There are 5 slots that players can allocate armor to: Head Armor, Torso Armor, Arm Guards, Leg Guards and Foot Guards. Each piece of equipment has a level, weight, durability and multiplier assigned to it, apart from additional status effects that the equipment can apply. Armor is color coded by their rarity: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Exotic and Divine. The rarer the item, the more beneficial status effects it will possess.
Equipping a piece of armor effectively requires a minimum value in specific Stats. You can level up stats to meet a minimum requirement by spending Amrita at Shrines. Equipping armor you do not meet the minimum requirements for results in a penalty to the defensive properties as well as an inability to make use of the passive Status Effects.