"They say clothing makes the man, so with my wares, you could completely recreate yourself!" - Crow
This is a list of armors that you can find out in the Wastes. They are divided, roughly, into a system of five categories, going in ascending order in accordance to their protective ability and rarity: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5,
and Tier 6
- Tier 1 Consists of the day-to-day clothes that the dwellers of the Wasteland might be seen in.
- Tier 2Slightly improved waster clothing.
- Tier 3 The gear of mercs, scoundrels and Raiders - decent, but flimsy in comparison to the higher Tiers.
- Tier 4 Above average armor.
- Tier 5 High quality combat and wasteland armor.
- Tier 6 The ultra rare holy grail power armor.
All new characters start with tier one. Every tier is (currently)
approx. 5 levels worth. New armors can be purchased or awarded after a well completed mission.
Note that these classifications of armour are simply based on statistics - the particular suit of armour your character owns can be aesthetically customised as you please, as long as it still retains some semblence of their corresponding armours. An example of this would be painting a desert camo pattern on your Combat Armor, while not saying that you're actually wearing a sports bra and sweat pants when you're roaming the Wastes in T-51b. List of ArmorsTier one.
Made from the few raw materials of the Wasteland, these clothes are weak, and poorly made, but light and comfortable.
Dirty Pre-War Clothes:
These relics of times forgotten are often dirty and torn, but still make you look good.
Tattered Leather Jacket:
An old, worn, thuggish black jacket. It appears to be missing a sleeve and... what? You talkin' ta me? I said, you talkin' ta me?!
Wearing this stylish post-war leather coat gives you the overriding urge to go shoot some varmints.
Comes in many different types, like a Vault suit, or a mechanics suit. Overall, they are designed to be easy to work in, and that's what they are.
Light clothing that covers much of your body, and is designed to keep you protected from the harsh desert elements.
Tribal Villager Outfit:
Linen trousers and a linen, cotton or flannel shirt, these are immediately identifiable as rough-wearing Tribal outfits, often because of their extremes of coloration. They will either be totally lacking in color or be retina-burningly colorful.
Crude Post-War Formal Clothes:
Someone's a snazzy bastard, eh? Comes in either a suit or a dress. While it isn't as tough as double-stitched Pre-War stuff, this is available in all the same variations if you can provide the materials and is usually seen as sign of wealth and power - you had to pay someone to make this thing, after all.
Poor Tribal Battle Armour:
Because of the wild, constantly-moving nature of most Tribal fighters, they place greater emphasis on protecting the limbs than the main mass. This low-grade stuff, only protecting the forearms, lower legs, hands and feet.
Tin Can Breastplate
Made from hammered-out and riveted tin cans, this is pretty protective for this level of crap, a welcome trait in something protecting the vital organs of the upper torso. Sadly, it heats up, usually fits badly, and more carelessly-made pieces even have sharp edges that can pose a danger to the wearer.
It may be the rubber soles from a tennis shoe, or more likely a square from a car tire but either way, you now have thick, rubber armour on your forearms, shins and waist.
Packrat's Clothing: Usually as simple as cargo pants and carpenter belt, worn with a shirt of some kind. This is the beginning of your road, traveler, with storage space for plenty of odd and ends.
Nupont Chemical Suit:
Worried about radiation, eh? It's a bit late for that but here. This suit was designed for factory workers and contractors exposed to harmful chemicals. It's not perfect. It doesn't feature gloves, boots or a facemask but there's a hood to protect most of your head. Your face is still open. It protects against light chemicals spills and particles. It doesn't protect against radiation. Features elastic wrist and boot cuffs. It's surprisingly tear resistant, being made for factory workers.Tier two
Reinforced leather jacket:
Not quite leather armor, but more protective then a tattered old leather jacket. It's reinforced with different strips of leather, like belts, and is usually has all the parts there.
Augmented Desert clothing:
The same light, covering clothing adapted for the desert, only with light pieces of armor added to it.
Wasteland adventure outfit:
Higher quality wasteland clothes. Light and durable, these are designed more for protection against elements then they are for combat.
Basic raider armor:
When raiders call it basic, then you KNOW it's basic. Made up of cobbled together hin scraps of leather, rubber, metal, hide, and in the crazier cases, brutal trophies. While generally uncomfortable, it offers basic combat protection.
Rough leather armor:
A very rough leather, homemade set of clothing. It'll protect you from minor damage, and is very reliable, but it's restricts arm and leg movement.
