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Relating to equipment that is worn on the body with the specific purpose of deflecting or absorbing damage.

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Is a Warforged considered to be wearing armor?

The Warforged race from the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron has a unique feature, Integrated Protection, that affects their armor class (AC) and ability to wear armor, detailed below: Your body has ...
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For the sake of Wild Shape, What magical gear could be worn by both a medium humanoid and a large beast? [closed]

The other side of this question: What creature(s) can a Moon Druid transform into that would benefit from their armor? (Note: the link had Apes as the only answer, but ignore that for the sake of this ...
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What creature(s) can a Moon Druid transform into that would benefit from their armor?

The description of the druid's Wild Shape feature says: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your action to magically assume the shape of a beast that you have seen before. [...] You choose ...
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Can an Adventurers League druid wear metal armor?

The list of armor proficiencies in the druid class description (PHB, p. 65, or here in the basic rules) states: Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields (druids will not wear armor or use shields ...
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Can armor's maximum Dexterity bonus be less than 0?

Stability weights (Underdark 66) (160 gp; 30 lbs.), in addition to other effects, lower an armor's maximum Dexterity bonus by an additional −1, making it so, for example, if installed on half-plate (...
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Can zombies created by the Animate Dead spell benefit from equipment? [duplicate]

If the animate dead spell is cast on a dead humanoid wearing armor or wielding equipment, does the created zombie gain the benefits (and/or disadvantages) from this equipment or other items, such as a ...
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Would forcing armour on a wizard through Illusion 'Harm' them?

A wizard wearing armour that they are not proficient in is unable to cast spells. Would it be possible to force a wizard into armour using a combination of Illusion and Illusory Reality? For example, ...
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Do Bracers of Defense stack with Mage Armor?

Does the AC bonus from Bracers of Defense stack with the AC calculation from the mage armor spell? I'm asking this because there is some contention behind the ruling of this combo, between two ...
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Can you get Armor proficiency with the Skilled feat?

I have a PC that wants to play a variant human warlock, but uses heavy armor and has the feat Skilled which states you gain proficiency in any combination of 3 skills or tools. Is heavy or any armor ...
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Can a tortle get benefits from specially fitted armor?

I am playing Storm King’s Thunder as a tortle. I was wondering if I could pay to have armor specially smelted to fit my shell. This is not considering the cost or time taken to make it. Would it be ...
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Does magic ignore armor in Dragon Age RPG?

I don't find any indication that magic damage ignores armor in the spell list but then again it makes sense that at least some spells do. Am I missing something here?
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What happens if my armor/weapon proficiencies from my race and class overlap? [duplicate]

I'm a new D&D 5e player and I'm making a character using both the players handbook and the new Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes book. I was wanting to create a Githyanki Fighter. I noticed that the ...
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Can AL druids choose what magical shields are made from when found, if its description doesn't say?

In Adventurers League is it possible for a player to choose the type of material of shields that is found during a session ? In particular when the object description does not state its material type. ...
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Armor penalty in song of ice and fire

I can't seem to find the effects of the armor penalty in the book. Can anyone tell me what the armor penalty penalizes?
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Does a (homebrewed) Tortle's Natural AC stack with worn armor?

The tortle race on dandwiki has a feature called Shell which states that it has 14 + your constitution modifier natural AC. It doesn't stack with unarmored defense but if I were, for example, wearing ...
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Is partial armour an optional rule?

While running a campaign of D&D5e, one of my players wanted a helmet to give him a bonus AC. I told them that in D&D5e wearing a helmet doesn't give you an AC bonus. He pointed out in the D&...
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Can a breastplate be crafted with non-metal materials in Adventurers League?

According to Adventurer's League rules, is it legal to have a nonmagical breastplate crafted for a character which is not made from metal? This breastplate should have the same characteristics as the ...
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What monk features are disabled whilst wearing armor?

A monk is typically unarmored. Some of their features are based around this. Specifically, Unarmored Defense, Unarmored Movement and Martial Arts explicitly state this. From Unarmored Defense, PHB ...
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I'm Looking for better Armour for my Kasatha Gunslinger [closed]

I've been playing a campaign with some friends and I have a nearly reached level 7 with my Kasatha Gunslinger(Pistolero) and Bard(Juggler) combo. I recently realised that I have a dex mod of +6 and so ...
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Homebrew monk class and subclass with magic armor

I'm making my own Monk class and subclasses for fun with the following mechanical modifications: Unarmored Defense (10 + Dex + Wis) will be replaced with Armored Defense with a magically bonded light ...
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Can a dragon use the Armor spell? [closed]

Picking spells for an ancient red dragon, I wonder if the Armor spell would function. It has no effect on "a person already armored" (AD&D revised 1stEd) but is a dragon considered to be armored?
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Is an equipped shield considered “wearing armor” for gaining benefit from the Defence fighting style?

The Defence fighting style reads: While you are wearing armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC Is a shield considered armor for this purpose?
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Does Armor of Bones have the Fragile Quality?

The Oracle Bones Mystery has: Armor of Bones (Su): You can conjure armor made of bones that grants you a +4 armor bonus. According to Special Materials: Bone armor has a hardness of 5 and has ...
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Swordsages in mithral breastplate? [duplicate]

Swordsages are not proficient in medium armor. Mithral breastplate is medium armor, but treated as light armor. Are swordsages proficient in medium armor? If a swordsage wears mithral breastplate, ...
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Does mithral medium armor affect move speed?

Example: Johnny Two-Finger’s base move speed is 30 ft. Johnny goes out to battle wearing a shiny set of mithral breastplate. What is his move speed in 3.5 and Pathfinder?
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What Medium armors do not incur a speed penalty?

