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This page covers Wasteland 3 armor. Unlike previous games, armor is generally broken down into three pieces: Chest armor, leg armor, and helmets, allowing for mixing and matching different items.

All armor pieces can be modified with armor mods.

Headgear[]

This section lists Helmet slot items that have no matching set (AKA fancy hats).

Name Image Tier Armor Effects if requirement not met Requirements
Duck Hat
Icon Armor DuckHat.png
+1 Charisma
Toaster Helmet
Icon Equipment ToasterHelmet.png
0 4
Ranger General's Hat
Icon Armor Helmet Unique RangersGeneralsHat.png
1 +1 All attributes
Cardboard box
Icon Crafting Armor Cardboardbox Helmet.png
5 1 +2s Detection time
+10% Sneak attack damage
-0.4 Combat Speed
MacTavish's Mask
Icon Armor Mactavish Helmet Unique.png
5 3 +1 Mechanics
+1 Toaster Repair
Murdercross Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique Murdercross.png
6 3 +1 Speed
Grid Iron Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique GridIron.png
7 4 +10% Status effect resistance
Hog Mask
Icon Armor HogMask Unique.png
9 4 +15% Damage to Animals
Electrohelmet
Icon Armor Electrohelmet Unique.png
10 4 Electrohelmet (3 AP): Emits a blast of electrical energy around the wearer, dealing 32-48 Energy damage and applying Shocked. -15% Hit chance Weird Science 3
Tricky Dick Mask
Icon Armor LongJohnsHelmet.png
10 11 +1 Nerd Stuff
Linebacker Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique Linebacker.png
13 5 +20% Status effect resistance
Danger Zone Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique Dangerzone.png
14 6 +20% Crit resistance
Mysterious Mask 15 2 +10 Perception
Commandant's Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique Commandant.png
15 6 +15% Critical chance
+10% Initiative
Nuclear Knight's Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique NuclearKnight.png
15 6 +15% Cold resistance
+15% Fire resistance
+15% Explosive resistance
Skullcap Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique Skullcap.png
17 7 +25% Cold resistance
+25% Energy resistance
+25% Fire resistance
+25% Explosive resistance
Solderpunk Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique SoldierPunk.png
18 7 +50% Fire resistance
Arena Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique Arena.png
20 8 +5% Evasion
VR headset
Icon DLC2 item VRHeadset.png
20 5 +20% Hit chance
+10% Critical damage
Nuclear Crown
Item helmet NuclearPopeHat.png
21 8 +25% Resistance to Poisoned
+25% Resistance to Shocked
+25% Resistance to Burning
+25% Resistance to Frozen
+100% Resistance to Radiation
Waste Dweller Helmet
Icon Armor Helmet Unique WasteDweller.png
22 8 +50% Cold resistance

Light Armor[]

Light armor offers no movement penalties, but also doesn't offer the amount of protection heavy armor does.

