Battle Armor
Battle Armor
Name Battle Armor
Chinese 斗铠 Dòu kǎi
Also Known As
Type Equipment

A personalized human-shaped armor like mecha created by blacksmiths and mecha craftsmen.


Just like mechas, battle armors had their own rankings. However, this particular ranking system was strange.

At its core, a suit of battle armor was similar to a super mecha. This was because both were forged personally by a soul master and acted as an extension of and became a major component of the user’s strength. A battle armor master would be twenty soul ranks stronger than any soul master of the same soul power rank.

If a soul master had five rings and equipped a one-word battle armor, his strength would be equivalent to that of a seven-ringed soul master. A two-word battle armor master could match a soul master with eight rings, and so forth.[1]

Using the blueprint of a Human-shape Soul Guidance which was a legacy left by Huo Yuhao, future soul masters perfected it, giving birth to Mecha technology. Simultaneously, soul masters invented techniques to create Battle Armor, a mecha type, but it can merge with oneself.

The common thing between Mecha and Battle Armor is both must be created by forging metals. Battle Armor will improve physical power, spiritual power, defense, and the effect of soul skills of a soul master to a higher level, dependent on characteristics of metals and compatibility with essence spirit.

All Battle Armor Masters are Mecha Craftsmen or Blacksmiths. The first battle armor prototypes exist because of the discovery of spirit refining by blacksmiths.[2]

Battle armors are like a circuit carved into the user’s martial soul that granted the martial soul its own set of armor and sublimating it.

Battle armor masters held a supreme position throughout the entire continent. Even government officials would withdraw from any disputes involving one of them. In the end, they would be forced to call in another battle armor master aligned with the government to settle the problem. Indeed, only a battle armor master could face another battle armor master.

On the Douluo Continent, they were the most regal of existences.

The reason Shrek Academy still held onto so much power and influence was precisely because it possessed the strongest battle armor master force!

Based on SL3 7th War God Asiatic Apple Douluo, some can discard their battle armor and recycle older other ones, but depending on the reused battle armor, incompatibility may rise based on martial soul.

In SL3, there were only four levels for battle armor. With the evolution of the Douluo Plane/Planet, the level increased to six by SL4.

When Tang Wulin upgraded his battle armor using seven different types of heavenly refined metals, it gain sentience and became a divine tool, with no ciruits required.

Prototype Battle Armor (SL2 Unrivaled Tang Sect)

The first prototype battle armor debutted as the Solo Battle Armor worn by Huo Yuhao, personally tailored by Soul Engineer Xuan Ziwen, in Book 13 Chapter 444. It was a human-shaped soul tool following the thought of minimizing this type for other use. The base was a giant human-shaped soul tool stolen by Huo Yuhao from the Sun-Moon Empire, left for Xuan Ziwen to completely dismantle. With Huo Yuhao's Tang Sect mechanical techniques' designed human-shaped soul tool and Xuan Ziwen's research, this Class 7 soul tool was made.

This dark blue armor was filled with a kind of streamlined elegance, and it covered every single part of Huo Yuhao’s body. The flying-type soul tool behind Huo Yuhao’s back had come off because of that, and Huo Yuhao withdrew it into his storage ring.

Three pairs of dark blue wings quickly stretched out behind his back, and fired out blue light to stabilize his body. His helmet was like a dome that covered his head, and even his face was covered. There was an opening on his forehead, and there was a pale blue jewel in that opening.

Battle Armor 11 Components + Wings (intro in SL3)

