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Type: ARMO
Papyrus: Armor Script, ObjectReference Script

An Armor form is an item that characters can equip and wear. Armor forms contain data for the item's gameplay effects and for the way it looks when dropped in the game world; Armors refer to ArmorAddons to define how the armor looks on a character model when it's actually being worn. A single Armor can refer to multiple ArmorAddons, to cover multiple body parts (like the Helmeted Cage Armor) or to make the armor available to multiple species with different body plans (like the Welding Goggles). The Armor object is found within the Object Window under the Items Category.

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  • ID: The ID, also referred to as Editor ID, is used by the Creation Kit to uniquely identify this record within a Data File.
  • Name: The object's name as it will appear within the game world and user interface menus.
  • Value: The object's value in caps which determines its worth to vendors.
  • Enchanting: The Enchantment to use. Enchantments applied to this armor are responsible for special bonuses, legendary effects, and additional text.
  • Template Armor:
  • Weight: The weight of this object which represents how heavy it is.
  • Health: The object's base health. This is used by Power Armor pieces, which break and need to be repaired when their current health reaches zero.
  • Armor Rating: The amount of armor points this item grants the wearer.
  • Equip Type: Used for weapons.
  • Stagger Rating:
  • Preview Transform: A Transform applies positioning to a Model File. These may be used when previewing objects within the Creation Kit or in-game user interface menus.
  • Block Bash Impact Data Set:
  • Alternate Block Material:
  • Pickup Sound: The Sound Descriptor played when the object is picked up.
  • Putdown Sound: The Sound Descriptor played when the object is dropped.
  • Instance Naming: Instance Naming Rules are a set of prefixes used to modify an item's Name depending on what Keywords and Object Mods it has. This works on a per-reference basis.
  • Add Destruction Data: Allows you to configure the objects destruction data with the Destructible Object Data editor.
  • Ragdoll Constraint Template:
  • Playable: If checked, this object will be usable by the player. The object may be visible in user interface menus or usable when encountered within the game world.
  • Has Platform/Language Specific Textures:
  • Attach Parent Slots: List of attach points into which object mods (OMODs) can be placed.
  • Object Template: The various instances of the armor that can be created (e.g., light, medium, heavy, etc.)
  • Race: The Race that can utilize this armor item.
    • Biped Object: The body parts and armor slots that this item uses. The item will be mutually exclusive with armors that cover any of the same parts. The parts shown will depend on the selected Race. The selected slots must be a superset of the slots occupied by the armor addons.
  • Male and Female Definitions:
    • World Model: The 3D Model File that will be used for this object. This model can be viewed in the inventory or when left lying around in the world.
    • Icon Image: The Texture File that will be used for this object's icon. This property is depreciated, obsolete, or does not appear to be used by the game.
    • Message Icon: The Texture File that will be used for this object's message icon. This property is depreciated, obsolete, or does not appear to be used by the game.
  • Show All An editor control that has no impact on the ARMO record
  • Models: A list of ArmorAddon forms that this armor uses. The Armor form only defines the item itself; ArmorAddon forms define how the item appears on a character, when that character wears it.
    • AddonIndex: Organizes ArmorAddons into groups.
      • By default, only the addons with the lowest index will be displayed.
      • Armor addons in the same group must occupy different armor slots
      • Armor addons that use the same armor slot must belong to different groups.
      • For example, the Models list for leather armor will contain the addons for the light (1), medium(2) and heavy(3) variants and uses Object Mods (e.g., mod_armor_Leather_Arm_Size_B) to change the index (iAddonIndex).
    • ArmorAddon: The ID of the ArmorAddon.
  • Damage Type Resistances: A list of Damage Types, and the amount of resistance to each this armor offers when worn.
  • Description: The object's description as it will appear within user interface menus. This property is depreciated, obsolete, or does not appear to be used by the game.
  • Keywords: A list of Keywords that signal information to other game systems. Some of these have special effects, such as preventing only the player from wearing an item.
  • Scripts: Papyrus scripts may be added, removed, and their properties edited.
    • Add: Adds a papyrus script to this object.
    • Remove: Removes the selected papyrus script from this object.
    • Properties: Shows the papyrus property editor for the selected script. In most cases, attaching an ObjectReference Script is more useful than attaching an Armor Script.


  • Items with an index of 0 will appear all the time. Items with an index of 1 or more can be made to appear using OMODs to change the iAddonIndex
  • If an armor addon is not appearing in game, check for a conflict between its equipment slots and the equipment slots specified by the armor.
  • Even though the CreationKit editor will not allow the same addon to appear in the models list more than once, it is possible to accomplish this using F04Edit, and it works in game.
  • Needs confirmation, but when multiple ARMA records have SCLP data, only the data from a single record is applied; the data is not composited. The ARMA record that's selected may not even be active (e.g., the SCLP data from from ARMA with index 2 can be used even when the iAddonIndex is 1).

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