Nilfgaardian Guardsman Armor | The Witcher 3

Nilfguardian Guardsman Armor is a late-game heavy armor set that provides great protection from all kinds of physical damage, but also decreases stamina regeneration. It is easily one of the best armor sets in the game. You can either craft or buy the pieces. In this guide, we’re going to show you where to find Nilfgaardian Guardsman Armor diagrams, which materials you’ll need to craft it, and what it actually does.

nilfgaardian guardsman heavy armor set

Nilfgaardian Guardsman Armor Diagram

You can obtain the diagram for the chest piece on in Harviken, on Faroe. There is a fighting ring north of the signpost. Talk to the fightmaster and he’ll set up a brawl with Einar. Block his attacks, then counter. After you’ve won, you’ll be rewarded with the diagram.

Alternatively, you can buy it from the armorer in Kaer Trolde. After you’ve finished the main quest Destination: Skellige, you can go into the keep at Kaer Trolde – the armorer is on the northern terrace, and he sells both the armor and the diagram for crafting it.

Nilfgaardian Guardsman Gauntlets

Some people have reported finding the diagram for the gauntlets next to the entrance to the Monster Den north-west of Hanged Man’s Tree, but we haven’t been able to confirm this. However, the armorer in Kaer Trolde sells the diagram, as well as the gauntlets themselves.

Nilfgaardian Guardsman Armor Stats

As it’s a set of heavy armor, it provides great protection. The downfall is that your stamina will regenerate more slowly. The chest piece is level 28, while the gauntlets are level 31.

nilfgaardian guardsman set stats

Necessary Crafting Materials

The materials you’ll need are common – you can either buy them, or get them by dismantling old equipment. A journeyman armorer can craft them for you – like the one in Kaer Trolde.

NameMaterials Needed
Nilfgaardian Guardsman Armor
  • Hardened Leather x2
  • Cured Draconid Leather x2
  • Leather Scraps x5
  • Silk x1
  • Dark Steel Plate x4
Nilfgaardian Guardsman Gauntlets
  • Cured Leather x1
  • Dark Steel Ingot x2
  • String x1
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  1. I

    Makes me wonder why havent they completed the set with just some trousers and boots, it would be too hard, but i noticed that in this game, so much incomplete set of items like alder folk boots which are freaking awesome !

    1. A

      The armor looks good if you wear it with the Nilfgaardian Armor Set DLC pants and boots.

  2. C

    First Of all im at Kaer Trolde and The Armorer Does not Sell the Gauntlets i obtained a version of Gauntlets but i got to be level 31 to wear them im trying to find a lower level version

    1. U

      I can confirm that the armored does sell the diagram, it just appears as a yellow one. Buy it, and he should be able to craft the relic version of the gauntlets for you.

    2. J
      Jose Diaz

      i found level 27 gauntlets in a chest when i went to find ermion in “the sunstone” quest

  3. H

    I got the diagrim during Of Dairy and Darkness behind the illusion wall.

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