Armor is very important piece of equipment, which severely help you during the game. Most armor can be bought from the shops around the world, but the truly great and powerful pieces of armor must be found along the way. The main character of armor is the status changes it gives you, the more powerful the armor the better your stats are. Though, some armor is specifically makes some stats stronger than others. Armor can also have hidden values, like some can block elemental attacks. Remember when you enter a new town; always check out the armor shop. See if the armor they have is better than what you have equipped, and if it is better BUY IT no matter how much it is.
To equip armor, open your menu then go to “Equip” Then you are given 4 options “Equip, Optimum, Remove, Empty”. Click on “Equip” and then you have to chose what piece of armor you wish to equip. When you do so, the list of available items will appear in the bottom box. Use the stats at the right hand side to decide what the best equipment you have.