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Armor is an item type in Starbound. Armor's main function is to provide protection and passive bonuses to multiple stats, such as defense and energy, to the player. Defense is the primary stat for melee armor while energy favors ranged staff-based combat pieces. Ranged weapon armor is built with a balance of Max health boost, defense and energy increase. There are four slots for armor available: Head, chest, legs and back.

  • Head: Can provide extra health, defense and energy increase.
  • Chest: Can provide extra health, defense and energy increase.
  • Pants: Can provide extra health, defense and energy increase.
  • Back: Can provide a passive ability or be simply aesthetic.

Armor is equipped by dragging it from storage in the Inventory screen to the appropriate armor slot. A separate Vanity option is available for each slot that lets the player receive the stat bonuses from one armor and visually wear another. Armor equipped in vanity slots will be visible, but the player will not gain its stats or special effects.

The known sources of armor are crafting, trading and looting. Armor is not procedurally generated.


Main article: Clothing

Clothing is a weak type of armor and the starting armor for new characters. Each piece of clothing can also be crafted at a Yarn Spinner for 20 Fabric each.

Vanity armor

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Main article: Vanity Armor

There are a number of armor pieces which provide little to no stat bonuses and are designed mainly for cosmetic use.

Vanity armor also includes costume hats, capes, and groupings of similarly named items in vanity sets.

Ore armor sets

Ore armor sets were re purposed as vanity armor in Beta v. Upbeat Giraffe.

Most ores have a unique armor set colored after the ore coloring. These Ore armor sets have accompanying weapons as well. Four ores - copper, silver, gold and platinum are used to create the first four tiers of armor sets that are not specific to a race, but are ingredients in creating the racial armors for that tier.

Copper Armor Silver Armor Gold Armor Platinum Armor
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Racial armor

Each race has a three-piece set, made out of headgear, chestpiece, and pants, for each of the 10 tiers. Based on the player's race, they will initially unlock race-specific armor patterns. One day, these racial armors will have passive bonuses that will provide an extra ability when the set is equipped.[1] Racial bonuses have not yet been implemented, and may change.
  • Apex: Increases run speed and jumping height.
  • Avian: Allows the player to glide.
  • Floran: Sunlight is converted into Energy.
  • Glitch: Increases mining speed.
  • Human: Extra Inventory space.
  • Hylotl: Allows the player to breathe underwater and swim faster.
  • Novakid: Generates light around the player.

Players can eventually obtain armors of races other than their own to receive the associated bonuses.

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Early Tiered Armor

Early tiered armor is made using an Iron Anvil, followed by a Metalwork Station and Replicator. Each tier provides incrementally better stats.

