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In Shining Armor
Dead Money
RequirementsRepair 20
Science 70
EffectsNone, due to bugs. Intended effects below.

+5 DT against energy weapons with reflective armor

+2 DT against energy weapons with reflective eyewear
base idxx00f216
xx00f217 (eyewear)
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Bugintro.pngThe following is based on bugged content.

Beams reflect off the mirror-like finish of your gleaming armor! You gain an additional +5 Damage Threshold against energy weapons while wearing any metal armor, +2 while wearing reflective eyewear.

Dead Money description

In Shining Armor is a perk in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.


The bugged perk does not provide any DT boost, as the parameters are incorrectly set. The IsWeaponSkillType checks for Energy, rather than EnergyWeapons when checking the type of the weapon used against the player. Since no value is returned, the perk never works. Joshua Sawyer's personal patch JSawyer addresses this issue and rectifies this very oversight as well as other bugs.

When implemented correctly, the player gains +2 DT against qualifying weapons while wearing reflective eyewear and an additional +5 while wearing either of the following:

Behind the scenes

  • The name of the perk is a reference to the phrase "A knight in shining armor".
  • The +2 DT effect for wearing reflective eyewear is handled by a separate, hidden perk.