|“||A plate of fiery fury. Collect orbs to fuel your rage!||”|
The Armor of Chaos is a special Armor, exclusive to the Sony versions. To obtain it, the Grave Digger's Shovel, rewarded upon the defeat of Kratos, must be given to the Armorer. This Armor is white with red decorations, making it resemble Kratos' own pallor.
When the Armor of Chaos is equipped, Shovel Knight regular Dig Slashes become a multi-hit combo with a fiery extended reach, reminiscent of Kratos' own attacks, but is unable to use the Shovel Blade upgrades purchased from the Shovel Smith. The Armor also changes the proprieties of the Shovel Drop, making it more like Black Knight's sudden immediate drop, and able to dig dig piles in one single motion.
Also, upon defeating an enemy or landing a successful hit on a boss, there is a chance that a red orb will appear. When the red orb is collected, Shovel Knight will glow red for a limited time. While in this state, Shovel Knight next attack will shoot a small, armor-piercing wave of fire across the screen, doing one hit of damage to any enemies it comes into contact with. For the red orb to appear the enemy must have been damaged at least once by Shovel Knight as, if the enemy is defeated without any direct intervention from him (for example falling down a pit on it's own accord) no orb will appear. Even this red orb is a reference to Kratos abilities, as the Ghost of Sparta also has to collect ( although in much larger quantities ) red orbs to upgrade his attacks.
- In New Game Plus, Kratos will still reward the Grave Digger's Shovel upon defeat, but if the Armor of Chaos has already been obtained, neither the Armorer nor the Shovel Smith will acknowlege its presence in the inventory.
- The Armor of Chaos/Toad Gear share similarities with the Pandemonium Cloak and the Donovan Set, as each of these garments cannot simply be purchased, but instead are rewarded after completing a side task, such as collecting every single one of a specific collectible (Cipher Coins or Red Skulls) or find a secret item (Curious Map) and defeating a boss.