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The Nora Protector is an outfit in Horizon Zero Dawn.


"A Nora brave's armor, reinforced for the front of the War Party. The metal-casing breastplate protects against melee attacks."
―Inventory description

The Nora Protector outfit is produced by the Nora tribe, and boosts the wearer's resistance to Melee damage.

This outfit can be obtained in Light, Medium, or Heavy varieties, with an increasing number of mod slots and potency of effects.

In New Game+, the Heavy variant of this outfit is no longer sold by merchants, and is replaced by an Adept version with an additional modification slot.


This outfit offers increased resistance to Melee damage from both machines and humans. It is best used when fighting enemies with strong close-quarters attacks and those who tend to swarm in large groups.

Outfit Stats

Rarity Effects Mod slots
Nora Protector Light Uncommon 10 Resist Melee 1
Nora Protector Medium Rare 20 Resist Melee 1
Nora Protector Heavy Very rare 30 Resist Melee 2
Nora Protector AdeptNG+ Very rare 50 Resist Melee 3

Acquisition Details

The Light variant of this outfit can be purchased from merchants of all tiers, including the early merchants Teb and Karst. More powerful builds are available from merchants that are Tier 2 and above.

Sources Regular Cost Ultra Hard Cost Sell Value
Light Merchant-Icon.pngGeneral Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 65
5 Sparker
MetalShardsTransparent.png 325
10 Sparker
MetalShardsTransparent.png 25
Medium Merchant-Icon.pngTier 2-4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 190
1 Grazer Lens
MetalShardsTransparent.png 950
2 Grazer Lens
MetalShardsTransparent.png 50
Heavy Merchant-Icon.pngTier 2-4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 1,000
1 Shell-Walker Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 5,000
2 Shell-Walker Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 100
AdeptNG+ Merchant-Icon.pngTier 2-4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 2,000
1 Shell-Walker Heart
1 Grazer Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 10,000
2 Shell-Walker Heart
2 Grazer Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 100


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Nora Nora Brave - Nora LegacyHFW - Nora Lookout - Nora Protector - Nora Silent Hunter - Nora Survivor
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