In God of War, certain Coffins contain not only resources for crafting, but also unique Armor not found anywhere else. These Armor Chests can be easily missed, and provide certain stat boosts that can be beneficial – especially if you don’y need to pay to buy them.
Below you will find locations of all the Armor Chests located in game, which come in a set of Chest, Wrist, and Waist Armor. All are located in coffins, and some require you to solve puzzles to unlock.
The coffins in this area contain the Arcane Set, which boosts Defense and Cooldown for your runic abilities.
EditArcane Waist Guard
Leaving Sindri’s shop in the Foothills behind, head up to the right and you’ll find a coffin surrounded by poison that you can’t reach at first – but look behind the rocks and you can spy a Scorn Pole to disperse it, allowing you to loot an Arcane Waist Guard.
From the base of the Foothills, take the path up to a climbable wall and onto a long path where a Revenant is. When the path splits, take the left path instead past another Scorn Pole to an area with some Hacksilver on the ground and a coffin blocked by a nearby Scorn Pole you can dissipate to get Arcane Bracers.
EditArcane Shoulder Wraps
Head up the Foothills to the large snowy area where an Ogre appears. There are explosive urns everywhere, and hitting one will detonate the area around it, but also get rid of nearby rubble. You can use this on the urn in the back left to reveal a hidden coffin holding Arcane Shoulder Wraps.
EditAlfheim Armor Chests
The coffins in the Realm of Alfheim contain the Runic Scaled Set – which favors Defense and Runic to boost your Runic Attacks.
EditRunic Forearm Bracers
After going down into the Ringed Temple Trench, head down the path to where a wheel mechanism allows you to lower the floor to a secret tunnel. If you freeze the gear nearby, you can look behind you to climb up a ledge where a breakable rune is and then take your axe back to ride up to a compartment with a coffin that holds the Runic Forearm Bracers.
EditRunic War Belt
After activating the bridge to the temple and stopping at the sealed blue door, head into a side passage into the temple and down a long corridor to a small gap, and look right along the trench. You can’t see the pulsating cores needed to open the coffin on the side, so jump the gap into the next room and then head right until you can spot the line of three cores and hit them all to unlock the coffin, and return to get a Runic War Belt.
EditRunic Scaled Spaulders
After restoring the Light of Alfheim, return to the trench to the main trench room when the ceiling closes over you, and you must find a light crystal to create a bridge back to the main platform where the sand bowl is.
Instead, take the hanging crystal from the left room and carry it all the way to the small room on the right. This activates a locked door that requires correct runes to unlock.
Quickly hit the sides with your axe until you find the runes that look like a “B”, “E”, an downward slanted “F” and an upward slanted “F”. If you are too slow, the puzzle will reset, but with practice you’ll have it unlocked in no time. Inside the treasure room is a coffin that holds Runic Scaled Spaulders and Soft Svartalfheim Steel.
EditThe Mountain Armor Chests (First Ascent)
The coffins inside The Mountain on your first climb up contains The Armor of Focus Set, which heavily favors Defense and Cooldown to shorten time between Runic Attacks.
EditScaled Bracers of Focus
After entering the mountain and solving the sand bowl puzzle, head right through the new door and into a pit. At the end of the passage there are some stairs hiding up to the left, take them up to find yourself at the other end of the pit you dropped down, and look for a coffin next to a crystal torch that holds the Scaled Bracers of Focus.
EditScaled Waist Guards of Focus
In the room where you find the minecart needed to make a lift, pull the minecart near the door to create a platform up to raised bridges.
Cross the bridge and head left past a pit to take on a group of Draugr at the other bridge. Cross the second bridge and then move left and up some platforms to find a Coffin holding a Scaled Waist Guard of Focus.
EditPlated Pauldrons of Focus
After you have taken the minecart lift all the way up, start heading past fire traps until you reach a spinning firespout with a coffin on top. Kill the second Draugr that appears on another short platform while hiding behind the first, then move forward to a wheel mechanism and quickly spin it down to lower the trap and loot the coffin for Plated Pauldrons of Focus and Solid Svartalfheim Steel.