Psychic foil helmet
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Psychic foil helmet
A thin helmet containing finely-tuned sheets of psychically-absorptive foil. Reduces the impact of psychic waves.
- Insulation - Cold
- 2 °C (3.6 °F)
- Insulation - Heat
- 1 °C (1.8 °F)
- Armor - Sharp
- Armor - Blunt
- Armor - Heat
- Head, Left Ear, Right Ear
- IndustrialMilitaryBasic, IndustrialMilitaryAdvanced, SpacerMilitary
The psychic hoil helmet is a piece of headgear that decreases the psychic sensitivity of the wearer, and is primarily useful for protecting an individual pawn against psychic phenomena.
This item cannot be crafted but only purchased through trade or found on raiders.
A psychic foil helmet reduces a pawns Psychic Sensitivity by 90%. This means it has an modifies the effect of certain psycasts, psychic drones, and artifacts such as psychic shock lances and psychic insanity lances.
It's a niche item primarily useful to reduce the mood impact of psychic drones, especially on your psychically sensitive colonists, but can also have some worth protecting pawns from psycasts, especially in a melee where friendly fire is possible. Note that when worn by psychically dull pawns, it will make them completely immune to the most psychic effects, just as a psychically deaf pawn would be.
They can appear on some raiders, which can make those pawns likely to resist the psycasts, shock lances and psychic insanity lances integral to some strategies. It is thus important to check a pawns gear before attempting such tactics.
Despite being called a helmet, its protection is comparable to a bowler hat and only one of low-mid tier materials. It only blocks minimal damage and, with its low HP, wouldn't last very long either. Quality does not affect its psychic protection, so an Awful foil helmet blocks psychic effects just as well as a Legendary foil helmet.
For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.
- 0.9.722 - added.
- At some point post A14 - texture updated.
- At some point (1.1?), the armor rating was increased from Sharp/Blunt/Heat of 5/5/0 to 9/9/27 and the HP was doubled