How durable Is mandalorian/Death Watch armour and can it resist blaster bolts?


Well, according to Wookieepedia,

"Numerous materials were employed in the creation of Mandalorian armor through the millennia, from alum and durasteel, to stygian-triprismatic polymer and the nearly indestructable beskar iron."

"Mandalorian armor was traditionally made out of almost indestructible Mandalorian Iron (beskar), but this was rare and expensive, so many Mandalorians, such as Jango and Boba Fett, opted for less durable materials instead, such as durasteel or duraplast."

So it does depend on the material. However traditionally it is made from beskar, or Mandalorian iron.

Armor forged of beskar could withstand blunt force, strikes from a lightsaber, and repeated blasterfire, though the force of the impact still transferred in part to the wearer.[9]


Throughout Mandalorian history, three major features remained constant in Mandalorian armor design:

  1. The wearer was protected from the majority of all blaster fire. Armor made of actual Mandalorian iron, which could also deflect blaster bolts, made it lightsaber-resistant.
  2. The helmets almost always possessed a T-shaped visor and a sophisticated heads-up display (HUD).
  3. Mandalorian warriors decorated their armor to reflect personal accomplishments, clan affiliation, or simply personal preference.
  • Stygian-triprismatic polymer - since when did they cross-over Star Wars and Percy Jackson? :) Jan 5 '15 at 20:26
  • Also, I would advise specifying the underlying canon references that Wikia is borrowing from. Jan 5 '15 at 20:28
  • Judging by the Qui-Gon Jinn scene with the blast door, lightsaber resistant armor would likely cook the person inside before a blade would "cut" through the armor. Yikes...
    – Nomkins
    Jan 6 '15 at 19:16

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