This is a list of Armor in Final Fantasy XIV. Most armor is, with the exception of Shields, equipped in the left-side equipment slots on the character sheet, below the Weapon slot. Armor provides the bulk of a character's defense and magic defense and the majority of their stats, with body and leg slot armor being second only to weapons in stats provided.
Lower levels armors are less strict in which classes can equip them. Starting at level 50/60 depending on the role, they are split into 9 distinct groups using a common naming scheme (eg. Ironworks Armor of Fending, Ironworks Doublet of Casting) that determines which jobs can equip them based on their role, primary attribute, and defenses. These categories are as follows: