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An Introduction to Strength Armour

Durable and made to protect users as much as possible, strength based armour is normally highly praised by endgame players. With the combination of the right stats, those players become super tanky, especially while PvPing or when carrying multiple sets of armour while in the Inner City.

Typically, this is the go-to armour for most players. Which isn’t hard to believe due to their ability to protect its user efficiently through their high durability and damage absorption. You will find them being worn all over the city of Fairview generally at the higher outposts.

Most sets of armour that require strength usually have “Reactive” within its name, but this isn’t always true especially when dealing with the first few sets of armour or the Vengeance Guard for example.

Requirements

As the name suggests, the only requirement to use strength armour is strength. Almost all of the higher end strength armour require ‘’’max’’’ strength which is currently set at 100.

Combat

It is suggested that mainly people who want to use HMGs or shotguns use these sets of armour, as SMGs and other low strength weapons are much better off building around non-strength based armour. These armours are also suggested for players who are a much higher level regardless of what weapons you choose, due to the fact that you will eventually max out most, if not all of your stats.

One downside to using these sets of armour while not having higher endurance is that once they break, you are practically defenseless. For example, at base endurance and with a +24 endurance MC on your armour, a Flesh Hound can still kill you with one hit even while you are at full health. Players can combat this by carrying multiple sets of armour, but this will take up more inventory space.

Along with having lower health by substituting endurance with strength and the armour it offers, players are missing out on being able to sprint for longer durations making it much harder to dodge enemies and kite bosses.


Note: While the Corpse Carapace does require strength, is is considered more of a hybrid between strength and non-strength based armour. It works much better if you are running a build that is using a weapon that only requires 50 strength such as Shotguns like the Corpse Blaster, Ace Barrel GZ3, Buckblast 99A, or several Chainsaws. With that being said, players would still need to max endurance if they want to be able to survive multiple hits from zombies and other survivors.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • High damage absorption and durability, and can easily be swapped while losing little to no health
  • Better overall if you have a high endurance as well.
  • They are much easier to find God Crafted on the market or when trading.
  • The high strength requirement allows players to equip weapons that usually have more knockback (Such as shotguns).

Disadvantages

  • High strength is required, which only plays a role in a few build paths.
  • Usually break pretty quickly due to them absorbing most of the damage.
  • Higher end sets of armour can be extremely expensive.

List of Strength Armour

Flak Jacket
Flak Jacket
80 Durability
35% Damage Absorption
35 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 25+
Available colors: Desert Camo, Forest Camo, Grey

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 30 (25) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $11,050 ($ 22,100)
Enhance Price: $72,000
Flak Jackets were used as far back as World War II, to provide pilots with protection from Anti-Aircraft flak rounds. While rather weak on their own, manufacturers have used modern techniques to greatly augment the strength of these jackets, by adding mainly metal or ceramic plating into these vests. The plating makes the jackets substantially heavier, and users have to be physically fit to an extent, in order for it not to hinder movements. Strangely, there seems to have been a revival in these obsolete jackets.


SN-42
SN-42
100 Durability
50% Damage Absorption
40 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 25+
Available colors: Black, Green, Grey,

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 50 (40) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $11,050 ($ 22,100)
Enhance Price: $92,000
The SN-42 was created in 1942 by the Red Army. Consisting of two pressed steel plates weighing in at 7.7 pounds each, it provides decent protection from the slashing claws of zombies, while also providing protection from the force of impact. As expected, junkyard engineers and WWII fanatics have whipped up some modern replications for the good people of Fairview. The drawback to this very economical piece of armour is the weight, limiting its usage only to stronger survivors. Due to the unusual shape and color, it was quickly nicknamed the "Potato Sack".


Reactive SLX
Reactive SLX
120 Durability
55% Damage Absorption
55 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 35+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Scrap Value: $19,450 ($ 38,900)
Enhance Price: $112,000
The Reactive SLX is the product of years of intensive research and development - a strange chemical gel that laughs off armor-piercing rounds and makes a .500 S&W round feel like a poke. Reinforced with super-hard alloys and a complex impact-reducing weave, it was only produced in small amounts for special forces units and the occasional presidential security detail due to extremely high cost.


Reactive XT800
Reactive XT800
150 Durability
60% Damage Absorption
70 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 35+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 150 (100) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $19,450 ($ 38,900)
Enhance Price: $132,000
Created by the same group who pioneered the Reactive SLX and the Exterminator GT, the Reactive XT800 armour was rumored to be the most durable armour ever known to man upon its creation. A widely-circulated pre-outbreak video shows a prototype taking 30 seconds of continuous AK-47 fire, and still looking brand new after the test. Very little is known about this armour, thanks to the usual government classifications and the developers being tight-lipped about the project. Even if you are lucky enough to find one, keep in mind such a complex piece of armour can only be repaired by the most experienced and knowledgeable engineers.


