Sturdy combat armor

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For an overview of combat armor in Fallout 4, see Fallout 4 combat armor. For an overview of combat armor variants throughout the Fallout series, see combat armor.
Sturdy combat armor
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DRBallisticEnergyRadiation
Values75750
Weight31.7Value520
ModificationsMaterial
VariantsBlack Ops chestplate
Black Ops right shinguard
Base IDSee below
 
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Sturdy combat armor is an armor set-type item in Fallout 4.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Combat armor

The success of the Army combat armor paved the way for superior models. The most important of these was the general purpose combat armor issued to military units nationwide,[1] with the first Army model relegated to domestic and garrison duties.[2] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[3]

The new combat armor was manufactured in three different variants, for wearing with the standard armed services uniform: Light, medium (sturdy), and heavy. The modular suit of armor was manufactured from alloys that offer balanced protection from conventional firearms and energy weapons[4] and provide load-bearing functionality in combat. A new combat helmet model was designed for all three variants, incorporating ear protection and a pair of attachment points for additional equipment, such as lamps (commonly found on surviving units) and targeting or imaging equipment.[5]

The superior, sturdy combat armor variant was the baseline model. The torso assembly is enhanced with the inclusion of soft body armor from ballistic fiber, overlaid with enlarged hard armor plates providing superior coverage and protection. A groin protector is included by default. Limbs incorporate the axillary and thigh protectors of the lighter model, with the addition of plating on forearms, knees, and lower legs. The entire assembly was intended for units engaged in heavy fighting on the most contested fronts.[6]

The standard combat armor was designed to accept numerous modifications, allowing for it to be tailored for specific purposes. Common material included additional reinforcement, “shadowing” (reducing its profile and signature, with a characteristic black finish), and an optional polymer upgrade that replaced the standard combat armor alloy with advanced combat polymers. Functional upgrades were numerous, tailoring the armor's functionality to the mission profile and included special linings (fire-retardant asbestos, radiation-resistant lead, or the unique BioCommMesh enhancing combat drug duration), lightened construction, upgraded combat webbing, melee modifications, weapon stabilization, and various customizations of the armor profile and silhouette to improve performance in close combat.[7]

After the Great War, some factions developed their own modifications. For example, the Brotherhood of Steel armors incorporate a special coating that provides additional protection from background radiation.[7]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Combat armor consists of five different pieces, one for each limb, and a torso. They can be worn over clothing with ease and can be modified with standard combat armor mods. All in all, it's a highly modifiable suit of armor that offers a balanced level of protection.

All combat armor types are intended to be worn with the combat armor helmet.

Comparison[edit | edit source]

  • Note: Due to the way the data files are structured, there are only six basic FormIDs for use with the console: 0011e2c8 (helmet), 0011d3c3 (chest), 0011d3c7 (left arm), 0011d3c6 (right arm), 0011d3c5 (left leg), and 0011d3c4 (right leg). Using these with the additem command will spawn a random piece in the target's inventory.
  • To allow for more precise spawning, the Base ID column links to leveled item lists that spawn items of that specific class.
Type Piece Protection Weight Value Base ID
Ballistic
Damage
Energy
Damage
Helmet 10 10 4 25 0011e2c8
Light Chest 15 15 8 60 00184bc4
Arm 9 9 2 25 00184bcd (right)
00184bd0 (left)
Leg 8 8 2 25 00184bc7 (right)
00184bca (left)
Complete set 59 59 22 180
Sturdy Chest 25 25 11.7 140 00184bc3
Arm 13 13 4.5 85 00184bcc (right)
00184bcf (left)
Leg 12 12 4.5 105 00184bc6 (right)
00184bc9 (left)
Complete set 75 75 31.7 520
Heavy Chest 35 35 15.5 220 00184bd1
Arm 17 17 7 145 00184bcb (right)
00184bce (left)
Leg 16 16 7 185 00184bc5 (right)
00184bc8 (left)
Complete set 101 101 45.5 880

^ All the above are from non-modified pieces.

