The ability to craft higher quality gear and armour, in a shorter space of time.

–In-game description


Characters operating various armour crafting benches

Added in the 0.50 update, Armour Smithing affects the speed and quality of the armour you craft. Armour Smithing is composed of two components: producing crafting materials and crafting armour.

The quality of Homemade armour depends on the skill of the smith (with a small random factor). Unlike in Weapon Smithing, no research is required to unlock higher armour grades. Scorchlanders receive a 20% exp bonus on Armour Smithing, while Hive Soldier Drones have a 20% exp reduction.

Materials Edit

Materials needed for crafting can be made with fabric looms (hemp or cotton), a Leather Tanning Bench, a Chainmail Sheet Fabrication Bench, and a Plate Beating Station. Alternatively, characters can buy or steal these materials from shops.

Crafting Benches Edit

Crafting armour is done using the Leather Armour Crafting Bench, Chain Armour Crafting Bench and Heavy Armour Smithy. Each of those will require a separate tech researched through Science.

Buildings and Technology
Building Research Needed Input Output
Clothing Bench Clothing Manufacture
Fabrics CargopantsRag LoinclothRag ShirtWhite VestWorn-out Shorts
Hats and Headgear
Simple Clothing Types Bandana, Cloth Shirt, Gi, Gi PantsMartial Artist BindingsWooden Sandals
Leather Armour Crafting Bench Leather Armour Crafting leather image Leather Halfpants (ragged)Trader's LeathersWhite Vest
Heavy Armour Smithy Plate Armour Crafting
Fabrics All output requires blueprints.
armour sheet image Armour Plating
Chain Armour Crafting Bench Chain Armour Crafting
Fabrics All output requires blueprints.
chain image Chainmail Sheet

Blueprinted Armour Edit

Shops in cities sell blueprints that allow factions to learn how to make specific clothing.

Clothing Bench Edit

Leather Armour Bench Edit

Heavy Armour Smithy Edit

Chain Armour Crafting Bench Edit

Armour Grades by Level
Quality Level Range
Prototype 0
Shoddy 20
Standard 40
High 60
Specialist 80