Set Tier Name Image Slot Armor Effects Origin
Scout 2 Scout Helmet
Icon Armor Scout Helmet.png
Helmet 3 +6% Hit chance
+1 Perception
Base game
Scout Armor
Icon Armor Scout Torso.png
Chest 3
Scout Pants
Icon Armor Scout Legs.png
Legs 1 +0.2 Combat Speed
Merc 5 Merc Helmet
Icon Armor Merc Helmet.png
Helmet 3 +2% Critical chance
Merc Armor
Icon Armor Merc Chest.png
Chest 4
Merc Leggings
Icon Armor Merc Legs.png
Legs 3 +3% Evasion
Tactical 10 Tactical Armor Helmet
Icon Armor Tactical Helmet.png
Helmet 4 +5% Status effect resistance
Tactical Armor
Icon Armor Tactical Chest.png
Chest 5
Tactical Armor Legs
Icon Armor Tactical Legs.png
Legs 3
Trooper 15 Trooper Helmet
Icon Armor Trooper Helmet.png
Helmet 5 +5% Hit chance
Trooper Armor
Icon Armor Trooper Torso.png
Chest 6
Trooper Legs
Icon Armor Trooper Legs.png
Legs 4 +0.1 Combat Speed
Commando 20 Commando Helmet
Icon Armor Commando Helmet.png
Helmet 6 +10% Status effect resistance
Commando Armor
Icon Armor Commando Chest.png
Chest 7 +20% Healing bonus
Commando Legs
Icon Armor Commando Legs.png
Legs 6 +0.2 Combat Speed
Spectrum Assault 24 Spectrum Assault Helmet
Icon Armor Spectrum Helmet.png
Helmet 8 +5% Evasion
Spectrum Assault Armor
Icon Armor Spectrum Chest.png
Chest 9 +0.5s Detection time
+10% Initiative
Spectrum Assault Legs
Icon Armor Spectrum Legs.png
Legs 8 +0.3 Combat Speed
Attention Whore 1 Attention Whore’s Phallus Chapeau
Icon Armor GimpACorn Head.png
Helmet +2 Armor penetration
Attention Whore’s Tu-Tu Sexy Separates
Icon Armor GimpACorn Chest.png
Chest
Attention Whore’s Piss-Baby Sex Boots
Icon Armor GimpACorn Legs.png
Legs
Machine Shop 6 Machine Shop Helmet
Icon Armor MachineShop Helmet Unique.png
Helmet 2 +1 Mechanics
Machine Shop Chest
Icon Armor MachineShop Chest Unique.png
Chest 4
Machine Shop Pants
Icon Armor MachineShop Legs Unique.png
Legs 3
Bardic 10 Bardic Hat
Icon Armor Bard Helmet.png
Helmet 5 +2M Leadership range
+3% Experience bonus
Bardic Jacket
Icon Armor Bard Chest Unique.png
Chest 7 +1 Charisma
Bardic Tights
Icon Armor Bard Legs.png
Legs 5 +1 Leadership
Cryo Exo 24 Cryo exo helmet
Icon DLC1 Armor CryoExoskeleton Helmet.png
Helmet 7 +10% Cold resistance
+6% Energy resistance
+6% Fire resistance
+6% Cold damage
+20% Resistance to Frozen
Battle of Steeltown DLC
Cryo exo suit
Icon DLC1 Armor CryoExoskeleton Chest.png
Chest 9 +25% Cold resistance
+15% Energy resistance
+15% Fire resistance
+12% Cold damage
+50% Resistance to Frozen
Cryo exo leg armor
Icon DLC1 Armor CryoExoskeleton Legs.png
Legs 8 +15% Cold resistance
+9% Energy resistance
+9% Fire resistance
+2% Cold damage
+30% Resistance to Frozen
Elite Cryo Exo 27 Elite cryo exo helmet
Icon DLC1 Armor CryoExoskeleton Helmet Elite.png
Helmet 8 +15% Cold resistance
+6% Energy resistance
+6% Fire resistance
+2% Strike rate
+10% Cold damage
+20% Resistance to Frozen
Elite cryo exo suit
Icon DLC1 Armor CryoExoskeleton Chest Elite.png
Chest 10 +30% Cold resistance
+15% Energy resistance
+15% Fire resistance
+15% Cold damage
+50% Resistance to Frozen
+3M Throwing range
Elite cryo exo leg armor
Icon DLC1 Armor CryoExoskeleton Legs Elite.png
Legs 9 +0.1 Combat Speed
+20% Cold resistance
+9% Energy resistance
+9% Fire resistance
+5% Cold damage
+30% Resistance to Frozen
Energy Exo 24 Energy exo helmet
Icon DLC1 Armor EnergyExoskeleton Helmet.png
Helmet 7 +6% Cold resistance
+10% Energy resistance
+6% Fire resistance
+6% Energy damage
+20% Resistance to Shocked
Energy exo suit
Icon DLC1 Armor EnergyExoskeleton Chest.png
