Leather Armguards are arm-covering parts of the Leather Armor set and reduce the damage your player character arms would take from Creatures' attacks or physical attacks dealt by melee Weapons of other players or Explosives when PvP is enabled on the game world or player claim (by default).
Leather Armguards offer 10 defense points when equipped in the arm armor equipment slot.
Since update R55 on August 22nd 2018, armor does not influence the look of your player character anymore when worn; instead, your Leather Armguards will be worn invisibly, while you can select Costumes arm parts (some of which may look like plate armor or the like) individually to customize the look of your player character.
Arm Costumes will not replace the ArcTek Gauntlet on the right underarm and hand of your character. Instead, the look of this Gauntlet will be influenced by the Power Cell that you will equip. If you wear a Gauntlet Costume (like The Hulking Hand or the Finite Gauntlet for example), this Costume will override the look of your equipped Mining Cell.
Leather Armor is the first (tier) armor-type that you can craft or obtain in Creativerse.
How to obtain
As a new or returning Creativerse player, you can obtain 1x Leather Armguards (and 50 Coins for the Store) by completing the Quest "Mushroom For Error", the second quest that QB offers in Creativerse. For this quest, you'll have to:
- complete the quest "Welcome to the Jungle" first (the starting quest)
- whack any Creature (like a Leafi for example) with a melee Weapon (like the Wood Sword that you have obtained by completing the prior starting quest),
- collect 5 Red Mushrooms (like from Forests, Grasslands or Wood Treasure Chests), and
- eat any Mushroom (Red, Brown or Glowing) to heal. To eat a Mushroom, activate it from the quickbar with right-click or typing the number of the dedicated quickslot twice.
In reward you will not only receive 1x Leather Armguards, but also 10 Red Mushrooms for healing and crafting purposes and 50 Coins for the Store. Completing this quest will unlock the quest "Home Sweet Home" and adds to the Rookie Badge.
After completing some more quests, the quest "Forge Ahead" will then grant you the Rookie Badge that will allow your player character to "breath" under water for some more seconds before starting to drown and take damage. You can "equip" the Badge to show it off, but even if you don't, this permanent drowning buff will be granted to you.
Other than that, you can craft Leather Armguards in your crafting menu (to be opened by pressing "q" as the default key), after the crafting recipe is unlocked for free by crafting Leather Breastplates.
Leather armor parts like Leather Armguards can also occasionally be found in Obsidian Treasure Chests that randomly spawn on Stalactite or Siltstone and other blocks of the Stalactite layer, but only in complete darkness, and mainly underground in long Stalactite layer caves that often have pools of Mineral Water in them.
Sometimes, pieces of leather armor can also be obtained from Keepas of any kind (with a higher chance from Silver Keepas and Golden Keepas) as a loot after killing them or as a pet-harvest after taming them and feeding them their exact favorite type of Food.
How to unlock the crafting recipe
The crafting recipe for Leather Armguards can be unlocked by crafting or finding a Leather Breastplate. These low tier Breastplates can be crafted from an already unlocked starting recipe in your Crafting Menu.
One Leather Breastplate can be obtained by completing the Quest "Self Defense", however this quest will only be unlocked long after "Mushroom For Error" that will provide you with 1x Leather Armguards.
Alternatively, Leather Breastplates can very rarely be discovered in Obsidian Treasure Chests on the Stalactite layer underground, or can equally rarely be obtained from Silver Keepas or Golden Keepas as a loot or pet-harvest.
How to craft
To craft a pair of Leather Armguards, you'll need:
- 1 Rockster Rock, either obtained from red Rocksters or Night Rocksters, either as a loot or as a pet-harvest. Alternatively, Rockster Rocks can be made from 2 Pebble's Pebbles each in a Forge, which doesn't require any crafting recipe
- 2 pieces of Leather, obtainable as a loot or pet-harvest from Pigsies, Night Hoglets or Night Pigsies, or more rarely from BossHogs, Leafies, Night Leafies or Night Twiggies
- 1 Bone that can randomly be looted or pet-harvested from many Creatures, or can be made from blocks of Fossils in a Processor (doesn't require any crafting recipe)
Crafting or taking Leather Armguards is the requirement to unlock the crafting recipe for Obsidian Armguards.
How to use
Armor parts will automatically be equipped as soon as you craft or take them if the respective armor slot is empty, meaning that no armor of this type (breastplate, armguards, pauldron, leggings) is currently equipped.
Armor will only start to protect your player character after you've equipped it. To equip armor, right-click on the respective armor piece in your inventory, or drag it with left-click from the inventory into its according armor equipment slot on the right side of the inventory next to your character's model.
This will place the new armor part into its according armor-slot next to your character's model, while the formerly worn armor-piece will be put into your inventory in return.
Armor, when worn, will protect your player character from the impact of physical hits from creatures, reducing the damage inflicted on the character. It will not protect your player character from falling damage, drowning, environment afflictions or any elemental damage.
Creatures usually hit only one piece of armor with each attack, which will reduce the durability of this armor part, until it will fall apart completely. You will be notified onscreen if any of your armor "breaks". Repairing armor is not possible in Creativerse. When a piece of armor has lost all durability, it will fall apart and leave the respective body-part unprotected.
So if your armor has only very little durability left, you might want to consider taking a newly crafted or found spare armor part with you that you can equip as soon as the currently worn will be destroyed!
The durability of armor is indicated by the shrinking length of the green bar on the icons of the armor pieces in their equipment slots to the right side of your inventory; and also as a color-code on the armor doll in the bottom left corner of the main game-UI.
On this small symbolic doll, green armor-pieces have (nearly) full durability, yellow pieces have significantly reduced durability, pale red pieces are nearly fully worn out and white parts of the armor doll are not protected by any armor (anymore).