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Vest DZ

A Vest (TLS:DZ)

For the Kevlar Vest in The Last Stand Union City, see Kevlar Vest - Police, Kevlar Vest - Army, and Kevlar Vest - HERC.

The Vest is a type of passive gear featured in The Last Stand: Dead Zone.

Description

Protective chest wear to guard against melee and projectiles.

Background

The latest in personal body armor is typically fielded by police and military forces to increase the survivability of their personnel. Designed to resist high-velocity projectiles and melee weapons with varying degrees of effectiveness, any wearers are more likely to live and fight another day.

Effect

Increases total health by a percentage, depending on the Vest's level.

Variants may alter movement speed or reload speed by a percentage. Subtypes may have additional effects.

Recycling Products

  • Fastener x 5
  • Metal Plate x 2
  • Strap x 2
  • Hardened Metal x Variable (dependent on the item's Level and conditions)
  • Heavy Fabric x Variable (dependent on the item's Level and conditions)

How to Obtain

  • Regular variants can be scavenged during Level 11+ missions.
  • Combat, Recon, Shooting, Medical, Tactical and Scavenging subtypes can be scavenged during Level 20+ missions.
  • Armor, Body Armor and Raider subtypes can be scavenged during Level 29+ missions.
  • Military Armor subtypes can be scavenged during Level 45(?)+ missions.
  • A Level 12 Civilian Armored variant can be obtained by completing the Ivan's Electronics task.
  • Level 6 Premium Protective variants can be purchased for 150 Fuel in The Store.

Crafting

Regular

  • Level 12 Civilian Armored variants can be crafted using 6 Hardened Metal, 4 Heavy Fabric, 10 Fasteners, 4 Metal Plates, 4 Straps and 4 Weaves at a Level 5+ Gear Bench for 7 Fuel.
  • Level 13 Rigid Military Armored variants can be crafted using 2 Hardened Metal, 2 Heavy Fabric, 10 Fasteners, 4 Metal Plates, 4 Straps and 2 Weaves at a Level 5+ Gear Bench for 16 Fuel after scavenging the required schematic. Also requires a Level 13+ Engineer.
  • Level 16 Police Armored variants can be crafted using 4 Hardened Metal, 4 Heavy Fabric, 10 Fasteners, 4 Metal Plates, 4 Straps and 2 Weaves at a Level 7+ Gear Bench for 10 Fuel.
  • Level 17 Heavy Military Armored variants can be crafted using 15 Hardened Metal, 15 Heavy Fabric, 20 Fasteners, 8 Metal Plates, 8 Straps and 10 Pockets at a Level 8+ Gear Bench for 29 Fuel after scavenging the required schematic. Also requires a Level 17+ Engineer and Fighter.
  • Level 20 Heavy variants can be crafted using 6 Hardened Metal, 6 Heavy Fabric, 10 Fasteners, 4 Metal Plates, 4 Straps and 2 Weaves at a Level 9+ Gear Bench for 12 Fuel.
  • Level 21 Heavy Tactical variants can be crafted using 15 Hardened Metal, 15 Heavy Fabric, 20 Fasteners, 8 Metal Plates, 8 Straps and 10 Pockets at a Level 8+ Gear Bench for 36 Fuel after scavenging the required schematic. Also requires a Level 21+ Engineer and Recon.

Subtypes

  • Level 31 Lightweight Padded Armor can be crafted using Armor, 21 Hardened Metal, 21 Heavy Fabric, 20 Fasteners, 8 Metal Plates, 8 Straps and 10 Pockets at a Level 11+ Gear Bench for 38 Fuel after scavenging the required schematic. Also requires a Level 31+ Engineer and Fighter.
  • Level 35 Heavy Ballistic Armor can be crafted using Armor, 46 Hardened Metal, 46 Heavy Fabric, 20 Fasteners, 8 Metal Plates, 8 Straps and 10 Pockets at a Level 12 Gear Bench for 61 Fuel after scavenging the required schematic. Also requires a Level 35+ Engineer and Fighter.

Available Conditions

  • Heavy, which increases health by 15% and decreases movement speed by 15%.
  • Rigid, which increases health by 5%.
  • Light, which increases health by 10%.
  • Tactical, which increases reload speed and health by 10%.
  • Civilian Armored, which increases health by 10%.
  • Police Armored, which increases health by 15%.
  • Military Armored, which increases health by 25%.
  • Protective, which increases health by 10%.
  • Damaged, which decreases health by 2.5%.
  • Ruined, which decreases health by 4%.

Subtypes

Some conditions available for the base type are also available for subtypes.

