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.
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.
Pixel Hero Cape.png Pixel Hero Cape
3
Rare
A hero's cape.
Oxygen Tank.png Oxygen Tank
3
Rare
An oxygen tank. Never drown again.
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Chest armor

Name Rarity Description
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.
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.
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Head armor

Name Rarity Description
Raven's Beak.png Raven's Beak
4
Legendary
Forged from pure cerulium, this beautiful work of wearable art crackles with energy.
Macaw Headdress.png Macaw Headdress
4
Legendary
Gaudy yet hard as nails, this ferozium headwear defends against all manner of dangers.
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.
Synthesizer's Helm.png Synthesizer's Helm
4
Legendary
The armour of the synthesizer is coated with pure impervium.
Frontliner's Helm.png Frontliner's Helm
4
Legendary
A impervium-plated helmet which is downright terrifying to all that dare oppose you.
Wrangler's Hat.png Wrangler's Hat
4
Legendary
Wrangler's Hat.
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.
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Leg armor

Name Rarity Description
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.
Sentinel's Shorts.png Sentinel's Shorts
4
Legendary
When the Floran Sentinels march it sounds like a thunderstorm.
Doom Lord's Greaves.png Doom Lord's Greaves
4
Legendary
The doom lord's boots rattle a planet with each step.
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.
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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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