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“The Ace-Defiant burned his mind to fly my golden ship. Being a Loyalist costs you. Being a Shadow costs dearly.” —Emperor Calus
― In-game description

Vest of the Ace-Defiant is a Legendary Chest Armor which can be equipped by Hunters. It can also be transferred between characters using the vault. Vest of the Ace-Defiant can be dismantled to generate Glimmer.


This item has the following lore associated:

Shayotet's ship lay smashed and burning on the ground. A few meters away, Shayotet himself crawled from a pod. Jarus jumped lightly from his own ship, sent it rocketing back into low orbit with a tap to his nav-gauntlet. God's Will had done its part. Now Jarus must finish him. Jarus raised a pistol, another of Calus's gifts, and emptied its clip. Shayotet heaved and jerked as black pressure gel spouted from his armor, but he did not fall. He roared—blood and saliva spattered the ground—and charged. Jarus holstered the pistols. He waited until Shayotet was nearly on top of him before activating the energy blade. A gargling roar, a spray of pressure gel, and it was over. Jarus' fingers trembled as he summoned God's Will again. In the cockpit, Calus' face appeared. “My heart swells with pride. This drink is in your honor.”


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Vest of the Ace-Defiant can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Mobile Hunter Armor perk icon Mobile Hunter Armor
Improved mobility.

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Plasteel Reinforcement Mod perk icon Plasteel Reinforcement Mod
Increased Resilience.
Restorative Mod perk icon Restorative Mod
Increased Health Recovery.

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Heavy Hitter perk icon Heavy Hitter

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Default Shader perk icon Default Shader
Restores your gear to its default colors.

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Masterwork Armor perk icon Masterwork Armor
Upgrades this armor into a Masterwork. It will reduce incoming damage while your Super is active, and may change the armor's stats.
Rework Weapon perk icon Rework Armor
Reroll the stat bonuses provided by this armor.