I’ve reached a point in Horizon: Zero Dawn where I have enough shards to start investing in something other than weapon upgrades and ammunition. And so, we turn to the question of Aloy’s attire. Early in the game, I picked up the Nora stealth armor, and when the opportunity presented, I upgraded that to the Heavy variant, and it’s been my daily driver. But it doesn’t really offer, well, anything, in terms of defense. I could use the two mod slots to provide some manner of reduction against one or two elements, but that doesn’t feel great either, since armor mods don’t seem very strong (or at least, the ones I’ve found haven’t.)
It seems like the optimal strategy is probably to get armors that have high defense against a single element and switch around, modding them to stack even more of that given element. But I can’t afford all of those outfits. So;
Which armor sets should I buy that will see the most use in the back half of the game? Which resistances should I seek to maximize, and how should I mod them?
(For reference, the main quest has told me to head to the Grave Hoard at my current point of progression.)