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Armor Qualities

If you choose armor for your character, refer to the table below for details about the various types of armor types. The armor qualities on the table are explained below.

Cost: The cost of the armor. Note that not all armor is available for sale on the open market; prices are given for comparison purposes.

Damage Reduction: The protective value of the armor. When a character wears armor, the armor’s damage reduction reduces wound damage by the given amount (but not vitality damage). For example, when a character wearing a combat jumpsuit is hit for 6 points of wound damage, the armor’s damage reduction of 3 means that the character only loses 3 wound points (6 – 3 = 3).

Maximum Dex Bonus: This is the maximum Dexterity bonus you can apply to your Defense when wearing this type of armor. Heavier armor limits you mobility, reducing your ability to avoid attacks. For example, padded battle armor permits a maximum Dexterity bonus of +3. A character with a Dexterity score of 18 normally gains a +4 bonus to his Defense, but if he’s wearing padded battle armor, his bonus drops to +3.

Armor Check Penalty: Armor interferes with a character’s ability to use certain skills. You apply the armor check penalty to certain skill checks while wearing the armor. Any checks using skills that have Strength or Dexterity as the key ability receive the penalty, unless you possess the appropriate Armor Proficiency feat. Even with the appropriate feat, the penalty still applies to checks using the following skills: Climb, Disable Device, Escape Artist, Hide, Jump, Move Silently, Sleight of Hand, Swim, and Tumble.

Nonproficient with Armor: If you wear armor with which you aren’t proficient, you suffer the armor’s check penalty on attack rolls as well.

Speed: Medium and Heavy Armor slows you down. This number indicates your speed when wearing this type of armor. Medium-size characters (base speed of 10 meters) use the first column. Small characters (base speed of 6 meters) use the second column.

Weight: The weight of the armor. Armor fitted for Small characters weighs half as much.

Armor Costa Damage Reductiona Max Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Speed (10m) Speed (6m) Weight
Light Armor
Blast Helmet, Vest 500 2 +5 -1 10 6 3 kg
Combat Jumpsuit 1,500 3 +4 -3 10 6 8 kg
Padded Flight Suit 800 2 +4 -2 10 6 5 kg
Medium Armor
Armored Flight Suit 4,000 4 +3 -4 8 4 20 kg
Battle Armor, Padded 2,000 4 +3 -4 8 4 13 kg
Battle Armor, Medium 6,000 5 +2 -5 8 4 16 kg
Heavy Armor
Armored Spacesuit 10,000 6 +1 -6 6 2 45 kg
Battle Armor, Heavy 12,000 7 +0 -7 6 2 35 kg
Powered
Corellian Powersuit 10,000 4 +0 -4 8 4 18 kg
Stormtrooper Armor 8,000 5 +2 -2 8 4 16 kg
Battleframe 12,000 3 +0 -8 6 2 20 kg
aMastercraft armor provides a bonus to its damage reduction, but costs more than ordinary armor; see Mastercraft Items. Damage Reduction is effective against wound damage but not against vitality damage.

Light Armor

Blast Helmet and Vest
This armor consists of a lightweight helmet and a composite vest that, when worn together, offer limited protection against shrapnel, melee weapons, slugthrowers, and blasters.

Combat Jumpsuit
This heavily padded jumpsuit is designed to provide limited protection against physical and energy trauma without overly restricting the wear’s movement.

Padded Flight Suit
Favored by starfighter pilots all over the galaxy, the one-piece padded flight suit protects against decompression, g-forces, and harmful environments. It provides limited protection against attacks as well. A padded flight suit comes with a matching helmet and gloves that seal around the wearer and provide up to 10 hours of life support in a hostile environment.

A padded flight suit provides a +2 equipment bonus on Fortitude saves made to resist cold temperatures.

Medium Armor

Armored Flight Suit
A combat-ready flight suit that provides additional protection against vacuum for limited periods, this armor comes in various models, including the Corellian TX-3, favored by various pirate gangs, and the Imperial TIE suit, worn by TIE fighter pilots throughout the Empire.

This suit provides a +4 equipment bonus on Fortitude saves made to resist cold temperatures.

