Armor guide

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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!

Armor Classes

The three armor classes are Light Armor, Medium Armor, and Heavy Armor. Each grants different status boosts and requires different crafting recipes.

Light Armor

Light Armor provides +2 points of defense. It is the fastest and easiest armor to craft, but doesn't offer as much protection of other armor classes.

Light Armor Crafting

Light Helmet

Light Chest plate

Light Greaves

Medium Armor

Medium Armor provides +3 points of defense. It takes slightly more work to craft than Light Armor and offers more protection.

Medium Armor Crafting

Medium Helmet

Medium Chest plate

Medium Greaves

Heavy Armor

Heavy Armor provides +6 points of defense. It is the strongest armor class by far, and it requires significant crafting effort to build.

Heavy Armor Crafting

Heavy Helmet

Heavy Chest plate

Heavy Greaves

Armor Elements

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.

Armor Appearance

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!

Armor Regions

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!

Helmet Examples


The Helmet regions are:

  • Head
  • (OPTIONAL) Neck
Chestplate Examples


The Chestplate Regions are:

  • Shoulders
  • Upper Arms
  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Upper Legs
  • (OPTIONAL) Lower Arms
Greaves Examples


The Greaves regions are:

  • Upper Legs
  • Lower Legs
  • Feet
  • (OPTIONAL) Tail (if present)

Armor Colors

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.

You may color pick any shade off of the matching slider to color your armor, unless you are crafting with Rainbow Aster. Rainbow Aster Armor can be any color, it does not have to be picked off of a slider. Click on a slider to view a larger version.

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!

Art Requirements

  • 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.

Writing Requirements

  • 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.

Crafting

Once you're ready to craft your armor, follow these steps.

  1. 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
  2. Submit your Armor crafting artwork or writing work to PaperDemon.com
  3. Tag the submission with your character's ID in order to receive AP for the piece
  4. Tag the submission with PDARPGArmor
  5. Click the "Submit to ARPG Queue" on the piece's page
  6. Select Paper Demon Art RPG
  7. Select Special Crafting
  8. Fill in the form that appears in the Comments & Request Details box
  9. 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.