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.
Paper Wings.png Paper Wings
3
Rare
Remarkably crafted wings made from paper and wood. They don't seem to actually fly though...
Crystal Backpack.png Crystal Backpack
3
Rare
A shiny backpack made of crystal. Stylish.
Medic Backpack.png Medic Backpack
3
Rare
A medic's backpack.
Butterfly Wings.png Butterfly Wings
3
Rare
Finally I can be a fairy!
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Chest armor

Name Rarity Description
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.
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.
Usurper's Coat.png Usurper's Coat
4
Legendary
A cerulium laced jacket that offers far more protection than the average observer might suspect.
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.
Euphotic Chestguard.png Euphotic Chestguard
4
Legendary
The ferozium in this chestguard protects the euphos from surface dwellers.
Raven's Breast.png Raven's Breast
4
Legendary
A coat of Avian armour manufactured from cerulium. Magnificent.
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.
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Head armor

Name Rarity Description
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.
Gambler's Hat.png Gambler's Hat
4
Legendary
Never lose a hand with this Gambler's Hat.
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.
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Leg armor

Name Rarity Description
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.
Toucan Loincloth.png Toucan Loincloth
4
Legendary
An impervium loincloth designed to allow movement while still protecting the legs.
Usurper's Pants.png Usurper's Pants
4
Legendary
They may be sleek, but these pants and boots are laced with hardened cerulium.
Universalist's Techpants.png Universalist's Techpants
4
Legendary
Impervium pants will tread a thousand alien worlds in their lifetime.
Euphotic Pants.png Euphotic Pants
4
Legendary
Euphos pants are the first thing many young hylotl see as they're led down into the depths.
Synthesizer's Pants.png Synthesizer's Pants
4
Legendary
A kick from an armored synthesizer can shatter bone.
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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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