The Bucket Helmet is unique because it provides a different facial profile of armor than most other RUST headpieces.
The bucket helmet provides substantial melee protection but slightly lower projectile protection than other RUST face armor.
It is relatively cheap to craft. However, it is not a default Blueprint, making it a piece of armor you may or may not encounter in the game world.
Even though it appears to cover the whole face, the bucket helmet doesn’t protect the mouth slot, allowing you to pair it with a Bandana Mask for added armor and cold protection.
With this in mind, the bucket helmet fills a mid-game tier while being easily skipped or missed by most players who don’t actively seek one out.
This rarity is unfortunate, considering the wide range of great skins available for the bucket helmet.