|This information relates to content added by the Royalty DLC. Please note that it will not be present without the DLC enabled.|
"An embroidered corset with strong wire support to maintain a ladylike shape. Appropriate for middle-upper-ranked noblewomen."
- Armor Factor - Sharp
- Armor Factor - Blunt
- Armor Factor - Heat
- Required Research
- Noble apparel
- Work To Make
- 12,000 ticks (3.33 mins)
- Leathery, Fabric
- Royal, RoyalTier5
The Corset is a clothing item added in the Royalty DLC. Female Nobles of Baron rank and above require either one of these, a Eltex vest, or prestige armor to consider themselves properly dressed and avoid a negative moodlet. The Male equivalent is the Formal vest.
As a complicated garment, Corsets can only be made at tailor benches, and requires Noble Apparel to be researched in order to be crafted. A Corsets requires 45 of any textile, and 12,000 ticks (3.33 mins) of work.
It can also be found on Imperial Nobles, for sale at traders and as a quest reward.
Corsets, along with their male counterparts - formal vests, are unique in the noble clothes in that they don't have a direct regular clothing equivalent. Instead they take the slot of a flak vest. Compared to flak vests, even the most protective corsets provide dramatically less protection than a flak vest, with a masterwork thrumbofur corset having about as much sharp protection and worse blunt protection than an awful flak vest. The corset also neglects the cover the vital neck, as well as the shoulders. However, flak vest slow the pawns movement speed by -0.12c/s, a 2.6% reduction on a healthy, unmodified, untraited pawn. A small but still potentially relevant debuff in some circumstances.
With this consideration, the gameplay choice is one between significantly enhanced protection with the slight reduction in speed speed or choosing to not suffer reduced speed, but still wear a middle layer protective garment. If movement speed is vital, recon armor is outright superior if available. Thus the protective niche for the corset is small - where top tier textiles like thrumbofur or devilstrand are available and where either:
- movement speed is significantly more important than protection but recon armor is not available; or
- an eclectic research path has been followed and corsets are available and flak vests are not.
Despite their superior protection, flak vests do not meet a noble's clothing requirements however. In this case, equipping the noble with Prestige recon armor, Prestige marine armor, or Prestige cataphract armor when expecting combat is by far the superior choice, as all three both offer significant protection and meet the clothing requirements. Alternatively, the mood penalty from using the flak vest can just be withstood during combat, and the pawn switch back to the corset afterwards.
Male pawns will receive a mood debuff while wearing this item.
As of 1.2.2900, formal vests and corsets are the most efficient method of turning textiles into products for sale, assuming the Royalty DLC is enabled and equally skilled crafters and constructors are available. Without Royalty, this role is instead taken by armchairs and dusters. This also represents a way to train skills while also profiting from the pawn-hours invested.
Note that this is only a general rule - other considerations can exist. If a skilled crafter is unavailable, or a particularly skilled constructor is, armchairs may still be a better option due to the effect of Quality on Market Value. Additionally, generally speaking when crafting or constructing a Skill Level 6 or above to guarantee, no matter the material chosen, that selling the product is more profitable than selling the materials. However, the exact skill level each material becomes profitable depends on the Work To Make of the item, the number of materials required, and the market value of the material. Lower value materials are profitable at lower skill levels. For example, cloth corsets require only a crafting skill of 1 with a average market value modifier of 68% to average a value higher than the 67.5 of selling the cloth itself, while the most expensive textile, thrumbofur, requires a skill level of 5 to do the same. Thus, a skill level of 5 is sufficient to average profitable for corsets for all available materials.
