Prestige recon armor

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Prestige recon armor

Prestige recon armor

A suit of light partially-powered armor, designed to permit quick movement. Plasteel-weave plates block attacks without compromising mobility, and neuro-memetic assistors in the lower body allow a human to wear the armor and still move easily.
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

Tech Level
Market Value
1975 Silver
9 kg


Insulation - Cold
32 °C (57.6 °F)
Insulation - Heat
°C (16.2 °F)
Armor - Sharp
Armor - Blunt
Armor - Heat
Clothing For Nudity
Torso, Neck, Left Shoulder, Left Arm, Right Shoulder, Right Arm, Left Leg, Right Leg
Middle, Outer


Crafted At
Fabrication bench
Required Research
Recon armor
Skill Required
Crafting 6
Work To Make
90,000 ticks (25 mins)
Work Speed Stat
General Labor Speed
Resources to make
Plasteel 100 + Uranium 10 + Advanced component 3 + Gold 90
Has Quality

Prestige recon armor is a set of power armor introduced by the Royalty DLC that forms a full set along with the Prestige recon helmet. It combines the defensive ability of Recon armor with additional the psychic boosts of Eltex apparel.


Prestige recon armor can be crafted at a fabrication bench once the recon armor research project has been completed. Each requires Plasteel 100 Plasteel, Uranium 10 Uranium, Advanced component 3 Advanced components, Gold 90 Gold, 90,000 ticks (25 mins) of work modified by the general labor speed of the crafter, and a crafting skill of 6.

Alternatively, the armor can be received as a quest reward, purchased from traders, or found on Nobles and other Raiders.


Prestige recon armor improves a pawn's 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 vest that the prestige recon armor replaces, but in exchange it is significantly more protective.

Protection-wise, the prestige recon armor is exactly as defensive as regular recon armor. Recon armor is the lowest tier of the three types of power armor, the other two being the Marine armor and the Cataphract armor. As such they're both significantly cheaper and have fewer research requirements, while also offering significantly less protection. While they have the same coverage, the recon armor is roughly equivalent to a Marine armor one quality level below (e.g. a Normal Recon armor ~= Poor Marine armor), or a cataphract armor two quality levels below.

Compared to a flak vest and duster, the recon armor offers strictly superior protection to the arms and legs when all items are the same quality, regardless of duster material. The interactions of two layers are dictated by the games Armor Rating calculations, and the result is that any combination of duster and flak vest offers superior protection of the torso, neck and shoulders than the recon armor, assuming all items are the same quality. The overall impact of the opposing traits of superior arm and leg protection and inferior torso, neck and shoulder protection on pawn survivability is currently unclear. However in this comparison, it should be noted that several vital organs are in the torso and the destruction of these can result in immediate death. It should also be noted that flak vests come with a movement penalty of -0.12c/s while the recon armor does not, meaning may be a reason to choose the recon armor even with inferior protection.

It occupies both the overgarments, middle, and shell layers, while flak vests only occupy the middle layer - meaning it can't be worn with tribalwear.

Prestige recon armor also appeases the middle and outer torso requirements of all nobles, replacing both the formal vest/corset and the prestige robe.

Stats table

  • Prestige recon armor Prestige recon armor Sharp Blunt Heat HP Insulation
    - Cold
    - Heat
    Market Value
    Awful 55.2% 24% 27.6% 280 -25.6 °C (-46.1 °F) +7.2 °C (13 °F) 985 Silver
    Poor 73.6% 32% 36.8% 280 -28.8 °C (-51.8 °F) +8.1 °C (14.6 °F) 1480 Silver
    Normal 92% 40% 46% 280 -32 °C (-57.6 °F) +9 °C (16.2 °F) 1975 Silver
    Good 105.8% 46% 52.9% 280 -35.2 °C (-63.4 °F) +9.9 °C (17.8 °F) 2470 Silver
    Excellent 119.6% 52% 59.8% 280 -38.4 °C (-69.1 °F) +10.8 °C (19.4 °F) 2960 Silver
    Masterwork 133.4% 58% 66.7% 280 -48 °C (-86.4 °F) +13.5 °C (24.3 °F) 3975 Silver
    Legendary 165.6% 72% 82.8% 280 -57.6 °C (-103.7 °F) +16.2 °C (29.2 °F) 4975 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 +0.054/s
  • Version history[edit]

    • 1.1.2647 - Added
    • 1.2.2753 - Icons of spacer armor now display as off-white instead of dark gray.

    See Also[edit]

    • Recon armor - the base model. Identical protection, but not acceptable to nobles and offers no improvement to psychic abilities.
    • Locust armor - another, slightly less protective, variant of recon armor with an integrated jump pack instead of psychic improvement