Chest 9 +15% Cold resistance
+25% Energy resistance
+15% Fire resistance
+12% Energy damage
+50% Resistance to Shocked
Energy exo leg armor
Icon DLC1 Armor EnergyExoskeleton Legs.png
Legs 8 +9% Cold resistance
+15% Energy resistance
+9% Fire resistance
+2% Energy damage
+30% Resistance to Shocked
Elite Energy Exo 27 Elite energy exo helmet
Icon DLC1 Armor EnergyExoskeleton Helmet Elite.png
Helmet 8 +6% Cold resistance
+15% Energy resistance
+6% Fire resistance
+2% Strike rate
+10% Energy damage
+20% Resistance to Shocked
Elite energy exo suit
Icon DLC1 Armor EnergyExoskeleton Chest Elite.png
Chest 10 +15% Cold resistance
+30% Energy resistance
+15% Fire resistance
+15% Energy damage
+50% Resistance to Shocked
+3M Throwing range
Elite energy exo leg armor
Icon DLC1 Armor EnergyExoskeleton Legs Elite.png
Legs 9 +0.1 Combat Speed
+9% Cold resistance
+20% Energy resistance
+9% Fire resistance
+5% Energy damage
+30% Resistance to Shocked
Pyro Exo 24 Pyro exo helmet
Icon DLC1 Armor FireExoskeleton Helmet.png
Helmet 7 +6% Cold resistance
+6% Energy resistance
+10% Fire resistance
+6% Fire damage
+20% Resistance to Burning
Pyro exo suit
Icon DLC1 Armor FireExoskeleton Chest.png
Chest 9 +15% Cold resistance
+15% Energy resistance
+25% Fire resistance
+12% Fire damage
+50% Resistance to Burning
Pyro exo leg armor
Icon DLC1 Armor FireExoskeleton Legs.png
Legs 8 +9% Cold resistance
+9% Energy resistance
+15% Fire resistance
+2% Fire damage
+30% Resistance to Burning
Elite Pyro Exo 27 Elite pyro exo helmet
Icon DLC1 Armor FireExoskeleton Helmet Elite.png
Helmet 8 +6% Cold resistance
+6% Energy resistance
+15% Fire resistance
+2% Strike rate
+10% Fire damage
+20% Resistance to Burning
Elite pyro exo suit
Icon DLC1 Armor FireExoskeleton Chest Elite.png
Chest 10 +15% Cold resistance
+15% Energy resistance
+30% Fire resistance
+15% Fire damage
+50% Resistance to Burning
+3M Throwing range
Elite pyro exo leg armor
Icon DLC1 Armor FireExoskeleton Legs Elite.png
Legs 9 +0.1 Combat Speed
+9% Cold resistance
+9% Energy resistance
+20% Fire resistance
+5% Fire damage
+30% Resistance to Burning
Hazmat 21 Hazmat helmet
Icon DLC2 Armor PrewarHazmat Helmet.png
Helmet 5 +20% Resistance to Holy Radiation Cult of the Holy Detonation DLC
Hazmat suit
Icon DLC2 Armor PrewarHazmat Chest.png
Chest 7 +50% Resistance to Holy Radiation
Hazmat pants
Icon DLC2 Armor PrewarHazmat Legs.png
Legs 5 +30% Resistance to Holy Radiation
Advanced Hazmat 24 Advanced hazmat helmet
Icon DLC2 Armor AdvancedHazmat Helmet.png
Helmet 7 +5% Resistance to Bleeding
+5% Resistance to Poisoned
+20% Resistance to Holy Radiation
Advanced hazmat suit
Icon DLC2 Armor AdvancedHazmat Chest.png
Chest 8 +20% Resistance to Bleeding
+20% Resistance to Poisoned
+50% Resistance to Holy Radiation
Advanced hazmat pants
Icon DLC2 Armor AdvancedHazmat Legs.png
Legs 7 +10% Resistance to Bleeding
+10% Resistance to Poisoned
+30% Resistance to Holy Radiation
Pre-War 21 Pre-war helmet
Icon DLC2 Armor PrewarCombat Helmet.png
Helmet 9 +1 Perception
Pre-war armor
Icon DLC2 Armor PrewarCombat Chest.png
Chest 13 +10% Crit resistance
Pre-war tac pants
Icon DLC2 Armor PrewarCombat Legs.png
Legs 9 +0.2 Combat Speed
Elite Pre-War 24 Elite pre-war helmet
Icon DLC2 Armor EliteMilitary Helmet.png
Helmet 11 +2 Perception
Elite pre-war armor
Icon DLC2 Armor EliteMilitary Chest.png
Chest 13 +15% Crit resistance
Elite pre-war tac pants
Icon DLC2 Armor EliteMilitary Legs.png
Legs 11 +0.3 Combat Speed

