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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.
Pixel Hero Cape.png Pixel Hero Cape
3
Rare
A hero's cape.
Butterfly Wings.png Butterfly Wings
3
Rare
Finally I can be a fairy!
Crystal Backpack.png Crystal Backpack
3
Rare
A shiny backpack made of crystal. Stylish.
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
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.
Macaw Shirt.png Macaw Shirt
4
Legendary
A no-frills ferozium shirt which emphasizes toughness over flair.
Aphotic Chestguard.png Aphotic Chestguard
4
Legendary
Aphotic armour is worn by only the most revered in Hylotl society.
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.
Wanderer's Chestguard.png Wanderer's Chestguard
4
Legendary
This Cerulium Chestguard is worn most often by the staff wielders of the cosmos.
Infiltrator's Breastplate.png Infiltrator's Breastplate
4
Legendary
This impenetrable armour is mostly solid, flexible only at the neck, arm joints and midriff.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect Breastplate.png Perfect Breastplate
4
Legendary
A perfect breastplate. Almost too perfect.
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Head armor

Name Rarity Description
Infiltrator's Helm.png Infiltrator's Helm
4
Legendary
Few things are as intimidating as the expressionless stare from this ferozium plated helmet.
Usurper's Hood.png Usurper's Hood
4
Legendary
This hood suits the dark demeanour of those who have overthrown regimes single-handedly.
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.
Gambler's Hat.png Gambler's Hat
4
Legendary
Never lose a hand with this Gambler's Hat.
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.
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.
Disphotic Helm.png Disphotic Helm
4
Legendary
Disphot elite guards protect the twilight that marks the entrance to Hylotl territory.
Perfect Helm.png Perfect Helm
4
Legendary
Pure pefection. Almost a shame to place on my head.
Frontliner's Helm.png Frontliner's Helm
4
Legendary
A impervium-plated helmet which is downright terrifying to all that dare oppose you.
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Leg armor

Name Rarity Description
Seeker's Pants.png Seeker's Pants
4
Legendary
These pants count the number of steps you take through sophisticated circuitry.
Sentinel's Shorts.png Sentinel's Shorts
4
Legendary
When the Floran Sentinels march it sounds like a thunderstorm.
Infiltrator's Greaves.png Infiltrator's Greaves
4
Legendary
A set of leg armour with sturdy ferozium greaves that few things can pierce.
Usurper's Pants.png Usurper's Pants
4
Legendary
They may be sleek, but these pants and boots are laced with hardened cerulium.
Frontliner's Greaves.png Frontliner's Greaves
4
Legendary
These impervium boots are made for walking - all over the wearer's enemies, that is.
Wanderer's Pants.png Wanderer's Pants
4
Legendary
Cerulium plated armor made to balance between energy reservation and protection.
Raven's Claws.png Raven's Claws
4
Legendary
The processes used to construct these cerulium leg coverings are lost in a piece of long forgotten lore, nevermore...
Clockwork Pants.png Clockwork Pants
4
Legendary
Clockwork pants, for when the timing's just right.
Shaman's Skirt.png Shaman's Skirt
4
Legendary
The shaman's skirt is deceptively strong and wonderfully flexible.
Macaw Leggings.png Macaw Leggings
4
Legendary
These slim-cut pants are woven from pure ferozium thread for added durability.
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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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