Updated Battle Gear

An example Equipment inventory page

The Equipment section of the player's Inventory (direct link) contains all of the armor and weapons that they have purchased or earned. Each player starts as a limited Warrior, so only Warrior equipment will be available to purchase until the player reaches level 10 and the class system is unlocked.

Each class has its own unique equipment. A player can use the gear that is specific to a different class if they own it, gaining the specific stat boosts that are granted by such equipment. However, the gear of different class will not grant the player a class equip bonus. See Class System for more details.

As detailed below, you can earn equipment in various ways, including from drops, challenges, quests, or the Market.


Equipment iOS

This screenshot from the Habitica iOS app shows the eight equipment slots. You also can view and change equipment from the website.

Most equipment increases a player's stats. The stats that are increased by a given type of equipment are dictated by the class it is meant for.

Since an upgrade in the same type of equipment replaces its predecessor (i.e., a player cannot wear two helmets at the same time), an upgrade only increases the player's attributes incrementally. Sometimes, purchasing a new type of equipment (e.g., a sword instead of a helmet) may be more cost-effective than upgrading an already owned piece.

There are some purely decorative items that confer no benefit, such as the Training Sword, the Absurd Party Hat, and all Mystery Items.

There are eight slots for equipment. The headgear, body armor, weapon, and shield/off-hand slots have both stat and stat-less items. The head accessory, eyewear, body accessory, and back accessory slots are generally for stat-less decorative items (with the exception of the Take This body and back accessories, equipment from the Mystery of the Masterclassers Quest Line, and a few items from the Enchanted Armoire). The Equipment Table page lists all equipment; use the type and quality columns for more details.

Purchasing EquipmentEdit


Different pieces of equipment can be bought from the Market with gold. All new players will see basic gear for their class. If a Grand Gala is happening, players can also see special Seasonal Edition gear at the Seasonal Shop.

Once you have bought equipment, there is no way to sell it. One creative use for unused equipment is making costumes.

Basic GearEdit

The basic gear contains sets of items of increasing quality. The first set available is cheap but gives low stats. When an item in the first set has been bought (for example, a sword), a new item of the same kind from the next set becomes available (for example, a better, but more expensive sword). A player cannot buy a piece of equipment without first buying the weaker item of that kind (for example, a player cannot buy Chain Mail until they have bought the Leather Armor). If a piece of equipment is lost due to death, that equipment must be repurchased before better pieces of equipment of that same kind are available again.

After a player purchases all of the best equipment for their class, they will unlock the Ultimate Gear achievement.

The total cost to purchase the complete sets of basic gear for each class are as follows:

  • Warrior: 1205 Gold
  • Healer: 1205 Gold
  • Mage: 1210 Gold
  • Rogue: 1340 Gold

A player can only buy basic gear belonging to their own class, but equipment previously bought as a different class can still be equipped. Equipment lost due to death that belonged to a different class cannot be repurchased unless you switch back to that class.

Special Gear Edit

Apart from the basic gear for each class, special gear can be available:

When special equipment appears in the Market, it can be purchased immediately, regardless of which base equipment has been bought.

The seasonal equipment from a Grand Gala is class-specific, which means that a player can only buy current seasonal equipment belonging to their own class, and that seasonal equipment will give a class equip bonus when worn by a player of the correct class. Players can change class to purchase seasonal gear for classes other than their usual one. Since players below level 10 are Warriors by default, seasonal items available below level 10 are of the Warrior class. Because of this, players planning to select a non-Warrior class may want to abstain from purchasing special gear before reaching level 10 to save their gold for the special items of their intended class; alternatively, when they reach level 10 they might want to opt out of the class system until they have had time to buy all of the Warrior gear, since it can be useful to any class for boosting certain attributes or for making costumes. Note that seasonal equipment is available for only a limited time and so this should be considered when deciding whether to use gold before you have changed to your preferred class.

If special gear is lost, for example due to death, it can be repurchased even if it is no longer normally available. There is one exception to this - if a player changes classes after dying, special gear for classes other than their current class will no longer be available to be repurchased. If the player later changes classes again, that special gear will once again be available.

Auto-equip Purchases Edit

Auto-equip option
By default any piece of equipment that is purchased will automatically be equipped as Battle Gear. This does not apply to Enchanted Armoire items. On 3 November 2015 an option was added to turn off this behavior, the option is found in the header of the quick-view Equipment bar.

Wearing EquipmentEdit

A player can wear owned equipment from any class and will gain the stats of that gear. However, only gear of their own class will grant a class equip bonus. For more information and details, see Class.

