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Heavy metal armor (Fallout 76)

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Heavy metal armor
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DRBallisticEnergyRadiation
Values
10
90
20
122
30
164
40
200
50
223
10
16
20
23
30
34
40
40
50
46
0
WeightSee belowValueSee below
ClassMetal armor
Sturdy metal armor
Heavy metal armor
ModificationsMaterial
VariantsTrail Warden
 
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Metal armor is a set of armor in Fallout 76.

Background[edit | edit source]

A crude suit of armor crafted into a protective suit by a blacksmith - or a wastelander with a blowtorch. Metal armor is heavy, rugged, and can be readily manufactured from scrap, though requires skill to make an effective suit of armor that isn't a danger to its own wearer.

The suit consists of a protective plate with a prominent gorget, made out of shaped scrap sheet metal with additional protective plates attached via repurposed rebar to provide a degree of motion for the lower body. The plate forms a single-piece shell that extends over the shoulders to the upper back, worn with a thick layer of salvaged fabric for padding and to prevent chafing. A tire is tied to the lower back using leather straps and string, providing softer cover for vulnerable organs and a bit of comfort while sitting or leaning.

The shoulders are protected by a pair of axillary protectors, in the shape of medieval pauldrons with pronounced ridges and rings, and a cloth protector wrapped around the upper arm to avoid injury.

The limbs are covered by rudimentary protectors made out of salvaged sheet metal roughly hammered into its proper shape. Forearm sections are attached to thick cloth padding and held together with leather straps, while the shin guards are worn over trousers with two simple leather straps. The heavy armor reinforces both, with additional plating on the lower legs and crude blades on the forearms.

Four joint protectors for the knees and elbows complete the loadout, with four spikes in a square pattern attached on the elbows for that bit of extra grease in bar fights. The heavy variant also features a large utility belt with multiple pockets and additional, oversized plating on the thighs and knees, with more carry pouches bolted onto them. Finally, the armor boasts a large groin protector - or cod piece in some circles.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Metal armor consists of five different pieces that make up the entire set, one for each limb, and as well as a torso piece. They can be worn over thin clothing with ease, and can be modified with standard armor mods, although only material mods change the armor's appearance. Metal armor is tilted more toward protection against ballistic weapons[1] although it does protect against energy based weaponry.

Although all these metal armor variants are post-War creations intended to be worn with the metal helmet, they are usually found sporadically.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
1 Metal Chest Piece
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
1 Metal Right Arm
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
1 Metal Right Leg

Base stats[edit | edit source]

Type Piece Level Protection Weight Value
Ballistic

Damage

Energy

Damage

Radiation
Regular Chest 10 20 3 0 3.5 25
20 24 5
30 33 7
40 42 9
50 51 11
Limb 10 8 1 0 1.8 15
20 12 2
30 16 3
40 18 4
50 20 5
Sturdy Chest 10 26 4 0
20 32 7
30 43 9
40 55 11
50 67 13
Limb 10 11 2 0
20 16 3
30 21 4
40 24 5
50 26 6
Heavy Chest 10 34 4 0
20 42 7
30 56 10
40 72 12
50 87 14
Limb 10 14 3 0
20 20 4
30 27 6
40 32 7
50 34 8

^ All the above are from non-modified pieces.

Modifications[edit | edit source]

This item has the following modification slots: Material, Misc. All numbers are relative to the base stats.

  • Material mods can't be swapped between arms and legs, even though they cost the same and provide the same bonuses.

Material[edit | edit source]

Type Slot Protection Value Weight Resources Perks Required
Ballistic Energy
Standard Torso
Limbs
Painted Torso +5-15 +1-3 +10% +10% 2 Adhesive

6 Steel

4 Cloth

Limbs +2-10 +1 1 Adhesive

2 Steel

2 Cloth

Enameled Torso +6-20 +1-4 +30% +15% 2 Adhesive

8 Steel

4 Cloth

Limbs +3-13 +1-2 1 Adhesive

3 Steel

2 Cloth

Alloyed Torso +7-25 +1-5 +50% +20% 3 Adhesive

10 Steel

4 Cloth

Limbs +4-15 +1-3 2 Adhesive

4 Steel

2 Cloth

Shadowed Torso +5 +4 +50% +20% 2 Adhesive

6 Rubber

7 Steel

4 Cloth

Limbs +2-10 +1 1 Adhesive

2 Rubber

2 Steel

2 Cloth

Polished Torso +8-30 +2-6 +75% +30% 4 Adhesive

12 Steel

4 Cloth

Limbs +5-20 +1-4 2 Adhesive

5 Steel

2 Cloth

Misc (Limbs)[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Value Weight Resources Perks Required
Lighter Build +2 AP +20% -10% 4 Cork

