Leather Breastplates are chest-covering parts of the Leather armor set and will reduce the damage your player-character takes from creatures' attacks. The Leather Breastplate offers 30 defense points.
When worn, Leather Breastplates will replace the shirt of your player character with a sturdier sleevesless vest that features a distinctive button-down front and a belt.
The colors of Leather Breastplates will be adjusted to those that you have chosen (and can change anytime) in the character customization - accessible when starting the game by clicking on your account name and the gear-like symbol in the bottom left corner.
The crafting recipe for Leather Breastplates is now a starting recipe since R39 in February 2017.
To craft a Leather Breastplate, you'll need (as of May 2017):
- 3 pieces of Leather, obtained as a loot or pet-harvest mainly from Pigsies, Night Hoglets or Night Pigsies
- 3 Bones, obtained as a loot or pet-harvest from many Creatures, or made from (blocks of) Fossils mined from the Fossil layer underground (which requires no Power Cell as of R39 in February 2017), easily accessible through Caves
- and 2 Vines from Cragwood trees in Forests, or Wildwood trees in Jungles, or obtained from Leafies, Night Twiggies or Night Leafies either as a loot or pet-harvest
Leather armor is the first (tier) armor-type that you can craft in Creativerse. Leather armor parts can also be found occasionally in Obsidian Treasure Chests on blocks of the Stalactite layer underground in deep caves, that spawn only in complete darkness, mainly on Stalactite or Siltstone. Sometimes pieces of leather armor can also be obtained from Keepas of any kind as a loot or pet-harvest.
Currently (R35 in October 2016) armor merely protects your player-character from the impact of physical hits from Creatures, reducing the damage inflicted on the character.
To equip armor, right-click on the respective armor-piece in your inventory or drag it with left-click from the inventory into an armor-slot on the right side next to your character's model.
Creatures usually hit only one piece of armor with each hit, which will reduce the durability of this armor part, until it will fall apart completely. Repairing armor is not possible currently (May 2017).
The durability of armor is indicated by the shrinking length of the green bar on the icons of the armor pieces in the character-window; and also as a color-code on the armor-doll in the bottom left corner of the main game-UI. Green armor-pieces have (nearly) full durability, yellow pieces have reduced durability, pale red pieces are nearly fully worn out and. White parts of the armor doll are not protected by any armor.