Heavy Armor[]

All heavy armor suits have a minimal Strength requirement, and some need additionally Weird Science.

Characters that do not meet the Requirements can equip these suits, but will also get the negativ Effect in the "if requirement not met" column.

Set Tier Name Image Slot Armor Effects if requirement not met Requirements Origin
Scrap 2 Scrap Helmet
Icon Armor Scrap Helmet.png
Helmet 4 +1 Hard Ass -6% Hit chance Strength 3 Base game
Scrap Armor
Icon Armor Scrap Chest.png
Chest 4 -1 AP
Scrap Pants
Icon Armor Scrap Legs.png
Legs 2 -0.3 Combat Speed
RadTek 5 RadTek Helmet
Icon Armor Radtek Helmet.png
Helmet 4 -10% Hit chance Strength 4
RadTek Armor
Icon Armor Radtek Chest.png
Chest 6 -1 AP
RadTek Pants
Icon Armor Radtek Legs.png
Legs 3 -0.4 Combat Speed
Savage 10 Savage Helmet
Icon Armor Savage Helmet.png
Helmet 5 -14% Hit chance Strength 5
Savage Armor
Icon Armor Savage Torso.png
Chest 7 -2 AP
Savage Legs
Icon Armor Savage Legs.png
Legs 5 -0.6 Combat Speed
Tank 15 Tank Helmet
Icon Armor Tank Helmet.png
Helmet 6 -18% Hit chance Strength 6
Tank Armor
Icon Armor Tank Chest.png
Chest 9 -2 AP
Tank Legs
Icon Armor Tank Legs.png
Legs 6 -0.8 Combat Speed
Composite 20 Composite Helmet
Icon Armor Composite Helmet.png
Helmet 9 -20% Hit chance Strength 7
Composite Armor
Icon Armor Composite Chest.png
Chest 11 -3 AP
Composite Legs
Icon Armor Composite Legs.png
Legs 8 -1.0 Combat Speed
Power 24 Power armor helmet
Icon Armor Power Helmet.png
Helmet 11 -30% Hit chance Strength 8
Power armor chest
Icon Armor Power Chest.png
Chest 21 -4 AP
Power armor legs
Icon Armor Power Legs.png
Legs 11 -1.5 Combat Speed
ChemTek 25 ChemTek Helmet
Icon Armor Chemtek Helmet Unique.png
Helmet 8 +20% Resistance to Poisoned
+15% Healing bonus
-20% Hit chance Weird Science 6
Strength 4
ChemTek Chest
Icon Armor Chemtek Chest Unique.png
Chest 16 +20% Resistance to Poisoned
+20% Healing bonus
Combat Stim (2 AP): Use to gain +2 AP and +15% Hit Chance for 6 turns.
-3 AP
ChemTek Legs
Icon Armor Chemtek Legs Unique.png
Legs 8 +15% Healing bonus -1.0 Combat Speed
Exoskeleton 26 Exoskeleton Helmet
Icon Armor Exoskeleton Helmet.png
Helmet 13 +15% Melee damage -32% Hit chance Weird Science 3
Strength 7
Exoskeleton Chest Armor
Icon Armor Exoskeleton Chest.png
Chest 27 +20% Melee damage -4 AP
Exoskeleton Legs
Icon Armor Exoskeleton Legs.png
Legs 13 +15% Melee damage -1.6 Combat Speed
Nucular 30 Nucular armor helmet
Icon Armor Nucular Helmet Unique.png
Helmet 15 -36% Hit chance Strength 8
Nucular armor chest
Icon Armor Nucular Torso Unique.png
Chest 31 -5 AP
Nucular armor legs
Icon Armor Nucular Legs Unique.png
Legs 15 -1.8 Combat Speed
Verchitin 30 Verchitin helmet
Icon Armor Verchitin Helmet Unique.png
Helmet 16 +5% Cold resistance
+5% Energy resistance
+5% Fire resistance
-50% Hit chance Strength 9
Verchitin armor
Icon Armor Verchitin Chest Unique.png
Chest 35 +15% Cold resistance
+15% Energy resistance
+15% Fire resistance
-6 AP
Verchitin legs
Icon Armor Verchitin Legs Unique.png
Legs 16 +5% Cold resistance
+5% Energy resistance
+5% Fire resistance
-2.5 Combat Speed
Grounded 22 Grounded helmet
Icon DLC1 Armor GroundedExoskeleton Helmet.png
Helmet 11 +10% Status effect resistance -11% Hit chance Strength 5 Battle of Steeltown DLC
Grounded suit
Icon DLC1 Armor GroundedExoskeleton Chest.png
Chest 11 +15% Status effect resistance -2 AP
Grounded leg armor
Icon DLC1 Armor GroundedExoskeleton Legs.png
Legs 11 +10% Status effect resistance -0.6 Combat Speed
Elite Grounded 28 Elite grounded helmet
Icon DLC1 Armor GroundedExoskeleton Helmet Elite.png
Helmet Strength 5
Elite grounded suit
Icon DLC1 Armor GroundedExoskeleton Chest Elite.png
Chest
Elite grounded leg armor
Icon DLC1 Armor GroundedExoskeleton Legs Elite.png
Legs
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