In your travels across the Paperverse, you'll meet many foes and challenges. Armor is an equippable item set that provides permanent stat boosts for your character. Choosing your armor is an important task-- there are many different options that will affect your stats and aesthetic! This guide will walk you through choosing and crafting the best armor for your character. Remember, you can always upgrade your armor later!
The three armor classes are Light Armor, Medium Armor, and Heavy Armor. Each grants different status boosts and requires different crafting recipes.
Light armor crafting requests are no longer accepted.
Please craft medium or heavy armor instead (scroll down for recipes).
If you already have light armor, it will still work in combat for now. We recommend you upgrade at your earliest convenience because it will be removed from the game at some point in the future.
Light Armor provides +4 points of defense for the full set. It is the fastest and easiest armor to craft, but doesn't offer as much protection of other armor classes.
|Light Armor Crafting|
Medium Armor provides +7 points defense for the full set. It takes slightly more work to craft than Light Armor and offers more protection.
|Medium Armor Crafting|
Provides +2 Defense
Medium Chest plate
Provides +3 Defense
Provides +2 Defense
Heavy Armor provides +13 points of defense for the full set. It is the strongest armor class by far, and it requires significant crafting effort to build.
|Heavy Armor Crafting|
Provides +3 Defense
Heavy Chest plate
Provides +6 Defense
Provides +4 Defense
Just like your character has a latent element, armor has elemental alignments too! The element you pick will provide an increased resistance to the same element. For example, if you decide to build earth armor, the armor will give you a resistance to earth element attacks. You can mix and match different elements for different pieces of armor to weight your resistance as you'd like. However, each single piece of armor on its own can only be aligned with one element.
To align your armor with a specific element, add the corresponding Elemental Pearl when crafting.
In order to finalize the crafting of your armor, you must complete a creative challenge. You will be drawing or writing a piece that shows the style of your character's armor. The challenge requirements are listed below, followed by some example pieces to give you some inspiration and an idea of what the staff will be looking for when they check your piece!
The three different pieces of armor that make up a set cover specific areas of your character's body. The guides below show visual examples of armor on the areas it can cover. The colored Aster of the armor should cover 50% of the character's body within the region given. This will be slightly different depending on how your character's body is designed, so don't worry if you're not exactly spot on with the percentage!
The Helmet regions are:
- (OPTIONAL) Neck
The Chestplate Regions are:
- Upper Arms
- Upper Legs
- (OPTIONAL) Lower Arms
The Greaves regions are:
- Upper Legs
- Lower Legs
- (OPTIONAL) Tail (if present)
You may only use one color of Aster to craft a piece of armor. You do not have to have matching colors on each piece, though! For example, you may make a Blue Aster Helmet and a Black Aster Chesplate for the same character. You may not, however, use both Blue Aster and Black Aster to craft one helmet.
Non-Aster aspects of the Armor (fabric, accessories, magical/electrical components) may be any color. Just keep in mind that the Aster itself with the proper colors needs to cover approximately 50% of the assigned armor region.
Please view the Aster Color Guide for more information on color requirements using Aster.
Crafting Your Armor
Once you've chosen your armor class, element, and appearance and acquired all the items needed to craft your armor, it's time for the creative challenge!
- Fullbody image of your character wearing the piece(s) of armor you are crafting.
- Must be in color.
- No background or shading required.
- Aster of the same color you used to craft the armor must show on at least 50% of the matching armor region.
If you choose to draw your character in full armor but craft the pieces separately, you may use the same image for each crafting submission so long as it meets the above requirements. You may not use the same armor image to craft multiple sets of armor, each image only counts for one armor set.
- At least 600 words describing your character wearing the piece(s) of armor you are crafting.
- Aster of the same color you used to craft the armor must be mentioned on at least 50% of the matching armor region.
If you choose to write your character in full armor but craft the pieces separately, you may use the same piece for each crafting submission so long as it meets the above requirements. You may not use the same armor writing piece to craft multiple sets of armor, each piece only counts for one armor set.
Once you're ready to craft your armor, follow these steps.
- Check your to make sure you have all the crafting items needed to craft your armor inventory by navigating to your profile page and clicking the Items tab
- Submit your Armor crafting artwork or writing work to PaperDemon.com
- If you're upgrading existing armor, unequip those items from your characters and put them in your player inventory. This makes life easier for our admins.
- Submit your artwork to the armor crafting queue in the form below.
- Fill in the form that appears in the Comments & Request Details box. Attach your character and input 7 in the points field for 7 AP.
- Click Submit!
If you meet all the requirements and have all of the needed items in your inventory, one of our staff members will craft the armor and deposit it into your inventory and let you know that your crafting attempt was successful.
- Can I craft more than one set of armor and switch between them?
- Yes. Once your armor has completed crafting, you'll be able to equip and de-equip armor yourself from your character sheet. Having multiple sets that protect against different elements can be useful to best prepare you for different boss battles since each boss attacks with a specific element.
- Can I upgrade my armor?
- Yes. You can start with a light helmet for example, then later create a new crafting request for a heavy helmet. You can reuse the same artwork but must pay the difference in materials and the aster color and element must match.
- Can I craft non-elemental aster armor?
- No. Only elemental armor can be crafted with aster. The only non-elemental armor is Kitemail.
- Is the armor locked to my character?
- No. Once it's crafted you can equip it to other characters or even sell or trade it with other players
- Can I use the same submission for crafting armor and weapons?
- You may use the same submission for crafting multiple armor and weapons as long as all crafted pieces are depicted