That's why being prepared for this kind of damage usually pays. Thankfully, the game gives players tons of options when it comes to Magic-resistant gear. Some of these anti-Magic items even come in a full set and come in varying armor types for those who don't want to wear enchanted rags. So for those tired of getting figuratively sand-kicked in the face with Glintstone Pebbles, look for these armor sets.
Turns out players don't have to go far to look for an armor set that protects them from Magic damage. The Astrologer's starting equipment offers plenty of that sort of protection. At a total of 29 Magic defense, it's one of the highest in the game and even surpasses some heavier or more advanced armor.
But for those who don't start as an Astrologer, the Astrologer's Set can be bought from the Nomadic Merchant in Liurnia of the Lakes. He's the one resting by the Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace. Players can easily see him from the distance coming from Stormveil Castle since his campfire raises a high and visible pillar of smoke.
Knight builds and melee characters aren't left behind when it comes to protecting themselves from magical harm. The Banished Knight Set— one of the most beautiful armor sets in the game, is also a competent form of protection against Magic. It's also peak Elden Bling regardless of whether it's the altered or original version. Sure enough, the physical defense value is one of the highest in the game.
To obtain this armor, players will have to keep killing those Banished Knight enemies. They have a low chance of dropping the armor pieces along with their weapons. The fastest way to do this painstaking farm is by repeatedly killing the Halberd Banished Knight near the Rampart Tower Site of Grace in Stormveil Castle. The knight will be patrolling the floor below the initially inactive elevator.
For those who don't have the mental fortitude of farming the lone Banished Knight near the Rampart Tower in Stormveil Castle, this is a good alternative to the Banished Knight Set. General Radahn's Set has similar stats and an identical Magic defense value. The difference is that acquiring it is simpler and doesn't rely much on low drop rates.
Players only have to kill Starscourge Radahn and go back to Enia in the Roundtable Hold. She'll be selling Radahn's armor set to the players as part of the reward for the victory against the boss fight. Of course, Starscourge Radahn is one of the semi-mandatory bosses in the game and is located in Redmane Castle to the southeasternmost tip of Caelid.
Then again, some players might be having trouble with Radahn since he's a pretty tough boss. In that case, those looking for Magic defense still will be pleased to know that another (easier) semi-mandatory boss also has an armor associated with her that has high Magic defense. That would be Rennala, the Queen of the Full Moon.
She's the main boss of the Raya Lucaria Academy area and Liurnia of the Lakes. Getting to her is simple enough and involves finding a key on the eastern side of the academy to unlock the gate barrier. After players kill Rennala, they'll have to go back to Enia in the Roundtable Hold for Rennala's armor. It has poor Physical defense and poise but makes up for it with good Magic and elemental resistance.
The Royal Knight Set is the one worn by the boss Loretta whose weaker phantom version resides in Caria Manor. There's a stronger version of her in the Haligtree area. This is a late-game area and killing this original version of Loretta will unlock the armor. Again, players will simply have to kill Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree and go back to Enia in the Roundtable Hold. She'll be selling Loretta's armor afterward.
Getting to the Haligtree area is difficult, of course. One does not simply walk there. In order to unlock the whole Haligtree secret level, follow this guide. It's an extensive quest that should take players around half the game to complete. There are lots of rewards there apart from the Royal Knight Set.
Turns out Seluvis is also good for more than just his spells or his potion. His armor is also one of the best when it comes to defending oneself against Magic attacks. The Preceptor's Set helmet also comes with the added bonus of increasing FP at the cost of Stamina so it's a spellcaster-focused armor.
Don't even think about killing Seluvis right away after seeing him for his armor. He just teleports away. The only sure way to get the armor is by waiting for the slimeball Seluvis to die which happens at some point near the end of Ranni's questline. To finish Ranni's questline, follow this guide.
Players can keep checking for Seluvis in his tower, Seluvis Rise during this quest if he kicked the bucket. Because he'll drop his armor set along with his Bell Bearing once he's dead.
The best anti-Magic armor in Elden Ring is none other than Master Lusat's robes and helmet. In addition to the Magic defense, it also boosts the Stars of Ruin sorcery which is Master Lusat's signature spell. Unfortunately, obtaining this armor set is part of a lengthy questline involving Sorceress Sellen (found in Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave). Sellen will ask players to look for Lusat and free him. Lusat's in a cave (Sellia Hideaway) north of the Church of the Plague hidden by a fake cliff wall.
Players will have to free Lusat and finish Sellen's questline (making sure to take her side always). They'll then have to come back to Lusat's location in the Caelid cave after Sellen's questline is finished. Lusat will have dropped his armor set after that point. For more details on how to finish Sellen's questline, refer to this guide.
Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows.