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Gear is any backpack, armor piece or tool that a Prospector can equip into their Inventory. For information about Weapons and Consumables, consult the respective pages.

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For details, see: Backpacks

A backpack is one of, if not the most, essential item. It enables the "Backpack" section in your inventory, drastically increasing your carrying capacity. Without one, you can only carry your equipped armor, weapons, and the contents of your Safe Pockets. This limits space for ammunition and loot to the point of non-viability, so a Backpack is more or less required to achieve anything on the surface of Fortuna III. A tour to the surface with only a Backpack equipped is referred to as a "Naked Run".

Backpacks come in different sizes, depending on the rarity. They can be found in your Stash under the "Utilities" filter.

Image Name Rarity Space Buy/Craft Price Sale Price
Backpack Common.png Small Backpack Common 200
KMarks.png 600 K-Marks
KMarks.png 180 K-Marks
Backpack Uncommon.png Medium Backpack Uncommon 250
KMarks.png 810 K-Marks
Backpack Rare.png Large Backpack Rare 300
KMarks.png 1,830 K-Marks
Backpack Epic.png Heavy Duty Backpack Epic 350
KMarks.png 4,000 K-Marks
Backpack Scrappy.png Worn Emergency Backpack Common 100 - Not Currently Buyable or Craftable -
KMarks.png 180 K-Marks


For details, see: Armor

Armor is worn to reduce the damage taken from other sources. The damage reduction depends on the "Armor"-value of your Armor and on the Penetration-value of the damage source.

A prospector can equip one helmet and one piece of body armor, called Shield, by placing them in the appropriate slots in the inventory screen. You can also carry armor in your Backpack, but it won't protect you in there.

If you take damage while you have armor equipped, the armor gets ablated. You can repair it at the Crafting Station for a small amount of K-Marks.

Certain types of armor grant additional benefits like more stamina, health regeneration or night vision.

Image Name Armor Bonus Buy/Crafting Price
Helmet Common.png Helmet (Common) 10
KMarks.png 380 K-Marks
Helmet Common.png Tactical Helmet (Common) 7 +25% Stamina
KMarks.png 380 K-Marks
Helmet Uncommon.png Helmet (Uncommon) 17
Helmet Uncommon.png Restoration Helmet (Uncommon) 14 0.2Hp per second
Helmet Uncommon.png Tactical Helmet (Uncommon) 14 +35% Stamina
Helmet Rare.png Helmet (Rare) 23
Helmet Rare.png Restoration Helmet (Rare) 19 0.3Hp per second
Helmet Rare.png Tactical Helmet (Rare) 19 +40% Stamina
Helmet Epic.png Helmet (Epic) 27
Helmet Exotic.png Helmet (Exotic) 29
Helmet Legendary.png NV Helmet (Legendary) 28 Toggleable Night Vision
Image Name Armor Bonus Buy/Crafting Price
Shield Common.png Shield (Common) 10
KMarks.png 450 K-Marks
Shield Common.png Tactical Shield (Common) 7 +25% Stamina
KMarks.png 450 K-Marks
Shield Uncommon.png Shield (Uncommon) 17
Shield Uncommon.png Tactical Shield (Uncommon) 14 +35% Stamina
Shield Uncommon.png Restoration Shield (Uncommon) 14 0.2Hp per second
Shield Rare.png Shield (Rare) 23
Shield Rare.png Tactical Shield (Rare) 19 +40% Stamina
Shield Rare.png Restoration Shield (Rare) 19 0.3 Hp per second
Shield Epic.png Shield (Epic) 27
Shield Epic.png Shield (Exotic) 29


Tools are items that need to be actively used, but unlike consumables don't get used up. You can access your available tools during a run by holding "Q" (Default keybinding). The last used tool is available as quickslot by shorty pressing "Q" (Default keybinding).

Default tools

Every prospector carries a Flashlight, a Binocular and a Pickaxe with them at all times. They don't have to be bought and can't be lost. Most notably, the Pickaxe is used to crack open metal ore deposits.

Mineral Scanner

The Mineral Scanner can be bought at all Shops on the Station and also be found on the surface. When activated, it sends out a pulse and then highlights nearby mineral deposits. Initially it can only detect Nickel, additional resources can be unlocked with attachments. Korolev sells a Veltecite scanning attachment.

Heavy Mining Tool

Heavy Mining Tool is sold by Korolev after fulfilling the "What a Tool" mission.