Which medium armors do not incur the speed penalty? My concern is that the NPC Codex lists NPCs wearing breastplate with no armor penalty as opposed to those wearing other armors. (See the CR 4 ...
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Does Mage Armor have any advantages over magic Studded Leather +X?

Does Mage Armor have any advantages over Studded Leather +1 or even Studded Leather +2?
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How do we get improved (+1, etc) Armor?

I've seen there exists some kind of improved armor (for example see Leather Armor +3). But I am unable to find anything about this in the DM guide or PH. Is that official or common homebrew stuff? ...
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Armor for mages? [duplicate]

In 5e whats the ruling about arcane casters wearing armour? Does it impact their spellcasting like in earlier editions? I was looking through the book and didn't see anything but I just wanted to be ...
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Making a custom magical armor piece clothing [closed]

One of my players is playing 5e. A homebrew class called Princess and she can't wear armor, and she wants a magical dress. But I am not sure how to make a unique magical item armor for a dress. I am ...
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Is it possible for DM to give armor on non-armor items?

Playing the D&D starter set, I found a Goblin Helm after and I would like to know if it is even possible for it to give an armor bonus. When my character found it, I was told it had a +1 AC ...
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What is the function of AC?

I just purchased the D&D edition 5 starter set, and the instruction manual/Rule book doesn't go in depth about the effect of AC and how armor effects total AC. So how does AC affect the enemies ...
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What is armor's durability?

In my compaign you wouldn't last long without armor. And we've been wearing armor since the beginning of the game. I personally never bought new armor because I didn't need to, it didn't break. And I'...
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My DM has removed heavy armour from the game. How can I make a Paladin work or convince him not to do this?

I am starting a new game with a good friend as DM. In my play group, I am almost always the DM, but this time one of my players has decided to run his own game with me and two new players. In order to ...
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Can a chain shirt be concealed under normal clothing?

Since the mithral versions of a chain shirt and a breastplate (see Mithral Armor in the DMG) specify they can be worn under normal clothes, I had initially presumed this to be a feature unique to ...
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If a spellcaster can wear light armor without suffering ASF, how does mithral medium armor work?

I am playing a spheres of power spellcaster who has taken the somatic drawback, but only once. This allows me to wear light armor much like a magus is allowed to and not suffer from arcane spell ...
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When clerics wear armor, do they suffer from arcane spell failure?

I have always seen clerics wearing armor, and I have never seen them suffer from arcane spell failure. Yet when I check the rules I cant seem to find anything which allows them to not suffer these ...
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Is there any difference between Studded Leather and Breastplate if my AC is the same with both?

Playing 5e with a Rogue. To make a long story short: In my possession I have both Studded Leather armor and a Breastplate. With my 18 Dexterity, My AC with Studded Leather is 16 (12+4). But if I don ...
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Do actions that ignore armor also ignore racial armor?

Crossbows and a handful of Powers ignore armor when doing damage, but are still absorbed by Soak. Crawns and ishiris have natural racial armor, as described in the "Make Your Character" section of the ...
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What is the cost of magic armor for large creatures?

armor does not resize and mundane armor cost 2x if bought for a creature of large size. Does this multiplayer apply to the cost of magical armor as well? Say a suit of armor cost 50 go (full plate)...
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Can't I just attack the unarmored mice?

I've been reading through the Mouse Guard 2nd edition rulebook, planning on eventually GMing a game. As I understand it, in combat it's a battle of teams rather than individuals. However, in the ...
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How does the dwarven Speed trait interact with the variant encumbrance rule?

Dwarves have a special trait, see PHB page 20: Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Your speed is not reduced by wearing heavy armor. It refers to the Chapter 5, see more information here - ...
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Fortification enhancement vs a confirmed critical sneak attack

If a creature wearing an armor with the fortification enhancement is struck with a sneak attack that was a confirmed critical, does the PC roll percentile dice to resist for both critical and sneak ...
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Can you wear padded armor under chainmail with plate armor over it? [duplicate]

I mean realistically, historically, and definitely reasonably speaking, mail has been worn over a gambeson with plate armor over them for extra protection and doesn't hinder movement. So i mean how ...
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In D&D 5e is it possible to add a breastplate to leather armor for an AC bonus? [duplicate]

I just started playing D&D, and I'd like to know if it is possible to add a breastplate to leather armor for an AC bonus?
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Can the undead from Animate Dead be given better gear?

In Pathfinder, can Animated Dead (Skeletons in this case) be equipped with different weapons and armor? This includes un-equipping, and then equipping better gear.
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What is the hardness, hit points and saving throw mod for a mithral shirt +1?

Pretty simple question: What is the hardness, hit points and saving throw mod for a mithral shirt +1?
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Can you get multiple Energy Resistance enchantments on your armor?

When I was looking at the Energy Resistance magic armor and shield special ability, I noticed that it didn't say whether or not one could get the enchantment for multiple different kinds of energy. ...
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Can you wear a Mithral Chain over Snakeskin Tunic and have their effect stack?

Can you wear a Mithral Chain over Snakeskin Tunic and have their effect stack? Snakeskin Tunic: A snakeskin tunic is a tight, form-fitting shirt crafted from the scales of a giant snake. When worn, ...
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How does the AC value of helmets in Player's Option: Combat & Tactics work?

Page 128 of Player's Option: Combat & Tactics (book number 2149) gives an overview of the Armor Class of various types of armor and pieces of armor so you can assemble your own suit of armor. ...