Plate armor is a low-tech full body armor. It can be crafted out of various materials.
It has quite a heavy move speed penalty of -0.8c/s when worn.
Can be crafted at a Fueled smithy, once Plate armor has been researched. Requires 634 work baseline, and a minimum of 8 crafting skill.
A set of steel plate armor (170 ) is cheaper than a full set of flak armor (190 + 110 + 3 ). It also provides more blunt and heat protection, but less so for sharp. It lasts shorter than flak, as it has 290 hp, compared to a total of 600 hp for flak. Its movement penalty is heavier at 0.8c/s compared to 0.36/s for the whole flak set.
A set of plasteel plate armor is slightly cheaper than a set of marine armor. It provides more heat and blunt protection, but less for sharp. One major advantage of the plate armor is that at 810 hp it lasts much longer than the marine armor, which has only 340 hp. Its movement penalty is heavier at 0.8c/s compared to 0.4/s for marine armor.