I want to play a warforged fighter/wizard, and I was wondering because of the confusing armor explanation for warforged.

Do I have to have a strength of 15 or 13 for the Heavy Plating, since heavy armor has a required strength?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes for the first one, but for the second one, am I supposed to have a 13 in strength because of heavy armor, or do I not have to have that because its my racial ability? \$\endgroup\$ – Yan Kochin Sep 19 '19 at 0:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to RPG.SE! Take the tour if you haven't already, and check out the help center for more guidance. Are you using the current version of the warforged from the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron (the same version that appears in this Eberron Races UA)? \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Sep 19 '19 at 1:53

Entering Heavy Plating Mode does not have a required minimum Strength score

The Warforged's Integrated Protection features states:

[...] You can alter your body to enter different defensive modes; each time you finish a long rest, choose one mode to adopt from the Integrated Protection table, provided you meet the mode's prerequisite...

Each mode's prerequisites are listed in the table provided and the only prerequisites for entering Heavy Plating Mode are:

Heavy armor proficiency

This means that this is the only prerequisite, nothing else. As a result, there is no strength requirement for activating Heavy Plating Mode


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