远古暗影盔甲 is an 盔甲 set that reproduces the pre-1.0.3 Shadow armor design, and is otherwise identical in all ways to the current 暗影盔甲 set. Each piece is interchangeable with the equivalent Shadow armor piece, while still granting the same set bonus. The ancient in the name is derived from the armor using an older version of the Shadow armor's artwork.
Each piece has a 1/525 (~0.19%) chance of being dropped by an 噬魂怪.
The after-image effect when moving.
- If you mix and match the ancient set and its current counterpart, you will still get the set bonus. However, you will not get the visual trailing shadow bonus that comes with the set.
- If Ancient Shadow Armor is equipped in social slots, the after-image effect will still appear, even though you will not get the set bonus.
- The armor has the same sprite as Shadow Armor had before 1.0.3, thus the word "Ancient" in it.
- If you have a decent amount of gear with a new player, you can farm Eater of Souls and skip to Shadow Armor very early on.
- Farming for Ancient Shadow Armor is much slower in a hardmode world because the spawn rate for the Eater of Souls is much lower.
- 1.2.3：Ancient Shadow armor drop rate was reduced slightly.
- 1.2.1：Graphics variant for female characters added.