Heavy Protective Matrix

Heavy Protective Matrix Standard issue armor for Commander Calbrik’s fleet. It stores energy to power a defensive shield when its wearer needs it most.

Sprite Credits: Aurum

Tier UT
On Equip +21 DEF
Reactive Proc Taking damage when below 20% HP: Gain Mithril Shield Invulnerable for 2 seconds and Yellow Swirl Dazed for 5 seconds.
Cooldown: 240 seconds
XP Bonus 6%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 750
Dismantling Value 30 Rare Material / 40 Common Material

Loot Bag Assigned to White Bag
Drops From Alien UFO
Alien Biff
Alien Leprechaun

Notes
This is an Alien Gear item.

Its Proc is completely outclassed by the Royal Guard’s Cuirass, as you do not need to be in danger to have the invulnerability proc to trigger.

This armor has 3 less DEF compared to the T13 Acropolis Armor, and unlike most UT armors does not provide any additional stats. Instead, it has a special effect which renders you invulnerable if you take any damage when at critically low health, albeit once every four minutes. It’s not the most practical effect, but this armor giving you more reaction time to back off or escape to the Nexus can still be a godsend in extremely tight situations.

However, the armor’s most important benefit is being a part of the Alien Gear sets. When worn with any Alien Core, the resulting set bonus will provide a significant stat boost depending on the core worn. With an Alien Weapon and/or stronger cores added in, the set bonus will get even more powerful. So, if you have the rest of a compatible Alien Set available, the completion of the set bonus usually outweighs the loss in raw stats.

History
Before Exalt Version 2.3.0.0 (Mar 2022), all Alien Armor’s reactive procs would trigger when taking damage below 75 HP.