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Life Armor (命のよろい, Inochi no Yoroi?, lit. "Life Armor"), also known as LifeAR is a piece of recurring equipment in the Breath of Fire series. It is noteworthy for allowing the character to regenerate health in some form and is usually the strongest armor in their respective games.

Role in Breath of Fire[]

LifeAR is an armor exclusive to Ryu that has a Defense of 115 and a Weight of 8. The armor regenerates HP as the wearer walks out of battle. It has a resale value of 30000 Gold. It is Ryu's strongest armor in the game.

The armor is located behind a pillar located at the top of Agua. Karn is required to reach it with his lock pick skill. It can be retrieved as soon as Karn joins the party.

Role in Breath of Fire II[]

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The LifeAR is a powerful suit of armor that can be equipped by Ryu, Sten, and Jean. The armor has a Defense of 80 and a Weight of 25. The armor grants defense against Holy damage and regenerates health as the user walks outside of battle. It is the third-heaviest armor in the game only behind the Gold Armor and Stone Armor respectively Oddly, Holy attacks are incredibly rare among enemy types, leaving its natural Holy Defense useless. It is the strongest armor in the game.

The armor is located in a treasure chest in a fishing spot located between Gate and the cave leading to Gate. It is advised to wait until you have the Charm Rod before attempting to acquire the armor.

Role in Breath of Fire III[]

Life Armor is an armor that can be equipped by Ryu, Rei, and Garr. It has a Defense of 80 and a weight of 8. The armor regenerates 1 HP every step in an area, or every turn in battle. It is the strongest armor in the game for Ryu and Rei.

There are two ways to acquire the armor. One involves a side quest through the Desert of Death. The second method is to catch the Manillo Merchant in the fishing spot located East of Kombinat. The Merchant sells the item for 1x Whale, 1x Spearfish, and 3 Barandy. It is the first time in the series where multiples of the armor can be acquired.

Role in Breath of Fire IV[]

Life Armor is a regular armor that can be equipped by Ryu, Cray, and Scias. It has a defense of 90 and a weight of 9. The armor regenerates 100HP every turn in battle. It can be purchased in Astana from a Manillo Merchant and costs, 50000 Zenny. Unlike its predecessors, it is not the strongest armor of its respective game, but is the strongest armor the player can purchase for their party.

Etymology[]

The Life Armor likely derives its name from the fact that it gradually restores the wearer's life force as they travel. It's also like that it was inspired by the Dragon Quest franchise's Roto Armor. Both Armors are often the strongest armors of their respective games, and both armors regenerate 1 HP per step taken outside of battle.

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