The reactive plates attach to the armor's chestplate and work on a similar principle of a power fist: when the plates are depressed, they push back even harder, meaning that half of incoming melee weapon damage is reflected back to the attacker. Raider, T-45, T-51, T-60 and X-01 power armor can be fitted with reactive plates, and it requires Rank 4 of Armorer to upgrade.
|Power armor model||Components needed||Perk needed||Added weight||Added value|
|Raider power armor||Armorer 4||0.5||106|
|T-45 power armor||Armorer 4||0.5||126|
|T-51 power armor||Armorer 4||0.5||144|
|T-60 power armor||Armorer 4||3.0||200|
|X-01 power armor||Armorer 4||0.5||186|