- Very heavy weight. Only species with a lot of muscle mass for their size are going to be moving in this well.
- Tensor or Tractor: Low Resistance. Like most biological armors, tensor and tractor damage them more easily.
Coming in a variety of colors and shapes depending on the organism. The Terminus Barab armor is usually a second stage infection armor, given to Hive members via Hive Maturation chambers after integrating more malleable TerminusFlux DNA. It can be grown on ships but given the extra difficulty in incorporating this, only a limited number of specific ships will function with it. Predators and firstspawn are rare in a given surge on ground or space, the same goes for the types of ships this would grow on. Too hard to cultivate to be given to regular soldiers let alone drones. It takes liberal time and application to integrate onto a host.
D13 is used at key points on the armor to reinforce it. Cushioned internally by Microbial mats for added comfort and protection from impact damage. The armor's shell is naturally hardened to biological warfare, and unlike the earlier terminus armors, is not near as vulnerable to cold. Not having any great strength at stopping cold damage, instead, it is insulated via the Microbal Mats from the TerminusFlux Bacteria, making this armor more suited to keeping its user warm.
Inside, the armor often comes laced with Kae Vines, adding to its ability to regrow superficial armor damage and protect any exposed areas. Kae vines pass nutrients around the armor more easily, like blood to a circulatory system or wound. These vines cut down the time it takes to regrow superficial damage from two days to one, but do nothing to alter how long larger fractures or more sizeable missing pieces take to reform.
After the Surge at Barab the Hive was able to redesign itself to function better in difficult environments, though it hasn't yet found a way to mitigate radiation further. The addition of the Barabel DNA allowed for this transition in the Hive, given that they are a cold-blooded species, the armor doesn't try to resist external conditions as much, and instead adapts to them, as a cold-blooded reptile would. This cost it some kinetic resistance but gained it more adaptation to cold.