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Raider armor
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Raider armor
DT4Item HP100
Raider sadist armor
Raider badlands armor
Raider blastmaster armor
Light Armor
VariantsTribal raiding armor
base id0003307c (sadist)
0003307d (badlands)
0003307e (blastmaster)
Raider Helmet
DT1Item HP15
EffectsBlastmaster: Guns +5, Explosives +5
Archlight: none
Psycho-Tic: none
Wastehound: none
Raiders arclight helmet
Raiders wastehound helmet
Raiders blastmaster helmet
base id00078644 (arclight)
00078645 (wastehound)
0005b6e8 (blastmaster)

Raider armor and matching raider helmets are pieces of armor in Fallout: New Vegas.


The armor provides a damage threshold of 4 and can be repaired with other raider armor, while the helmet provides a damage threshold of 1 and can only be repaired with other raider arclight helmets.


Raider sadist armor

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The sadist armor consists of a corselet or bodice of stiff brown leather and studded trousers, with long leather gloves covering the arms, ending slightly below the shoulder. An armored pad is worn on the left shoulder, while the other is bare. Raider sadists usually carry two severed human hands as trophies, hanging them down from the hip.

Raider badlands armor

Icon raider badlands armor.png

Badlands armor consists of a bandolier worn on top of a stripped-down pair of overalls and various bits of leather and metal arranged to protect the joints. It is worn together with mismatched makeshift boots, a philips-head screwdriver strapped to the left ankle and, of course, the raider wastehound helmet.

Raider blastmaster armor

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Blastmaster armor was constructed with protecting the user from explosions. It uses elements of quilted material to shield thighs and the torso by distributing the explosive force over a greater area and boots reinforced with metal to protect the legs. The arms are covered by makeshift protectors, crafted out of pieces of metal fixed to a tight sleeve scavenged from another source and an arclight helmet stitched to a band. This outfit is worn with a raider blastmaster helmet

Raider painspike armor

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This suit of armor has been cobbled together from salvaged car parts and elements of vintage football gear. The spiked plates protecting the shoulder and thighs are in reality automobile floor mats, with rusty nails and wood screws driven through them to deter attackers. Limbs are protected by fragments of corrugated aluminium held together by nylon seatbelts, while the torso is barely covered by a salvaged metal grill. This rather random assortment of defensive elements is completed by a football groin protector and two carpet installation kneepads. The suit is typically worn with a raider psycho-tic helmet.


Raiders arclight helmet

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The raider arclight helmet is the supposed matching helmet for the raider sadist armor, but it also goes well with raider blastmaster armor. It mostly looks like a welding helmet used by construction workers.

Raiders wastehound helmet

Icon raider wastehound helmet.png

Wastehound "helmet" is sown from two pieces of heavy burlap crudely stitched together around a pair of desert goggles. Raiders typically pull strands of their hair out through openings in the burlap to create a more menacing appearance. Males typically create three tufts (two on the sides, one on top), while females create a makeshift mohawk by pulling hair out through the stitching.

Raiders blastmaster helmet

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Blastmaster helmets are pre-War firefighter helmets, worn together with a flame retardant hood and a hazardous environment filtration mask. The blastmaster helmet confers a small (+5) bonus to the guns and explosives skills. Eye wear can be worn with this helmet, which is useful for characters with the Four Eyes trait.

Raider psycho-tic helmet

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The raider psycho-tic helmet is made out of a vintage football helmet with aviator goggles over the helmet to protect the eyes and twists of hair jutting out of the top sides of the helmet.



Name DT WG Durability Value Armor class Effects
Raider armor 4 15 100 180 Light armor None
Tribal raiding armor 4 15 100 180 Light armor None


  • All raider armors can be found on Fiends.
  • All four helmet variations are occasionally sold by Quartermaster Bardon.
  • Raider arclight helmet can be found on Cook-Cook.
  • Any raider armor and helmet can also be found on a randomly generated raider corpse on the bridge near Novac.
  • The Great Khan Armorer often sells the raider wastehound helmet, arclight helmet, psycho-tic helmet, and in very rare occasions the blastmaster helmet as well.
  • Freeside thugs will sometimes be wearing raider badlands armor instead of wasteland outfits.


  • The raider sadist armor is the only one that shows the pip-boy icon smiling. The rest portray him with an angry/frowning face.