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Fungal Breastplate

Fungal Breastplate The fungus covering this armor has eaten away all the metal. While offering little protection, its restorative powers make this armor unique.

Tier UT
On Equip +30 VIT, +80 HP
XP Bonus 6%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 800

As the description suggests, this armor is incredibly unique. It provides a staggering +30 VIT along with an additional +80 HP, but unlike any other heavy armor, this armor offers no defense bonus. Donning this armor will leave every melee class (except for Knight) with less defense than a robe class.

This armor’s primary appeal is the 1.2 second decrease of the in-combat timer as a result of the VIT boost. However, considering the substantial loss in defense, some lower damage bullets that wouldn’t have pushed you into combat before would now, potentially increasing your overall time spent in-combat.

Additionally, the armor’s 80 HP boost is doubled by the Breastplate of New Life, with the latter also giving 14 DEF. This makes the Breastplate far better at general survivability.

However, in end-game dungeons like The Void or Oryx’s Sanctuary, where most bullets deal hundreds of damage each, vitality may be more useful in keeping your HP topped up, giving this armor a niche but potent use case. This effect becomes stronger as your pet’s healing level increases.

Ultimately, this armor can see utility in some end-game dungeons as a swapout, but should never be worn in the realm over even tiered armors.

Note that the mushrooms in the Dwarf Miner event cannot drop this armor.

Before Patch X.33.1.0 (May 2020), this item had a Feed Power of 850.

Before Exalt Version (Sep 2020), this item gave +60 VIT and was able to be dropped by the large mushrooms in the Dwarf Miner event.