It has 450 durability and absorbs 80% of physical damage like the Log Suit used to craft it. Whenever a Character wearing the Cactus Armor is hit by a Mob, it will deal 17 damage to the attacker, even if the attack was projectile such as those used by MacTusk or Clockwork Bishop. This damage is not affected by characters with damage modifiers. Unlike the Log Suit, the Cactus Armor is non-flammable. Wearing the armor will cause the Elephant Cactus to ignore the player, and grants immunity to its attack, but attacking it with a Melee Weapon still does damage to the player.
- Cactus Armor's ability is not useful while on a boat, since the vessel is the one that takes full damage. This means critters such as Stink Rays, Ballphins, Floaty Boaty Knights or Crocodogs won't get hurt when attacking the armored player on the sea.
- This even includes Jellyfish, despite being the only sea critter that can harm the player's health directly.
- Shadow Creatures do take damage when attacking the player. However, they won't disappear and respawn in the proximity of the player when successfully hit, as they usually do.
- The Cactus Armor was added in the Release the Quacken update.