over a metallic chain mail base.


Fir Wat Ice Thn Drg
MH3icon-Helm N/A
MH3icon-Plate 24 +2 +2 0 -2 0
MH3icon-Gauntlets 24 +2 +2 0 -2 0
MH3icon-Waist 24 +2 +2 0 -2 0
MH3icon-Leggings N/A
TOTAL 72 +6 +6 0 -6 0


Skill Points Total
MH3icon-Helm MH3icon-Plate MH3icon-Gauntlets MH3icon-Waist MH3icon-Leggings
Map X +2 +4 +4 X +10 FarSight
Guard X +4 +2 +2 X +8
PsychicVis X +1 +1 X +2
Stamina X -3 -2 -2 X -7

A full set of Steel Armor provides:

  • FarSight (+10 Map)


Keep in mind that this set consists in 3 pieces only. Therefore, you could mix and match it with other armor parts in order to activate its latent skills. Nevertheless, you could add in the following:

  • 2 x Stone Wall Jewel will give Guard +1 (+10 Guard skill).


  • Great armor for early Lances and Gunlances, as the Guard +1 skill (achieved with 2 Stone Wall Jewels) is crucial for both. The Farsight skill is an added bonus, but not really useful on Low Rank, since the Map is always available from the start. With Guard +1, you have only the head and leggings and their slots left to achieve a third skill, but it's generally possible to get one with a weapon slot or two.
  • Recommended to make for every weapon with guarding capabilities (except perhaps the Sword and Shield). Unfortunately, it requires a whopping 30 Machalite Ore, making it very hard to get even enough for one piece, let alone the whole armor. So, if you really need your Machalite Ore, you can wait for Hermitaur or Gravios Armor instead.
  • Using the head and leggings of the Hermitaur Armor allows you to get Guard +1, Defense +20 and Farsight with 1 weapon slot: simply insert 5 Defense Jewels.

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