Post-War Evening Wear:
Better made than your average post-war suit or dress, and cleaner than your pre-war equivalents, this outfit is as snappy and fairly hardy. It's typically made of finer materials than it's cruder cousins, many of it's parts are cannibalized from pre-war garments. Again, dress or suit.
Tribal Leader Wear:
Every tribe has a leader, and why not have the clothing to match? Provides better armor and flexibility than the Villager outfit. Some are made for war and some are made for ceremony. Some are robes and some are armor. It just depends on what tribe it comes from.
Improved Rubber Armour:
Seems like you're getting better at forming rubber. You now have elbow and knee pads and a nice band across your stomach to keep the mushy bits inside.
It's the little things that count, really. Extra padding on the knees, triple stitching for durability, rubber portions to avoid shocking yourself to death, you know, the little things.
Moving up, eh? Well that's good but you'll need more storage space. This is achieved by integrating a backpack into a light jacket or vest. A large pouch is sewn on the back, allowing you to carry your valuables freely, without the worries on leaving your pack anywhere or having it stolen. More pockets are sewn on the front.
Gov. Issue Emergency Suit:
Here ya go, better than the last. Issued to civilians as emergency supplies before the Great-War. It's a sturdier design that offers a little bit of everything in protection from the elements. Wearing it, you're more resistant chemicals, biological agents and radiation. The suit actually has integral feet covers but still lack gloves. Always comes with an NBC approved surgical mask. Less tear resistant than the first.Tier three
The hired gun's choice. This armor is comfortable and protective, but there's better gear out there.
Armor designed to be protective enough to get in close, and capture targets. Like most lower level armors, it's a cobbled together mix and match affair.
Decent Leather Armor:
Lightweight and protective, one of the best easily-available armours out there. Just try not to think that it's made out of a Brahmin's ass.
Shabby security armor:
Once the uniform of police, and non combat military. (Think of the bulletproof vests modern police use). It focuses on covering the organ sack that is your torso, so attacks on your limbs are still dangerous. The fact this piece is shabby and torn is no help either.
They come in many shapes and sizes, from American to Chinese, to Soviet. While not actual Combat armor, it's usually more protective then most clothing you'll find in the wastes.
Not as common as leather variants, but this unsung cousin is every bit as useful.
Tribal Healer's Robe:
Mixing form with function, this loose robe has many pockets to hold herbs and medicines. While wearing it, you almost seem to feel at one with nature and can feel the spirits around you. Sometimes you'll find a unique herb or powder left in the pockets. Light but far less protective than a normal tribal's armor.
Designer Formal Wear:
Whether it's a lovingly cared for pre-war dress or suit from the finest designers or perhaps a post-war dress or suit made with incredible care and with fine materials, this outfit is sure to turn some heads.
Hey hey, now you're talking. You're arms and legs are now fully covered by rubber padding, and you have half a car tire protecting one of your shoulders.
Hey, neat! You finally manged to make it out of your jumpsuit phase? Or, well, not. It really depends on who made it, but most mechanics clothing is designed to be easy to work in, and grease resistant among other things. Unlike the standard jumpsuit though, these duds will actually get you recognized as a decent repairman or woman, if your in the culture that made it.
Don't you have enough pockets yet? no? Okay then. You need this apron. It's a thick, canvas affair many pockets of various sizes sewn on to the front. You wear this beneath the carpenter's belt and jacket or vest. Ain't you feeling a little unbalanced with all those full pockets?
Police Issue "NBC" Armour:
Issued to Riot Officers to help keep peace after the bombs fell. Comes with sealed seams, integral boot covers and gloves. It's designed to be light enough to wear clothes or armor over, but sacrifices some chemical resistance for overall better armour. It still protects against radiation and biological agents and is even has some heat resistance. Comes with an unpowered "escape hood".Tier four.
Wasteland Combat Armor
Two hundred years ago, this suit would have been top of the line equipment. Today, however, it's beaten, scratched and appears to be missing the pieces, although some are replaced with whatever was on hand.
Quality security armor
Not designed for direct combat, but useful in it all the same. Once again, mainy as protection for your vital organs.
This armor is made of multiple thick scavenged metal plates. It'll offer up some pretty heavy defense, but your not gonna be doing a lot of running or jumping in it, and it's prone to overheating...