To add or change equipment, click the Inventory tab then click Equipment.


Group By Class or Type menu

By default, your equipment is divided by function:
  • Main-hand item
  • Off-hand item
  • Headgear
  • Armor
  • Head Accessory
  • Eyewear
  • Body Accessory
  • Back Accessory

The default grouping is represented by the "Type" option under the "Group By" menu. You can also group your equipment by class by selecting "Class" under the "Group By" menu. Enchanted Armoire, Mystery, and Special equipment are categorized separately from the four classes.

Equipment Order By Button

Order By menu

The "Sort By" menu organizes your equipment by name or attribute. The "Sort By" options can be combined with the "Group By" options to maximize your search.

Equipment information

Hovering over a piece of equipment will give you its name, a description, and its attribute information. Click on an item to preview what it looks like on your avatar. If you want to equip the item, choose "Equip". If not, click the X in the top right corner to close the dialogue box. To immediately equip gear without a preview, click the white star in the item's upper left corner.

Equipped items are marked with a blue star. There are three ways to unequip an item:

  • In the equipment list, click the item to open the preview window, which will now give an "Unequip" option.
  • In the equipment list, click the blue star, which will immediately unequip the item.
  • In the action drawer, click the piece of equipment you wish to unequip. Note that clicking anywhere on the item, not just on the blue star, will unequip it.

Unequip Battle Gear button

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Remove all Battle Gear pieces at once by clicking the "Unequip Battle Gear" button.


There are a few special cases for equipment:

  • Any time you can equip a shield, you can also equip a Rogue's left-hand weapon.
  • Rogues cannot use other classes' weapons in their shield (left) hand, but they can use other classes' weapons in their weapon (right) hand, and other classes' shields in their left hand.
  • Some weapons are two-handed, such as Mages' staffs, meaning that they count as a weapon and a shield. When you use one, you can't use another weapon or shield at the same time. You do not have to be a Mage to use these two-handed items.


Updated Costume Gear

Select the Costume tab to edit your Costume

Costumes allow Habitica players to showcase their unique styles and modify their appearances without sacrificing the benefits of their best equipment. Costumes, avatar customizations, and choice of pets and mounts can be used to dress up the player's avatar for in-game cosplay.

Players can change their costume by going to the Equipment page under the Inventory tab and opening the Equipment action drawer at the bottom of the page. At the top of the drawer are two tabs: "Equipment" (sometimes called "battle gear") and "Costume". To enable your costume, click the toggle on the right-hand side of the drawer labeled "Use Costume". When the costume is enabled, opening the "Costume" tab will dynamically change the items highlighted in your list of equipment to reflect your chosen costume items.

Wearing and removing costume pieces follows the same process as wearing and removing battle gear.

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You can unequip all the pieces of the costume for your character by clicking the "Unequip Costume" button. You can also unequip pets, mounts, and backgrounds by clicking the "Unequip Pet, Mount, Background" button.

Available EquipmentEdit

The sections below give you full information about all class equipment, grouped by class. You can also see all equipment (class and non-class) in one sortable table.


Warriors wield one-handed swords with their shields. A full set of Warrior gear (excluding Grand Gala gear and Warrior class bonus) gives a player:

  • 18 + 12 = 30 STR (+0.9% critical hit chance, +15% damage to bosses)
  • 11 + 9 = 20 CON (+8% damage reduction)



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Training Sword
1 Confers no benefit. Practice weapon. Starting gear.
20 Increases STR by 3. Common soldier's blade.
30 Increases STR by 6. Double-bitted battle-axe. Requires Sword.
45 Increases STR by 9. Heavy club with brutal spikes. Requires Axe.
Sapphire Blade
65 Increases STR by 12. Sword whose edge bites like the north wind. Requires Morningstar.
Ruby Sword
90 Increases STR by 15. Weapon whose forge-glow never fades. Requires Sapphire Blade.
Golden Sword
120 Increases STR by 18. Bane of creatures of darkness. Requires Ruby Sword.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Leather Armor
30 Increases CON by 3. Jerkin of sturdy boiled hide.
Chain Mail
45 Increases CON by 5. Armor of interlocked metal rings. Requires Leather Armor.
Plate Mail
65 Increases CON by 7. Suit of all-encasing steel, the pride of knights. Requires Chain Mail.
Red Armor
90 Increases CON by 9. Heavy plate glowing with defensive enchantments. Requires Plate Mail.
Golden Armor
120 Increases CON by 11. Looks ceremonial, but no known blade can pierce it. Requires Red Armor.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Leather Helm
15 Increases STR by 2. Cap of sturdy boiled hide.
Chain Coif
25 Increases STR by 4. Hood of interlocked metal rings. Requires Leather Helm.
Plate Helm
40 Increases STR by 6. Thick steel helmet, proof against any blow. Requires Chain Coif.
Red Helm
60 Increases STR by 9. Set with rubies for power, and glows when the wearer is angered. Requires Plate Helm.
Golden Helm
80 Increases STR by 12. Regal crown bound to shining armor. Requires Red Helm.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Wooden Shield
20 Increases CON by 2. Round shield of thick wood.
35 Increases CON by 3. Light and sturdy, quick to bring to the defense. Requires Wooden Shield.
Reinforced Shield
50 Increases CON by 5. Made of wood but bolstered with metal bands. Requires Buckler.
Red Shield
70 Increases CON by 7. Rebukes blows with a burst of flame. Requires Reinforced Shield.
Golden Shield
90 Increases CON by 9. Shining badge of the vanguard. Requires Red Shield.

