Armor is one of the four types of equipment that are available in Shadow Fight 3, along with weapon, helm, and ranged weapon. Armor reduces the damage dealt to the body and increases the power of unarmed attacks (punches, kicks, and throws). Armor also defines the fighting style of a character.
Armors are classified based on their rarity: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. The higher the rarity, the better the armor (they have higher upgrade value, better shadow abilities and more perks and special move can be attached to them). Common armors do not have Shadow Ability and carry one slot. All rare armors of a faction share the same Shadow abilities and they carry two slots. Epic and Legendary armors come with unique Shadow ability and they carry three slots.
Armors can be bought from the store. Otherwise, they can be obtained from chests won in duels, booster packs, or looted from defeated opponents. If the players receive an armor that already owned, a part of an upgrade bar will fill up. When the upgrade bar fully filled up, the armor will be upgraded, and a number of Shadow Energy will be given. Better chests and booster packs may contain armors with higher rarity. As for the drops from opponents, the players may obtain armors with random rarity; it is possible to get an armor with Epic or Legendary rarity, but the chance is small.
Some armors belong to some equipment sets, which gives a fight bonus when fully equipped. When the player collects a certain set for the first time, they can get a reward. The reward for each set only can be obtained once.
Special armors are limited-time armors that can only be obtained from the marathon. They are only available during special events. Once obtained, special armors will stay with the players even if the event is already over. Their rarity are classified as Unique and comes with 3 slots.