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Metal armor and metal helmet are a multi-piece set of armor in Fallout 4.


Metal armor

Metal armor consists of six separate pieces - the chest, two arms, two legs as well as a matching helmet. Like with all other armor pieces, each can be worn over clothing to combine the stat bonuses, however, certain outfits may occupy some or all of the armor slots - for instance, the red dress occupies legs and torso slots.

Similar to other armor sets, metal armor changes appearance with mods; for instance, polished metal armor will appear shiny and reflective. There are three variants of metal armor: standard, sturdy and heavy.

Given that metal armor lives up to its name by being assembled from various crudely fashioned pieces of scrap metal. It is also the heaviest of the three base armor sets.

Metal armor offers the best Damage Resistance at the cost of inferior Energy Resistance and Radiation Resistance. It is part of a family of specialized armor sets, with the other two members being leather armor - which focuses on mitigating energy damage over ballistic damage and combat armor which offers the most balanced protection from ballistic and energy damage in the Commonwealth.

Metal helmet

The metal helmet provides a Damage Resistance of 9 as well as an Energy Resistance of 4. It appears as a simple metal helmet with no inside lining and an adjustable leather strap around the brim. It may be modified to improve its protection provided but lacks optional slots for things such as pockets or lighter build.


In the Contraptions Workshop add-on, metal armor can be crafted with the armor forge. The quality of the armor is chosen before production but the part generated is random.

Steel (6)
Light metal armor (1)
Steel (4)
Armorer Rank: 3
Sturdy metal armor (1)
Armorer Rank: 4
Heavy metal armor (1)



Image Name Weight Damage Resistance Damage resistance Energy Resistance Energy Value Form ID
Metal chest piece.png Metal chest piece 8 12 5 40 000536C4
Metal right leg.png Metal right leg 3 7 3 15 000536C3
Metal left leg.png Metal left leg 3 7 3 15 000536C2
Metal right arm.png Metal right arm 3 7 3 15 000536C1
Metal left arm.png Metal left arm 3 7 3 15 0004B933
Total 20 40 17 100


Image Name Weight Damage Resistance Damage resistance Energy Resistance Energy Value Form ID
Metal chest piece.png Sturdy metal chest piece 15.5 25 15 115 000536C4
Metal right leg.png Sturdy metal right leg 7.9 15 8 65 000536C3
Metal left leg.png Sturdy metal left leg 7.9 15 8 65 000536C2
Metal right arm.png Sturdy metal right arm 7.9 15 8 65 000536C1
Metal left arm.png Sturdy metal left arm 7.9 15 8 65 0004B933
Total 41.1 85 47 375


Image Name Weight Damage Resistance Damage resistance Energy Resistance Energy Value Form ID
Metal chest piece.png Heavy metal chest piece 23.1 37 25 190 000536C4
Metal right leg.png Heavy metal right leg 12.8 22 13 115 000536C3
Metal left leg.png Heavy metal left leg 12.8 22 13 115 000536C2
Metal right arm.png Heavy metal right arm 12.8 22 13 115 000536C1
Metal left arm.png Heavy metal left arm 12.8 22 13 115 0004B933
Total 74.3 125 77 650



  • A chest piece and a helmet may be found at University Point, in the exterior building with the armor workbench, on a shelf by the window.
  • Metal armor parts are often worn by raiders.
  • Worn by Colette Cooke.
  • Cut content Cut variants include light, medium and heavy helmet variations.


Although the heavy metal right arm has a blade mounted on it, it is there for visual purposes only and cannot be used.