Modifications[edit | edit source]

This item has the following modification slots: Material, Misc.

  • Material mods can't be swapped between arms and legs, even though they cost the same and provide the same bonuses.
  • Misc mods that are available to both arms and legs can be swapped.
  • You can find Muffled arms as loot, but this is a bug. If the Muffled mod is removed from the arms, it cannot be re-added. It also likely provides no benefit on the arms.
  • All numbers are relative to the base stats.

Material (Helmet)[edit | edit source]

Name Ballistic
Resistance
Energy
Resistance
Radiation
Resistance
Weight Resources Perks
Required
Base ID
Brotherhood of Steel 0 0 +15 0 None None 0019b80c
Standard 0 0 0 0 None None 0019b80d
Reinforced +1 +1 0 +1 1x Adhesive
2x Cloth
2x Leather
2x Steel
None 0019b80e
Shadowed
Increases stealth in dark areas
+1 +1 0 +1 1x Adhesive
2x Cloth
2x Leather
2x Oil
2x Steel
Armorer 2 0019b80f
Fiberglass +3 +3 0 +1 2x Adhesive
4x Cloth
4x Leather
4x Steel
Armorer 2 0019b810
Polymer +4 +4 0 +2 4x Adhesive
8x Cloth
8x Leather
8x Steel
Armorer 2 0019b811

Material (Torso)[edit | edit source]

Name Ballistic
Resistance
Energy
Resistance
Radiation
Resistance
Weight Resources Perks Required Base ID
Brotherhood of Steel 0 0 +15 +0 None None 00184be3
Standard 0 0 +0 0 None None 0017ae2e
Reinforced +2 +2 +0 +0.7 2x Adhesive
4x Cloth
6x Leather
6x Steel
None 00184be2
Shadowed +2 +2 +0 +0.7 2x Adhesive
4x Cloth
6x Leather
4x Oil
6x Steel
Armorer 2 00184bd7
Fiberglass +5 +5 +0 +1.875 4x Adhesive
8x Cloth
12x Leather
12x Steel
Armorer 2 00184be1
Polymer +7 +7 +0 +2.625 8x Adhesive
16x Cloth
24x Leather
24x Steel
Armorer 2 00184bd4

Material (Limbs)[edit | edit source]

Name Ballistic
Resistance
Energy
Resistance
Weight Resources Perks Required Base ID
Brotherhood of Steel 0 0 +15 None None
Standard 0 0 0 None None
Reinforced +1 +1 +0.5 1x Adhesive
2x Cloth
2x Leather
2x Steel
None
Shadowed +1 +1 +0.5 1x Adhesive
2x Cloth
2x Leather
2x Oil
2x Steel
Armorer 2
Fiberglass +2 +2 +1.25 2x Adhesive
4x Cloth
4x Leather
4x Steel
Armorer 2
Polymer +3 +3 +1.75 4x Adhesive
8x Cloth
8x Leather
8x Steel
Armorer 2

Misc (Torso)[edit | edit source]

Weight modifiers apply to the base weight of the item modified by the material
Type Effect Weight Resources Perks Required
Padded -25% damage from explosions +50% 3x Adhesive
3x Ballistic Fiber
3x Rubber
None
Dense -50% damage from explosions +50% 7x Adhesive
6x Ballistic Fiber
3x Fiberglass
4x Rubber
Armorer 3
Asbestos Lining Improved Energy resistance (+15) and immunity to being set on fire. +50% 5x Adhesive
6x Asbestos
6x Ballistic Fiber
3x Rubber
Armorer 1
Pocketed Improved carrying capacity (+10). +10% 3x Adhesive
4x Cloth
4x Leather
None
Deep Pocketed Improved carrying capacity (+20). +10% 6x Adhesive
5x Cloth
6x Leather
Armorer 2
Pneumatic Reduces the magnitude of incoming staggers. +30% 8x Adhesive
5x Aluminum
7x Ballistic Fiber
10x Lead
Armorer 4
Lighter Build +2 AP. -40% 3x Adhesive
4x Cork
5x Fiberglass
3x Rubber
None
Ultra-Light Build +10 AP. -80% 7x Adhesive
6x Cork
8x Fiberglass
5x Rubber
Armorer 3
BioCommMesh Increases duration of chems by 50%. +30% 8x Adhesive
12x Aluminum
8x Circuitry
6x Cloth
Armorer 4
Science! 2
Lead Lined Improved Radiation resistance (+15). +50% 6x Adhesive
8x Lead
4x Screw
Armorer 2
Science! 1

