Chapeau or Helm

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  1. Grunt

    Grunt New Member

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    I've just been given a magnetic inversion chapeau and I was wondering whether it'd be better or worse than my fine helm?

    The chapeau deflects arrows and bullets (which to be frank I don't come across too often) and has a damage resistance of 20. It also needs charges (which I think I just keep in my backpack, right? I can't find a way to charge it up or anything).

    The helm has a good armour class and damage resistance and -1 perception.

    Which would you choose if you were the beardy dwarf technologist that I am? 8)
     
  2. xie

    xie New Member

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    Deends on what you study-as long as you don't do firearms or explosives, go for the helm, because then you wouldn't need perception.
     
  3. xie

    xie New Member

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    oops-sent it twice :???:
     
  4. Solaris

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    What kind of technologist? If an archer or a gunslinger- go for the chapeau.
    By the way, it does not really deflect bullets and arrows. It only gives the damage resistance.
     
  5. rosenshyne

    rosenshyne New Member

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    i found the chapeaux to be cool looking but worthless.
     
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    chuckd123450 New Member

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    you dont need charges on the quest chapeu
     
  7. Langolier

    Langolier Member

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    I think the quested Chapeau is bugged. I know the one you actually make uses charges, and I'm pretty sure it actually does it's job for arrows and bullets. (Eats up charges though)
     
  8. Xz

    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

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    I'd say don't wear helmets.I have expiriezed that they help the Critical faliure percentage.
     
  9. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    For a Tech character the only helmet worth using is the Goggled Helmet, AC: 6 DR:9 PE: +3 Tech Wgt:70 Hps:120.
     
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