This is the kind of stuff well equipped raiders sport. It's cobbled together just like the more common raider armor, but it covers a lot more of your body, and has some pretty thick strips of leather and metal.
Augmented Leather armor
The same leather armor you know and love just got a little better. As the name implies, this stuff has been augmented with scavenged robot parts and other defensive scraps.
Superior Mercenary outfit
The best mercenaries and slavers wear this type of equipment, and for good reason. It's high quality, combat ready, durable stuff.
Tailored Evening Wear:
You've either got or you haven't got style, and if you're seen wearing this--you certainly have it. You wear this outfit like the swellest of swells.
This is good stuff. You've learned enough about working with Rubber that you even chopped up some of those, huge thick truck tires! Everything on your armour is buffed, replaced and very thick.
You don't just fix relics of the past. With the right tools, and the right materials, you can make them. These garments speak for themselves.
Hoarder's Coat: The quintessential caravaneer clothing. A long duster coat, with pockets lining the inside. It goes over your other clothing and you can freely stuff various things inside with ease. Hell, if it's long enough, you could conceal a short rifle or carbine. Gives you the odd urge to call everyone "Strangah"
Encapsulated Clean-Up Suit: This suit was used by government trained agents to clean up heavily irradiated areas. It's a fully encapsulated suit. It provides immense protection against radiation, chemical and biological agents and even resists fire! Comes with an integral gas mask and is very tear resistant. That doesn't meant it will stand up to a sword strike though. Sometimes found with a Geiger counter.Tier five.
This suit has either seen frequent maintenance over the past two centuries or has been sitting unused in a bunker somewhere. Protective and maneuverable, but slightly cumbersome.
Brotherhood Combat Armor
This suit of modified Combat Armor was produced for usage by the Brotherhood of Steel's Initiates and Knights. Given their inclusive nature, it's hard to come by, but is decidedly better quality than any other Combat Armor variants.
Ultimate leather armor
Not nearly as protective as power armor, but still protective. Easy to move in and durable. Although very rare.
Well made Metal armor
Still thick, often sharp metal plates. This suit is obiviously better made then the standard metal armor, although it's still bulky and a heat magnet.
While it may, on first inspection, appear to be a nice quality piece of metal armor, the truth is far more extraordinary. Strange protuding points are designed to attract and spread energy emmissions equally throughout the entire suit. In lamens terms, it's designed to weaken the strength of every energy projectile coming your way.
Desert master clothing
Out of tier five armor, this is by far the weakest in combat. It excels because of it's high levels of comfort and huge amount of storage space.
Masterwork Formal Wear:
The very best in materials, married to the very best of craftsmanship. There is no chance this wasn't made just for you.
King Of The Road:
This is what everyone wants. A solid, suit of armor made of thick truck tires. It can be plates or a cobbled together mess, but either way, it's somewhat hard to move in and hot, but otherwise, surprisingly protective.
Master Mechanist's Garments:
You know good old Mr Fix-it? Yeah, you're Dr. Fix-it, with a double PHD in fixology. These garments are made for whatever repair or build job you might come across, and often, they come with little mechanical pieces to help you out in your journey. It ain't no pipboy, but PortibleOratoryPlanner or SingleOperatorBicomputer will help you with a variety of things, from counting shots fired to saving schematics for later.
Not much new here. Same clothing with much better balance and weight distribution overall. You can move about as normally as you could in light clothing with enough storage space to supply both sides of a small war.
Hazardous Environment Combat Armor:
Used by the military. Special in that it was designed for active combat use in heavily hazardous areas. Provides protection against a wide spectrum of threats and even fire and heat. It won't stop a rifle bullet but it's almost as protective as thin metal armor. Comes with military grade gasmask and a built in Geiger counter.Tier six. (These are very, very RARE.)
A suit of T-45d Power Armor, with some of the plating and servomotors removed. Less protective and doesn't have the same strength-enhancing qualities, but this is traded off for lighter weight and increased maneuverability. Mainstay of Southern Paladins.
T-45d Power Armor
Like all power armors, an extremely rare commodity. Can take sustained automatic fire for a good amount of time, which is fortunate because you're not exactly dodging bullets in this thing.
T-51b Power Armor
The Holy Grail of Power Armor technology, just looking at this piece of hardware instills mental images of the heroes of wars long past. One of the most protective armors available, and the only way you're getting it is out of some Pre-War military facility or off the carcass of some higher up Brotherhood of Steel Paladin.