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A heavily-armored high-tech helmet, with a solid plasteel-weave shell and indirect visual system for non-frontal view angles. It protects against all but the most powerful or luckily-aimed shots. Armor like this is used by imperial cataphracts to break heavily fortified positions in frontal assaults when no other option is available.
- Insulation - Cold
- Insulation - Heat
- Armor - Sharp
- Armor - Blunt
- Armor - Heat
- Head, Left Ear, Right Ear, Left Eye, Right Eye, Nose, Jaw
As a complicated piece of technology, Cataphract Helmets can only be made at the Fabrication bench and requires Cataphract Armor to be researched in order to be constructed. Researching Cataphract Armor in turn requires the previous power armor projects to be researched as well as the use of two Cataphract Armor Techprints to unlock. Crafting the helmet requires 50 Plasteel , 1 Advanced component and takes 26,250 ticks ( to craft.
Alternatively, the helmet can be received as a quest reward, purchased from traders, or found on Imperial Cataphracts.
Cataphract helmets provides the best protection of any helmet in the game, especially against blunt, and can block heat damage. Like Recon helmets and Marine helmets, and unlike the Simple or Flak helmet it covers the entire head, including the Jaw, Nose, Ears and Eyes to provide comprehensive protection. It provides roughly the same protection as a Marine Helmet of one quality level above its own, or of Recon Helmet two quality levels above its own. It also allows a pawn to reach the cap of 200% sharp protection at Legendary quality.
Unfortunately, it is much more expensive, needs a long time to make and also needs the Cataphract Armor research, which in turn requires expensive techprints, before being available. Acquiring it through fighting the Empire is also difficult due to their ubiquitious Death acidifier implants and the general difficulty of killing the pawns wearing this armor and carrying the empire's best weapons. Unlike the armor however, it offers no penalty to movement speed, meaning that should one be available, it will be a straight upgrade to any other available helmet of similar quality.
|Quality||Sharp||Blunt||Heat||Item HP||Insulation - Cold||Insulation - Heat||Market Value|
|Awful Cataphract helmet||72%||30%||36%||180||-3.2°C||+1.6°C||370|
|Poor Cataphract helmet||96%||40%||48%||180||-3.6°C||+1.8°C||560|
|Normal Cataphract helmet||120%||50%||60%||180||-4°C||+2°C||745|
|Good Cataphract helmet||138%||57.5%||69%||180||-4.4°C||+2.2°C||930|
|Excellent Cataphract helmet||156%||65%||78%||180||-4.8°C||+2.4°C||1115|
|Masterwork Cataphract helmet||174%||72.5%||87%||180||-6°C||+3°C||1860|
|Legendary Cataphract helmet||200%||90%||108%||180||-7.2°C||+3.6°C||3725|
For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.
Cataphracts were heavy armored cavalry used in ancient warfare by people in Eurasia, including the Byzantines that inspired the Empire.
Every cataphract helmet found on an Imperial Cataphract will be white.
- Royalty DLC initial release - Introduced.
- 1.1.2647 - No longer meets the clothing requirement of nobles, replaced in that role by Prestige cataphract helmet. Stellic Wardens and Defenders no longer spawn with a regular cataphract helmet, and instead spawn with the prestige version
- Prestige cataphract helmet - a variant of the cataphract helmet that both pleases nobles and improves psychic ability.