Psychic foil helmet

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Psychic foil helmet

Psychic foil helmet

A thin helmet containing finely-tuned sheets of psychically-absorptive foil. Reduces the impact of psychic waves.

Base Stats

Type
GearClothing
Tech Level
Medieval
Market Value
250 Silver
Mass
1 kg
HP
80

Apparel

Insulation - Cold
°C (3.6 °F)
Insulation - Heat
°C (1.8 °F)
Armor - Sharp
9%
Armor - Blunt
9%
Armor - Heat
27%
Coverage
Head, Left Ear, Right Ear
Layer
Headgear
Technical
thingCategories
Headgear
tags
IndustrialMilitaryBasic, IndustrialMilitaryAdvanced, SpacerMilitary


The psychic foil helmet is a piece of headgear that decreases the psychic sensitivity of the wearer, and is primarily useful for protecting an individual pawn against psychic phenomena.

Acquisition

This item cannot be crafted. It can only purchased through trade or found on raiders.

Summary

A psychic foil helmet reduces a pawns Psychic Sensitivity by 90%, regardless of quality. This means it dampens the effect of psychic drones, as well as certain psycastsContent added by the Royalty DLC and psycasting ability. If a pawn is already psychically dull, then this will make them completely immune to all psychic effects, which also include psychic shock lances and psychic insanity lances.

Analysis

The psychic foil helmet is a niche item primarily useful to reduce the mood impact of psychic drones, especially on your psychically sensitive colonists. However, it will also reduce positive psychic effects, such as from the psychic emanator. They also have some worth in protecting pawns from your own psycasts,Content added by the Royalty DLC especially in a melee, where friendly fire is possible.

Despite being called a helmet, its protection is comparable to a bowler hat made of weak materials. It only blocks minimal damage and, with its low HP, wouldn't last very long either. Quality does not affect its psychic protection, so an Awful foil helmet blocks psychic effects just as well as a Legendary foil helmet.

They can appear on some raiders, which will make them resistant to psycasts, and if combined with the psychically dull trait, the psychic lances. It is thus important to check a target's gear before attempting such tactics.

Quality table

  • Quality Sharp Blunt Heat Item HP Insulation - Cold Insulation - Heat Market Value
    Awful Psychic foil helmet 5.4% 5.4% 16.2% 80 -1.6 °C (-2.9 °F) +0.8 °C (1.4 °F) 125 Silver
    Poor Psychic foil helmet 7.2% 7.2% 21.6% 80 -1.8 °C (-3.2 °F) +0.9 °C (1.6 °F) 188 Silver
    Normal Psychic foil helmet 9% 9% 27% 80 -2 °C (-3.6 °F) +1 °C (1.8 °F) 250 Silver
    Good Psychic foil helmet 10.35% 10.35% 31.05% 80 -2.2 °C (-4 °F) +1.1 °C (2 °F) 310 Silver
    Excellent Psychic foil helmet 11.7% 11.7% 35.1% 80 -2.4 °C (-4.3 °F) +1.2 °C (2.2 °F) 375 Silver
    Masterwork Psychic foil helmet 13.05% 13.05% 39.15% 80 -3 °C (-5.4 °F) +1.5 °C (2.7 °F) 625 Silver
    Legendary Psychic foil helmet 16.2% 16.2% 48.6% 80 -3.6 °C (-6.5 °F) +1.8 °C (3.2 °F) 1250 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Stat Increase
    Psychic Sensitivity -90%
    Neural Heat Limit -72
  • Version history

    • 0.9.722 - added.
    • At some point post A14 - texture updated.
    • At some point (1.1?), the armor rating was increased from Sharp/Blunt/Heat of 5/5/0 to 9/9/27 and the HP was doubled