Gold Armor is one of the more sought after items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The Gold Armor in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a pretty useful item as well. The first thing you need to do to get this item is to get ahold of the Gold Armor DIY Recipe. The Gold Armor DIY Recipe can be obtained as either a gift from a villager on your own island, or as a drop from the random message bottles.
When you do finally grab the recipe, you will want eight Gold Nuggets to craft the thing. These gold nuggets are extremely rare drops from mining nodes. And since you’re going to be spending a lot of time trying to get the RIY Recipe, you will also need to spend some time getting the Gold Nuggets. The odds of getting a gold nugget increase when you use a higher-end tool, so toss away that Flimsy Shovel.
Getting the Gold Armor DIY Recipe is just like the luck-based spawns of the other DIY Recipes. The two randomized methods for getting the Gold Armor in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is either through popping Balloons, or with finding Message Bottles on your island. This will take a ton of luck though. So it’s best to focus on doing other things while hunting for DIY Recipes. You could use this time while shooting down balloons to grind the 300 balloons you need to unlock the Golden Slingshot, along with the other Golden Tools in the game.
Visiting your villagers in their houses is another source of potential recipes. If you’ve spent the time to build a good rapport with them, they will often be found crafting some random recipe. You should visit a new villager every day and learn a new DIY Recipe by talking to them.
Of course, you can find more resource rocks on resource islands, which will speed up the process if you’re lucky enough to hit on an island with the right resource nodes.
Once you’ve got 8 nuggets, head to the crafting station and make your Gold Armor.
The armor itself is a really great decorative item, so use it show off to your friends when you invite them to your island, Also, it sells for a rather handsome sum of 80,000 Bells to Nook.