Helmets: Helmets provide different levels of protection depending on which material they are made of. Like all other pieces of armor, diamond helmets give the most protection (1.6 suits of armor added onto the health bar), while chain, iron, and golden helmets provide slightly less protection (1 full suit of armor in the health bar). Leather helmets (leather caps) give the least protection with just half a suit of armor added onto the health bar. To craft a helmet, place five leather, iron ingots, gold ingots, diamond gems, or fires inside a 3×3 crafting window.
Chestplates: Chestplates generally provide the highest armor rating out of all other pieces. Leather armor (called a Leather Tunic) gives a protection rating of 1.6 suits of armor; a golden chestplate and chain chestplate give players a protection rating of 2.5 suits of armor; an iron chestplate gives players a protection rating of 3 suits of armor; and a diamond chestplate provides players with 4 armor suits’ worth of protection. To craft a chestplate, combine 8 pieces of leather, gold ingots, iron ingots, diamond gems, or fire together in a 3×3 crafting window.
Leggings: Leggings are second only to chestplates in terms of armor protection offered. Leather pants provide 1 armor suit of protection; golden leggings provide 1.6 armor suits of protection; chain leggings provide 2 armor suits of protection; iron leggings provide 2.5 armor suits of protection; and diamond leggings provide 3 armor suits of protection. To craft any type of leggings, place 7 leather, gold ingots, iron ingots, diamond gems, or fire inside a 3×3 crafting window while leaving 2 blocks in the middle blank.
Boots: Boots provide a small level of protection compared to chestplates and leggings. Leather boots, chain boots, and golden boots all provide .5 armor suits’ worth of protection, while iron boots provide 1 full armor suit of protection and diamond boots offer 1.6 armor suits’ worth of protection. To craft any type of boots, place two ingredients on either side of a 3×3 crafting window (4 blocks in total). Boots can be crafted with leather, gold ingots, iron ingots, diamond gems, or fire.