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Hammered Chestplates is a Clanless Clan Clanless.png Artifact in Monster Train.


Before the Covenant, Hell had become so dangerous that I made my living creating armor for its unlucky residents. Seraph and I pursued the Covenant to quell the unrest and the armor persisted across centuries. It has proven useful in this last fight.


Hammered Chestplates gives +5Health to friendly units, which is a helpful, if unspectacular, boon.

It's an especially solid pickup for runs that have fragile units in the back and so are susceptible to Sweep and Thorns on enemies, making it easier to keep those fragile units in the back alive.

All in all, Hammered Chestplates is a decent pickup that's generally worth picking up over 25Gold and Artifacts that don't substantially help you, but most runs have several Artifacts they would prefer over it.

It is important to keep in mind that this artifact can also negatively affect a run that relies on replaying units with low Health over and over again. As such, Hammered Chestplates can hinder the player from consistently killing Imps with Torches, and a front lining Little Fade or Tombs might survive low damage waves easier, which can be detrimental to some strategies.


See: Version History

Version Changes
1.0.0 Added Hammered Chestplates.
2.0.0 Hammered Chestplates now grants +5 health (increased from +3).