Creature Armor

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Most creatures on Hoxxes IV possess some degree of armor, reducing the damage dealt by dwarven weapons. It can typically be destroyed by shooting it, or avoided by shooting weakpoints or non armored body parts.

Attacks Affected by Armor[edit | edit source]

  • Armor affects any attack with direct damage, no matter the damage type.
  • Area attacks are not affected by armor but they can still break the armor or damage the armor plates.
  • Damage over time attacks (On Fire DoT, Electrocution…) ignore armor and can’t break or damage it.

Special cases[edit | edit source]

The CRSPR Flamethrower and the Cryo Cannon are not affected by armor but can’t damage it either.
The Breach Cutter isn’t affected by armor but can still break the the armor or damage the armor plates.

Types of Armor[edit | edit source]

Light Armor[edit | edit source]

Light Armor reduces incoming damage by 20%. Each shot has a chance to break it.
Glyphid Grunt, Glyphid Grunt Slasher, Glyphid Grunt Guard (on their back and legs), Web Spitter, Acid Spitter possess such armor.

Medium Armor[edit | edit source]

Medium Armor is a special type of light armor that reduces incoming damage even more.
For the Q'ronar Youngling it reduces incoming damage by 50%. Each shot has a chance to break it.
For the Glyphid Crassus Detonator, the gold plating reduces damage taken by 60%. Unlike all other Light/Medium Armor it can’t be broken.

Heavy Armor[edit | edit source]

Heavy Armor completely negates incoming damage. Depending on the creature, it either has a set health per plates, scaling with hazard level or each shot has a chance to break it.
Glyphid Grunt Guard (front legs), Glyphid Praetorian, Glyphid Warden and Q'ronar Shellback possess such armor.

Unbreakable Armor[edit | edit source]

Unbreakable Armor completely negates incoming damage like Heavy Armor, but it is also impossible to break.
Direct attacks are useless against it and Area damage is only effective if the area reaches vulnerable parts of the body.
Glyphid Oppressor, Glyphid Dreadnought posses such armor.
The core of the Korlok Tyrant-Weed is also protected by a shell of Unbreakable armor but unlike the others this armor even protects the core against all kinds of Area damage and weapons that usually ignore armor such as the CRSPR Flamethrower or the Breach Cutter.

Armor Breaking[edit | edit source]

Armor Damage[edit | edit source]

The chance to break Armor and the damage done to an Armor Plate is determined by the damage done and the armor break modifier.
Armor Damage is the combination of theses two stats:
If the armor break value of a weapon isn’t displayed it is usually 100% or x1.
Any shot that hit a creature armor will damage it (for health base Heavy Armor) or have a fix chance to break it (for Light/Medium Armor or chance based Heavy Armor).
Armor Break allows to break an armor piece more easily by increasing your damage against armor, but your damage against the creature health remain the same. Armor Break has no effect against the Glyphid Dreadnought Shell (since it’s considered health).

Health per Plate[edit | edit source]

Only some creatures with Heavy Armor have this type of armor, namely the Glyphid Grunt Guard (Front legs only), Glyphid Praetorian and Q'ronar Shellback.
For theses creatures, each armor plate has its own hidden health pool that scales with Hazard Level, using the normal difficulty scaling (same as Glyphid Grunt).
To break a plate, you need to deal as much Armor Damage as the plate's health. This amount of damage can be done is several shots, armor plates do not recover health over time.

Armor Plate Effective Health Scaling
Creature Armor Plate eHP
Glyphid Grunt Guard (Front legs only)
Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png to Dwarfcount4.png 42 60 66 72 72 66 66 72 72 72
Glyphid Praetorian
Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png to Dwarfcount4.png 70 100 110 120 120 110 110 120 120 120
Q'ronar Shellback (Body and Tail)
Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png to Dwarfcount4.png 21 30 33 36 36 33 33 36 36 36
Q'ronar Shellback (Neck and Head)
Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png to Dwarfcount4.png 49 70 77 84 84 77 77 84 84 84

Armor Strength[edit | edit source]

All other creatures use Armor Strength to determine the chance to break an armor plate. Your chance to break an armor plate will depend on the creature's Armor Strength and the Armor Damage dealt. Unlike Health Based Armor, the chance to break Strength Based Armor will be constant for each shot fired.
Any creature with Light/Medium Armor and some creatures with Heavy Armor (Glyphid Warden and Glyphid Menace) use this type of armor.

The chance for an armor plate to break is given by using the following formula to get the X value: And then reading on the Y axis the armor plate break chance on the following graph:

Armor Break Chance vs Armor Damage / Armor Strength

Armor Strength for each Creature
Creature Armor Type Armor Strength
Glyphid Grunt Light Light armor: -20% damage taken. 15 Strength
Glyphid Grunt Slasher Light Light armor: -20% damage taken. 15 Strength
Glyphid Grunt Guard (Legs and Back) Light Light armor: -20% damage taken. 15 Strength
Glyphid Warden Heavy Heavy armor: Block all damage until broken. 15 Strength
Glyphid Web Spitter Light Light armor: -20% damage taken. 10 Strength
Glyphid Acid Spitter Light Light armor: -20% damage taken. 10 Strength
Glyphid Menace (Back Plates) Heavy Heavy armor: Block all damage until broken. 1 Strength
Glyphid Menace (Chest Plates) Heavy Heavy armor: Block all damage until broken. 10 Strength
Q'ronar Youngling Medium Medium armor: -50% damage taken 5 Strength
Armor Damage needed vs Armor Break Chance – Quick Reference
Creatures Armor Strength Armor Damage needed for x% Chance
30% 50% 75% 90% 100%
Glyphid Grunt
Glyphid Grunt Slasher
Glyphid Grunt Guard (Legs and Back)
Glyphid Warden
15 Strength 9 15 30 48 60
Glyphid Web Spitter
Glyphid Acid Spitter
Glyphid Menace (Chest Plates)
10 Strength 6 10 20 32 40
Q'ronar Youngling 5 Strength 3 5 10 16 20
Glyphid Menace (Back Plates) 1 Strength 0.6 1 2 3.2 4

Calculating the Armor Break Chance[edit | edit source]




Calculating the Armor Damage[edit | edit source]



Example with Armor Break Chance = 80% against an Acid Spitter.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]