A high-tech armored helmet with a built-in status computer and a protective plasteel-weave plate. Armor like this is often used by imperial scout troops or glitterworld police forces.
- Insulation - Cold
- Insulation - Heat
- Armor - Sharp
- Armor - Blunt
- Armor - Heat
- Head, Left Ear, Right Ear, Left Eye, Right Eye, Nose, Jaw
A Recon helmet is a full-head power armor helmet that forms a full set along with the Recon armor.
As a complicated piece of technology, Recon Helmets can only be made at the Fabrication bench and requires Recon Armor to be researched in order to be constructed. Crafting the helmet requires 30 plasteel and 1 advanced component.
Recon helmets are the lowest tier of the three power armored helmets, the other two being the Marine helmet and the Cataphract helmet. As such they're both significantly cheaper and have fewer research requirements, while also offering significantly less protection. While they have the same full head coverage, the recon helmet is roughly equivalent to a Marine Helmet one quality level below (e.g. a Normal Recon Helmet ~= Poor Marine Helmet), or a cataphract helmet two quality levels below.
Compared to the non-power armored helmets like the Simple and Flak helmet, the recon helmet is almost totally superior. It offers superior coverage, covering the face as well as the head, has a higher armor rating than even a plasteel flak helmet and requires 20 less plasteel to construct, however it does require a relatively rare advanced component instead of two of the more common components.
War veils and war masks provide identical coverage, but even with high level materials, they only offer a fraction of the sharp and blunt protection.
|Quality||Sharp||Blunt||Heat||Item HP||Insulation - Cold||Insulation - Heat||Market Value|
|Awful Recon helmet||55.2%||24%||27.6%||120||-3.2°C||+1.6°C||260|
|Poor Recon helmet||73.6%||32%||36.8%||120||-3.6°C||+1.8°C||395|
|Normal Recon helmet||92%||40%||46%||120||-4°C||+2°C||525|
|Good Recon helmet||105.8%||46%||52.9%||120||-4.4°C||+2.2°C||655|
|Excellent Recon helmet||119.6%||52%||59.8%||120||-4.8°C||+2.4°C||785|
|Masterwork Recon helmet||133.4%||58%||66.7%||120||-6°C||+3°C||1310|
|Legendary Recon helmet||165.6%||72%||82.8%||120||-7.2°C||+3.6°C||2625|
For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.
Every Recon helmet found on an Imperial Janissary will be black.
- 1.1: added
- 1.1.2647: No longer meets the clothing requirement of nobles, replaced in that role by Prestige recon helmet
- Prestige recon helmet - a variant of the recon helmet that both pleases nobles and improves psychic ability.