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Would each piece of a suit of armor have to be enchanted separately (let's say I wanted to lighten the armor), or could it be enchanted as a whole?

I'd like to be able to do it as a whole, but there's some controversy in our group.

In the shape and materials table, one of the items that is listed is "boots". Implying that the pair would be taken as a whole, or one item.

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This may not be as thorough an answer as one might hope for, but I forwarded this question to Atlas Games, and got this reply from Cam Banks, the RPG Director there:

Good question! I believe the intent is that you treat the whole armor suit as one item. You may get different answers based on whom you ask over at the forums at www.atlas-games.com however.
--Cam

So, I then asked the question on their official forums and got no consistent reply (yet, although more replies may come), and no specific books cited as sources. One answered with a question, another answered with "It depends on whatever your game master wants to do", and another said that there are too many books to tell definitively.

Still, I think that an email from the RPG Director of the company might count as a definitive source. Hopefully this helps.

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I would do it as a whole if it is a suit of normal armor. However, if there are already enchantments on it and your storyteller allows more to be added, then I would count each item enchanted as a separate thing.

So if for example, you have a suit of plate mail that is mundane you could enchant the whole suit to be lighter, however if you had a plate male suit, and plate gloves of sure grip, you would have to enchant the armor, and then the gloves. Two enchants both paid for...well unless you have a PC that enchants..then that is wicked awesome!

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    \$\begingroup\$ Hi Matthew, and welcome to RPG Stack Exchange. Check out our tour to see how we work here. This answer would benefit from citations from the rulebooks. The asker is looking for rules guidance and trying to settle a controversy in their group -- what one person on the internet "would do" isn't a very credible source unfortunately. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener May 30 '17 at 10:18

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