Name Appearance Original Cost (Gold) Effect Description
Minotaur Platemail
Broad armor special fall2018Warrior
90 Increases CON by 9. Complete with hooves to drum a soothing cadence as you walk your meditative labyrinth. Increases Constitution by 9. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Minotaur Visage
Head special fall2018Warrior
60 Increases STR by 9. This fearsome mask shows you can really take your tasks by the horns! Increases Strength by 9. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Brilliant Shield
Shield special fall2018Warrior
70 Increases CON by 7. Super shiny to dissuade any troublesome Gorgons from playing peek-a-boo around the corners! Increases Constitution by 7. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Whip of Minos
Weapon special fall2018Warrior
90 Increases STR by 15. Not quite long enough to unwind behind you for keeping your bearings in a maze. Well, maybe a very small maze. Increases Strength by 15. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.


Healers wield one-handed rods with their shields. A full set of Healer gear (excluding Grand Gala gear and Healer class bonus) gives a player:

  • 11 + 9 = 20 INT (+50% XP gain, +40 MP, +40% base MP regeneration after 100 MP)
  • 18 + 12 = 30 CON (+12% damage reduction)



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Novice Rod
0 Confers no benefit. For healers in training. Starting gear.
Acolyte Rod
20 Increases INT by 2. Crafted during a healer's initiation. Requires Novice Rod.
Quartz Rod
30 Increases INT by 3. Topped with a gem bearing curative properties. Requires Acolyte Rod.
Amethyst Rod
45 Increases INT by 5. Purifies poison at a touch. Requires Quartz Rod.
Physician Rod
65 Increases INT by 7. As much a badge of office as a healing tool. Requires Amethyst Rod.
Royal Scepter
90 Increases INT by 9. Fit to grace the hand of a monarch, or of one who stands at a monarch's right hand. Requires Physician Rod.
Golden Scepter
120 Increases INT by 11. Soothes the pain of all who look upon it. Requires Royal Scepter.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Acolyte Robe
30 Increases CON by 6. Garment showing humility and purpose.
Medic Robe
45 Increases CON by 9. Worn by those dedicated to tending the wounded in battle. Requires Acolyte Robe.
Defender Mantle
65 Increases CON by 12. Turns the healer's own magics inward to fend off harm. Requires Medic Robe.
Physician Mantle
90 Increases CON by 15. Projects authority and dissipates curses. Requires Defender Mantle.
Royal Mantle
120 Increases CON by 18. Attire of those who have saved the lives of kings. Requires Physician Mantle.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Quartz Circlet
15 Increases INT by 2. Jeweled headpiece, for focus on the task at hand.
Amethyst Circlet
25 Increases INT by 3. A taste of luxury for a humble profession. Requires Quartz Circlet.
Sapphire Circlet
Sapphire circlet
40 Increases INT by 5. Shines to let sufferers know their salvation is at hand. Requires Amethyst Circlet.
Emerald Diadem
60 Increases INT by 7. Emits an aura of life and growth. Requires Sapphire Circlet.
Royal Diadem
80 Increases INT by 9. For king, queen, or miracle-worker. Requires Emerald Diadem.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Medic Buckler
20 Increases CON by 2. Easy to disengage, freeing a hand for bandaging.
Kite Shield
35 Increases CON by 4. Tapered shield with the symbol of healing. Requires Medic Buckler.
Protector Shield
50 Increases CON by 6. Traditional shield of defender knights. Requires Kite Shield.
Savior Shield
70 Increases CON by 9. Stops blows aimed at nearby innocents as well as those aimed at you. Requires Protector Shield.
Royal Shield
90 Increases CON by 12. Bestowed upon those most dedicated to the kingdom's defense. Requires Savior Shield.


