Prestige cataphract helmet

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Prestige cataphract helmet

Prestige cataphract helmet

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.
Expensive and beautiful, prestige armor like this is usually made for those of high status. Embedded eltex threads also enhance the wearer's psychic sensitivity.


Base Stats

Type
GearArmor
HP
180
Market Value
1155 Silver.png
Mass
2 kg

Apparel

Insulation - Cold
4.0°C
Insulation - Heat
2.0°C
Armor - Sharp
120%
Armor - Blunt
50%
Armor - Heat
60%
Coverage
Head, Left Ear, Right Ear, Left Eye, Right Eye, Nose, Jaw
Layer
Headgear

Creation

Crafted At
Component assembly bench.png
Required Research
Cataphract Armor
Skill Required
Crafting 8
Work To Make
52,500 ticks (14.58 mins)
Resources to make
Plasteel.png 75 + Advanced component.png 1 + Gold.png 90
Technical
thingCategories
ArmorHeadgear
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardHighFreq
defaultOutfitTags
Soldier
tags
PrestigeCombatGear
tradeTags
HiTechArmor


A Prestige cataphract helmet is a full-head power armor helmet introduced by the Royalty DLC that forms a full set along with the Prestige cataphract armor. It combines the defensive ability of the Cataphract helmet with additional the psychic boosts and noble-pleasing of Eltex apparel.

Acquisition

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 Plasteel 75 plasteel, Advanced component 1 advanced component and Gold 90 gold.

Alternatively, the helmet can be received as a quest reward, purchased from traders, or found on Stellic Guards.

Analysis

The prestige cataphract helmet improves a pawns Psychic Sensitivity by 5%, and improves the pawn's base neural heat recovery rate by 0.033 heat per second, though this will be modified by their psylink level. This primarily improves a pawns psychic power, but note that it also makes them more susceptible to psycasts themselves, as well as psychic drones. This increase is inferior to the Eltex helmet that the prestige Cataphract helmet replaces, but in exchange it is significantly more protective.

Protection-wise, the prestige cataphract helmet is exactly as defensive as the regular cataphract helmet. 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 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 empires 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.

Prestige cataphract helmets also appease the headwear requirements of all nobles.

Quality Table

  • Quality Sharp Blunt Heat Item HP Insulation - Cold Insulation - Heat Market Value
    Awful Prestige cataphract helmet 72% 30% 36% 180 -3.2°C +1.6°C 575 Silver
    Poor Prestige cataphract helmet 96% 40% 48% 180 -3.6°C +1.8°C 865 Silver
    Normal Prestige cataphract helmet 120% 50% 60% 180 -4°C +2°C 1155 Silver
    Good Prestige cataphract helmet 138% 57.5% 69% 180 -4.4°C +2.2°C 1445 Silver
    Excellent Prestige cataphract helmet 156% 65% 78% 180 -4.8°C +2.4°C 1730 Silver
    Masterwork Prestige cataphract helmet 174% 72.5% 87% 180 -6°C +3°C 2885 Silver
    Legendary Prestige cataphract helmet 200% 90% 108% 180 -7.2°C +3.6°C 4155 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Stat Increase
    Psychic Sensitivity +5%
    Neural Heat Limit +4
    Base Neural Heat Recovery Rate +0.033/s
    Effective Neural Heat Recovery Rate [Lvl] +0.054/s
  • Trivia

    Every one found on a Stellic Guard, be it Warden or Defender, will be black and of Excellent quality.

    Version history

    • 1.1.2647 - Added and replaced the use of the regular cataphract helmet on Stellic Guards.

    See Also

    • Cataphract helmet - the base model. Identical protection, but not acceptable to nobles and offers no improvement to psychic abilities.