A simple helmet which gives moderate protection against sharp attacks. Not effective against blunt attacks.
- Insulation Factor - Cold
- Insulation Factor - Heat
- Armor Factor - Sharp
- Armor Factor - Blunt
- Armor Factor - Heat
- Head, Left Ear, Right Ear
- Required Research
- Work To Make
- 3,200 ticks (53.33 secs)
The simple helmet is the first available headgear that can be crafted from metal.
Simple helmets can be manufactured at a fueled or electric smithy with a crafting skill of at least 5. Requires 40 metallic materials and 3,200 ticks (53.33 secs) of work. Usage of different materials enhances protection offered and durability. Can be purchased via trading or looted from Outlanders and Pirates.
Simple helmets are a relatively cheap way to protect the head, a vital part of any pawn. A steel simple helmet can beat all but the highest quality war masks, and is on par with an expensive hyperweave veil (beating all other materials). Simple helmets don't provide much insultation - if temperature is an issue, you may want to wear hats like a cowboy hat or tuque instead.
Flak helmets provide significantly better protection - a steel flak helmet beats a plasteel simple helmet. However, flak helmets require components and plasteel to create - the former is often in high demand, and the latter may be difficult to get for newer colonies. The three power armor helmets (recon, marine and cataphract ) provide even more protection and cover the whole head, but are even more expensive. So in early game and/or when dealing with large numbers of pawns, the simple helmet provides a decent amount of protection for a small amount of resources.
|Material||Sharp||Blunt||Heat||Item HP||Insulation - Cold||Insulation - Heat||Market Value|
|Golden Simple helmet||36%||18%||18%||60||-0.45 °C (-0.8 °F)||+0 °C (0 °F)||4010|
|Plasteel Simple helmet||57%||27.5%||32.5%||280||-0.45 °C (-0.8 °F)||+0 °C (0 °F)||385|
|Silver Simple helmet||36%||18%||18%||70||-0.45 °C (-0.8 °F)||+0 °C (0 °F)||410|
|Steel Simple helmet||45%||22.5%||30%||100||-0.45 °C (-0.8 °F)||+0 °C (0 °F)||88|
|Uranium Simple helmet||54%||27%||32.5%||250||-0.45 °C (-0.8 °F)||+0 °C (0 °F)||260|
|This article relates to content added by Ideology (DLC). Please note that it will not be present without the DLC enabled.|
Ideoligions allow the selection of styles which then change the texture of the certain items and buildings when constructed by the colony. These style variants can be crafted if the colony has the selected style, or can be looted from raiders from factions with the requisite style.
- 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.