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Set Name Race Armor Icon.png Energy Icon.png Health Icon.png Helm Chest Legs Tier
Defector's Set Apex 30 20 15 Defector's Mask Defector's Chestguard Defector's Pants Tier01
Hatchling's Set Avian 30 20 15 Hatchling's Circlet Hatchling's Breastplate Hatchling's Loincloth Tier01
Sprout's Set Floran 30 20 15 Sprout's Circlet Sprout's Chestguard Sprout's Anklets Tier01
Knave's Set Glitch 30 20 15 Knave's Helm Knave's Breastplate Knave's Pants Tier01
Scouter's Set Human 30 20 15 Scouter's Visor Scouter's Chestguard Scouter's Greaves Tier01
Puddle Set Hylotl 30 20 15 Puddle Hat Puddle Chestguard Puddle Pants Tier01
Deputy's Set Novakid 30 20 15 Deputy's Hat Deputy's Vest Deputy's Slacks Tier01
Rebel's Set Apex 75 80 35 Rebel's Hood Rebel's Chestguard Rebel's Pants Tier02
Sparrow Set Avian 75 80 35 Sparrow Helm Sparrow Breastplate Sparrow Loincloth Tier02
Bonesmith's Set Floran 75 80 35 Bonesmith's Skullhat Bonesmith's Chestguard Bonesmith's Loincloth Tier02
Soldier's Set Glitch 75 80 35 Soldier's Helm Soldier's Breastplate Soldier's Pants Tier02
Scavenger's Set Human 75 80 35 Scavenger's Helmet Scavenger's Breastplate Scavenger's Pants Tier02
Pond Set Hylotl 75 80 35 Pond Helm Pond Breastplate Pond Greaves Tier02
Bandit Set Novakid 75 80 35 Bandit Hat Bandit Vest Bandit Slacks Tier02
Insurgent's Set Apex 120 140 65 Insurgent's Mask Insurgent's Jacket Insurgent's Pants Tier03
Quail Set Avian 120 140 65 Quail Crest Quail Breastplate Quail Greaves Tier03
Nomad's Set Floran 120 140 65 Nomad's Crown Nomad's Chestguard Nomad's Pants Tier03
Knight's Set Glitch 120 140 65 Knight's Helm Knight's Breastplate Knight's Greaves Tier03
Pioneer's Set Human 120 140 65 Pioneer's Helm Pioneer's Chestguard Pioneer's Pants Tier03
River Set Hylotl 120 140 65 River Helm River Breastplate River Leggings Tier03
Rogue's Set (Novakid) Novakid 120 140 65 Rogue's Hat Rogue's Chest Rogue's Pants (Novakid) Tier03
Revolutionary's Set Apex 175 200 100 Revolutionary's Bandana Revolutionary's Jacket Revolutionary's Pants Tier04
Owl Set Avian 175 200 100 Owl Helm Owl Breastplate Owl Skirt Tier04
Hunter's Set Floran 175 200 100 Hunter's Hood Hunter's Chestguard Hunter's Pants Tier04
Dark Knight's Set Glitch 175 200 100 Dark Knight's Helm Dark Knight's Breastplate Dark Knight's Greaves Tier04
Outrider's Set Human 175 200 100 Outrider's Helm Outrider's Chestguard Outrider's Pants Tier04
Lake Set Hylotl 175 200 100 Lake Helm Lake Breastplate Lake Greaves Tier04
Sheriff's Set Novakid 175 200 100 Sheriff's Hat Sheriff's Vest Sheriff's Slacks Tier04
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Accelerator Armor

The Accelerator's Table is used to craft ranged combat armor which is balanced for defense and energy generation. It's specialized for use in combination with gun-type weapons. The materials required for these sets is Refined Aegisalt and Ferozium Compound.

Set Name Race Armor Icon.png Energy Icon.png Health Icon.png Helm Chest Legs Tier
Rogue's Set Apex 230 260 135 Rogue's Hood Rogue's Chestguard Rogue's Pants Tier05
Peacock Set Avian 230 260 135 Peacock Headdress Peacock Shirt Peacock Skirt Tier05
Wiseman's Set Floran 230 260 135 Wiseman's Thinking Hat Wiseman's Chestguard Wiseman's Loincloth Tier05
Crusader's Set Glitch 230 260 135 Crusader's Helm Crusader's Breastplate Crusader's Greaves Tier05
Vanguard's Set Human 230 260 135 Vanguard's Helm Vanguard's Flak Jacket Vanguard's Pants Tier05
Sea Set Hylotl 230 260 135 Sea Hat Sea Chestguard Sea Leggings Tier05
Bandito's Set Novakid 230 260 135 Bandito's Sombrero Bandito's Poncho Bandito's Pants Tier05
Infiltrator's Set Apex 300 320 175 Infiltrator's Helm Infiltrator's Breastplate Infiltrator's Greaves Tier06
Macaw Set Avian 300 320 175 Macaw Headdress Macaw Shirt Macaw Leggings Tier06
Sentinel's Set Floran 300 320 175 Sentinel's Helm Sentinel's Breastplate Sentinel's Shorts Tier06
Legionnaire's Set Glitch 300 320 175 Legionnaire's Helm Legionnaire's Breastplate Legionnaire's Greaves Tier06
Seeker's Set Human 300 320 175 Seeker's Helmet Seeker's Chestguard Seeker's Pants Tier06
Euphotic Set Hylotl 300 320 175 Euphotic Helm Euphotic Jacket Euphotic Pants Tier06
Gambler's Set Novakid 300 320 175 Gambler's Hat Gambler's Vest Gambler's Pants Tier06
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Manipulator Armor

The Manipulator's Table is used to craft staff combat armor which has reduced defense to offset its high energy. It's specialized for use in combination with staffs. The materials required for these sets is Refined Rubium and Cerulium Compound.