  • (1) Belt-Fauld (include waist armor and battle kilt) [护腰+战裙]:
    • It acts as the core for a battle armor because it is the closest to the abdomen, where Spirit Masters condense their spirit power. Powerful Spirit Masters will guide their spirit power into the belt then disperse it throughout the battle armor, which will give them the best results.
  • (1) Helmet [头箍]:
    • It enhances the soul master's defense from any physical attacks aiming at the head, from spiritual to soul attacks. Its design depends on the spirit and combat style. Some helmets are designed to enhance the wearer's spiritual realm, allowing a Spiritual Domain to reach half-step Divine Origin Realm.
    • A nask is usually added with the helmet.
  • (1) Breastplate, bottom half is Plackart (Chest/Back) [胸铠]:
    • The piece with the core component of the battle armor that allows the complete set to function as a unified power. Its appearance during the production of a 1-word battle armor signifies the set's eventual completion. Depending on the design, this piece can have its core component on the chest or abdomen.
  • (4) Arms:
    • (2) L/R Pauldron (Shoulder) and Rerebrace (Upper arm) [左肩铠+大臂铠] / [右肩铠+大臂铠]:
    • (2) L/R Gauntlet (Hand) and Vambrace (Forearm) [左手甲+小臂铠] / [右手甲+小臂铠]:
  • (4) Legs:
    • (2) L/R Cuisses (Thigh) [左大腿铠] / [右大腿铠]:
    • (2) L/R Greave (Calf) and Boot (Foot) [左小腿铠+战靴] / [右小腿铠+战靴]:
  • Wings [翅膀]:
    • An external component equipped at the 2-word level. Wings allow the master to fly faster and better, or attain aerial movement if the master's martial soul does not possesses that aspect. Its designs is based on the wearer's aesthetics.

Level Classification

(SL3) [ 1 2 3 4 ] or (SL4) [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ]

Battle Armor is divided into 6 levels, 4 levels in the era of Sou Land 3. With each increase in level, another word (character) would be added to the battle armor’s name.

EX Naming: Tang Wulin's 4-word Battle Armor

  1. Dragon
  2. Dragon Moon
  3. Dragon Moon Song
  4. Golden Dragon Moon Song

To attain higher levels of the battle armor, soul masters must enhance their spiritual power and physique to handle the increase demand the battle armor. For advancement in battle armor level, the required blacksmith must have high ability in fuse forging (Harmonizing Refinement) to allow 1 tier higher refined metal/alloy to merge with the battle armor and advance the armor's refinement tier level, also to improve the battle armor's capabilities through the additional metals'/alloys' original characteristics. The wearer's bloodline also impacts the growth of the battle armor because to initially fuse with the battle armor, one's blood from the specific corresponding body part is used to bind the corresponding battle armor piece to the body, leading a high influence on its manifestation.