Exterminator Reactive
Exterminator Reactive
180 Durability
70% Damage Absorption
90 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 45+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Scrap Value: $40,250 ($ 80,500)
Enhance Price: $152,000
The outposts' engineers have outdone themselves once again with another revamp of the Exterminator Mesh, by implementing very recently recovered blueprints for future armour designs from a nearby research facility. Reinforcing almost every part of the armour you can think of with the newest experimental alloys, it now covers almost the whole body with pure metal, providing excellent protection. Its effectiveness comes with two very high prices: One being the problem that its sheer weight requires almost super-human strength to wear it for extensive amounts of time, along with the extreme rarity of the necessary materials and the huge amount of time and painstaking effort required to create this armour.


Exterminator Reactive XT
Exterminator Reactive XT
220 Durability
85% Damage Absorption
100 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 45+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 250 (200) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $40,250 ($ 80,500)
Enhance Price: $160,000
Thinking about taking another try at improving existing Exterminator Reactive armours, the top engineering squad of Nastya's decided to abolish all thoughts of cash or comfort limits within armours and instead go to the limits of human tolerability and material stability, by modifying the Exterminator Reactive to the most extreme (XT) limits. No expense was spared - everything is covered and reinforced with heavy ceramic plates, barely managing to stay flexible by use of a chemical gel, the same used in some other armours to reduce kinetic impact forces. This armour has succeeded at being the heaviest and most expensive type of mobile protection for a single human being, which in exchange will save you from more harm than you can even think of.


Bio Reactive
Bio Reactive
280 Durability
85% Damage Absorption
100 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 75+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 1,500 (1,000) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $128,250 ($ 256,500)
Enhance Price: $180,000
The Bio Reactive is one of the newer, stronger armours seen on survivors as protection against the dangers of the inner city. Being more durable than the pre-outbreak Exterminator Reactive XT, it’s becoming ever more popular among those who fight both the undead and their fellow survivors. Due to its heavy steel plating, it is able to withstand the raw power of mutants and heavy weapons alike. It also possesses an ability unlike any other armor; thanks to a matrix of N-2 gel pads and vibration-therapy nodes embedded inside the lining, the Bio Reactive has the ability to minimize the damage and physical pain caused by any zombie-inflicted injury. This, along with its surprising flexibility, allows survivors to take hits and flee quickly when needed, saving the skins of many lucky enough to be wearing it at the time.


Dusk Reactive (Unique)This item is unique and as such it can only be obtained in special ways and/or is non-transferable. For a full list of one-of-a-kind items, visit the Special Gear page.
Dusk Reactive
300 Durability
90% Damage Absorption
100 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 45+
Non-Transferable
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Scrap Value: $40,250 ($ 80,500)
Enhance Price: $102,000
A suit of armour even rarer than the Dusk Mesh was never expected to exist, but apparently a new type of armour called "Dusk Reactive" recently appeared as the main defense of some of the most experienced survivors known in Fairview, carrying the trademark black of armours crafted by AdminPwn's master engineers. Nothing is confirmed, but the few survivors who have heard of this armour babble on about powered suits, nanotechnology, and secret government alloys, which AdminPwn's engineers snicker about. It is suspected that this armour is only available at the Elite Shop, akin to the Dusk Mesh.

This armour cannot be found in the city but is available in the Dusk Shop for $1,000,000.


Steelcase Reactive (Unique)This item is unique and as such it can only be obtained in special ways and/or is non-transferable. For a full list of one-of-a-kind items, visit the Special Gear page.
Steelcase Reactive
340 Durability
85% Damage Absorption
100 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 75+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 2,500 (2,000) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $128,250 ($ 256,500)
Enhance Price: $180,000
Outpost engineers have created a new prototype armor that put most Reactive series armors to shame. The Steelcase Reactive was designed for one purpose in mind; To take one hell of a beating, and that’s what it can do. Using similar metals used for the creation of various powerful guns such as the Hammerhead 47, the Streetdog 99, and the SCAR 9000, the armor is rated to be able to withstand fire from a GAU-19, and similar guns of its type for almost a few minutes, and most common infected could hardly put a dent into it. No two Steelcases are alike, as their design, which some survivors dubbed as “walking tin cans” could not be easily replicated. Despite this however, they all are just as effective. Due to time constraints to develop even more efficient, less ugly looking suits of armor, the Steelcase was only produced in limited quantities.

This armour could only be bought from the Credit Shop for 2,500 credits (2,000 for Gold Members). It was on sale from June 14th, 2014 until July 10th, 2014.


