9

Did Boba Fett's armour use durasteel or beskar?

Wookieepedia is vague.

Boba armour has no durasteel or beskar in Canon. For Legends, Boba Fett is also vague; however, it was passed down to Jango.

In Canon Jango did not use beskar armour:

However, (Jango) Fett's armor itself was fashioned from durasteel alloy, while most Mandalorian armor was made from beskar.

In Legends

(Jango) Fett wore Mandalorian armor in the "shocktrooper" style common during his time, although instead of the more traditional beskar plating, he utilized the less resilient and less expensive durasteel alloy for his armor. (https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Jango_Fett/Legends)

However, The Clone Wars (T.V), Boba does not start wearing Jango's armour and the first time we get to see was in The Empire Strikes Back (ESB). I assume Boba kept wearing his armour for Return of the Jedi when he fell into the sarlacc.

The Mandalorian (Mando): Eventually, Boba Fett gets his armour and helmet; however, it is unclear whether it is beskar or durasteel.

I found this website which discusses the material it is made of: https://www.slashgear.com/mandalorian-s2e6-lets-talk-about-boba-fetts-armor-04649828/

11
  • 2
    Where did your quote about Jango's armor in Canon come from? I don't recall it being mentioned in any of the canon material i've read or watched. Dec 8, 2020 at 13:03
  • 3
    I think Beskar is a new addition to the lore, it started in a n article in SW Insider and it is clearer by the episode that The Mandalorian is trying to glue old EU (like Thrawn) and new canon in an elegant way. Dec 8, 2020 at 13:26
  • If Boba's helmet is Beskar, then, why the dent (from his duel with Cad Bane) on it?
    – Bingo
    Dec 8, 2020 at 16:03
  • @BingoMehndra I like the Cad Bane v.s. Boba Fett; however, is that Canon?
    – Josafoot
    Dec 8, 2020 at 20:21
  • 1
    @psubsee2003 - See above. Ultimate Star Wars is a canon factbook
    – Valorum
    Dec 11, 2020 at 20:11

2 Answers 2

9

Ok first off before we begin.

Jango Fett did have beskar in his armor in the canon.

As revealed in the latest episode of the Mandalorian Boba Fett wore Jango's old beskar armor. And that Jango was a Mandalorian by creed, and so he wore Mandolorian armor which is: made with Beskar

And in the Mandalorian Din acquires Boba Fett's armor because it had beskar. If it were just durasteel, then Din wouldn't have cared about it at all.

Boba Fett wears Mandalorian armor per my evidence suggests. Mandalorian armor is made with beskar, and that means it's made with beskar. To add even more to it, durasteel may be strong, but not "deflect blaster bolts without them leaving a scratch" strong. Boba Fett's armor literally can not be just durasteel, it has to have beskar

Wookieepedia agrees with me:

Beskar could protect the wearer from blasters and even lightsabers. The bounty hunter Jango and his cloned son, Boba Fett wore customized Mandalorian armor, which was made with beskar.

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Mandalorian_armor

The final conclusion from all the admittedly conflicting sources is that Jango and Boba's armor was a mix of durasteel and beskar.

Because multiple different legit sources say two different things. But the notice the wording in the Wookieepedia quote

Jango and his cloned son, Boba Fett wore customized Mandalorian armor, which was made with beskar.

So the conclusion is that Boba and Jango used an alloy of Beskar and durasteel. So your answer is both.

18
  • 5
    I'm not so sure Din only cared about beskar. Din seems to care if you're merely dressed as a Mandalorian. Remember, it's his religion.
    – Machavity
    Dec 8, 2020 at 13:38
  • 5
    Maybe, but it did feature armor of some sort and came with a functional rocket pack and missile launcher. Pretty valuable, even if it's not beskar. Plus you can pretend to be Boba Fett. I mean that last point is a major selling point in the real world
    – Machavity
    Dec 8, 2020 at 13:55
  • 2
    My issue is the same. You're basing this on an assumption rather than evidence. You're probably not wrong, but you could also be not right.
    – Valorum
    Dec 8, 2020 at 14:10
  • 4
    He certainly wear mandalorian-style armour. The fact that it's shaped much the same doesn't speak to its material.
    – Valorum
    Dec 8, 2020 at 21:08
  • 9
    I think it's worth pointing out that the mando himself didn't have beskar the first time we saw him. It's not unreasonable to think that Jango's armor isn't guaranteed to be beskar either. We need something more convincing than its style, I think. Dec 9, 2020 at 0:17
14

According to the 2019 reference book Ultimate Star Wars, in canon, Boba's armor was made from durasteel.

Conforming to almost exact specifications of traditional Mandalorian garb, Boba Fett's armor is made of durasteel rather than the customary beskar steel, and has been heavily modified.

Ultimate Star Wars (2019), page 279, section Boba Fett's Armor

However, in Episode 4 of The Book of Boba Fett, Boba refers to it as beskar to Fennec Shand. As the more recent source (2022), this takes precedence.

2
  • What happened to Pablo Hidalgo keeping the canon consistent?
    – Adamant
    Aug 28, 2022 at 21:49
  • @Adamant As he describes it, his role as "Lore Advisor" is to suggest worldbuilding elements from existing lore (usually Legends material) that the writers of movie/TV Star Wars productions can build on or draw from if they choose. This was likely brought up at some point during the making of BoBF, but I'd guess the writers felt it would be a clearer or better story decision to stick to what the audience knows about Mandalorian armor from The Mandalorian.
    – Milo P
    Aug 29, 2022 at 16:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.