4 Fiberglass

3 Adhesive

3 Rubber

None
Pocketed +5 carrying capacity +30% +10% 3 Adhesive

4 Leather

4 Cloth

Braced

(Arms only)

+25% damage blocked +20% +25% 6 Bone

5 Adhesive

4 Steel

Brawling

(Arms only)

+10% Unarmed damage +20% +25% 3 Bone

5 Adhesive

4 Lead

2 Screw

Cushioned

(Legs only)

-50% falling damage +30% +15% 7 Cork

5 Adhesive

7 Rubber

6 Cloth

Strengthened -15% limb damage +50% +30% 5 Adhesive

5 Plastic

5 Steel

5 Screw

Deep Pocketed +10 carrying capacity +50% +15% 9 Aluminum

7 Gold

6 Screw

5 Cloth

Lead Lined +10 Radiation resistance +70% +30% 6 Adhesive

8 Lead

4 Screw

Stabilized

(Arms only)

+5% scope stability +30% +25% 7 Aluminum

3 Fiber Optics

6 Adhesive

4 Spring

Muffled

(Legs only)

+10% harder detection for enemies +40% +15% 6 Adhesive

7 Rubber

5 Cloth

Aerodynamic

(Arms only)

-5% power attack AP cost +30% +15% 7 Aluminum

6 Fiberglass

7 Adhesive

5 Spring

Custom Fitted

(Legs only)

-5% sprint AP cost +40% +15% 7 Adhesive

8 Leather

4 Rubber

5 Spring

Ultra-Light Build Greatly reduces weight. Adds 5 AP. +40% -20% 9 Aluminum

6 Cork

8 Fiberglass

5 Rubber

6 Screw

Weighted

(Arms only)

+10% armor penetration for melee and unarmed attacks +60% +40% 10 Aluminum

4 Bone

4 Fiberglass

8 Adhesive

Sleek

(Legs only)

+5% movement speed while sneaking +50% +10% 5 Fiberglass

8 Adhesive

4 Oil

10 Rubber

Miscellaneous (Torso)[edit | edit source]

Type Effect Weight Resources Perks Required
Lighter Build +5 AP +20% -10% 4 Cork

4 Fiberglass

3 Adhesive

3 Rubber

None
Padded -25% damage taken from explosions +30% +15% 3 Ballistic Fiber

3 Adhesive

3 Rubber

Pocketed Improved carrying capacity (+10). +30% +10% 3 Adhesive

4 Leather

4 Cloth

Asbestos Lining +15 Energy resistance and immunity to being set on fire +30% +30% 6 Ballistic Fiber

6 Asbestos

5 Adhesive

3 Rubber

Deep Pocketed Improved carrying capacity (+20). +50% +15% 9 Aluminum

7 Gold

6 Screw

5 Cloth

Lead Lined +15 Radiation resistance +70% +30% 6 Adhesive

8 Lead

4 Screw

Dense -50% damage taken from explosions +60% +30% 6 Ballistic Fiber

3 Fiberglass

7 Adhesive

4 Rubber

Ultra-Light Build + 10 AP +40% -20% 6 Cork

8 Fiberglass

7 Adhesive

5 Rubber

Pneumatic Reduces the magnitude of incoming staggers. +50% +20% 5 Aluminum

7 Ballistic Fiber

8 Adhesive

10 Lead

BioCommMesh Increases duration of chems by 50%. +50% +30% 12 Aluminum

8 Circuitry

8 Adhesive

6 Cloth

Cosmetic[edit | edit source]

All cosmetic skins are available exclusively through the Atomic Shop.

Name Image Description
Slicked Bring the party to the battlefield with this distinctive Slicked Metal Armor paint.
Camouflage No need to hide with this Camouflage Paint for your Metal Armor.
Pink Who said armor has to be drab? Bring a little color to your fights with this Pink Paint for your Metal Armor.
Vault-Tec From your friends at Vault-Tec, an officially branded paint for your sturdy Metal Armor.
Free States You have the right to be well armored with this Free States Metal Armor Paint.

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Sold by Raider, Responder, and Free State vendor bots. Also the Whitespring hunting supplies vendor.

References

  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Metal Armor offers additional protection against ballistic damage."