Armor

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Armor

Armor is protective clothing that can be worn by the player as well as some types of enemies. In addition to a defensive bonus, many sets of armor provide additional benefits including bonuses to defense, energy, and temperature protection. Defense lowers damage taken from attacks, energy is expended when using certain tech and also used as "ammo" for certain ranged weapons, and the temperature protection decreases the effect of cold.

Armor comes in sets of three: Head, chest, and legs, although each of these can be worn separately. Once armor is acquired or crafted, it can be equipped by dragging it into the armor slot in the inventory screen.

Armor is found in several ways: crafting, in the environment during exploration, in chests or by killing monsters and bosses.

While weapons are procedurally generated, armor is not.

Armor sets

Racial differences

Each race will have unique armor sets that will have different abilities:

  • Avian: Allows you to glide
  • Apex: Allows you to jump higher, maybe run faster
  • Floran: Allows you to convert sunlight into extra energy
  • Human: Allows you to carry more items "possibly" - might change as it's "a bit dull.. though very useful" -Tiy
  • Hylotl: Allows you to breathe longer underwater and swim faster
  • Glitch: Allows you to mine faster

Players will "probably" have to be wearing a complete set to gain these abilities. The armor gives these abilities, not the race itself. As the player progresses through the game, they will be able to craft other races' armors and gain their abilities, but at the start players may only craft their own race's armor.[1]

Armor by slot

Each of the armor slots also has a vanity slot. This will change your appearance, but not give you any of the bonuses.

Back armor

Name Rarity Description
Jeff.png Jeff
4
Legendary
It is Jeff.
Flowery Vines.png Flowery Vines
3
Rare
If only I could control these vines like extra arms.
Magic Scroll.png Magic Scroll
3
Rare
The secrets on this scroll are only for a wizard's eye!
Parachute.png Parachute
3
Rare
A parachute. No more freefalling!
Spacesuit Backpack.png Spacesuit Backpack
3
Rare
A spacesuit backpack that is meant to help you breathe and stuff. It doesn't.
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Chest armor

Name Rarity Description
Templar's Breastplate.png Templar's Breastplate
4
Legendary
the templar's breastplate is forged of cerulium, an additional templar brain warns of incoming blows.
Sentinel's Breastplate.png Sentinel's Breastplate
4
Legendary
As part of the florans organised offensive force, no expense is spared infusing a sentinel's armour with ferozium.
Infiltrator's Breastplate.png Infiltrator's Breastplate
4
Legendary
This impenetrable armour is mostly solid, flexible only at the neck, arm joints and midriff.
Wrangler's Plate.png Wrangler's Plate
4
Legendary
Wrangler's Chestplate.
Legionnaire's Breastplate.png Legionnaire's Breastplate
4
Legendary
The Legionnaire's Breastplate is forged of ferozium; it's said to hold not only glitch brains, but souls.
Clockwork Chest.png Clockwork Chest
4
Legendary
A clockwork chestpiece you can count on.
Shaman's Chestguard.png Shaman's Chestguard
4
Legendary
The Shaman's Chestguard is built from a net of cerulium, as strong as any breastplate.
Usurper's Coat.png Usurper's Coat
4
Legendary
A cerulium laced jacket that offers far more protection than the average observer might suspect.
Toucan Breastplate.png Toucan Breastplate
4
Legendary
This impervium chestplate's shoulders are at the perfect height for whacking Avians in the face as you walk by.
Seeker's Chestguard.png Seeker's Chestguard
4
Legendary
The circuitry within this armor regulates breath rate and helps the wearer keep a steady aim.
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Head armor

Name Rarity Description
Clockwork Hat.png Clockwork Hat
4
Legendary
A clockwork hat. Tick tock.
Universalist's Helm.png Universalist's Helm
4
Legendary
This impervium helm contains a voice box changer. Side effects may include picking up any heavy breathing.
Wanderer's Helmet.png Wanderer's Helmet
4
Legendary
This Cerulium helmet, among other things, filters out the seering light from fully charged staves.
Euphotic Helm.png Euphotic Helm
4
Legendary
The euphos are charged with tending to hyltol spawn close to the surface.
Infiltrator's Helm.png Infiltrator's Helm
4
Legendary
Few things are as intimidating as the expressionless stare from this ferozium plated helmet.
Seeker's Helmet.png Seeker's Helmet
4
Legendary
The visor on this tough helmet is designed to sharpen the wearer's sight.
Disphotic Helm.png Disphotic Helm
4
Legendary
Disphot elite guards protect the twilight that marks the entrance to Hylotl territory.
Templar's Helm.png Templar's Helm
4
Legendary
The Templar's Helm is capable of housing the brains of fallen templars, so they may live on.
Usurper's Hood.png Usurper's Hood
4
Legendary
This hood suits the dark demeanour of those who have overthrown regimes single-handedly.
Sentinel's Helm.png Sentinel's Helm
4
Legendary
The floran sentinel's helm is made from solid ferozium and foes with particularly hard skin.
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Leg armor

Name Rarity Description
Doom Lord's Greaves.png Doom Lord's Greaves
4
Legendary
The doom lord's boots rattle a planet with each step.
Sentinel's Shorts.png Sentinel's Shorts
4
Legendary
When the Floran Sentinels march it sounds like a thunderstorm.
Templar's Greaves.png Templar's Greaves
4
Legendary
The templars are a mysterious order some say secretly run glitch society.
Infiltrator's Greaves.png Infiltrator's Greaves
4
Legendary
A set of leg armour with sturdy ferozium greaves that few things can pierce.
Perfect Pants.png Perfect Pants
4
Legendary
These are unsettlingly perfect pants.
Shaman's Skirt.png Shaman's Skirt
4
Legendary
The shaman's skirt is deceptively strong and wonderfully flexible.
Disphotic Greaves.png Disphotic Greaves
4
Legendary
Disphot greaves are infused with polished impervium.
Gambler's Pants.png Gambler's Pants
4
Legendary
Gambler's Pants. Spare cards not included.
Legionnaire's Greaves.png Legionnaire's Greaves
4
Legendary
Legionnaires insist people call their loincloth a toga.
Usurper's Pants.png Usurper's Pants
4
Legendary
They may be sleek, but these pants and boots are laced with hardened cerulium.
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Bugs & Anomalies

Bug.png
Bug : Energy attacks may bypass armor.
Anomaly.png
Anomaly: Removing armor then putting it back on resets HP to 100

Gallery

References

  1. http://community.playstarbound.com/index.php?threads/racial-armor-information-irc.12379/
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