Appearance Cost (Gold) Effect Description
Robes of Carnivory
Broad armor special fall2018Healer
90 Increases CON by 15. It's made from plants, but that doesn't mean it's vegetarian. Bad habits are afraid to come within miles of these robes. Increases Constitution by 15. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Ravenous Helm
Head special fall2018Healer
60 Increases INT by 7. This helm is fashioned from a carnivorous plant renowned for its ability to dispatch zombies and other inconveniences. Just watch out that it doesn't chew on your head. Increases Intelligence by 7. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Hungry Shield
Shield special fall2018Healer
70 Increases CON by 9. With its wide-open maw, this shield will absorb all your enemies' blows. Increases Constitution by 9. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Starving Staff
Weapon special fall2018Healer
90 Increases INT by 9. Just keep this staff fed, and it will bestow Blessings. If you forget to feed it, keep your fingers out of reach. Increases Intelligence by 9. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.


Mages wield two-handed staffs. These staffs give equivalent bonuses to those given by the double weapon or weapon/shield combination from other classes. A full set of Mage gear (excluding Grand Gala gear and Mage class bonus) gives a player:

  • 18 + 12 = 30 INT (+75% XP gain, +60 MP, +60% base MP regeneration after 100 MP)
  • 10 + 10 = 20 PER (+40% gold gain, +20% drop chance, +0 drop cap [0.8 rounded down])



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Apprentice Staff
0 Confers no benefit. Practice staff. Starting gear.
Wooden Staff
30 Increases INT by 3.

Increases PER by 1.

Basic implement of carven wood. Requires Apprentice Staff.
Jeweled Staff
50 Increases INT by 6.

Increases PER by 2.

Focuses power through a precious stone. Requires Wooden Staff.
Iron Staff
80 Increases INT by 9.

Increases PER by 3.

Plated in metal to channel heat, cold, and lightning. Requires Jeweled Staff.
Brass Staff
120 Increases INT by 12.

Increases PER by 5.

As powerful as it is heavy. Requires Iron Staff.
Archmage Staff
160 Increases INT by 15.

Increases PER by 7.

Assists in weaving the most complex of spells. Requires Brass Staff.
Golden Staff
Weapon wizard 6
200 Increases INT by 18.

Increases PER by 10.

Fashioned of orichalcum, the alchemic gold, mighty and rare. Requires Archmage Staff.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Magician Robe
30 Increases INT by 2. Hedge mage's outfit.
Wizard Robe
45 Increases INT by 4. Clothes for a wandering wonder-worker. Requires Magician Robe.
Robe of Mysteries
65 Increases INT by 6. Denotes initiation into elite secrets. Requires Wizard Robe.
Archmage Robe
90 Increases INT by 9. Spirits and elementals bow before it. Requires Robe of Mysteries.
Royal Magus Robe
120 Increases INT by 12. Symbol of the power behind the throne. Requires Archmage Robe.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Magician Hat
15 Increases PER by 2. Simple, comfortable, and fashionable.
25 Increases PER by 3. Traditional headgear of the itinerant mage. Requires Magician Hat.
Astrologer Hat
40 Increases PER by 5. Adorned with the rings of Saturn. Requires Cornuthaum.
Archmage Hat
60 Increases PER by 7. Focuses the mind for intensive spellcasting. Requires Astrologer Hat.
Royal Magus Hat
Head wizard 5
80 Increases PER by 10. Shows authority over fortune, weather, and lesser mages. Requires Archmage Hat.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description
Candymancer's Robes
Broad armor special fall2018Mage
90 Increases INT by 9. The fabric of these robes has magic candy woven right in! However, we recommend you not attempt to eat them. Increases Intelligence by 9. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Candymancer's Hat
Head special fall2018Mage
60 Increases PER by 7. This pointy hat is imbued with powerful spells of sweetness. Careful, if it gets wet it may become sticky! Increases Perception by 7. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Staff of Sweetness
Weapon special fall2018Mage
160 Increases INT by 15 and PER by 7. This is no ordinary lollipop! The glowing orb of magic sugar atop this staff has the power to make good habits stick to you. Increases Intelligence by 15 and Perception by 7. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear. Two-handed item.


