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Disambiguous This article is about armor customization in Mass Effect 2. For armor customization in Mass Effect 3, see Armor Customization (Mass Effect 3).
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In Mass Effect 2, Commander Shepard's armor can be customized by swapping out pieces of the default N7 Armor for pieces purchased from merchants, or made available as downloadable content, by using the armor locker aboard the Normandy SR-2. Besides augmenting the armor's physical appearance, these pieces also have varying effects on Shepard's combat effectiveness. Additionally, the player can further customize the armor's appearance by changing its color, reflectiveness or applying a pattern.

It is recommended to be selective about purchasing Armor Customization parts as money is fairly limited in the game and always use discounts (less so with all the DLC). To purchase every armor piece with all discounts would be 54,996 credits, without a discount it would be 66,000. See the costs of upgrades in the Upgrade Guide to give an idea on whether you can afford both armor and the upgrades.

In addition to the many available options for Shepard's armor, the Commander can choose from a selection of casual outfits to wear when armor is not required.

HeadEdit

Name Image Description Effects Acquisition
N7 Helmet N7Helmet Dual layer of fabric armor and kinetic padding within a lightweight ablative ceramic shell. Comes standard with a suite of communication, navigation, and battlefield awareness software. Increases health by 5% Initially Available
N7 Breather Helmet N7Breather Dual layer of fabric armor and kinetic padding within a lightweight ablative ceramic shell. Comes standard with a suite of communication, navigation, and battlefield awareness software. Comes hardsealed to protect wearer from hazardous environmental conditions. Increases health by 5% Initially Available
Kuwashii Visor Visor Developed by Ariake Technologies, the wearer exchanges full protective coverage for visibility, unencumbered mobility, and increased accuracy. Increases headshot damage by 10% Harrot's Emporium
2,000 credits.
1,666 credits with discount.
Death Mask DeathMask Developed by Tyriel Advanced Communications Corporation (TACC), the Death Mask not only offers exceptional protection but also includes an advanced audio processing package that allows unprecedented clarity and resonance for spoken communication. Increases negotiation bonus by 10% Ratch's Wares
8,000 credits.
6,667 credits with discount.
Umbra Visor Umbra visor A next-generation night-vision device that assists targeting. By detecting the focal point of the wearer's eyes and enhancing the image at that location, the visor helps direct a biotic power or a shot from an omni-tool exactly where the wearer is looking. Increases power damage by 5% Dr.Pepper Promotion
Recon Hood Recon hood A hood issued to covert action teams, this model's optic display interfaces with most small arms' auto-targeting software, linking hand and eye for improved accuracy and increased weapon damage. Ballistic-mesh fabric and composite ceramic plating provide necessary armor, and the integral air filter helps in hostile environments. Increases weapon damage by 5% Dr.Pepper Promotion
Sentry Interface Sentry interface This visor works with the Sentry system, a software application that optimizes an armor suit's microframe computer. When the Sentry system is running, more power can be devoted to shield management. Increases shield strength by 5% Dr.Pepper Promotion
Archon Visor ME2 Archon Visor The Archon visor uses an efficiency algorithm to balance processing power for biotic amps and omni-tools. A heads-up display and voice command software allows users to micromanage the systems, reducing the cool-down period between energy expenditures. Reduces the recharge time of powers by 5% Equalizer Pack
Capacitor Helmet ME2 Capacitor Helmet A recent design, this Alliance-made helmet stores microcapacitors in its structure to replenish spent kinetic barriers. The transpari-plast armor panel on its top can be removed to access capacitors for field maintenance. Reduces delay before shields start recharging by 10% Equalizer Pack
Kestrel Helmet KestrelHelmet The Kestrel armor system's helmet forgoes traditional transparent visors in favor of a reinforced faceplate with an internal heads-up display. The display connects to redundant microcameras to allow naturalistic vision, and the helmet's weapon autotargeting and shield software provides a substantial boost to performance. Increases head shot damage by 5%
Increases weapon damage by 3%
Increases shields by 3%
Aegis Pack

ChestEdit

Name Image Description Effects Acquisition
N7 Chestplate N7Chestplate Interlocking plates of thick, ablative ceramic. Designed to be light, effective, and easily repaired. Increases power damage by 3% Initially Available
Aegis Vest AegisVest Kassa Fabrication's line of elite personal protection equipment includes a series of interlocking ceramic plates covered in a proprietary tungsten alloy weave for maximum stopping power. Increases health by 5% Rodam Expeditions
2,000 credits.
1,666 credits with discount.
Capacitor Chestplate CapacitorChestplate Micro wells developed by Armax Arsenal store part of the energy directed at the armor and use it to jump start the kinetic barrier recharge cycle. Reduces delay before shields start recharging by 10% Harrot's Emporium
4,000 credits.
3,333 credits with discount.
Shield Harness ShieldHarness A series of ultra-efficient storage cells designed by Armax Arsenal to augment the existing power in the operation of the wearer's kinetic barrier. Increases shield strength by 5% Ratch's Wares
8,000 credits.
6,667 credits with discount.

