Armor

Modern personal armor systems have advanced from the high-modulus polyethylene thermoplastics and aramid fabrics of the early 21st century. Armor in Eclipse Phase is derived from biotech, in the form of organoweave fibers and crystalline-grown plates, and nanotech, in the form of shock-absorbing fullerene (p. 298) materials. Occasionally other materials are used, such as metallic glass plates or shear-resistant fluids that harden against impacts. Such armor protects against (armor-piercing) bullets and kinetic impacts as well as bladed weapons and piercing sharp objects. They also insulate against both the explosive heating of energy weapons and electrical shocks. While such armor protects against bullets, the layers of material catch the bullet and redistribute its kinetic energy across the body, which can still result in severe blunt force trauma.

Trivial Ablative Patches

These thin and light slap-on patches of stick to armor and are designed to absorb heat and energy from beams and explosions, safely vaporizing and blowing hot gas away. Ablative patches increases the Armor Value by +4/+2, but each hit reduces both the energy and kinetic value of the ablative armor by 1.

Trivial Armor Clothing

The extra-resilient organoweave fibers and fullerene materials that offer basic protection against kinetic and energy weapons can be woven in with normal smart materials to create a wide range of discreet armor clothing that provides a subtle level of security. Such protective garments are indistinguishable from regular clothing and come in all styles and designs.

Low Armor Vest

Armor vests provide more thorough protection to a body's vital areas, covering the abdomen and torso completely, protecting the neck with a rigid collar, and even providing wrap-under protection for the groin. Though armor vests are not bulky, they are obvious as armor. Armor vests may be worn with armor clothing without penalty. Armor vests provide an Armor Value of 6/6.

Moderate Body Armor (Heavy)

Similar to light body armor, but with extra protective layers, often ergonomically manufactured to conform to a specific character's body, and an environmental seal with climate control to protect the wearer from hostile environments.

Low Body Armor (Light)

These high performance armor outfits protect the wearer from head to toe. An integrated armor vest is supplemented with increased protection on the limbs and joints, while still managing to be flexible and non-restrictive. Body armor is typically worn by security and police forces, and supplemented with a helmet.

Trivial Chameleon Coating

This provides the armor with the same effect as the chameleon cloak.

Low Crash Suit

Designed for both industrial worksite safety and protection from accidental zero-G collisions, crash suits are also favored by sports enthusiasts and explorers. The basic jumpsuit offers comfortable protection equal to that of armor clothing. When activated with an electronic signal, however, elastic polymers within the suit stiffen and form rigid impact protection for vital areas.

Trivial Fireproofing

Fireproofing includes the addition of heat-resistant ceramic or fire-resistant layers, both capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures. Fireproofing increases the Armor Value by +2/+0, and provides an additional 10 points of armor against heat or fire specifically.

Trivial Full Helmet

This armor accessory is usually worn with body armor or a battle suit. Light helmets are open, whereas full helmets latch on and provide an environmental seal with a 12 hour supply of air. Helmets are often equipped with an ecto, a radio booster, and sensors equal to specs.

Low Immunogenic System

The immunogenic mod adds an active nanobot swarm, maintained by a specialized hive, that coats the outer layer of armor and also the non-armored parts of the wearer's morph. It acts as an outer immune system designed to neutralize toxic agents and nanotoxins with which it comes into contact.

Trivial Light Helmet

This armor accessory is usually worn with body armor or a battle suit. Light helmets are open, whereas full helmets latch on and provide an environmental seal with a 12 hour supply of air. Helmets are often equipped with an ecto, a radio booster, and sensors equal to specs.

Trivial Lotus Coating

The armor has been impregnated with a superhydrophic coating (contact angle of around 170) that repels all water-like liquids. If the armor is splashed by liquid toxins or chemicals, the effect is reduced since the liquids starts to roll off the armor. Apply a +30 modifier when defending against liquid-based attacks.

Low Offensive Armor

When activated, the outer layer of this armor is rigged to shock anyone or anything that contacts it with electricity. Treat its DV and effect as a shock baton.

Moderate Reactive Coating

A thick layer of advanced nanotech is applied to the armor, protecting it with a colony of nanobots designed to sense incoming attacks. When an attack strikes the coating, it detonates to disrupt the attack. Bursts and full autofire are treated as a single attack. A reactive coating increases the Armor Value by +5/+5, but each detonation automatically inflicts 1 point of damage on the wearer.

Low Refractive Glazing

A combination of reflectors, refractive metamaterials, and an energy transfer system with heat radiators provides extra protection against energy weapons. Increase the Armor Value by +3/+0.

Low Riot Shield

Used for mob suppression, riots shields are light-weight, tough, and may be set to electrify on command, stunning anyone who comes into contact with the outer surface (treat as shock glove effects).

Low Second Skin

This lightweight bodysuit, woven from spider silks and fullerenes, is typically worn as an underlayer, though some athletes use it as a uniform. It provides minimal protection, but may be worn with other armor without penalty. It provides an Armor Value of 1/3.

Moderate Self-Healing

The armor is equipped with a nanohive that acts like repair spray.

Low Shock Proof

Shock proof armor is electronically insulated to discharge and reduce the effect of shock weapons. Apply an additional +10 modifier when resisting the DV and effects of shock weapons.

Low Smart Skin

Smart skin is an advanced nanofluid that covers the wearer's skin. It resembles liquid mercury but retains the texture and flexibility of normal skin until activated, at which point the material becomes rigid enough to protect the wearer and distribute the kinetic energy (though still flexible enough at the joints not to impede movement).