What are Iron Man's most durable suits? Their abilities?

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#1 Posted by GoldKing (1207 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not much of an Iron Man expert. I was just wondering, for those of you who are, what are Iron Man's most durable suits? I know Hulkbuster is a mighty brute. But I also hear the Thorbuster is a powerhouse too. But then there's the SKIN, which I hear is close to Adamantium in terms of durability. If so, how did he make it like that without Adamantium?

If you could put his most durable suits in order from one to five, or one to ten, what ranks as his toughest suit, second, third, and so on?

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#2 Posted by mikex20 (3146 posts) - - Show Bio

His adamantium suit was durable.

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#3 Posted by Noone301994 (22169 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say his Thorbuster suit was probably the most durable mainly because it was brushing off hits from a Skyfather (King Thor). His second most durable would probably be his Iron Destroyer armor from Fear Itself. The material in it was magically enchanted Uru metal (same stuff Mjolnir is made out of). Third would probably be Bleeding-Edge because it took hits from Thor and an amped Grey Gargoyle (amped by the Serpent and he was amped to Thor levels of strength, power, durability, etc.) and Ulik (amped by the High Evolutionary). Hulk-buster (from World War Hulk) was probably the fourth since it tanked plenty of hits from an enraged Hulk. Then I'd say Extremis is next since it tanked two really hard hits from Odin Force Thor, Sentry, and Hulk. He also tanked a nuclear explosion in this suit.

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#5 Posted by amazingfantasy (2497 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say his Thorbuster suit was probably the most durable mainly because it was brushing off hits from a Skyfather (King Thor). His second most durable would probably be his Iron Destroyer armor from Fear Itself. The material in it was magically enchanted Uru metal (same stuff Mjolnir is made out of). Third would probably be Bleeding-Edge because it took hits from Thor and an amped Grey Gargoyle (amped by the Serpent and he was amped to Thor levels of strength, power, durability, etc.) and Ulik (amped by the High Evolutionary). Hulk-buster (from World War Hulk) was probably the fourth since it tanked plenty of hits from an enraged Hulk. Then I'd say Extremis is next since it tanked two really hard hits from Odin Force Thor, Sentry, and Hulk. He also tanked a nuclear explosion in this suit.

Sounds about right!

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#8 Posted by Adriusus (3235 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say his Thorbuster suit was probably the most durable mainly because it was brushing off hits from a Skyfather (King Thor). His second most durable would probably be his Iron Destroyer armor from Fear Itself. The material in it was magically enchanted Uru metal (same stuff Mjolnir is made out of). Third would probably be Bleeding-Edge because it took hits from Thor and an amped Grey Gargoyle (amped by the Serpent and he was amped to Thor levels of strength, power, durability, etc.) and Ulik (amped by the High Evolutionary). Hulk-buster (from World War Hulk) was probably the fourth since it tanked plenty of hits from an enraged Hulk. Then I'd say Extremis is next since it tanked two really hard hits from Odin Force Thor, Sentry, and Hulk. He also tanked a nuclear explosion in this suit.

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#9 Posted by whoisthebest (2249 posts) - - Show Bio

@goldking: Just wanted to point out both Thorbuster and Iron destroyer suit were not really Ironman's own suits, as they were based on handouts (Ironman was given the gem for thorbuster and was given the iron destroyer's abilities when he prayed to Odin). Iron destroyer was also taken away from him when he was done with it.. Odin took it back basically.

If you want to include those suits, the order would go Iron Destroyer, hulkbuster, and then last three could be a mix. Thorbuster absorbed some of Thor's energy attacks but fell apart very quickly from physical hand to hand attacks.. someone like Hulk would take the suit apart very easily.

Also if you want to include suits that were just given to him the Godkiller armor would be at the top of the list..

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#12 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

That armor he made in an What If comic

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#13 Posted by whoisthebest (2249 posts) - - Show Bio

@goldking: Less durable than iron destroyer/godkiller/thorbuster, as far as durability, it would be slightly worse than the hulkbuster. the SKIN armor is close to adamantium but flexible, he probably used carbonadium (material said to be close to adamantium in durability while being much more flexible) for that. The thing is, it doesn't mean very much saying it's "close to adamantium" since most of Ironman's suits are close to secondary adamantium anyway.

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#14 Posted by g2_ (12003 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's the Iron Destroyer.

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