Other than a 12% Health boost, it also reduces the Damage from the first shot RECEIVED by 75%. This makes it a good counter against Rifles and Bows, but is ineffective against Assault and Heavy Weapons.
There is a shield icon that appears above the player's head that has the number "75" on it. The shield becomes cracked when the player is shot, and disappears before appearing again when the cooldown is finished.
Note: The shield icon appears above the player's head even under the effects of Stealth, so it is not recommended to use Stealth with the Knight Cuirass.
- When combined with certain nerfing armors, it has the ability to briefly nerf the weapon COMPLETELY.