Note: Only available after completing the mission Collector Ship.
Kestrel Torso Sheath KestrelTorsoSheath The Kestrel armor system's spinal-mount processor synchronizes artificial torso muscle fibers with limb movements, allowing power to be generated by the legs, channeled through the core, and projected out through the arms. Stabilization of the firing platform assists in autotargeting, and waist-mounted capacitors add to the power of kinetic barriers. Increases melee damage by 10%
Increases weapon damage by 5%
Increases shield strength by 3%
Aegis Pack

ShouldersEdit

Name Image Description Effects Acquisition
N7 Shoulder Guards N7ShoulderGuards Curved shell of ablative ceramic over kinetic padding. Increases weapon damage by 3% Initially Available
Amplifier Plates AmplifierPlates Using their expertise in policing dangerous situations with limited assets, Elanus Risk Control Services (ERCS) has created shoulder protection that includes an internal micro-control system to maximize resources. Increases power damage by 5% Gateway Personal Defense
2,000 credits.
1,666 credits with discount.
Asymmetric Defense Layer AsymmetricDefenseLayer Offering increased protection where it's needed most, Rosenkov Materials' proprietary coating process increases stopping power of standard ceramic armor. Increases health by 5% Ratch's Wares
8,000 credits.
6,667 credits with discount.

Note: Only available after completing the mission Collector Ship.
Strength Boost Pads StrengthBoostPads Incorporates a series of lightweight beryllium and tungsten braces and micro-servos to support and enhance the natural movements of the wearer. Originally developed by the Sirta Foundation to aid in the primary construction phase of planet settlement, it has since been adapted for more martial purposes. Increases melee damage by 25% Omega Market
4,000 credits.
3,333credits with discount.

Note: Only available after completing the mission Horizon.
Kestrel Shoulder Pieces KestrelShoulderPieces The Kestrel armor system's shoulder plates house backup capacitors for shield generation. Artificial muscle fibers based on spider silk reinforce the shoulders, allowing for more powerful movements. Increases shields by 8%
Increases melee damage by 10%
Aegis Pack

ArmsEdit

Name Image Description Effects Acquisition
N7 Gauntlets N7Gauntlets A combination of fabric armor with kinetic padding and plates of ablative ceramic for protection. Increases health by 3% Initially Available
Heavy Damping Gauntlets HeavyDamping Armax Arsenal added micro-harmonic oscillators to reduce stress on the kinetic barriers ensuring suit integrity when faced with oncoming projectiles. Increases shield strength by 5% Ratch's Wares
4,000 credits.
3,333 credits with discount.
Off-Hand Ammo Pack OffhandAmmoPack A simple but popular modification developed by the Elkoss Combine and favored among mercenary groups and military personnel on active assignment. Increases spare ammo capacity by 10% Rodam Expeditions
2,000 credits.
1,666 credits with discount.
Stabilization Gauntlets StabGauntlets Incorporating micro-gyros linked with a hardsuit's internal targeting aids these gauntlets from Aldrin Labs ensure better battlefield performance. Increases weapon damage by 5% Omega Market
8,000 credits.
6,666 credits with discount.

Note: Only available after completing the mission Collector Ship.
Kestrel Arm Sheathing KestrelArmSheathing Artificial muscle fibers controlled by the Kestrel armor system's central processor allow for both gross motor movements and precision support of the hands. This steadies aim in a manner compatible with most firearm autotargeting systems. Additional capacitors for shield generation are installed on the ulnar side of the forearm. Increases weapon damage by 3%
Increases shields by 3%
Increases melee damage by 10%
Aegis Pack

LegsEdit

Name Image Description Effects Acquisition
N7 Greaves N7 Greaves Dual layer of fabric armor and kinetic padding beneath thick plates of ablative ceramic and lined with additional kinetic barriers. Increases shield strength by 3% Initially Available
Stimulator Conduits Stimulator Conduits Incorporates a series of beryllium and tungsten braces and micro-servos to support and enhance the natural movements of the wearer for short periods of time. Originally developed by the Sirta Foundation for search and rescue personnel, it has been adapted for military use. Increases storm speed by 10% Omega Market
4,000 credits.
3,333 credits with discount.
Life Support Webbing Life Support Webbing Within a wearable framework, the Sirta Foundation developed an innovative net of micro-stimulants and medi-gel in order to increase the chances of survival for aid workers and military personnel working in a hostile environment. Increases health by 10% Sirta Foundation
8,000 credits.
6,667 credits with discount.
Ordnance Packs Ordnance Packs Co-developed by the Rahael Group and Beckmann Financial to solve the issue of munitions storage for Heavy Weapon class engagement tools. Increases spare heavy weapon ammo by 10% Harrot's Emporium
2,000 credits.
1,666 credits with discount.

Note: Only available after completing the mission Collector Ship.
Kestrel Power Pack Kestrel Power Pack The Kestrel armor system's hip-mounted power pack provides emergency energy for kinetic barriers and heavy weapons. Increases shields by 8%
Increases spare heavy weapon ammo by 5%
Aegis Pack

Casual OutfitsEdit

The selected casual outfit will be worn by the Commander while onboard the Normandy, as well as on a select few missions that call for discretion.

TriviaEdit

The Heavy Damping Gauntlets are incorrectly named Stabilization Gauntlets in the store menu of Ratch's Wares, although the item description uses the correct name.


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Armor CustomizationArmor Upgrades
N7 ArmorBlood Dragon ArmorCerberus Assault ArmorCollector Armor
Inferno ArmorTerminus Assault ArmorKestrel Armor

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