Marsec Armor

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An advanced armor suit which is available after week one. (unless you have been raiding Marsec, in which case it can appear much sooner) It is lighter than Megapol Armor, but at the disadvantage of providing less protection. It does make up for the loss in protection by being slightly more resistant to explosions than Megapol Armor.

The armor (the body piece only) also contains anti-gravity equipment which enables the wearer to fly/hover in the tactical battlescape. No other item in-game grants this ability. If an agent is airborne then they receive an accuracy penalty. However, this disadvantage is more than negated by the ability to fly. It should be noted that flying does not only grant mobility... since the work is done by the chest unit, not the agent's legs, it doesn't use the agent's energy.

In battle the armor pieces are good against human tech but are clearly inadequate against alien weapons. The chest piece is especially vulnerable as it has 10 less armor than its Megapol equivalent, enough to take significant wounds from early bio weapons and the Disruptor Gun. Agents will find themselves weathering significantly less enemy fire than with Megapol Armor, so take advantage of flight to stay out of trouble.

The remaining pieces are useful for their low weight, which lets agents move much more quickly. Hybrids can especially benefit, as they have very low strength values and will be heavily burdened by Megapol Armor.

Despite being the manufacturer, Marsec does not equip its security guards with this armor.

Statistics

Facing Protection Weight Market Value 1
Leg366600
Body35121200
Right Arm325600
Left Arm325600
Helmet384700

1Market value is the initial value. It will vary during the game according to available quantities.

  • Total weight: 32
  • Overall cost: 3700
  • Agents wearing this armor are immune to the effects of smoke inhalation, and take 20% damage from Incendiary attacks, 50% damage from the Stun Grapple, and 80% damage from Explosive attacks.


Apocalypse Insignia X-COM: Apocalypse: Equipment
Armor:Megapol ArmorMarsec ArmorX-COM Disruptor Armor
Weapons:Megapol LawpistolMarsec M4000 Machine GunMegapol Laser Sniper GunMegapol Auto CannonMegapol Plasma GunMarsec Heavy LauncherMarsec MinilauncherMegapol Stun GrapplePower Sword
Megapol AP GrenadeMegapol Stun GrenadeMegapol Smoke GrenadeMarsec Proximity MineMarsec High ExplosiveDiablo Incendiary Grenade
ToxigunAlien Gas
Equipment:Mind ShieldMind BenderMedi-KitMotion ScannerPsicloneElerium
Alien Artifacts:Disruptor GunDevastator CannonBoomeroidBrainsucker LauncherEntropy LauncherDimension Missile LauncherVortex MinePersonal Disruptor ShieldPersonal TeleporterPersonal Cloaking Field