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Workbench: Two types of armor upgrades are available: overlays and underlays. Both types can have a wide variety of effects and often provide resistance against specific types of attacks. Some types of armor upgrades can only be used with heavier armor types. Robes cannot be upgraded with overlays, but some can benefit from a limited number of underlays.

All overlays and underlays can be created using a workbench with sufficient skill rank and components, although when armor, overlay and underlay grant the same bonuses, these don't always combine as expected or displayed in the upgraded armor's description.

Only the highest attribute bonus is actually granted, so upgrading a Corellian Powersuit (Strength: +2) with a Strengthening Underlay Mark V (Strength: +3) only grants Strength: +3, not +5, according to both its description and the Character screen (among other things). However, Dexterity penalties behave as expected (although descriptions don't always correctly display the following):

Overlay Underlay
+3 +2 +1 -1 -2 -3
+2 +3 +2 +2 +1 0 -1
+1 +3 +2 +1 0 -1 -2
-1 +2 +1 0 -2 -3 -4
-2 +1 0 -1 -3 -4 -5
-3 0 -1 -2 -4 -5 -6

Damage Immunity bonuses actually sum as expected, but only the highest Damage Resistance bonus is granted. For example:

Item Description Damage Immunity Damage Resistance
Armor Echani Light Armor Resist 15/- vs. Fire
Overlay Heat Shielding Mark IV 20% vs. Fire Resist 10/- vs. Fire
Underlay Environment Underlay Mark V 30% vs. Fire Resist 10/- vs Fire
Total 50% vs. Fire Resist 15/- vs. Fire

The description for this upgraded armor only displays the highest bonus for both, but after failure to save against a Plasma Grenade (and with no other damage reduction), its fire damage is reduced from 36 to 3 (36 - 36*0.5 - 15), not the expected 0 (36 - 36*0.5 - 15 - 10 - 10) or, based on the description, 11 (36 - 36*0.3 - 15), indicating a 50% reduction, not just 30%.

Overlays[edit | edit source]

Alloy overlays can enhance armor performance. The modifications require a workbench with adequate tools and armor of high quality marked as upgradeable.
Overlay Jedi Armor
Robes Armor Light Medium Heavy
Heat Shielding No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Armorply Plating No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sound Dampening No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Energy Shielding No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ballistic Shielding No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ablative Plating No No No Yes Yes
Bonded Plates No No No Yes Yes
Heavy Bonded Plates No No No No Yes

An overlay is normally received from the following:

World Area Source
Telos: Citadel Station Entertainment Lieutenant Grenn (Code (Level + 2))

Heat Shielding[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor
Mark Damage Immunity Damage Resistance Create Item
Repair Cost
I 10% vs. Fire 2 1
II 15% vs. Fire 10 15
III 15% vs. Fire Resist 5/- vs. Fire 18 100
IV 20% vs. Fire Resist 10/- vs. Fire 26 343

Armorply Plating[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor
Mark Saves Skills Dexterity Create Item
Repair Cost
I Stealth +2 3 1
II Reflex +1 Stealth +4 11 17
III Reflex +1 Stealth +6 +1 19 125
IV Reflex +1 Stealth +8 +2 27 351

Armorply Plating Mark II is the only overlay which can upgrade the Miner Uniform, Handmaiden's Robe and other upgradeable robes.

Sound Dampening Overlay[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor
Mark Damage Immunity Damage Resistance Create Item
Stealth Cost
I 10% vs. Sonic 4 2
II 15% vs. Sonic 12 20
III 20% vs. Sonic Resist 5/- vs. Sonic 20 150
IV 50% vs. Sonic Resist 5/- vs. Sonic 28 375

Energy Shielding[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor
Mark Damage Immunity Create Item
Demolitions Cost
I 10% vs. Energy 6 3
II 15% vs. Energy 14 35
III 20% vs. Energy 22 207
IV 30% vs. Energy 30 412

Ballistic Shielding[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor
Mark Damage Immunity Create Item
Demolitions Cost
I 10% vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing 7 4
II 15% vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing 15 47
III 20% vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing 23 245

Ablative Plating[edit | edit source]

Mark Defense Bonus Damage Immunity Damage Resistance Dexterity Create Item
Repair Cost
I 1 10% vs. Energy -1 5 2
II 1 25% vs. Energy -1 13 27
III 1 30% vs. Energy -1 21 180
IV 1 30% vs. Energy Resist 5/- vs. Energy -1 29 395

Bonded Plates[edit | edit source]

Mark Defense Bonus Damage Resistance Create Item
Repair Cost
I 1 8 8
II 2 16 60
III 3 24 270
IV 3 Resist 5/- vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing 31 475

Heavy Bonded Plates[edit | edit source]

Mark Attack Modifier Defense Bonus Dexterity Damage Immunity Create Item
Repair Cost
I 2 -2 9 11
II 3 -3 17 75
III -4 4 15% vs. Energy 25 305

Underlays[edit | edit source]

Underlay can have a variety of effects on the armor to which it is applied. The modifications require a workbench with adequate tools and armor of high quality marked as upgradeable.
Underlay Jedi Armor
Robes Armor Light Medium Heavy
Environment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Biorestorative Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Armorweave No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Strengthening No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Durasteel No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flexible No No No No Yes

Environment Underlay[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor and Robes
Mark Damage Immunity Damage Resistance Create Item
Demolitions Cost
I 15% vs. Cold, Fire Resist 5/- vs. Cold, Fire 2 1
II 20% vs. Cold, Fire Resist 5/- vs. Cold, Fire 8 10
III 25% vs. Cold, Fire Resist 5/- vs. Cold, Fire 14 48
IV 30% vs. Cold, Fire Resist 5/- vs. Cold, Fire 20 170
V 30% vs. Cold, Fire Resist 10/- vs. Cold, Fire 26 350

Biorestorative Underlay[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor and Robes
Mark Constitution Regeneration Create Item
Treat Injury Cost
I 1 3 2
II 2 9 12
III 3 15 60
IV +1 3 21 200
V +3 3 27 367
World Area Source Cost Amount
Peragus II Dormitories Damaged Cylinder (Mark I) 50 1

Armorweave Underlay[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor
Mark Damage Immunity Immunity Create Item
Security Cost
I 10% vs. Energy 4 2
II 10% vs. Energy Attribute Damage 10 17
III 15% vs. Energy Attribute Damage 16 70
IV 20% vs. Energy Attribute Damage 22 237
V 30% vs. Energy Attribute Damage 28 407

Strengthening Underlay[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor
Mark Constitution Strength Create Item
Treat Injury Cost
I +1 5 3
II +1 +1 11 21
III +1 +2 17 97
IV +2 +2 23 262
V +3 +3 29 445

Durasteel Underlay[edit | edit source]

  • Special: Upgrade Item, Armor
Mark Defense Bonus Dexterity Create Item
Awareness Cost
I +1 vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing 7 6
II +2 vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing -1 13 33
III +3 vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing -2 19 162
IV +4 vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing -3 25 325
V +5 vs. Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing -3 31 500

Flexible Underlay[edit | edit source]

Mark Max Dexterity Bonus Dexterity Create Item
Stealth Cost
I +1 6 5
II +1 +1 12 25
III +2 +1 18 110
IV +2 +2 24 292
V +3 +3 30 475