Sturdy combat armor (Fallout 76)

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For an overview of combat armor in Fallout 76, see Fallout 76 combat armor. For an overview of combat armor variants throughout the Fallout series, see combat armor.
Sturdy combat armor
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Levels
20, 30, 40, 50
DRBallisticEnergyRadiation
Values
Level 20
53
Level 30
77
Level 40
92
Level 50
107
Level 20
53
Level 30
77
Level 40
92
Level 50
107
0
ClassCombat armor
Sturdy combat armor
Heavy combat armor
ModificationsMaterial
Miscellaneous
Editor IDArmor_Combat + suffixes
 
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Combat armor is a set of armor in Fallout 76.

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]

Type Piece Level Protection Weight Value
Ballistic

Damage

Energy

Damage

Radiation
Regular Chest 20 16 0 7 60
30 25
40 30
50 36
Arm 20 6 0 2.75 60
30 8
40 10
50 12
Leg 20 6 0 3 25
30 8
40 10
50 12
Sturdy Chest 20 21 0
30 33
40 40
50 47
Arm 20 8 0
30 11
40 13
50 15
Leg 20 8 0
30 11
40 13
50 15
Heavy Chest 20 27 0
30 43
40 52
50 61
Arm 20 11 0
30 14
40 17
50 20
Leg 20 11 0
30 14
40 17
50 20

^ All the above are from non-modified pieces.

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. Combat armor is available in four grades: Level 20, 30, 40, and 50.

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

Crafting[edit | edit source]

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
1 Sturdy Combat Armor Piece
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
1 Sturdy Combat Armor Arm
ComponentsRequirementsProducts
1 Sturdy Combat Armor Leg

Modifications[edit | edit source]

Material (Torso)[edit | edit source]

Name Ballistic
Resistance
Energy
Resistance
Value Weight Resources
Standard None 2 Adhesive

6 Leather

6 Steel

4 Cloth

Reinforced +1-10 +1-10 +10% +10% 2 Adhesive

6 Leather

6 Steel

4 Cloth

Shadowed +1-10 +1-10 +10% +10% 2 Adhesive

6 Leather

4 Oil

6 Steel

4 Cloth

Fiberglass +2-15 +2-15 +30% +15% 4 Adhesive

12 Leather

12 Steel

8 Cloth

Polymer +3-20 +3-20 +50% +20% 8 Adhesive

24 Leather

24 Steel

16 Cloth

Brotherhood of Steel +4-25 +4-25 +75% +30% 2 Adhesive

6 Leather

4 Oil

2 Steel

4 Cloth

Material (Limbs)[edit | edit source]

Name Ballistic
Resistance
Energy
Resistance
Value Weight Resources
Standard None 1 Adhesive

2 Steel

2 Cloth

Reinforced +1-7 +1-7 +10% +10% 1 Adhesive

2 Leather

2 Steel

2 Cloth

Shadowed +1-7 +1-7 +10% +10% 1 Adhesive

2 Leather

2 Oil

2 Steel

2 Cloth

Fiberglass +2-10 +2-10 +30% +15% 2 Adhesive

4 Leather

4 Steel

4 Cloth

Polymer +3-13 +3-13 +50% +20% 4 Adhesive

8 Leather

8 Steel

8 Cloth

Brotherhood of Steel +4-15 +4-15 +75% +30% 1 Adhesive

2 Leather

2 Oil

2 Steel

2 Cloth

Misc (Torso)[edit | edit source]

Weight modifiers apply to the base weight of the item modified by the material
Type Effect Value Weight Resources
Lighter Build +5 AP +20% -10% 4 Cork

5 Fiberglass

3 Adhesive

3 Rubber

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% 7 Black Titanium

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% 7 Black Titanium

6 Ballistic Fiber

3 Fiberglass

4 Rubber

6 Screw

Ultra-Light Build + 10 AP +40% -20% 7 Black Titanium

6 Cork

8 Fiberglass

5 Rubber

6 Screw

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

Misc (Limbs)[edit | edit source]

Type Effect Value Weight Resources
Lighter Build +2 AP +20% -10% 4 Cork

4 Fiberglass

3 Adhesive

3 Rubber

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% 7 Black Titanium

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% 7 Black Titanium

7 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

Cosmetic[edit | edit source]

All cosmetic skins are available exclusively through the Atomic Shop.

Name Image Description
Blood-Washed Make enemies think otherwise before trying to fight you with the Blood-Washed Paint for Combat Armor.
Camouflage Be ready for war with this Camouflage Paint for your Combat Armor.
Patriot Just because America is gone doesn't mean patriotism is! Show your love with the Patriot Paint for your Combat Armor.
Vault-Tec From your friends at Vault-Tec, an officially branded paint for your trusty Combat Armor.

Locations[edit | edit source]

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.