In the universe of Star Citizen there are already many different armour sets to choose from when equipping your character. It is possible to equip an entire set as it is or mix and match parts from different armour sets.
In total there are five armour slots that you can equip with specific parts or leave empty if you prefer. These slots include the Under-suit ( flight suit ), Head, Torso, Arms and Legs.
The under-suit is an essential part of every armour and you will always have to wear one when in space. You can only wear an under-suit ( flight suit ) if you prefer but by equipping more armour parts you increase your chances of survival while travelling around the verse.
Furthermore Armour sets and parts are divided in different types based on their damage protection.
Right now in Star Citizen exist light, medium and heavy Armour sets. Light armour has a 20% damage protection, medium armour has a 40% damage protection and heavy armour has a 60% damage protection.
Travelling around with only an under-suit ( flight suit ) offers zero damage protection
Pros & Cons of different Armour
As it is easy to understand the heavier your armour the better the protection it offers is. By equipping a heavy armour set you can survive more enemy shots and in general have more time to react to threats.
Additionally, heavier armour sets offer more weapon and utility items slots. So the heavier your armour, the more items like med-pens, grenades and weapons you can carry.
The biggest drawback of wearing heavy armour sets is that they prevent you from sprinting for long and consume your stamina faster. This can be quite dangerous in situations where you have to run away or seek cover fast.
Thanks to the ability to mix and match parts from different Armour sets though you can combine light, medium and heavy armour parts to find the perfect balance of stamina usage, protection and number of items you can carry.
Usually a good combination consists of a heavy or medium part on the Torso with light armour parts on the Legs and Arms.
Where to buy ARMOUR from
Different Armour sets are available for purchase in all three major hubs, Port Olisar, Grim Hex and Levski.
These locations have their own unique atmosphere and personality and they offer a variety of different Armour sets, several of which are unique to them. In general Port Olisar is offering law enforcement – like, civilian Armour sets, Grim Hex is offering Outlaw themed sets and Levski a mix of both.
You can buy Armour directly from the sets on exhibit or by using the shopping kiosks inside the stores.
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