Cataphract helmet

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Cataphract helmet

Cataphract helmet

A heavily-armored high-tech helmet, with a solid plasteel-weave shell and indirect visual system for non-frontal view angles. It protects against all but the most powerful or luckily-aimed shots. Armor like this is used by imperial cataphracts to break heavily fortified positions in frontal assaults when no other option is available.


Base Stats

Type
GearArmor
HP
180
Market Value
745 Silver.png
Mass
2 kg

Apparel

Insulation - Cold
4.0°C
Insulation - Heat
2.0°C
Armor - Sharp
120%
Armor - Blunt
50%
Armor - Heat
60%
Coverage
Head, Left Ear, Right Ear, Left Eye, Right Eye, Nose, Jaw
Layer
Headgear

Creation

Skill required
Crafting 8
Work To Make
26,250 ticks (7.29 mins)
Resources to make
Plasteel.png 50 + Advanced component.png 1
Technical
thingCategories
ArmorHeadgear
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardHighFreq
defaultOutfitTags
Soldier
tradeTags
HiTechArmor


A Cataphract helmet is a type of advanced armor introduced by the Royalty DLC that can effectively block gunshots, cuts, blunt trauma, or burns. It forms a full set along with the Cataphract armor.

Acquisition

As a complicated piece of technology, Cataphract Helmets can only be made at the Fabrication bench and requires Cataphract Armor to be researched in order to be constructed. Researching Cataphract Armor in turn requires the previous power armor projects to be researched as well as the use of two Cataphract Armor Techprints to unlock. Crafting the helmet requires Plasteel 50 plasteel and Advanced component 1 advanced component.

Alternatively, the helmet can be received as a quest reward, purchased from traders, or found on Imperial Cataphracts and Stellic Guards.

Analysis

Cataphract helmets provides the best protection of any helmet in the game, especially against blunt, and can block heat damage. Like Recon helmets and Marine helmets, and unlike the Simple or Flak helmet it covers the entire head, including the Jaw, Nose, Ears and Eyes to provide comprehensive protection. It provides roughly the same protection as a Marine Helmet of one quality level above its own, or of Recon Helmet two quality levels above its own. It also allows a pawn to reach the cap of 200% sharp protection at Legendary quality.

Unfortunately, it is much more expensive, needs a long time to make and also needs the Cataphract Armor research before being available. Acquiring it through fighting the Empire is also difficult due to their ubiquitious Death acidifier implants and the general difficulty of killing the pawns wearing this armor and carrying the empires best weapons. Unlike the armor however, it offers no penalty to movement speed, meaning that should one be available, it will be a straight upgrade to any other available helmet of similar quality.

Quality Table

  • Quality Sharp Blunt Heat Item HP Insulation - Cold Insulation - Heat Market Value
    Awful Cataphract helmet 72% 30% 36% 180 -3.2°C +1.6°C 370 Silver
    Poor Cataphract helmet 96% 40% 48% 180 -3.6°C +1.8°C 560 Silver
    Normal Cataphract helmet 120% 50% 60% 180 -4°C +2°C 745 Silver
    Good Cataphract helmet 138% 57.5% 69% 180 -4.4°C +2.2°C 930 Silver
    Excellent Cataphract helmet 156% 65% 78% 180 -4.8°C +2.4°C 1115 Silver
    Masterwork Cataphract helmet 174% 72.5% 87% 180 -6°C +3°C 1860 Silver
    Legendary Cataphract helmet 200% 90% 108% 180 -7.2°C +3.6°C 3725 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Trivia

    Cataphracts were heavy armored cavalry used in warfare by people in Europe.

    Every cataphract helmet found on an Imperial Cataphract will be white, while every one found on a Stellic Guard (Warden or Defender) will be black.

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