The Armor Icon
1/2 Armor point = 1 Defence point
Armor is an item introduced in the 0.6.0 update. Armor is used to lower the amount of damage taken when worn. When you put on armor, you are given Defence Points, which means you will take less damage. The maximum amount of defence points you can get is 20 (10 armor icons) which is only possible with a full set of diamond armor.
From the weakest to the strongest - the order is as follows:
- Leather Armor
- Gold Armor
- Iron Armor
- Diamond Armor
It is possible to obtain chainmail armor via an inventory editor. Parts of armor can also be found inside blacksmith and dungeon chests.
Helmet = 5 ingots/pieces
Chestplate = 8 ingots/pieces
Leggings = 7 ingots/pieces
Boots = 4 ingots/pieces
- In the PC and the Console editions of Minecraft, Chainmail Armor can be crafted from unobtainable Fire Blocks (which have to be hacked or modded into the game), providing armor that is slightly stronger than gold or leather, but you can obtain chainmail armor by trading with villagers.
- Leather armor is the only armor that can be dyed, however this feature is not there on PE yet.