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How to remove armor layers in Wartales

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As you’d expect from a party-based strategic RPG, leveling up and equipping your companions with the best gear gives you a real edge in Wartales. Once I started to find some rarer armor pieces, I noticed some had one or more small circles on their image. These can have one or more armor layers added to them, boosting stats such as Strength and Armor. But what if you find a new layer that you want to add to an item that already has a layer added? Read on to find out how to remove armor layers in Wartales.

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To remove an armor layer in Wartales, you will need to have the piece of armor equipped on a companion. You will also need to have at least one Raw Material in your inventory per layer you want to remove. If you meet both of these requirements, simply shift and right-click the armor piece to remove the armor layer.

Related: Wartales Starting Guide – Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Do note that both the armor layer and the Raw Material will be destroyed in the process, I learned this the hard way. However, there is an exception if you unlock the 50 Layers Made perk, which adds armor layers removed in this way back to your inventory. I recommend getting this if you want the best out of your armor.

Adding or removing an armor layer will not affect the value of the equipment. Armor layers can be made by Blacksmiths at an anvil but usually require rare ingredients such as White Leather that are only found as drops from Ghost Packs or from Tracker’s Camps. I suggest holding your better armor layers back for when you reach level seven or eight, as from then, you’re less likely to change gear as often.

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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