Simple helmet is the first head protection of metal but imposes a movement speed penalty of 0.04 c/s.
Simple helmets can be manufactured at a machining table after researching machining. Requires 40 metallic materials and 100 seconds of work (6,000 ticks), assuming baseline global work speed and no enhancements or hindrances to consciousness, sight, or [manipulation]]. Usage of different materials enhances protection offered and durability. Can be purchased via trading or looted from Outlanders and Pirates.
Simple Helmets are one of the four main headgear protections (the others being the war mask, advanced helmet and power armor helmet). They have a remarkable lifespan due to the inferior damage absorption, especially if made out of Plasteel. They also impose the greatest movement speed penalty along with power armor helmets, with a 0.04 c/s penalty, whereas advanced helmets only impose a 0.02 c/s penalty. Simple helmets are intermediate in terms of mass with a mass of 2kg, whereas advanced helmets have a mass of 1.2kg and power armor helmets have a mass of 2.7kg.
The following table is an hierarchy of the combinations which a simple helmet may offer with varying quality levels (and full durability):
- Prior to Alpha 17, it was known as the Military helmet. In Alpha 17, it has been renamed, received a slight buff to protection and no longer required components.
- In Beta 19 it became cheaper, and materials now affect armor rating. It also protects against heat.