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Clarota's helmet is a helmet that was designed and enchanted by the mind flayer Clarota as a shielding device.[2] It protected him from being sensed and influenced by the elder brain and other illithid while they were under the control of K'Varn. After Clarota was killed for betraying and attacking Vox Machina, Vax'ildan grabbed the helmet and placed it on his own head.[3]

Vax eventually had it identified by Sherri, who told him it guarded the wearer against magic spells that would affect the mind.[4] When Vax later put on skull cap in Whitestone, he got the feeling that it would help him be less susceptible to charm effects.[5]

Years later the helmet was gifted to Lionel Gayheart after he was denied metal boots as a gift.[6]


The helmet is pieced together from various patches of metal, including iron. It is shaped like a skullcap and has a dull blue metallic glow.[7]


  1. See "Thar Amphala" (1x101) at 0:26:00.
  2. See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 0:32:49.
  3. See "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) at 1:13:53.
  4. See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 2:17:30.
  5. See "The Sun Tree" (1x28) at 2:01:31.
  6. See "Thar Amphala" (1x101) from 0:24:11 through 0:26:44.
  7. See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 33:15.


  1. Fan art of Clarota's Helmet, by DungeonScribe (source). Used with permission.