Basic Information[edit | edit source]
Obsidian Armguards are arm-covering parts of the Obsidian 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).
Obsidian Armguards offer 20 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 Obsidian 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.
Obsidian Armor is the second (tier) armor-type that you can craft or obtain in Creativerse.
How to obtain[edit | edit source]
You can craft Obsidian 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 or obtaining Leather Armguards.
Obsidian Armor parts like Obsidian Armguards can also occasionally be found in Iron Treasure Chests that randomly spawn on Hardened Lava, Igneous Rock and other blocks of the Lava layer, but only in complete darkness, mainly underground in long Lava layer caves that often have pools of liquid Lava in them.
Obsidian Armguards can be obtained as a random rare pet-harvest from common blue Keepas and from Soulkeepas after taming them and feeding them their exact favorite type of Food as shown in their pet window. When killing or dismissing blue Keepas and Soulkeepas, no Obsidian Armor parts will be "dropped" in their loot bags.
During Pumpkiru's Candy Campaign for ca. one month around Halloween, Ghost Creatures show up at night in dark areas - Ghost Pigsies, Ghost Leafis, Ghost Chizzards and Ghost Rocksters on the surface and Ghost Mirus in Caves, mainly on the Stalactite layer underground.
These Creatures can be killed with 3 hits of any Weapon and Explosive or also with 3 Gauntlet Smashes. They always drop a Ghost Loot Bag when dying, which randomly rather rarely contains 1-2 parts of Obsidian Armor, Obsidian Armguards included. The pet-harvest of tamed Ghost Creatures does not contain any Obsidian Armor parts though.
Additionally to that, Obsidian Armor parts can also occasionally be found in Ghost Loot Bags of red ghostly Idol Event Creatures and in all three tiers of Haunted Ghost Treasure chests too that spawn after Idol Events have been successfully completed. These events can be initiated by placing Haunted Idols, Infused Haunted Idols or Unleashed Haunted Idol.
Infused Haunted Idols can be found in Haunted Ghost Treasure chests that will spawn as a reward after first tier Idol Events initiated by Haunted Idols have been successfully completed.
Unleashed Idols can be found in Infused Haunted Ghost Treasure chests that will spawn after second tier Idol Events initiated by Infused Haunted Idols have been successfully completed.
While Haunted Idols are no content of daily Login reward chests outside the Halloween event-month, all Idols that were obtained during that time and also Idols that can be used in Adventures will keep on working like usual and initiate Idol Events all throughout the year. Idols can also be bought throughout the year as contents of block kits for Blueprints made by players that can be found in the Creativerse Steam workshop.
The Trade Item Pumpkiru Candy that can be collected from the Ghost Loot Bags and Haunted Ghost Treasure reward chests, can only be traded for Halloween-themed items, seasonal Costumes and rare seasonal Recipes from the Pumpkirus during the Halloween event Pumpkiru's Candy Campaign though, not at other times during the year.
How to unlock the crafting recipes[edit | edit source]
The crafting recipe for Obsidian Armguards is unlocked for free by crafting or finding Leather Armguards.
Leather Armguards can be crafted after crafting or finding Leather Breastplates.
How to craft[edit | edit source]
To craft a pair of Obsidian Armguards, you'll need:
- 1 Miru Eye, obtained as a loot or pet-harvest from green ordinary Mirus that can be encountered in the Fossil layer underground in dark Caves, during the night on the surface near cave-entrances and on the Stalactite layer even deeper underground. Arctic Mirus on the other hand have blue eyes that cannot be used for crafting Obsidian armor
- 2 (pieces of) Leather that can be obtained as a loot or pet-harvest from many creatures, mainly from Pigsies or Night Pigsies
- 1 Obsidian(-bar) made in a Forge from Obsidian Ore from Nodes found in the Fossil layer underground in shallow Caves or in the Mountains - or in Iron Treasure Chests on the Lava layer deep underground
- 2 Stone Rods made of Stone, Limestone or Bedrock in a Processor
Crafting or taking Obsidian Armguards is one of the requirements to unlock the crafting recipe for Iron Armguards.
Crafting (or obtaining) all 4 parts of Obsidian Armor at least once is the objective of the Quest "Obsidian Dreams". This quest is unlocked by completing the quest "Forge Ahead".
After completing this quest, you'll be rewarded by 20 Obsidian bars, 1 Obsidian Sword and 1 placeable Stone Treasure Chest, this quest will also add to the Armorer Badge. Completion of this quest will then unlock the quest "Iron Will".
How to use[edit | edit source]
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, pauldrons, 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.
Durability[edit | edit source]
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).