Set Name Race Armor Icon.png Energy Icon.png Health Icon.png Helm Chest Legs Tier
Spy's Set Apex 200 620 100 Spy's Hood Spy's Jacket Spy's Pants Tier05
Flamingo Set Avian 200 620 100 Flamingo Headdress Flamingo Chainmail Flamingo Skirt Tier05
Cannibal's Set Floran 200 620 100 Cannibal's Mask Cannibal's Chestguard Cannibal's Pants Tier05
Lancer's Set Glitch 200 620 100 Lancer's Helm Lancer's Breastplate Lancer's Greaves Tier05
Trailblazer's Set Human 200 620 100 Trailblazer's Helm Trailblazer's Breastplate Trailblazer's Greaves Tier05
Reef Set Hylotl 200 620 100 Reef Helm Reef Jacket Reef Pants Tier05
Bonesaw's Set Novakid 200 620 100 Bonesaw's Hat Bonesaw's Chest Bonesaw's Slacks Tier05
Usurper's Set Apex 240 740 150 Usurper's Hood Usurper's Coat Usurper's Pants Tier06
Raven's Set Avian 240 740 150 Raven's Beak Raven's Breast Raven's Claws Tier06
Shaman's Set Floran 240 740 150 Shaman's Mask Shaman's Chestguard Shaman's Skirt Tier06
Templar's Set Glitch 240 740 150 Templar's Helm Templar's Breastplate Templar's Greaves Tier06
Wanderer's Set Human 240 740 150 Wanderer's Helmet Wanderer's Chestguard Wanderer's Pants Tier06
Aphotic Set Hylotl 240 740 150 Aphotic Fin Aphotic Chestguard Aphotic Pants Tier06
Clockwork Set Novakid 240 740 150 Clockwork Hat Clockwork Chest Clockwork Pants Tier06
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Separator Armor

The Separator's Table is used to craft melee combat based gear which has increased defense to offset it's low energy. It's specialized for use in combination with melee weapons. The materials required for these sets is Refined Violium and Impervium Compound.

Set Name Race Armor Icon.png Energy Icon.png Health Icon.png Helm Chest Legs Tier
Assassin's Set Apex 280 80 170 Assassin's Mask Assassin's Chestguard Assassin's Pants Tier05
Phoenix Set Avian 280 80 170 Phoenix Helm Phoenix Breastplate Phoenix Greaves Tier05
Gatherer's Set Floran 280 80 170 Gatherer's Helm Gatherer's Chestpiece Gatherer's Skirt Tier05
Paladin's Set Glitch 280 80 170 Paladin's Helm Paladin's Breastplate Paladin's Greaves Tier05
Adventurer's Set Human 280 80 170 Adventurer's Helm Adventurer's Chestguard Adventurer's Pants Tier05
Ocean Set Hylotl 280 80 170 Ocean Helm Ocean Chestguard Ocean Greaves Tier05
Varmint's Set Novakid 280 80 170 Varmint's Hat Varmint's Plate Varmint's Pants Tier05
Frontliner's Set Apex 350 110 200 Frontliner's Helm Frontliner's Breastplate Frontliner's Greaves Tier06
Toucan Set Avian 350 110 200 Toucan Helm Toucan Breastplate Toucan Loincloth Tier06
Synthesizer's Set Floran 350 110 200 Synthesizer's Helm Synthesizer's Chestguard Synthesizer's Pants Tier06
Doom Lord's Set Glitch 350 110 200 Doom Lord's Helm Doom Lord's Breastplate Doom Lord's Greaves Tier06
Universalist's Set Human 350 110 200 Universalist's Helm Universalist's Techjacket Universalist's Techpants Tier06
Disphotic Set Hylotl 350 110 200 Disphotic Helm Disphotic Breastplate Disphotic Greaves Tier06
Wrangler's Set Novakid 350 110 200 Wrangler's Hat Wrangler's Plate Wrangler's Pants Tier06


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