Battle Armor, Padded
Battle Armor combines protective metal or composite plates with a padded jumpsuit to form a layer of protection. While off-the-rack battle armor is available, most users cobble together their gear from various sources. Bounty Hunters and mercenaries such as Dengar and Jango Fett, for example, are fond of personalized battle armor.

Padded battle armor has more padding than solid plates, making it somewhat lighter but less protective. Heavy battle armor features more plating than padding, including various pieces molded to fit the user, such as breast plates and arm and leg armor. Medium battle armor falls somewhere in between the two.

Battle Armor, Medium
Battle Armor combines protective metal or composite plates with a padded jumpsuit to form a layer of protection. While off-the-rack battle armor is available, most users cobble together their gear from various sources. Bounty Hunters and mercenaries such as Dengar and Jango Fett, for example, are fond of personalized battle armor.

Padded battle armor has more padding than solid plates, making it somewhat lighter but less protective. Heavy battle armor features more plating than padding, including various pieces molded to fit the user, such as breast plates and arm and leg armor. Medium battle armor falls somewhere in between the two.

Heavy Armor

Armored Spacesuit
This bulky coverall contains a sealed life support system that provides everything the wearer needs to survive for 10 days in space or any other hostile environment. Unarmored versions provide only life support, while the armored model also protects against attacks.

This suit proves a +6 equipment bonus on Fortitude saves made to resist cold temperatures.

Battle Armor, Heavy
Battle Armor combines protective metal or composite plates with a padded jumpsuit to form a layer of protection. While off-the-rack battle armor is available, most users cobble together their gear from various sources. Bounty Hunters and mercenaries such as Dengar and Jango Fett, for example, are fond of personalized battle armor.

Padded battle armor has more padding than solid plates, making it somewhat lighter but less protective. Heavy battle armor features more plating than padding, including various pieces molded to fit the user, such as breast plates and arm and leg armor. Medium battle armor falls somewhere in between the two.

Powered Armor

Battleframe
A battleframe fits around its wearer and operates not unlike a personal vehicle, though it isn’t very fast or maneuverable. Instead, it offers limited protection while providing mounts for heavy weapons and extra ammunition and energy reserves, which permit the wearer to carry and utilize more firepower than he would normally be allowed. The price of a battleframe includes no weapons, ammunition canisters, or energy packs, just mounts. Each attachment must be purchased separately.

The frame has six mounts, each one capable of holding a weapon or the ammunition or energy pack a weapon needs to operate. When fully equipped, a battleframe can hold up to three different heavy weapons as well as each weapon’s accompanying ammo canister or energy pack.

Corellian Powersuit
This suit of body armor contains an energized exoskeleton and a series of servomotors that boost the wear’s physical strength. Used by professional soldiers, mercenaries, and bounty hunters, the powersuit requires skill and training to utilize its full potential.

The wearer receives a +2 equipment bonus to Strength while wearing a fully functional powersuit. If the wearer doesn’t possess the Armor Proficiency (Powered Armor) feat, or if the armor is disabled or out of power, this bonus doesn’t apply and the wearer instead suffers a -2 penalty to Strength and Dexterity.

Stormtrooper Armor
Worn by the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire, stormtrooper armor comes in a variety of models based around a standard white-and-black shell. Filled with electronics that assist and augment the stormtrooper in his duties, it includes rudimentary environmental protection, three-phase sonic filtering, and visual amplification. Because stormtrooper armor requires training to operate properly, those who attempt to employ “appropriated” stormtrooper armor find it cumbersome and restrictive.

Variants of this armor also exist, including snowtrooper armor and sandtrooper armor. Each has a slightly different characteristics, but all include the basic characteristics common to all stormtrooper armor. Though unavailable on the open market, these suits can occasionally be found on the black market at the given price.

Stormtrooper armor (including all variants, such as clone trooper armor) provides a wear who has the Armor Proficiency (Powered Armor) feat a +2 equipment bonus on Listen checks, Spot checks, and Fortitude saving throws made to resist hostile environments.

Snowtrooper armor provides a +6 equipment bonus on Fortitude saving throws made to resist cold temperatures.

Sandtrooper armor proves a +6 equipment bonus on Fortitude saving throws made to resist hot temperatures.

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