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Berill-5M Armoured Suit
CS Spetsnaz Veteran
In-game code

specops_outfit

Shadow of Chernobyl
Impact SOC Protect Icon Imp

20%

Rupture SOC Protect Icon Rupt

40%

Explosion SOC Protect Icon Expl

40%

Firearms SOC Protect Icon Bull

45%

Burn SOC Protect Icon Fire

30%

Chem. Burn SOC Protect Icon Chem

30%

Electric Shock SOC Protect Icon Elec

30%

Radiation SOC Protect Icon Rad

30%

Night Vision

Bad

Weight

7 kg.

Clear Sky
Impact CSiconImpact

30%

Rupture CSiconRupt

30%

Explosion CSiconExplo

30%

BulletproofCSiconBulletProof

30%

Burn CSiconBurn

12%

Chemical CSiconChemical

12%

Electric CSiconElectro

12%

Radiation CSiconRad

12%

Telepathy CSiconTelepathy

0%

Night Vision

None

Artifact containers

None

Weight

7 kg.

Call of Pripyat
Impact CoP Impact

30%

Wound Heal CoP WoundHeal

30%

Explosion CoP Impact

35%

Firearms CoP Armour

30%

Burn CoP Thermal

12%

Chemical CoP Chemo

15%

Electric CoP Electro

8%

Radiation CoP RadGood

15%

Psy CoP Psy

0%

Night Vision CoP NVmk1

None

Artifact containers CoP Container

None

Weight CoP Item Weight

7 kg.

[Source]
This item comprises military PS5 series body armor with beryllium sputter modified for use in the Zone. Designed for assault operations in highly radioactive areas, it is ineffective in areas of high anomalous activity. The suit makes its way to stalkers through the military, who exchange it for loot. Does not come with an artifact container.
- Call of Pripyat in-game description

The Berill-5M Armored Suit is a protective suit featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat.

Overview Edit

The Berill-forces is an official suit used by the Ukrainian Military, modified for the Zone. It includes a PSZ-9a military bulletproof vest with beryllium coating and a Sphere-08 helmet. It features a European woodland camouflage pattern. The helmet has a special copper wire mesh installed to protect the wearer from background psionic emanations of the Zone. All wearers either use the gas mask or goggles variant of the helmet.

The Berill-5M suit is exclusively used by the Spetsnaz.

In Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat, the Freedom faction uses its own variant of the Berill suit. Known as "Guardian of Freedom suit", it offers effective anomaly protection, compared to the original model, and features a pattern similar to the German Flecktarn camouflage, similar to the camouflage used by Freedom suits.

Appearances Edit

Shadow of Chernobyl Edit

In Shadow of Chernobyl, the Berill is a particularly durable suit and very resistant to firearm damage. Its only drawbacks are its below-average anomaly protection and weight. It is equipped with first-generation night vision. It is effective as a starting suit as it can be easily bought from Barkeep (although it costs no less than 50000RU) or found in the open.

Acquiring the armour Edit

  1. Located in X-16 emitter room
  2. Reward for Find the Night Star artifact quest
  3. Bought from Barkeep
  4. Trailer in the Red Forest
  5. Two in Pripyat. One below a flipped UAZ-469 at the end of the large avenue (where the player encounters the group of experts Loners. The second is below a crashed Mi-24 (along with a few boxes of 9x39mm SP-6 ammunition), at the western entrance of the square, near where Freedom and Military stalkers fight each other.

Unique variants Edit

Clear Sky Edit

The Berill-5M is designed for combat; It is twice as resilient to firearms as to Tier 2 armors and can be modified to have a maximum of 60% protection against firearms though if modified for anomailes: It won't go above 35% and it will lack NVGs. Overall it's better to use it if you're combat oriented and compensate for the lacking anomaly protection with artifacts.

Upgrades Edit

It can be upgraded with NVGs and have superior firearm protection or superior anomaly protection. Can have a maximum of 3 artifact containers.

Availability Edit

The Berill-5M commonly costs around 18,800 rubles, making it economical and hardy compared to other high level armors. It is bought and regularly available from most traders.

Call of Pripyat Edit

The Berill offers good hit protection and armor, and is generally effective as a starting suit. Due to the fact it is available from Owl at the starting of the game, it is a good option to purchase it if the player is looking for effective armor protection. However, its price (18000RU without discounts), its lack of artifact slots and mediocre anomaly protection (it does not provide any psi protection) make it ineffective as a general purpose suit, and it is outclassed by the CS-3a armor available with a helmet from Nimble for 40000RU, or the Skat-9 military armoured suit available for free from Kirillov.

AvailabilityEdit

It is sold by Owl at the beginning of the game. After completing several missions for Beard, it becomes rare and is generally replaced in Owl's stock by Exoskeletons and Skat-9 suits.

Upgrades Edit

Being a low-end suit, the Berill-5M has only three upgrade paths. Oddly for a combat armor, the only bulletproof upgrade is Tier 3; other upgrades are anomaly and utility (health, bleed, etc.) as well as weight reduction and carry upgrade. As a final nail in the coffin, the Tier 3 upgrade which is supposed to add two artifact slots is bugged and doesn't work in 1.6.02 due to a bug in the configs file.

TriviaEdit

  • For unknown reasons, every Spetsnaz soldier who wears this suit also wears a supposedly Western type Sphere-08 helmet in all three games. A correct choice would be the Sphere M12 helmet which is seen on Skat-9 military armoured suits.
  • Word "Berill" derives from Berillium. It is a chemical element, mostly used to create ultra light and durable alloys (inter metallic compounds) of great thermal properties, mainly for special application such as high velocity missiles, space crafts etc. Such alloy would probably be excellent addition if used as an armor component, hence the name.

Behind the scenes Edit

Build 1154Edit

In the first builds (most notably Build 1154, the first functional gameplay build), the armour uses the design for Jeffry, apparently a space marine of sorts. While the texture and model was used as a placeholder, the overall design of the marine was later reused in the final armour.

Shadow of Chernobyl 'beta' design Edit

The beta model of the Berill suit is slightly different from the model used in the final version of 'Shadow of Chernobyl' game. The original beta design made use of an olive drab woodland camouflage pattern on the boots, helmet and overall gear similar to the ones used by regular military grunts and also incorporated a camouflaged back-pack while the current one does not make use of one.

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