Heleus Armor is a two-piece set of armor in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

MEA Heleus Defender Armor Set.png
MEA Heleus Champion Armor Set.png
MEA Heleus Icon Armor Set.png
Heleus Defender
Armor Set
Heleus Champion
Armor Set
Heleus Icon
Armor Set

Description[edit | edit source]

This hardsuit is the ultimate product of Initiative research into Heleus Cluster species. Remnant power sources supply angaran hardware in a frame made possible by kett bio-enhancements and Pathfinder implants. This armor is unequivocally a combat suit, intended for the defense of Initiative and angaran colonies. You are its first and only user. All feedback is welcome.

  • At Ranks III & IV, the existing description changes to remove the last sentence and replaces it with the following text: "Additional upgrades further integrate all components into a cohesive whole."
  • At Ranks V - X, the existing description changes to remove the last sentence and replaces it with the following text: "This particular suit has been customized according to specific hazard data gathered from the Heleus Cluster."

Types[edit | edit source]

Ranks I - X are named Heleus Defender when the two armor pieces are crafted.
When the two armor pieces are found in-game:

  • Ranks I-II are named Heleus Defender.
  • Ranks III-IV are named Heleus Champion.
  • Ranks V-X are named Heleus Icon.

Note: There are no differences between the found versions compared to the crafted versions (other than visual).

Features[edit | edit source]

Unlike any of the other armor sets Ryder can equip, the Heleus Armor does not specialize in enhancing a single combat style or character stat group. Its bonuses to damage reduction, weapon damage and all types of power damage turn it into a jack-of-all-stats armor that supports all play styles equally well without excelling in anything particular. It is the perfect choice for players who wish to make use of Ryder's full arsenal of skills without having to switch equipment all the time.

The Heleus Armor is the only armor set in the game that requires all five faction-specific resources for crafting. It is also the most expensive armor to develop both in terms of resources and research points.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

The Heleus Armor's generalist nature gives the player much more freedom of choice in terms of augmentations during crafting, as the armor has no shortcomings that would need to be compensated. Players can therefore freely add extra functionalities of their choosing, enhance Ryder's survivability even further with shield- or health-boosting modules, or specialize their suit in those combat disciplines they think they will rely on the most, all without weakening the rest of their abilities in the process.

It should be noted that the armor consisting of only two parts instead of four severely cuts down on the number of augmentations that can be added in total. However, the Heleus Armor's accumulated inherent bonuses usually more than make up for this.

Chests[edit | edit source]



Stats[edit | edit source]

Rank Power Damage Weapon Damage Damage Resistance
I +7% +2% +10
II +9% +3% +12
III +11% +4% +15
IV +13% +5% +17
V +15% +6% +20
VI +17% +6% +22
VII +19% +7% +24
VIII +21% +7% +26
IX +23% +8% +28
X +25% +8% +30

Development[edit | edit source]

Rank Rd icon heleus orange.png Research Cost Omni-gel canister icon.PNG Omni-Gel Canister Angaran meditation crystal icon.png Angaran Meditation Crystal Kett alloy icon.png Kett Alloy Remnant polymer icon.PNG Remnant Polymer Remnant core icon.PNG Remnant Core MEA Augmentation Slot For Tables.png Augmentation Slots
I 230 50 50 50 50 2 4
II 260 60 60 60 60 2 4
III 290 70 70 70 70 2 4
IV 320 80 80 80 80 3 4
V 350 85 85 85 85 3 4
VI 380 90 90 90 90 3 4
VII 410 95 95 95 95 4 4
VIII 440 100 100 100 100 4 4
IX 470 105 105 105 105 4 4
X 500 110 110 110 110 5 4
Total 3650 845 845 845 845 32 N/A

Helmets[edit | edit source]



Stats[edit | edit source]

Rank Power Damage Weapon Damage
I +7% +2%
II +9% +3%
III +11% +4%
IV +13% +5%
V +15% +6%
VI +17% +6%
VII +19% +7%
VIII +21% +7%
IX +23% +8%
X +25% +8%

Development[edit | edit source]

Rank Rd icon heleus orange.png Research Cost Omni-gel canister icon.PNG Omni-Gel Canister Angaran meditation crystal icon.png Angaran Meditation Crystal Kett alloy icon.png Kett Alloy Remnant polymer icon.PNG Remnant Polymer Remnant core icon.PNG Remnant Core MEA Augmentation Slot For Tables.png Augmentation Slots
I 70 25 25 25 25 1 2
II 80 30 30 30 30 1 2
III 90 35 35 35 35 1 2
IV 100 40 40 40 40 2 2
V 110 45 45 45 45 2 2
VI 120 50 50 50 50 2 2
VII 130 55 55 55 55 3 2
VIII 140 60 60 60 60 3 2
IX 150 65 65 65 65 3 2
X 160 70 70 70 70 4 2
Total 1150 475 475 475 475 22 N/A

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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