How to unlock padded armor in Valheim?

You will unlock padded armor when you discovered iron and linen thread. Iron armor is the seventh-tier armor in Valheim. To craft padded armor you need to smelt Iron, then you can craft and upgrade the armor set in the forge. You also need a workbench to craft and upgrade the linen cape. There is a debuff with the padded armor set because it is heavy, padded greaves and padded cuirass give each -5% moment speed and a full padded armor set will give you -10% moment speed.

Padded armor will give you the best protection in the game, but you have to remember that you are slow so I will recommend a shield and a good one-hand weapon when you fight against enemies.

You can craft linen thread from flax and then use the spinning wheel. Flax are dropped by Fuling Village in the Plains biome.

A COMPLETE PADDED ARMOR SET WILL BE:

Padded greaves – padded cuirass – padded helmet – linen cape

They all have the same durability, armor and forge level. Padded greaves and padded cuirass have the same crafting cost. The linen cape is a little different from the rest in crafting cost.

Crafting Padded greaves and padded cuirass:

Quality1234
Durability1000120014001600
Armor26283032
Crafting Cost:10 Iron
20 Linen thread
3 Iron6 Iron9 Iron
Forge lvl2345

Crafting Padded helmet:

Crafting Cost:10 Iron
15 Linen thread
5 Iron10 Iron15 Iron
Forge lvl1234

Crafting Linen cape:

Durability1500155016001650
Armor1234
Crafting Cost:20 linen thread
1 silver
4 linen thread8 linen thread12 linen thread
Workbench lvl2345