Misc (Limbs)[edit | edit source]

Type Effect Weight Resources Perks Required
Lighter Build +2 AP -40% 3x Adhesive
4x Cork
4x Fiberglass
3x Rubber
None
Ultra-Light Build +5 AP -80% 7x Adhesive
6x Cork
8x Fiberglass
5x Rubber
Armorer 3
Pocketed +5 carrying capacity +10% 3x Adhesive
4x Cloth
4x Leather
None
Deep Pocketed +10 carrying capacity +10% 6x Adhesive
5x Cloth
6x Leather
Armorer 2
Muffled
(Legs only)
Reduces detection from moving. No change 6x Adhesive
5x Cloth
7x Rubber
Armorer 2
Strengthened Reduces limb damage. +20% 5x Adhesive
5x Plastic
5x Screw
5x Steel
Armorer 1
Lead Lined Improved Radiation resistance (+10). +50% 6x Adhesive
8x Lead
4x Screw
Armorer 2
Science! 1
Braced
(Arms only)
+25% damage blocked +25% 5x Adhesive
6x Bone
4x Steel
Armorer 1
Brawling
(Arms only)
+10% Unarmed damage +25% 5x Adhesive
3x Bone
4x Lead
2x Screw
Armorer 1
Weighted
(Arms only)
+10% armor penetration for melee and unarmed attacks +40% 8x Adhesive
10x Aluminum
4x Bone
4x Fiberglass
Armorer 4
Aerodynamic
(Arms only)
-5% power attack AP cost +10% 7x Adhesive
7x Aluminum
6x Fiberglass
5x Spring
Armorer 3
Stabilized
(Arms only)
Scoped aiming is more steady. +25% 6x Adhesive
7x Aluminum
3x Fiber Optics
4x Spring
Armorer 2
Cushioned
(Legs only)
-50% falling damage +10% 5x Adhesive
6x Cloth
7x Cork
7x Rubber
Armorer 1
Custom-Fitted
(Legs only)
-5% sprinting AP cost +10% 7x Adhesive
8x Leather
4x Rubber
5x Spring
Armorer 3
Sleek
(Legs only)
+5% movement speed while sneaking +10% 8x Adhesive
5x Fiberglass
4x Oil
10x Rubber
Armorer 4

Crafting[edit | edit source]

With the Contraptions Workshop add-on, all three levels of protection can be manufactured using a armor forge.

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Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Worn by high level Gunners (Commanders will usually have a couple of pieces)

References

  1. Frontline troops in Alaska wear this type of combat armor. As seen in the Fallout 4 intro.
  2. The Army helmet is presented in the game as an older type of helmet, issued to uniformed troops who do not use the standard set of combat armor: Clearly visible in the tutorial segment and later on countless dead bodies throughout the Commonwealth.
  3. Riot gear variants available in Lonesome Road.
  4. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Combat Armor offers balanced protection against both energy and ballistic damage."
  5. Concept art for the helmet shows the heavy model as having a special targeting unit attached, with an ocular over the right eye.
  6. Sturdy combat armor in Fallout Shelter: "Worn by the toughest ground pounders in the toughest battles."
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fallout 4 armor upgrades.