Remnant: From The Ashes recently launched its new DLC, Swamps of Corsus, and with it comes new bosses and other battles. And of course, there’s tons of new loot and other goodies. Players taking on the mutated horrors of the Swamps will notice that they drop a variety of new items that offer a nice boost in combat effectiveness.
To get the Carapace Armor in Remnant: From The Ashes, you will first have to hope for good luck, and do some serious hunting. The black beetles in the Hall of Whispers are the only source for one of the key items in the new armor. Here’s a quick guide on where to look for the hardened carapace. Once you finally have the carapace, it’s time to get the other components and build the new armor. There is a lot of randomness involved in getting the other components though, so be patient. You will need 3 Hardened Carapace to get each piece of the Carapace Armor set.
The big gain from using the Carapace Armor in Remnant: From The Ashes is that it has some really useful damage mitigation. The effect is listed as the following:
“When getting hit, damage is reduced, encumbrance is increased and movement speed is reduced for 3.5 seconds. Stacks 5 times. When getting hit, also has a 10% chance to reduce damage taken by 30%”
The next step is to gain the status debuff called Parasite to actually unlock the armor. This debuff cuts your HP by 50%, making it pretty dangerous under normal conditions. With the debuff placed on you, it’s time to start using the armor. But in this case, you will need to go hunting for the enemy that inflicts the status ailment.
Look for the green mutated slug-like enemies. You will most often find them in the underground sections of the Swamps, in the various off-shoot tunnels and caves. These big boys are pretty tough, and you will use them to inflict Parasite on yourself. Deal damage to them until they’re down to below 25% health. Then, let them hit you until they launch into the QTE animation. Just fail the QTE to let the animations play out and gain the affliction.
You will need to head deeper into the Swamps and find the Brain Bug boss. Talk to the enemy with the condition applied, and you can supply him with the Hardened Carapace to unlock the Carapace Armor in Remnant: From The Ashes.