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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 health, defense, energy and increase the player's attack power. 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.

Inventory Head.png Head: Can provide extra health, defense, energy and attack power.
Inventory Chest.png Chest: Can provide extra health, defense, energy and attack power.
Inventory Legs.png Pants: Can provide extra health, defense, energy and attack power.
Inventory Back.png 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.

Available 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.

Racial armor

Each race has a three-piece set, made out of headgear, chestpiece, and pants, for each of the 6 tiers, or 10 armor sets. Based on the player's race, they will initially unlock race-specific armor patterns. Wanderer Set.png Adventurer Set.png Universalist Set.png

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 NameRacePower Icon.pngArmor Icon.pngEnergy Icon.pngHealth Icon.pngHelmChestLegsTier
Defector's SetApex50251010Defector's MaskDefector's ChestguardDefector's PantsTier01
Hatchling's SetAvian50251010Hatchling's CircletHatchling's BreastplateHatchling's LoinclothTier01
Sprout's SetFloran50251010Sprout's CircletSprout's ChestguardSprout's AnkletsTier01
Knave's SetGlitch50251010Knave's HelmKnave's BreastplateKnave's PantsTier01
Scouter's SetHuman50251010Scouter's VisorScouter's ChestguardScouter's GreavesTier01
Puddle SetHylotl50251010Puddle HatPuddle ChestguardPuddle PantsTier01
Deputy's SetNovakid50251010Deputy's HatDeputy's VestDeputy's SlacksTier01
Rebel's SetApex100452020Rebel's HoodRebel's ChestguardRebel's PantsTier02
Sparrow SetAvian100452020Sparrow HelmSparrow BreastplateSparrow LoinclothTier02
Bonesmith's SetFloran100452020Bonesmith's SkullhatBonesmith's ChestguardBonesmith's LoinclothTier02
Soldier's SetGlitch100452020Soldier's HelmSoldier's BreastplateSoldier's PantsTier02
Scavenger's SetHuman100452020Scavenger's HelmetScavenger's BreastplateScavenger's PantsTier02
Pond SetHylotl100452020Pond HelmPond BreastplatePond GreavesTier02
Bandit SetNovakid100452020Bandit HatBandit VestBandit ChapsTier02
Insurgent's SetApex150603030Insurgent's MaskInsurgent's JacketInsurgent's PantsTier03
Quail SetAvian150603030Quail CrestQuail BreastplateQuail GreavesTier03
Nomad's SetFloran150603030Nomad's CrownNomad's ChestguardNomad's PantsTier03
Knight's SetGlitch150603030Knight's HelmKnight's BreastplateKnight's GreavesTier03
Pioneer's SetHuman150603030Pioneer's HelmPioneer's ChestguardPioneer's PantsTier03
River SetHylotl150603030River HelmRiver BreastplateRiver LeggingsTier03
Outlaw SetNovakid150603030Outlaw HatOutlaw ChestOutlaw PantsTier03
Revolutionary's SetApex200704040Revolutionary's BandanaRevolutionary's JacketRevolutionary's PantsTier04
Owl SetAvian200704040Owl HelmOwl BreastplateOwl SkirtTier04
Hunter's SetFloran200704040Hunter's HoodHunter's ChestguardHunter's PantsTier04
Dark Knight's SetGlitch200704040Dark Knight's HelmDark Knight's BreastplateDark Knight's GreavesTier04
Outrider's SetHuman200704040Outrider's HelmOutrider's ChestguardOutrider's PantsTier04
Lake SetHylotl200704040Lake HelmLake BreastplateLake GreavesTier04
Sheriff's SetNovakid200704040Sheriff's HatSheriff's VestSheriff's SlacksTier04
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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.

Crafting each piece of tier 5 armor unlocks the crafting schematic for the corresponding racial tier 6 armor.

