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Armor is a system in Rust based on equipping particular items in the clothing slots ( by default, these are to the left of your inventory screen.). Particular items grant different resistances to different things. Urban gear is considered the best for survival as it will ensure better protection in gun fights, whereas rad-proof clothing is better for exploration in irradiated areas so that one can loot without having to suffer as much. Clothing only protects a couple damage points per hit while Armour protects a lot more. (Metal Helmets and Metal Chestplates)

Clothing does protect against melee and bullet attacks slightly with a maximum of 8hp from a bullet. Clothing protects about 4hp per hit from melee attacks. All clothing currently protects the same amount. (A burlap shirt has just as much stopping power as a snow jacket. Burlap recommended!)

  • Armour protects 90% of the body it covers from bullet attacks.
  • Armour protects 50% of the body it covers from melee attacks.
  • Armour does not protect parts of the body it is not covering where skin is showing.
  • Hazmat helmet is an exception as it provides no protection!
HEAD Cold Heat Radi Fall Elec Expl Blun Stab Slas Bull Bite
Boonie Hat 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 3
Baseball Cap 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 3
Burlap Headwrap 7 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3
Improvised Balaclava 14 0 3 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3
Bone Helmet 0 4 4 0 0 7 7 7 7 4 14
Wood Armor Helmet 7 0 2 0 0 0 4 4 4 3 3
Wolf Headdress 6 0 4 0 0 13 13 13 13 5 13
Bucket Helmet 6 0 4 0 0 13 13 13 13 5 13
Coffee Can Helmet 0 0 5 0 0 8 8 8 8 6 8
Riot Helmet 6 0 5 0 0 8 13 13 13 4 13
Heavy Plate Helmet 0 0 0 0 0 11 13 13 13 9 13
CHEST Cold Heat Radi Fall Elec Expl Blun Stab Slas Bull Bite
Wood Chestplate 0 0 5 0 0 5 7 7 7 2 5
LEGS Cold Heat Radi Fall Elec Expl Blun Stab Slas Bull Bite
Road Sign Kilt -8 0 0 0 0 0 20 25 25 20 60
Heavy Plate Pants 0 0 7 0 0 12 12 12 12 13 12
FEET Cold Heat Radi Fall Elec Expl Blun Stab Slas Bull Bite
HANDS Cold Heat Radi Fall Elec Expl Blun Stab Slas Bull Bite


ClothEdit

Cloth armor has the benefit of being easy and readily available to craft. It provides reasonable protection against the cold, while offering a little protection against radiation and relatively least against attacks.


LeatherEdit

Leather armor has the benefit of being more protective than cloth armor. It provides decent protection against the cold and attacks, while offering some protection against radiation.

MetalEdit

Metal armor offers the most protection against attacks, and some protection against radiation. It actually makes the cold worse.

Radiation SuitEdit

Radiation Suit armor is extremely effective at countering radiation and cold and makes bullet attacks worse. 

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