Purgatory Armor (煉獄の鎧 Rengoku no Yoroi) is one of Erza Scarlet’s most powerful armors.


The Purgatory Armor is a black armor with many spiked features. The chest plate is entirely black except for a small arrow like inward protrusion on both sides near her stomach. The plate is lined with several spikes running from top to bottom. Multiple layered shoulder guards connect to the chest plate and feature several pyramid shaped spikes that protrude outward. Around her neck is a large necklace of spikes, matching the ones found around the chest plate but much larger. A lighter colored metal covers her upper arms before connecting to the black arm guards. The arm guards feature two metal straps and two spiked protrusions near the elbows. At her waist, she wears a multiple layered spike skirt ending in the spikes found in the shoulder guards. Around her waist is a simple banded belt. The tops of her legs remain exposed before her greaves start a little above her knees. Above the knee, the greaves are sectioned off, featuring two spikes per section. At the knee, a diamond like pattern forms with several spikes at the outward facing side. Below the knee, the spikes move to the side of the leg and are placed in even intervals all the way down. When using this armor, Erza's hair spikes outward to match the design of the armor.[1]

In the anime, the armor is radically different. Taking on the appearance of a metallic dress, the armor is a dark slate color with a lighter gray trim. The shoulder guards are a light gray color with a large spike protruding off of it. The arm guards bear a simple weaving pattern with three spikes jutting out, each smaller than the last. The leg greaves start just below her hips with three progressively smaller spikes protruding starting at the knees. Around her neck is a small necklace of black, diamond shaped jewels. A single horn works its way out from underneath her hair atop her head.[2]

Special Features

Erza states this to be one of her strongest armors, telling Ikaruga that no one has seen the armor and lived to tell of it.[1] Despite her claim that the armor is quite strong, its capabilities have never been seen as Ikaruga was able to destroy it nearly instantly and it proved ineffective against Azuma.[3][4]


Purgatory Armor - Mace


  • Spiked Mace: This armor comes equipped with a large black mace that has the same spike-like design as the Purgatory Armor. The mace is larger than Erza herself with six large spikes running down the edge, getting progressively larger as they reach the hook end of the weapon.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 91, Page 11
  2. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 72
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 91, Page 12
  4. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 114
  5. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 38