- "History is a question of armor. What will it take to kill us?"
- —Fieldplate Type 1 flavor text 
Armor is featured quite prominently in Destiny with a wide assortment of pieces specifically tailored to each class of Guardian, and armor for general use by all classes. Each type of armor has their own bonuses and abilities that are meant to be synergistic with the player's focus and weapons.
There are six different categpories of armor Guardians can equip: Helmets, Gauntlets, Chest Armor, Legs, Boots, and Class Armor. The last slot, class armor, is unique to each class; Hunters can wear cloaks, Warlocks can wear bonds, and Titans can sport Marks. Colors (including dyes) and decals are available. Class armor offers no increase to defense and is mostly aesthetic, but higher-ranking class armors are larger and more ornate than default or other lower-ranking ones. For example, a Hunter will start out with a plain white scarf without a hood, but can acquire a more decorative hooded cloak, especially one that distinguishes certain achievements.
Rarity of armor is color coordinated into five tiers: Basic (white), Uncommon (green), Rare (blue), Legendary (purple), and Exotic (gold).
- ^ a b Game Informer January 2014, page 54
- ^ The Guardian: how the makers of Halo plan to change the future of shooters
- ^ Polygon: Bungie outlines ambitions for Destiny's extensive character customization
- ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.