Armors

Armor Rules

Armor has the following characteristics: Cost, Weight, Armor Bonus, Equipment Bonus, SR, Max Dex, Shield Recharge DC, and Endurance.

Cost, Weight, and Max Dex act exactly the same way they do normally.

Armor Bonus is added to your Reflex Defense in place of your level.

Equipment Bonus is added to your Fortitude Defense.

SR is the armor’s Shield Rating. Without the Armored Defense talent, shields on armor can only be restored outside of an encounter, requiring a Mechanics or Use Computer check against the armor’s Shield Recharge DC for every 5 SR being restored.

Shield Recharge DC is the DC needed to recharge the armor’s SR. Normally this can only be done outside of combat, but if you have the Armored Defense talent, you may use the armor’s Endurance skill to make a check once per round, as a free action, against the armor’s Shield Recharge DC. If the check equals or exceeds the Shield Recharge DC, the armor automatically restores 5 SR.

Endurance: An armor’s Endurance skill is used for two things; first, it can automatically recharge shields, as noted above. Second, whenever your shields are bypassed by damage or hit with a ‘shield buster’ weapon, you may make an Endurance check using the armor’s skill rating against the total damage. If the check equals or exceeds the damage, the shields react as normal; if the check fails, the shields completely cut out after damage is dealt until you succeed with a Mechanics or Use Computer check outside of combat.

LIGHT

NAME ARMOR FORTITUDE MAX DEX SR SR DC END COST AVAILABILITY
Civilian Armor 3 1 2 5 20 2 3000 Licensed
Standard Armor 4 2 3 10 20 4 4200 Restricted
Military Armor 5 2 3 15 20 6 6000 Military
Specter Armor 5 3 3 20 20 10 12000 Illegal

MEDIUM

NAME ARMOR FORTITUDE MAX DEX SR SR DC END COST AVAILABILITY
Standard Armor 5 2 2 10 20 4 6000 Restricted
Military Armor 7 2 2 15 20 6 9000 Military
Specter Armor 7 3 2 20 20 10 16000 Illegal

HEAVY

NAME ARMOR FORTITUDE MAX DEX SR SR DC END COST AVAILABILITY
Standard Armor 8 3 1 10 20 4 9000 Restricted
Military Armor 9 4 1 15 20 6 15000 Military
Specter Armor 9 5 1 20 20 10 25000 Illegal

The Specter Armors is only considered legal for Specters. The sale of those armors are also illegal outside of the council vendor.

Armors

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