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"Wrapped fabric sheets that loosely cover the wearer's head and shoulders."
- Armor Factor - Sharp
- Armor Factor - Blunt
- Armor Factor - Heat
- Neck, Head, Left Eye, Right Eye, Left Ear, Right Ear, Nose, Jaw, Left Shoulder, Right Shoulder
- Work To Make
- 1,800 ticks (30 secs)
Broadwraps are a form of clothing added by the Ideology DLC. It provides modest insulation and good protection for clothing based headwear, and covers the entire head, neck and shoulders of the wearer.
Broadwraps can only be made at electric or hand tailor benches which require Complex Clothing to be researched in order to be constructed. Each broadwrap requires 30 Stuff (Fabric) and 1,800 ticks (30 secs) of work. Leathers cannot be used to craft broadwraps.
The broadwrap is unusual in that it occupies the Headgear layer and covers, not only the entire head, but the neck and shoulders as well. This allows it to stack protection to those body parts with non-Headgear layer items, including dusters, flak vests, and power armor.
The broadwrap offers modest, but not totally negligible insulation of both types. It is inferior in this regard to dedicated insulative hats like tuques and cowboy hats, comparable to power armor helmets, and superior to other headwear such as simple helmets and bowler hats. Its primary worth is protective however.
The broadwrap's unique coverage means that it covers the most of any headwear in the game, even surpassing power armor helmets. Notably, this includes the neck which is both relatively fragile and fatal if destroyed. This is balanced by its relatively low armor when compared to dedicated helmets. At base, there is a 1.5% chance for an attack to hit the neck, a 3.4% chance to hit a shoulder, a 6% chance to hit the head, and a 2.56% chance to hit a potentially fatal part of the head. Thus, if a helmet and the broadwrap are close in armor rating, there is merit to sacrificing some armor for the superior coverage, but this advantage disappears with larger disparities.
As a stuffable item, material selection is key to its merit, and only fabrics can be used in its construction. Thus, devilstrand and hyperweave are ideal candidates. Devilstrand is accessible by mid-game and, compared to steel simple helmets, offers superior coverage and insulation and significantly better heat armor, at the cost of only 78% of the sharp armor. This can make them attractive options if devilstrand is accessible, especially if flame or heat damage is expected.
While hyperweave is rare, broadwraps made of it are very competitive against simple helmets, being outright superior to steel helmets in every factor except blunt, which neither option provides a sufficient amount of to be relevant. Even against plateel simple helmets, the close armor rating and superior coverage and heat armor make the broadwrap an attractive option.
Once power armor helmets are available however, the merits of the broadwrap fade. While the coverage it offers is still superior, the disparity in armor rating makes the power armor helmets superior in all but very niche circumstances.
|Material||Sharp||Blunt||Heat||Item HP||Insulation - Cold||Insulation - Heat||Market Value|
|Alpaca wool Broadwrap||9%||0%||27.5%||80||-6 °C (-10.8 °F)||+3.2 °C (5.8 °F)||121|
|Bison wool Broadwrap||9%||0%||27.5%||80||-5.2 °C (-9.4 °F)||+2.4 °C (4.3 °F)||88|
|Cloth Broadwrap||9%||0%||4.5%||80||-3.6 °C (-6.5 °F)||+3.6 °C (6.5 °F)||52|
|Devilstrand Broadwrap||35%||9%||75%||104||-4 °C (-7.2 °F)||+4.8 °C (8.6 °F)||172|
|Hyperweave Broadwrap||50%||13.5%||72%||192||-5.2 °C (-9.4 °F)||+5.2 °C (9.4 °F)||275|
|Megasloth wool Broadwrap||20%||0%||27.5%||80||-6.8 °C (-12.2 °F)||+2.4 °C (4.3 °F)||88|
|Muffalo wool Broadwrap||9%||0%||27.5%||80||-5.6 °C (-10.1 °F)||+2.4 °C (4.3 °F)||88|
|Sheep wool Broadwrap||9%||0%||27.5%||80||-5.2 °C (-9.4 °F)||+2 °C (3.6 °F)||88|
|Synthread Broadwrap||23.5%||6.5%||22.5%||104||-4.4 °C (-7.9 °F)||+4.4 °C (7.9 °F)||127|
|Sharp Armor||Blunt Armor||Heat Armor|
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- Ideology DLC Release - Added.