Prestige marine helmet

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Prestige marine helmet

Prestige marine helmet

A marine armor helmet, with a built-in status computer and layered plasteel-weave plates.
Expensive and beautiful, prestige armor like this is usually made for those of high status. Embedded eltex threads also enhance the wearer's psychic sensitivity.


Base Stats

Type
GearArmor
HP
160
Market Value
850 Silver.png
Mass
2.7 kg

Apparel

Insulation - Cold
4°C
Insulation - Heat
2°C
Armor - Sharp
106%
Armor - Blunt
45%
Armor - Heat
54%
Coverage
Head, Left Ear, Right Ear, Left Eye, Right Eye, Nose, Jaw
Layer
Headgear

Creation

Crafted At
Component assembly bench.png
Skill Required
Crafting 7
Work To Make
42,000 ticks (11.67 mins)
Resources to make
Plasteel.png 50 + Advanced component.png 1 + Gold.png 50
Technical
thingCategories
ArmorHeadgear
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardHighFreq
defaultOutfitTags
Soldier
tags
PrestigeCombatGear
tradeTags
HiTechArmor


A Prestige marine helmet is a full-head power armor helmet introduced by the Royalty DLC that forms a full set along with the Prestige marine armor. It combines the defensive ability of the Marine helmet with additional the psychic boosts and noble-pleasing of Eltex apparel.

Acquisition

As a complicated piece of technology, Marine Helmets can only be made at the Fabrication bench and requires Marine Armor to be researched in order to be constructed. Crafting the helmet requires Plasteel 50 plasteel, Advanced component 1 advanced component and Gold 50 gold.

Analysis

The prestige marine helmet improves a pawns Psychic Sensitivity by 5%, and improves the pawn's base neural heat recovery rate by 0.033 heat per second, though this will be modified by their psylink level. This primarily improves a pawns psychic power, but note that it also makes them more susceptible to psycasts themselves, as well as psychic drones. This increase is inferior to the Eltex helmet that the prestige marine helmet replaces, but in exchange it is significantly more protective.

Protection-wise, the prestige marine helmet is exactly as defensive as the regular marine helmet. Marine helmets are the middle tier of the three power armored helmets, the other two being the Recon helmet and the Cataphract helmet. As expected, they're also the middle tier in expense and protection as well. While they have the same full head coverage, the marine helmet is roughly equivalent to a Recon Helmet of one quality level above (e.g. a Normal Marine Helmet ~= Good Recon Helmet), or a cataphract helmet one quality levels below.

Like the Recon helmet, the marine helmet is almost totally superior to the non-power armored helmets like the Simple and Flak helmet. It offers superior coverage, covering the face as well as the head, has significantly higher armor ratings for the the same quality, and requires 10 less plasteel to construct, however it does require a relatively rare advanced component instead of two of the more common components.

Prestige marine helmets also appease the headwear requirements of all nobles.

Quality Table

  • Quality Sharp Blunt Heat Item HP Insulation - Cold Insulation - Heat Market Value
    Awful Prestige marine helmet 63.6% 27% 32.4% 160 -3.2°C +1.6°C 425 Silver
    Poor Prestige marine helmet 84.8% 36% 43.2% 160 -3.6°C +1.8°C 635 Silver
    Normal Prestige marine helmet 106% 45% 54% 160 -4°C +2°C 850 Silver
    Good Prestige marine helmet 121.9% 51.75% 62.1% 160 -4.4°C +2.2°C 1060 Silver
    Excellent Prestige marine helmet 137.8% 58.5% 70.2% 160 -4.8°C +2.4°C 1275 Silver
    Masterwork Prestige marine helmet 153.7% 65.25% 78.3% 160 -6°C +3°C 2125 Silver
    Legendary Prestige marine helmet 190.8% 81% 97.2% 160 -7.2°C +3.6°C 3850 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Stat Increase
    Psychic Sensitivity +5%
    Neural Heat Limit +4
    Base Neural Heat Recovery Rate +0.033/s
    Effective Neural Heat Recovery Rate [Lvl] +0.054/s
  • Version history

    See Also

    • Marine helmet - the base model. Identical protection, but not acceptable to nobles and offers no improvement to psychic abilities.