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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.
Rum Barrel.png Rum Barrel
3
Rare
Hopely not a gunpowder barrel, probably check before putting it on.
Rainbow Cape.png Rainbow Cape
3
Rare
This cape is fabulous. It sparkles beautifully.
Hazmat Airtank.png Hazmat Airtank
3
Rare
A hazmat airtank.
Fairy Wings.png Fairy Wings
3
Rare
Back Flaps. Not sure what they are for, but it feels pretty.
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Chest armor

Name Rarity Description
Doom Lord's Breastplate.png Doom Lord's Breastplate
4
Legendary
The doom lord's breastplate is forged of heavy impervium lined with gold. They're said to contain the brains of the first glitch.
Universalist's Techjacket.png Universalist's Techjacket
4
Legendary
This jacket is usually worn by those privy to some of the Universe's best kept secrets.
Macaw Shirt.png Macaw Shirt
4
Legendary
A no-frills ferozium shirt which emphasizes toughness over flair.
Synthesizer's Chestguard.png Synthesizer's Chestguard
4
Legendary
The Synthesizer's Chestguard channels so much power from the sun it can get hot to the touch.
Wanderer's Chestguard.png Wanderer's Chestguard
4
Legendary
This Cerulium Chestguard is worn most often by the staff wielders of the cosmos.
Disphotic Breastplate.png Disphotic Breastplate
4
Legendary
The disphot elite have protected the hylotl for millenia.
Perfect Breastplate.png Perfect Breastplate
4
Legendary
A perfect breastplate. Almost too perfect.
Gambler's Vest.png Gambler's Vest
4
Legendary
Get lucky with this Gambler's Vest.
Aphotic Chestguard.png Aphotic Chestguard
4
Legendary
Aphotic armour is worn by only the most revered in Hylotl society.
Frontliner's Breastplate.png Frontliner's Breastplate
4
Legendary
The giant pauldrons on this impervium armour show that the wearer means business.
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Head armor

Name Rarity Description
Aphotic Fin.png Aphotic Fin
4
Legendary
The aphotic emperors that don this armour are said to have seen unimaginable things in the dark of the deepest oceans.
Legionnaire's Helm.png Legionnaire's Helm
4
Legendary
The legionnaires are the forward thinking elite knights of the empire. Their helms reflect the fashions of the future.
Wanderer's Helm.png Wanderer's Helm
4
Legendary
This Cerulium helm was built when humans made contact with a particularly odd looking race. The fashion stuck.
Shaman's Mask.png Shaman's Mask
4
Legendary
The floran shaman is said to channel the words of the sun.
Perfect Helm.png Perfect Helm
4
Legendary
Pure pefection. Almost a shame to place on my head.
Toucan Helm.png Toucan Helm
4
Legendary
A comfortable (yet protective) impervium helm.
Raven's Beak.png Raven's Beak
4
Legendary
Forged from pure cerulium, this beautiful work of wearable art crackles with energy.
Doom Lord's Helm.png Doom Lord's Helm
4
Legendary
The doom lords are known to most glitch as a fairytale, but this helm is very real.
Macaw Headdress.png Macaw Headdress
4
Legendary
Gaudy yet hard as nails, this ferozium headwear defends against all manner of dangers.
Synthesizer's Helm.png Synthesizer's Helm
4
Legendary
The armour of the synthesizer is coated with pure impervium.
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Leg armor

Name Rarity Description
Macaw Leggings.png Macaw Leggings
4
Legendary
These slim-cut pants are woven from pure ferozium thread for added durability.
Wanderer's Pants.png Wanderer's Pants
4
Legendary
Cerulium plated armor made to balance between energy reservation and protection.
Clockwork Pants.png Clockwork Pants
4
Legendary
Clockwork pants, for when the timing's just right.
Aphotic Pants.png Aphotic Pants
4
Legendary
The only thing more important than the power provided by this cerulium Aphotic armour is the wisdom of its wearer.
Frontliner's Greaves.png Frontliner's Greaves
4
Legendary
These impervium boots are made for walking - all over the wearer's enemies, that is.
Wrangler's Pants.png Wrangler's Pants
4
Legendary
Wrangler's Pants.
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.
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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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