Prestige recon helmet

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Prestige recon helmet

Prestige recon helmet

A high-tech armored helmet with a built-in status computer and a protective plasteel-weave plate.
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

Tech Level
Market Value
715 Silver
1 kg


Insulation - Cold
°C (7.2 °F)
Insulation - Heat
°C (3.6 °F)
Armor - Sharp
Armor - Blunt
Armor - Heat
Head, Left Eye, Right Eye, Left Ear, Right Ear, Nose, Jaw


Crafted At
Fabrication bench
Required Research
Recon armor
Skill Required
Crafting 6
Work To Make
15,750 ticks (4.38 mins)
Resources to make
Plasteel 40 + Advanced component 1 + Gold 40

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


Prestige recon helmets can be crafted at a Fabrication bench once the Recon armor research project has been completed. Each requires Plasteel 40 Plasteel, Advanced component 1 Advanced component, Gold 40 Gold and 15,750 ticks (4.38 mins) of work.


The prestige recon 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 recon helmet replaces, but in exchange it is significantly more protective.

Protection-wise, the prestige marine recon is exactly as defensive as the regular recon helmet. Recon helmets are the lowest tier of the three power armored helmets, the other two being the marine helmet and the cataphract helmet. As such they're both significantly cheaper and have fewer research requirements, while also offering significantly less protection. While they have the same full head coverage, the recon helmet is roughly equivalent to a Marine Helmet one quality level below (e.g. a Normal Recon Helmet ~= Poor Marine Helmet), or a cataphract helmet two quality levels below.

Compared to the non-power armored helmets like the simple and flak helmet, the recon helmet is almost totally superior. It offers superior coverage, covering the face as well as the head, has a higher armor rating than even a plasteel flak helmet and requires 20 less plasteel to construct, however it does require a relatively rare advanced component instead of two of the more common components.

War veils and war masks provide identical coverage, but even with high level materials, they only offer a fraction of the sharp and blunt protection.

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

Stats table

  • Feature Toggle
    Prestige recon helmet Prestige recon helmet Sharp Blunt Heat HP Insulation - Cold Insulation - Heat Market Value
    Awful 55.2% 24% 27.6% 120 -3.2 °C (-5.8 °F) +1.6 °C (2.9 °F) 355 Silver
    Poor 73.6% 32% 36.8% 120 -3.6 °C (-6.5 °F) +1.8 °C (3.2 °F) 535 Silver
    Normal 92% 40% 46% 120 -4 °C (-7.2 °F) +2 °C (3.6 °F) 715 Silver
    Good 105.8% 46% 52.9% 120 -4.4 °C (-7.9 °F) +2.2 °C (4 °F) 895 Silver
    Excellent 119.6% 52% 59.8% 120 -4.8 °C (-8.6 °F) +2.4 °C (4.3 °F) 1070 Silver
    Masterwork 133.4% 58% 66.7% 120 -6 °C (-10.8 °F) +3 °C (5.4 °F) 1785 Silver
    Legendary 165.6% 72% 82.8% 120 -7.2 °C (-13 °F) +3.6 °C (6.5 °F) 3575 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 +0.054/s
  • Version history[edit]

    • 1.1.2647 - Added
    • 1.2.2753 - Icons of spacer armor now display as off-white instead of dark gray.

    See Also[edit]

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