Set NameRacePower Icon.pngArmor Icon.pngEnergy Icon.pngHealth Icon.pngHelmChestLegsTier
Rogue's SetApex250755050Rogue's HoodRogue's ChestguardRogue's PantsTier05
Peacock SetAvian250755050Peacock HeaddressPeacock ShirtPeacock SkirtTier05
Wiseman's SetFloran250755050Wiseman's Thinking HatWiseman's ChestguardWiseman's LoinclothTier05
Crusader's SetGlitch250755050Crusader's HelmCrusader's BreastplateCrusader's GreavesTier05
Vanguard's SetHuman250755050Vanguard's HelmVanguard's Flak JacketVanguard's PantsTier05
Sea SetHylotl250755050Sea HatSea ChestguardSea LeggingsTier05
Bandito's SetNovakid250755050Bandito's SombreroBandito's PonchoBandito's PantsTier05
Infiltrator's SetApex300806060Infiltrator's HelmInfiltrator's BreastplateInfiltrator's GreavesTier06
Macaw SetAvian300806060Macaw HeaddressMacaw ShirtMacaw LeggingsTier06
Sentinel's SetFloran300806060Sentinel's HelmSentinel's BreastplateSentinel's ShortsTier06
Legionnaire's SetGlitch300806060Legionnaire's HelmLegionnaire's BreastplateLegionnaire's GreavesTier06
Seeker's SetHuman300806060Seeker's HelmetSeeker's ChestguardSeeker's PantsTier06
Euphotic SetHylotl300806060Euphotic HelmEuphotic JacketEuphotic PantsTier06
Gambler's SetNovakid300806060Gambler's HatGambler's VestGambler's PantsTier06
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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.

Crafting each piece of tier 5 armor unlocks the crafting schematic for the corresponding racial tier 6 armor.

Set NameRacePower Icon.pngArmor Icon.pngEnergy Icon.pngHealth Icon.pngHelmChestLegsTier
Spy's SetApex425685025Spy's HoodSpy's JacketSpy's PantsTier05
Flamingo SetAvian425685025Flamingo HeaddressFlamingo ChainmailFlamingo SkirtTier05
Cannibal's SetFloran425685025Cannibal's MaskCannibal's ChestguardCannibal's PantsTier05
Lancer's SetGlitch425685025Lancer's HelmLancer's BreastplateLancer's GreavesTier05
Trailblazer's SetHuman425685025Trailblazer's HelmTrailblazer's BreastplateTrailblazer's GreavesTier05
Reef SetHylotl425685025Reef HelmReef JacketReef PantsTier05
Bonesaw's SetNovakid425685025Bonesaw's HatBonesaw's CoatBonesaw's SlacksTier05
Usurper's SetApex500766030Usurper's HoodUsurper's CoatUsurper's PantsTier06
Raven's SetAvian500766030Raven's BeakRaven's BreastRaven's ClawsTier06
Shaman's SetFloran500766030Shaman's MaskShaman's ChestguardShaman's SkirtTier06
Templar's SetGlitch500766030Templar's HelmTemplar's BreastplateTemplar's GreavesTier06
Wanderer's SetHuman500766030Wanderer's HelmetWanderer's ChestguardWanderer's PantsTier06
Aphotic SetHylotl500766030Aphotic FinAphotic ChestguardAphotic PantsTier06
Clockwork SetNovakid500766030Clockwork HatClockwork JacketClockwork TrousersTier06
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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.

Crafting each piece of tier 5 armor unlocks the crafting schematic for the corresponding racial tier 6 armor.

Set NameRacePower Icon.pngArmor Icon.pngEnergy Icon.pngHealth Icon.pngHelmChestLegsTier
Assassin's SetApex162.6785075Assassin's MaskAssassin's ChestguardAssassin's PantsTier05
Phoenix SetAvian162.6785075Phoenix HelmPhoenix BreastplatePhoenix GreavesTier05
Gatherer's SetFloran162.6785075Gatherer's HelmGatherer's ChestpieceGatherer's SkirtTier05
Paladin's SetGlitch162.6785075Paladin's HelmPaladin's BreastplatePaladin's GreavesTier05
Adventurer's SetHuman162.6785075Adventurer's HelmAdventurer's ChestguardAdventurer's PantsTier05
Ocean SetHylotl162.6785075Ocean HelmOcean ChestguardOcean GreavesTier05
Varmint's SetNovakid162.6785075Varmint's HatVarmint's PlateVarmint's PantsTier05
Frontliner's SetApex200826090Frontliner's HelmFrontliner's BreastplateFrontliner's GreavesTier06
Toucan SetAvian200826090Toucan HelmToucan BreastplateToucan LoinclothTier06
Synthesizer's SetFloran200826090Synthesizer's HelmSynthesizer's ChestguardSynthesizer's PantsTier06
Doom Lord's SetGlitch200826090Doom Lord's HelmDoom Lord's BreastplateDoom Lord's GreavesTier06
Universalist's SetHuman200826090Universalist's HelmUniversalist's TechjacketUniversalist's TechpantsTier06
Disphotic SetHylotl200826090Disphotic HelmDisphotic BreastplateDisphotic GreavesTier06
Wrangler's SetNovakid200826090Wrangler's HatWrangler's PlateWrangler's PantsTier06