  • Combat: Vest designed for freedom of movement for melee combat. Increases health and Melee Combat.
    • Fitting, which increases Melee Combat by 5% and increases Melee Resistance by 10%.
    • Motorcycle, which increases Melee Combat by 7.5%.
    • Armored, which increases Melee Combat by 10% and increases Melee Resistance by 20%.
    • HERC, which increases Melee Combat by 12.5% and increases Melee Resistance by 30%.
    • Padded, which increases Melee Resistance by 20% and decreases Injury chance by 5%.
  • Recon: Light and flexible vest designed for reconnaissance. Increases health, can only be worn by Recons and the Leader.
    • Combative, which increases Melee Combat by 10%.
    • Skillful, which increases Improvised Combat by 10%.
    • Military, which increases Melee Combat and Improvised Combat by 7.5%
    • HERC, which increases Melee Combat and Improvised Combat by 12.5%
  • Shooting: Vest with supportive shoulders designed to aid shooting experience. Increases health and Ranged Combat.
    • Tactical, which increases Ranged Combat by 5%.
    • Marksmans, which increases Ranged Combat by 7.5%.
    • Sports, which increases Ranged Combat and reload speed by 10%.
    • HERC, which increases Ranged Combat by 12.5% and reload speed by 15%
  • Medical: Protective vest designed for medical practitioners. Increases health and healing speed, can only be worn by Medics and the Leader.
    • Specialized, which increases healing speed by 2.5%.
    • Complete, which increases healing speed by 10%.
    • EMT, which increases healing speed by 20%.
    • HERC, which increases health by 10% and healing speed by 15%.
  • Tactical: Protective vest designed for operators requiring fast reloads. Increases health and reload speed.
    • Specialized, which increases reload speed by 5%.
    • Civilian, which increases reload speed by 7.5%
    • Police, which increases health by 7.5% and reload speed by 10%
    • Military, which increases health by 10% and reload speed by 15%
  • Scavenging: Vest designed to carry and allow free movement. Increases health and scavenge speed, can only be worn by Scavengers and the Leader.
    • Specialized, which increases scavenge speed by 5%
    • Maintained, which increases scavenge speed by 7.5%
    • Military, which increases health and scavenge speed by 7.5%
    • HERC, which increases health and scavenge speed by 10%
  • Armor: Armor designed to deflect damage from ballistic and melee forces. Increases Melee Resistance, Explosive Resistance, Projectile Resistance and Suppression Resistance, decreases Move Speed and Injury chance.
    • Lightweight, which increases Move Speed by 7.5% and decreases Projectile Resistance by 10%.
    • Ballistic, which increases Projectile Resistance by 20%.
    • Ceramic Plated, which increases Explosive Resistance by 20%.
    • Heavy, which increases Projectile Resistance by 10% and decreases Injury chance by 7.5% and Move Speed by 10%.
    • Plated, which increases Explosive Resistance, Projectile Resistance and Melee Resistance by 10%.
    • Padded, which increases Melee Resistance by 20% and decreases Injury chance by 5%.
  • Body Armor: Armor designed to deflect damage from ballistic and melee forces with added protection. Increases Melee Resistance, Explosive Resistance, Projectile Resistance and Suppression Resistance, decreases Move Speed and Injury chance.
    • Plated, which increases Explosive Resistance, Projectile Resistance and Melee Resistance by 10%.
    • Ballistic, which increases Projectile Resistance by 20%.
    • Lightweight, which increases Move Speed by 7.5% and decreases Projectile Resistance by 10%.
    • Ceramic Plated, which increases Explosive Resistance by 20%.
    • Heavy, which increases Projectile Resistance by 10% and decreases Injury chance by 7.5% and Move Speed by 10%.
    • Padded, which increases Melee Resistance by 20% and decreases Injury chance by 5%.
  • Raider: An improvised vest designed to deflect damage from different forces. Increases Melee Resistance, Explosive Resistance, Projectile Resistance and Suppression Resistance, decreases Move Speed and Injury chance.
  • Military Armor: Armor designed to deflect damage from ballistic and melee forces with added protection. Increases Melee Resistance, Explosive Resistance, Projectile Resistance and Suppression Resistance, decreases Move Speed and Injury chance.

Tactics

Any class will benefit from this piece of gear, but it is best used to bulk up a survivor wielding a short ranged projectile weapon like handguns or shotguns, or a melee weapon, ensuring they have enough health to soak up any hits the zombies might get in before they are sent back to their graves.

It can also be put to good use in improving the performance of low-health classes, namely the Recon and Medic. Equipping them with a vest improves their chances of exiting a mission on their feet, rather than on their backs.

Finally, it may be effective to give your survivors vests that improve health and/or damage resistance(s) when raiding, as the defending survivors have the advantage of having watchtowers and barricades to shoot out from. Your survivors can take more bullets and are more likely to survive traps, reducing the chance that they'll be injured and/or incapacitated.

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