  1. 一字斗铠 One-word Battle Armor: [ 1 - - - - - ]
    • The best quality of complete battle armor set must be made using thousand refined metals.
      • This level has its sub-grades: white, yellow and purple grade, depending on materials used and completeness of the set. If top sub-grade, black grade is the rarest.
    • Requires 5 soul rings minimum to use the entire armor.
    • It can also be made using spirit refined metal but is very uncommon.
      • SL3 - Shrek Academy Outer Court students must have this level, under the age of 20, and pass a test to enter the Inner Court. They can also ordinarily graduate when they have a one-word battle armor while over the age of 20.
      • SL4 - Second year Outer Court students are required to have a one-word battle armor and pass the final exam to become third-year students. If not, they are expelled from Shrek Academy. This is to promote earlier compatibility with their battle armors for later years.
  2. 二字斗铠 Two-word Battle Armor: [ 1 2 - - - - ]
    • Every piece is made with spirit refined metal.
    • Requires 6 soul rings minimum to use.
    • Wings component and minimal protective shield become available.
    • All battle armor by this stage can merge completely with the user.
      • SL4 - If thousand refined with spirit a metal/alloy to make the 1-word battle armor, fusion is possible at an earlier level.
    • The metal composing a suit of battle armor existed as an extension of one’s body; as such, it was like another part of their martial soul, and all-powerful battle armors shared this trait.[3]
      • SL3 - Shrek Academy Outer Court students under the age of 30 must have a two-word battle armor to try and enter the Inner Court.
      • SL4 - Fifth year Outer Court students commonly have a two-word battle armor. Shrek Academy rules for graduating sixth year Outer Court Students that they must at least have a 2-word battle armor and reach 6-7 soul rings (Titled Douluo combat power) if they want to enter the Inner Court, located in Eternal Sky City.
  1. 三字斗铠 Three-word Battle Armor: [ 1 2 3 - - - ]
    • Every piece is made of soul refined metal, allowing self-repair if not severly damaged.
    • The metals become a crystal like appearance and texture
    • Requires 7 soul rings minimum to use.
    • The battle armor is considered a living being - a companion to the soul master. It is considered as the sublimation of a person, allowing a domain innate to the armor, located as a ring under the feet.
    • At this stage, it is said that the battle armor is akin to a soul master's second life because it is made out of soul-refined metal.
      • SL3 - Most Titled Douluo have Three-word Battle Armour, limited to this stage because of resources and necessary divine craftsman
      • SL4 - All Shrek Inner Court students are at this Battle Armor level
  2. 四字斗铠 Four-word Battle Armor: [ 1 2 3 4 - - ]
    • Every piece was made of heavenly refined metal (forging metals invite tribulation lightning, the standard refinement metals for 4-word must invite 1-7 colors calamity lightning). Top heavenly refinement has 7 colors lightning
    • The metals shine a color sheen depending on the heavenly refined metals used during fuse forging from 3-word to 4-word battle armor
    • Required 9 rings minimum to use
    • Allows domain innate at 3-word to evolve to its own world, using Laws
    • Out-of-void Armor Condensation and the solidification of the domain are the main characteristics.
    • The armor can evolve and use their owner's techniques on its own.
    • The four-word battle armor was obviously the most integral part of any four-word battle armor master. It was like the most important organ in one’s body.
    • When the four-word battle armor had taken form, a soul master would even need to sacrifice 1/3 of the blood flowing in his body to awaken it because it was akin to a form of life.
    • The formation of any set of four-word battle armor is a life and death experience for a battle armor master. If one could break through the calamity then the master could successfully create four-word battle armor, but if failed, the master could possibly die.
      • Tang Wulin's is the only current battle armor at this level, with his level of Harmonizing Heavenly Refinement, to be created as a minimal divine tool 4-word battle armor.
  3. (SL4) 五字斗铠 Five-word Battle Armor [4]: [ 1 2 3 4 5 - ]
    • Requires divine-tier spiritual power, minimum rank to use is Quasi-god Limit Douluo.
    • Most God-level Douluo have a 5-word battle armor
    • Must be made with at least four different types of heavenly refined alloys.
    • This "made" is by nurturing the 4-word with divine spiritual power and soul power, for it is alive, therefore, can "eat" and self-cultivate.
    • At this level, the battle armor can self-regenerate if not completely destroyed while nourished by divine power and spiritual mark
      • A God-rank Douluo with this level can barely (almost fatal) resist a fist from a Super God Douluo
  4. (SL4) 六字斗铠 Six-word Battle Armor [5]: [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ]
    • Requires divine-tier spiritual power and soul power, minimum rank to use is God-rank Douluo.
    • Must be made with at least six different types of heavenly refined alloys.
    • This "made" is by luck, nurturing and feeding the 5-word battle armor.
    • As of SL4 Book 16 Chapter 954, only seven sets were ever made since the upgrade of Planet Douluo Life Core 10,000 years ago.

四字斗铠 Four-word Battle Armor Evolving Trivia:

There are 2 ways to evolve 4WBA based on if it is Ordinary or Divine class:

  1. Ordinary class, there are 2 paths :
    1. Soul master needs massive heavenly refined metals and fuses the metals to the WBA.
      • This way truly consume massive money and resources.
      • Due to restriction from Federation to collect rare metals, soul master with ordinary 4WBA be doom cannot evolve BA to a higher level in a short time.
    2. Soul master must have powerful bloodline and reach Quasi-god Limit Douluo.
      • Every time soul master cultivates, the bloodline will absorb the energy of heaven and earth and give some part to nourish the WBA.
  2. Divine class:
    1. The soul master only needs to cultivate in an abundant life energy area to strengthen the BA energy's quantity. The reason is the Divine class BA has its own intelligence and life essence to self-cultivate.


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