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What Is The Mandalorian’s Armor Made Of?

What Is The Mandalorian’s Armor Made Of?

The Mandalorians, who resided on the planet Mandalore, were a group of multiple species who came together under a common moral and ethical code, language, and creed. 

They were some of the more ruthless members of the Star Wars community who played integral roles in many of the wars throughout galactic history. 

Even so, the Mandalorians were much more than legendary warriors. They produced some of the best merchants, as well as the likes of bounty hunter Jango Fett and many others who made their marks in the galaxy. 

Setting aside their numerous combat accolades, the Mandalorians were also known for their raw materials and resources: in particular, the impeccably strong Beskar.

With this in mind, many fans have wondered what the Mandalorians’ armor was made of. Without further ado, let’s dive into the topic. 

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In Star Wars 

Bandai Hobby - Star Wars - 1/12 The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor)

Mandalorian armor was traditionally worn by the warriors of the community. It consisted of a sturdy helmet with a T-shaped slot for visibility and breathing. Additionally, each warrior was equipped with a flamethrower, jetpack, and whipcord launcher. 

Given the Mandalorians’ reputation for cold-hearted battle and blood lust, their armor became a status symbol that invoked fear in the hearts of all those who looked upon it. 

Of course, because Beskar came from Mandalore, the Mandalorians had first dibs on the product. As such, Mandalorian armor was crafted out of Beskar (although more common metals like Durasteel were used in some cases). 

But what exactly is Beskar?

What is Mandalorian Iron/Beskar and Why is it Important? - The Mandalorian Explained

Also known as Mandalorian Iron, Beskar was an extremely durable metal that possessed a higher heat tolerance than most other materials out there. 

Beskar was so strong that it could withstand a hit from a blaster. Additionally, Mandalorian Iron could hold out against a lightsaber attack, even from the Darksaber, which is one of the strongest lightsabers in the galaxy. 

The only weapons that were capable of damaging Beskar were those made from Beskar. Thus, the use of Beskar weapons was deemed to be unlawful by the Mandalorian orthodox religion, the Children of the Watch

Beskar was used by factions of the Mandalorian movement to create armor to protect against the Jedi’s lightsaber blasts. 

In Real Life

As we’ve established, the Mandalorians opted to create their armor from Beskar. 

The Mandalorian

While all the Mandalorians looked amazingly menacing in these outfits, the question surfaced of what these costumes were like in real life. 

Even though the concept of a seemingly indestructible metal may seem far fetched, there is quite a lot of accuracy in the costume design. 

For instance, the T-shaped design of the Mandalorians’ masks is reminiscent of the mask worn by the ancient Greek infantry. Furthermore, for centuries, warriors have been wearing masks similar to these. 

Just take a look at soldiers in the days of the Renaissance. Everything from the heavy-duty concealment of the masks to the T opening bears an uncanny resemblance to the Mandalorians’ costumes. 

In terms of the material these suits of armor were made from, it’s safe to say the material was not Beskar. Unfortunately, Beskar is a fictional metal only found in Star Wars. Even if it was real, it would most likely be expensive and impractical to mass produce.

Now, we are not sure exactly what materials were used in the Mandalorian costume construction. However, through Reddit threads and other forums, it is theorized that the armor worn in the movie was mainly composed of foam sheets and urethane rubber. 

This makes sense, as these lighter materials would allow the actors to have more mobility and flexibility while shooting. 


Beskar is undoubtedly one of the best and most valuable materials in the galaxy. Naturally, with something as important as this, some questions buzz around the Star Wars communities. 

That said, let’s hop right into the answers to a few of the more frequently asked questions. 

Is Boba Fett’s Armor Pure Beskar?

There has been a lot of debate about whether or not Boba Fett’s armor is pure Beskar. 

Was Boba Fett's Armor Made of Pure Beskar | Star Wars Explained

You see, the Mandalorian armor has been reserved for Mandalorians, and Boba Fett was not considered as one. 

Boba Fett was a clone created from the genetic coding of the legendary Mandalorian bounty hunter, Jango Fett. After Boba Fett was created, he was taken in by Jango and raised as his son. 

Boba went on to become one of the best bounty hunters the galaxy had to offer, living up to his father’s reputation. 

But some of the Mandalorian clan did not view Boba Fett as a true Mandalorian because he was bioengineered. Still, over the years, Boba Fett has proven his loyalty to the clan and their creed, showing that he isn’t any less Mandalorian than anyone else in Mandalore. 

To that end, Boba Fett’s armor is pure Beskar

Even though there has been speculation that Boba’s armor was made from Durasteel, it is in fact Beskar. Boba Fett wore his father, Jango’s, old armor in honor of him. 

This armor was made of Beskar and consisted of the traditional Mandalorian helmet, retractable wrist blades, a sturdy breastplate, gauntlets, and a Z-6 jetpack.

Is Beskar Stronger Than Vibranium? 

Of course, the world of film has been no stranger to fictitious materials to enhance the universe they reside in. Some of these materials are Adamantium, Beskar, and Vibranium. 

History Of Adamantium

Of these materials, the strongest are Vibranium and Beskar, so naturally, fans have opted to compare the two to see which is stronger. 

Vibranium came to us from the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the movie Black Panther. In the hidden nation of Wakanda, there is an alien element (Vibranium), which is used by the nation’s people to power all their technology. 

Wakanda became the most technologically advanced nation on the planet as a result of the power derived from Vibranium, and they created a protector (Black Panther) to guard their most prized possession.

So, is Beskar stronger than Vibranium?

Right off the bat, we can say that Beskar is stronger than Vibranium. Beskar was built to withstand even the most intense stress and heat levels. As we have already established, Beskar is able to withstand a shot from a blaster and a lightsaber.

A lightsaber can produce around 45,000 degrees Fahrenheit (25,000 degrees Celsius), whereas Vibranium has a surprisingly low melting point by comparison of approximately 5,500 degrees Fahrenheit (3,000 degrees Celsius).

Ergo, Beskar is unquestionably stronger than Vibranium. 

Where Vibranium has Beskar beat is in its versatility. Beskar is used for weapons, armor, and more structural elements. On the other hand, Vibranium is used for all those things, with the addition of cell repair and regeneration. 

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The Mandalorians were some of the harshest warriors the galaxy has to offer. Although they were callous, the Mandalorians did whatever it took to protect their own and their precious resources. 

The Mandalorians were known for their incredibly durable Beskar. This is the same material that’s used to create their armor. 

This was the perfect material to protect the Mandalorians against attacks from blasters and lightsabers. Furthermore, weapons made of Beskar were so powerful that some considered them illegal.

As for the costumes used in the Mandalorian films, there’s a high chance they were created from lighter materials such as foam and urethane rubber. 

This made it easy for the actors to maneuver in their armor. Moreover, we are not fortunate enough to have any actual Beskar in our universe, so the costumes could not be made with it even if we wanted them to be.

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