Armor is one of the most essential parts of Minecraft. They provide protection to players and change their appearance. Because of that, armor mods have always been some of the most demanded in the Minecraft modding community.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 10 best armor mods to use in Minecraft 1.19.

1. Cosmetic Armor Reworked

This mod allows you to wear two sets of armor, one for display, and one for function. You can also hide armor for your skin.

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Wearing 2 sets of armor at the same time.

To use this mod, just press a key (default is set to 'None', you need to change it in Controls under Inventory category) or the button added in your inventory screen (bottom right to your character, similar to the Baubles button) to open the Cosmetic Armor Inventory, left side is your normal armor slots, right side is your cosmetic armor slots. Any armor placed in cosmetic armor slots will not have any effect on you, only for display purposes.

The cosmetic armor will drop on death. However, there is a config option to allow you to keep them after death.

2. Elytra Slot

The Elytra is a powerful end game item that gives players the ability to fly at the cost of their primary armor slot. This could be an inconvenience, as the chest plate slot is the most important part of your armor.

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The new "back" slot

Elytra Slot fixes this problem by adding a new Back slot to the player inventory that allows the elytra to be placed into it. Players can place it either directly or through right-clicking with the elytra held in hand. While the elytra is in this slot, it will grant the same flight capabilities as if it was in your chest plate slot. This allows the player to gain the benefits of the elytra without sacrificing an armor slot.

3. Modular Powersuits

Modular Powersuits is a Minecraft mod based around the idea of an inventor who tinkers with high-tech electronics and makes a suit of powered armor chock-full of useful gadgets and features. Inspired by heroes like Iron Man, Megaman, and Samus Aran, as well as by the high-tech armor in mods like EE2 and IC2.

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Power armors have extra abilities.

To start off with, you'll need a Tinker Table and at least one powersuit item - the helmet, torso, legs, boots, or tool. The powersuit items are useless on their own, but when you access a tinker table, it will list the modules you can put in that item, and tell you the component cost.

4. Silent Gear

Silent Gear is essentially the tool and armor system from Silent's Gems, moved to its own mod and rewritten from scratch. The mod focuses on tools, weapons, and armor (collectively called gear). Recipes are modular, down to each individual piece used in crafting. Possible combinations for each gear type are practically unlimited.

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Silent Gear is very complex

Players can craft armors using various materials, from vanilla to modded. Vanilla includes wood, stone, flint, netherrack, iron, gold, diamond, emerald, obsidian, and more. Two new ores, crimson iron (in the Nether) and azure silver (in the End). Crimson iron can be crafted into crimson steel and azure silver can be crafted into azure electrum. Hover over the item and hold the ctrl key to see material stats.

5. Wolves With Armor

Wolves With Armor is a mod for Fabric that adds several new wolf-related utilities, including Wolf Armor. It gives the same protection as Horse Armor. To equip Wolf Armor, just click on a Wolf while holding the item.

Wolf with diamond armor.

This mod would give your pet wolf a big boost in defense, preventing the average mobs from harming it.

6. ArmorPlus

ArmorPlus is a mod that introduces a brand new multi-tiered arsenal to your Minecraft world, each with its own unique abilities so that they can all be utilized to the fullest depending on the different situations your journeys may encounter.

The new obsidian gear set.

It also adds some world generation to ensure that you will always have something new to explore.

7. Netherite Horse Armor

This is a simple forge mod that adds a netherite horse armor to your world. The armor provides greater protection than diamond horse armor and will not burn in lava or flame (just like any other netherite related items).

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Horse with Netherite armor

8. Customizable Elytra

This is a simple mod that allows Elytra to be dyed and have banners placed onto them, in the same way as leather armor and shields.

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Players can make their elytra look much more unique with this mod.

9. Block Armor

Block Armor is a huge mod that turns pretty much every single block in the game into armor. It can even add armor made from blocks of other mods.

Every block in the game can be turned into armor.

The modded armors have different stats and set effects when worn, and the armor textures support resource packs.

10. Metallurgy

Metallurgy is a vast enhancement to the basic mining system, adding well over 48+ new metals (based on which submods you use). Our goal is to create a balanced atmosphere for players to explore and enjoy mining. Metallurgy is also modular, configurable, and entirely tailored for the player's experience.

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Various types of metal armor.

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