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SummerQuote
"Prepare to fight back Elementals!!!"
―Rocket Bunny

Summary

The Firevest is an armor which allows players to take no fire damage from Fire Elementals or any type of fire. Fire protection is a pretty big thing, so only a small amount of bonus health is given.

At least it's cheap.

Background Story

Because painting a regular lifevest yellow will somehow grant you invulnerability to fire.

Just kidding! It's a fire-retardant vest made with special material that coincidentally resembles a lifevest. The manufacturers simply made it yellow to make it distinguishable from regular lifevests that don't do much. Unlike those red things, however, these actually grant you some decent protection against literal beings of fire.

Unfortunately for you (that is if you buy it), it's quite fragile.

Tips

  • Although you are immune from being burnt by Fire Elementals, it's still not recommended to fight them without precaution.
    • You aren't completely invulnerable to them, as they can still hurt (and stun) you with their Rebirth.
    • Heavily damaging them without killing them will allow them to switch to an Electric Elemental.
      • You aren't completely immune to them at all, so all-in-all, just keep your distance.
  • Your own Molotov, Jerry Can and Fire Projectile (from the Chinalake) will still damage you, even if you are wearing a Firevest, though not directly through fire damage.
    • If you're throwing one down, keep your distance from the circle of fire.
    • One thrown in Free For All will still damage you, Firevest or not.
  • Environmental fires do not damage you. This allows some perks such as:
    • Extinguishing Panama's Boat with ease and with no risk of loss of health.
    • Climbing to the top of Bouri Rig 71 tower and being able to set up a base.
  • It is recommended to bring this to the Lord Pumpkin Jr. boss fight as, while wearing this, his Flamethrower move will not damage you.

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Fire Resistance
  • Low Ranked

Cons

  • No Extra Ammo
  • Low Health

Trivia

Updates

  • v1.4.0
    • Rank changed from 1 to 5.

  • This is the first returning vest from R2D 2014.
  • The Firevest has the same model as the Lifevest. It is only recoloured.
    • Whenever a player zombifies, a bug will occur where this vest will turn green.
    • As both vests use the same model, this bug applies to both iterations.
  • This is the first piece of armor designed to counter a specific zombie.


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