Psychic foil helmet

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Psychic foil helmet

Psychic foil helmet

A thin helmet containing finely-tuned sheets of psychically-absorptive foil. Reduces the impact of psychic waves.

Base Stats

Tech Level
Market Value
250 Silver
1 kg


Insulation - Cold
°C (3.6 °F)
Insulation - Heat
°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.

Quality table

  • Quality Sharp Blunt Heat Item HP Insulation - Cold Insulation - Heat Market Value
    Awful Psychic foil helmet 5.4% 5.4% 16.2% 80 -1.6 °C (-2.9 °F) +0.8 °C (1.4 °F) 125 Silver
    Poor Psychic foil helmet 7.2% 7.2% 21.6% 80 -1.8 °C (-3.2 °F) +0.9 °C (1.6 °F) 188 Silver
    Normal Psychic foil helmet 9% 9% 27% 80 -2 °C (-3.6 °F) +1 °C (1.8 °F) 250 Silver
    Good Psychic foil helmet 10.35% 10.35% 31.05% 80 -2.2 °C (-4 °F) +1.1 °C (2 °F) 310 Silver
    Excellent Psychic foil helmet 11.7% 11.7% 35.1% 80 -2.4 °C (-4.3 °F) +1.2 °C (2.2 °F) 375 Silver
    Masterwork Psychic foil helmet 13.05% 13.05% 39.15% 80 -3 °C (-5.4 °F) +1.5 °C (2.7 °F) 625 Silver
    Legendary Psychic foil helmet 16.2% 16.2% 48.6% 80 -3.6 °C (-6.5 °F) +1.8 °C (3.2 °F) 1250 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Stat Increase
    Psychic Sensitivity -90%
    Neural Heat Limit -72
  • Version history

    • 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