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Beams reflect off the mirror-like finish of your gleaming armor! You gain an additional +5 Damage Threshold against energy weapons while wearing any metal armor, +2 while wearing reflective eyewear.Dead Money description

In Shining Armor is a perk in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.


The Courier gains +2 DT against qualifying weapons(see bugs) while wearing reflective helmet or eyewear and an additional +5 while wearing:


It is not possible to take this perk at level 2 without leaving Goodsprings; the maximum attainable Science at level 2 is 67, three short of the required 70.

Behind the scenes

  • The name of the perk is a reference to the phrase "A knight in shining armor."
  • The +2 DT effect for wearing reflective eyewear is handled by a separate, hidden perk.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 This perk does not provide any DT boost because the parameter that is referenced when checking the skill type of enemy weapons is "Energy" instead of "EnergyWeapons". This means that the function "IsWeaponSkillType" will never return a value that can activate the perk effect, because there is no weapon skill called "Energy". [verified]