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The "Anti-stab vest" is useless. Give it a "Ballistic" stat.
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As stated in the title. It offers no protection (not even vs. zombies), no slots, it just takes up the "vest" slot. As such, nobody ever uses it.

If you would add it intermediate level of ballistic protection (between 0.5 and 1), it would instantly become a more attractive item, at least on the coast.


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HrcAk47 set Category to Balancing.Oct 23 2015, 1:41 PM
HrcAk47 set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
HrcAk47 set Severity to None.
HrcAk47 set Resolution to Open.
HrcAk47 set Legacy ID to 3664800494.May 8 2016, 11:56 PM

If this is true (no bullet protection at all) then IMHO it should be changed ASAP (it's a quick fix). However such vests don't give much protection and no protection at all when shot with a high caliber bullet.

So the question is if bullets in DayZ are calculated separately (every type of bullet has its own characteristic) and every armor hit is calculated as well separately (every hit is calculated based on a particular projectile).

Geez added a comment.Oct 27 2015, 12:31 PM

Hello HrcAk47 and thank you for the report.
This is an issue we are aware of and the item protection will be tweaked in the future stages of development.

The anti stab vest obviously has visible places where pouches and such can be attached, similar to the ballistic vest so it should have slots

Being that it is an "anti-stab" vest I would not give it any sort of protection from ballistics greater than a .22, instead focusing on slash damage protection.