The Augmented malevolent cuirass uses charges stored within the item (not in the universal charge pack). It degrades exactly as the non-augmented version does: it has 100,000 charges of combat. These charges can be replenished by combining it with a non-dyed, augmented variant of the same item. This will combine the charges of both items but any excess charge will be lost, furthermore only one version may have perks on it. When combining two items the greater item experience of the two items is retained.
The item can be trained and siphoned as normal while it has charges. Once it runs out of charges, it will retain its equipment bonuses until it reaches equipment level 10, where it will become unusable and has to be recharged or be disassembled. Unlike normal augmented items, this item is made at an Inventor's workbench from a new, fully charged item, an augmentor, and 36 divine charges. It cannot be made from a partially used component. Augmentation dissolvers cannot be used on this item.
Armour gizmos charged with perks can be used to enhance the armour's abilities. As a torso slot item, the Augmented malevolent cuirass can hold 2 gizmos, allowing up to 4 perks (2 on each).
Using this armour in combat can gain experience to increase its level. Levelling the armour will have no effect on its ability in combat, but it will improve the experience and materials gained for disassembling it.