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The Bulletproof Vest is a low-tier Equipment (acquired after unlocking a Skill of the same name) that can be used in one of the three equipment slots available per Trooper. Once equipped, it improves the torso's Armor by +1, as well as halving the chance of taking a Fatal Shot to that area. However, it has no visual effect on the wearer.
- Straight in the heart!
- Right lung.
- Gutshot (nasty).Needs confirmation.
It's worth noticing that the item is useful when being used against non-augmented Critical shots, as some skills that do so can successfully negate the effect of the item, albeit not as effectively. For example, Heartbreaker (0.5x, being only a passive Ability) and Hydroshock Shells (2x) can negate it. However, the vest completely negates Anatomy and Voodoo Dolls one-on-one. It won't work if the opponent uses several Critical boosters though.
For greater damage negation, the vest can be coupled with Heavy Armor and the Full Metal Balaclava, rendering some small arms (1~3 Dam.) almost ineffective. If all of them are worn by a high-level Soldier, they can be a difficult target to bring down, soaking a good portion of damage and drawing enemy fire at the same time.