Rogues wield weapons in both hands, which must be purchased separately; weapons are designed either for the left or right hands and cannot be used in the wrong hand. (In the code, the left hand weapon is considered to use the shield slot, and the weapon graphics are mirror images of each other.) A full set of Rogue gear (excluding Grand Gala gear and Rogue class bonus) gives a player:

  • 10 + 10 = 20 STR (+0.6% critical hit chance, +10% damage to bosses)
  • 18 + 12 = 30 PER (+60% gold gain, +30% drop chance, +1 drop cap [1.2 rounded down])

Name Appearance (Weapon) Appearance (Off-hand) Cost (Gold, per piece) Effect (per piece) Description Notes
Shield rogue 0
0 Confers no benefit. A rogue's most basic weapon. Starting gear.
Short Sword
Shield rogue 1
20 Increases STR by 2. Light, concealable blade.
Shield rogue 2
35 Increases STR by 3. Slashing sword, swift to deliver a killing blow. Requires Short Sword.
Shield rogue 3
50 Increases STR by 4. Distinctive bush knife, both survival tool and weapon. Requires Scimitar.
Shield rogue 4
70 Increases STR by 6. Heavy batons whirled about on a length of chain. Requires Kukri.
Shield rogue 5
90 Increases STR by 8. Sleek and deadly as the ninja themselves. Requires Nunchaku.
Hook Sword
Shield rogue 6
120 Increases STR by 10. Complex weapon adept at ensnaring and disarming opponents. Requires Ninja-to.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Oiled Leather
30 Increases PER by 6. Leather armor treated to reduce noise.
Black Leather
45 Increases PER by 9. Colored with dark dye to blend into shadows. Requires Oiled Leather.
Camouflage Vest
65 Increases PER by 12. Equally discreet in dungeon or wilderness. Requires Black Leather.
Penumbral Armor
90 Increases PER by 15. Wraps the wearer in a veil of twilight. Requires Camouflage Vest.
Umbral Armor
120 Increases PER by 18. Allows stealth in the open in broad daylight. Requires Penumbral Armor.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Leather Hood
15 Increases PER by 2. Basic protective cowl.
Black Leather Hood
25 Increases PER by 4. Useful for both defense and disguise. Requires Leather Hood.
Camouflage Hood
40 Increases PER by 6. Rugged, but doesn't impede hearing. Requires Black Leather Hood.
Penumbral Hood
60 Increases PER by 9. Grants perfect vision in darkness. Requires Camouflage Hood.
Umbral Hood
80 Increases PER by 12. Conceals even thoughts from those who would probe them. Requires Penumbral Hood.


Appearance Cost (Gold) Effect Description
Alter Ego Frock Coat
Broad armor special fall2018Rogue
90 Increases PER by 15. Style for the day. Comfort and protection for the night. Increases Perception by 15. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Alter Ego Face
Head special fall2018Rogue
40 Increases PER by 9. Most of us hide away our inward struggles. This mask shows that we all experience tension between our good and bad impulses. Plus it comes with a sweet hat! Increases Perception by 9. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Vial of Clarity
Weapon special fall2018Rogue
90 Increases STR by 8. When you need to come back to your senses, when you need a little boost to make the right decision, take a deep breath and a sip. It'll be OK! Increases Strength by 8. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.
Vial of Temptation
Shield special fall2018Rogue
90 Increases STR by 8. This bottle represents all the distractions and troubles that keep you from being your best self. Resist! We're cheering for you! Increases Strength by 8. Limited Edition 2018 Autumn Gear.


Gathering all the Basic Gear for one Class gives players the Ultimate Gear achievement; with a separate achievement and badge for each class. Switching classes to make the other Basic Gear obtainable can be done through rebirth or changing classes.
The Healer badge and achievement; purchasing all the Basic Healer Gear requires 1205 Gold.
The Mage badge and achievement; purchasing all the Basic Mage Gear requires 1210 Gold.
The Rogue badge and achievement; purchasing all the Basic Rogue Gear requires 1340 Gold.
The Warrior badge and achievement; purchasing all the Basic Warrior Gear requires 1205 Gold.

Grand Gala EquipmentEdit

You can see all the special gear from the previous Grand Galas in one table for each class. This equipment is available in the Seasonal Shop which opens during each Grand Gala.

Pixel ArtEdit

Most of the equipment items have been created by our own talented artists; however, some of Habitica's earliest equipment was taken with permission from Mozilla BrowserQuest.

In the early days of Habitica, there was some opposition to this "design recycling", but here is our reasoning. First, it is licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0, granting us use, and the guys over at BrowserQuest (who are fantastic people) have given us their blessing. Second, only those in-the-know will recognize it — which is mostly developers and designers who have been keeping abreast of HTML5's progress. Third, it's absolutely superb in design and nostalgia — it does an excellent job of bringing back SNES.