Armor

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"History is a question of armor. What will it take to kill us?"
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Armor is featured quite prominently in Destiny with a wide assortment of pieces specifically tailored to each class of Guardian, and armor for general use by all classes.[1] Each type of armor has their own bonuses and abilities that are meant to be synergistic with the player's subclass and weapons.

Overview[edit]

There are six different categpories of armor Guardians can equip: Helmets, Gauntlets, Chest Armor, Legs, Boots, and Class Armor. The last slot, class armor, is unique to each class; Hunters can wear cloaks, Warlocks can wear bonds, and Titans can sport Marks.[2] Colors (including dyes) and decals are available.[3] Class armor offers no increase to defense and is mostly aesthetic, but higher-ranking class armors are larger and more ornate than default or other lower-ranking ones. For example, a Hunter will start out with a plain white scarf without a hood, but can acquire a more decorative hooded cloak, especially one that distinguishes certain achievements.[4]

Rarity of armor is color coordinated into five tiers: Basic (white), Uncommon (green), Rare (blue), Legendary (purple), and Exotic (gold).[1]

List of Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Game Informer January 2014, page 54
  2. ^ The Guardian: how the makers of Halo plan to change the future of shooters
  3. ^ Polygon: Bungie outlines ambitions for Destiny's extensive character customization
  4. ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.