Tatakau Reactive
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390 Durability
85% Damage Absorption
100 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 75+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 4,000 (3,500) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $$128,250 ($256,500)
Enhance Price: $200,000
Tatakau Reactives were originally conceived by a powerful warrior caste of survivors, who's access to resources and material had been the prime factor of their place of power among other factions within Fairview. Combining blueprints from experimental armors with the skills of experienced and creative artificers, the end design was a masterfully crafted armor capable of absorbing terrible damage, and keeping the wearer safe from harm. The armor itself, though rare and in no short abundance, is the perfect choice for those who prefer hunting larger targets or finding themselves in protracted engagements with well-equipped adversaries.

Added November 6th, 2014.


Corpse Carapace (Unique)This item is unique and as such it can only be obtained in special ways and/or is non-transferable. For a full list of one-of-a-kind items, visit the Special Gear page.
Corpse Carapace
400 Durability
50% Damage Absorption
50 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 45+
Available Colors: The Corpse Carapace comes in only one color scheme, shown in the thumbnail

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 1,200 (1,000) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $40,250 ($ 80,500)
Enhance Price: $102,000
A strange, powerful suit of armour. Crafted from the bones and flesh of the infected themselves, this armour is the protective complement to the various Corpse Weapons. Those who own this armour have claimed to feel a strange, animal-like ferocity when fighting the undead-- almost as if they were zombies themselves. Whether it is the influence of the undead's fury and hatred towards the living, or simply the feeling of sheer power experienced by donning this highly durable armour, no one can say for certain. One thing is for sure, though-- even the undead exhibit an instant of hesitation when confronted with an attacking survivor wearing this unnerving shell of bones.

This armour could only be bought from the Credit Shop for 1,200 credits (1,000 for Gold Members). It was on sale from October 15th, 2011 until November 10th, 2011.


X-Dusk Reactive (Unique)This item is unique and as such it can only be obtained in special ways and/or is non-transferable. For a full list of one-of-a-kind items, visit the Special Gear page.
X-Dusk Reactive
450 Durability
95% Damage Absorption
100 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 75+
Non-Transferable

Scrap Value: $128,250 ($ 256,500)
Enhance Price: $220,000
Following up the legendary status of the Dusk Reactive, the X-Dusk Reactive takes it up a level offering even greater defenses in terms of durability that competes with a Scarab Reactive and still has one of the highest damage absorption the game has to offer. This heavy hard-plated armor will always remain a status symbol, and is only available through the Elite Shop.

This armour cannot be found in the city but is available in the X-Dusk Shop for $5,000,000.
Added October 8th, 2015.


Scarab Reactive (Unique)This item is unique and as such it can only be obtained in special ways and/or is non-transferable. For a full list of one-of-a-kind items, visit the Special Gear page.
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500 Durability
90% Damage Absorption
100 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 75+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 3,000 (2,500) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $128,250 ($ 256,500)
Enhance Price: $200,000
The Scarab Reactives existence was completely unknown until recently when a looting party raided a secret United States military installation miles outside of Fairview, that was rumored to have ties to Secronom. Inside, the looting party found many weapons, supplies, and more. However, when the lowest level of the facility was breached into, a large manufacturing plant was discovered. What the party had found, shocked them in awe. The party found experimental, military prototype armor, supposedly classified as the “9X Power Armor” based on eyewitness accounts, was quickly nicknamed the “Scarab Reactive.” However, unlike a Reactive series armor, the Scarab seems to uses body heat as an energy source, and is outfitted with various lights that can be turned on to illuminate the user’s surroundings.

This armour could only be bought from the Credit Shop for 3,000 credits (2,500 for Gold Members). It was on sale from June 15th, 2015 until July 10th, 2015.


Vengeance Guard
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800 Durability
95% Damage Absorption
100 Strength Required
Repair by Engineer Level 75+
Available colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow

Price:The amount of credits required to purchase the item in the Credit Shop, if available. The value in brackets, if added, is the discounted price for Gold Members. 12,000 (10,000) Credit(s)
Scrap Value: $128,250 ($ 256,500)
Enhance Price: $220,000
The Vengeance Guard was conceived after years of design, blood, sweat, and trial and error. The most powerful armor known to man was finalized, thought to be impossible to create. Adminpwn’s personal brilliant engineers, along with a collaborative effort of other engineers across the city, created the perfect armor. The Vengeance guard is sleek, beautiful, and guards anyone who wore it from virtually anything. Even a Wraith’s powerful striking tentacles couldn’t do hardly anything to the armor, however, as wonderful and strong as the armor is, it is not cheap to produce. It’s unknown how many will be made before materials will have to be conserved for other projects.

This armour could only be bought from the Credit Shop for 12,000 credits (10,000 for Gold Members). It was on sale from November 23rd, 2015 until ????, ????.

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