|Material||Sharp||Blunt||Heat||Item HP||Insulation - Cold||Insulation - Heat||Market Value|
|Bearskin Corset||22.4%||4.8%||30%||130||-8 °C (-14.4 °F)||+2 °C (3.6 °F)||196|
|Birdskin Corset||13.4%||2.8%||30%||100||-4 °C (-7.2 °F)||+1 °C (1.8 °F)||124|
|Bluefur Corset||16.2%||4.8%||30%||130||-8 °C (-14.4 °F)||+1.6 °C (2.9 °F)||147|
|Camelhide Corset||16.2%||4.8%||30%||130||-6.4 °C (-11.5 °F)||+2.4 °C (4.3 °F)||147|
|Chinchilla fur Corset||13.4%||2.8%||30%||100||-12 °C (-21.6 °F)||+1.6 °C (2.9 °F)||335|
|Dog leather Corset||16.2%||4.8%||30%||130||-5.6 °C (-10.1 °F)||+1.6 °C (2.9 °F)||133|
|Elephant leather Corset||22.4%||4.8%||30%||150||-5.6 °C (-10.1 °F)||+1.2 °C (2.2 °F)||152|
|Foxfur Corset||16.2%||4.2%||30%||100||-8 °C (-14.4 °F)||+1.6 °C (2.9 °F)||200|
|Guinea pig fur Corset||13.4%||2.8%||30%||60||-15.2 °C (-27.4 °F)||+1.8 °C (3.2 °F)||270|
|Heavy fur Corset||24.8%||4.8%||30%||150||-12 °C (-21.6 °F)||+1.4 °C (2.5 °F)||192|
|Human leather Corset||12.8%||4.8%||30%||130||-4.8 °C (-8.6 °F)||+1.2 °C (2.2 °F)||230|
|Lightleather Corset||10.8%||2.8%||30%||100||-4.8 °C (-8.6 °F)||+1.2 °C (2.2 °F)||129|
|Lizardskin Corset||16.2%||5.4%||30%||100||-4.8 °C (-8.6 °F)||+1.2 °C (2.2 °F)||138|
|Panthera fur Corset||18.6%||4.8%||30%||130||-6.4 °C (-11.5 °F)||+2.4 °C (4.3 °F)||178|
|Patchleather Corset||9%||3.8%||18%||100||-3.6 °C (-6.5 °F)||+0.9 °C (1.6 °F)||111|
|Pigskin Corset||12.8%||4.8%||30%||130||-4.8 °C (-8.6 °F)||+1.2 °C (2.2 °F)||129|
|Plainleather Corset||16.2%||4.8%||30%||130||-6.4 °C (-11.5 °F)||+1.6 °C (2.9 °F)||138|
|Rhinoceros leather Corset||25.8%||4.8%||30%||150||-5.6 °C (-10.1 °F)||+1.4 °C (2.5 °F)||230|
|Thrumbofur Corset||41.6%||7.2%||30%||200||-13.6 °C (-24.5 °F)||+2.2 °C (4 °F)||675|
|Wolfskin Corset||20.4%||4.8%||30%||130||-9.6 °C (-17.3 °F)||+1.6 °C (2.9 °F)||178|
|Alpaca wool Corset||7.2%||0%||22%||100||-12 °C (-21.6 °F)||+1.6 °C (2.9 °F)||215|
|Bison wool Corset||7.2%||0%||22%||100||-10.4 °C (-18.7 °F)||+1.2 °C (2.2 °F)||165|
|Cloth Corset||7.2%||0%||3.6%||100||-7.2 °C (-13 °F)||+1.8 °C (3.2 °F)||111|
|Devilstrand Corset||28%||7.2%||60%||130||-8 °C (-14.4 °F)||+2.4 °C (4.3 °F)||290|
|Hyperweave Corset||40%||10.8%||57.6%||240||-10.4 °C (-18.7 °F)||+2.6 °C (4.7 °F)||450|
|Megasloth wool Corset||16%||0%||22%||100||-13.6 °C (-24.5 °F)||+1.2 °C (2.2 °F)||165|
|Muffalo wool Corset||7.2%||0%||22%||100||-11.2 °C (-20.2 °F)||+1.2 °C (2.2 °F)||165|
|Sheep wool Corset||7.2%||0%||22%||100||-10.4 °C (-18.7 °F)||+1 °C (1.8 °F)||165|
|Synthread Corset||18.8%||5.2%||18%||130||-8.8 °C (-15.8 °F)||+2.2 °C (4 °F)||225|