Questions tagged [armor]

For questions relating to armor in RPGs. Armor refers to equipment that is worn on the body with the specific purpose of deflecting or absorbing damage.

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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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How durable is armor?

In my campaign 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 my warlock benefit both from the Mage Armor spell and leather armor?

Currently making a 5E Warlock for an upcoming session, and I'm wondering how this particular interaction works: I, as a Warlock, start with leather armor. I'm considering having Armor of Shadows as ...
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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. ...
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What is “metal armor”?

Vaious D&D 5e sourcebooks mention "metal armor" or "armor made of metal". Here's a few examples: PHB page 65: druids will not wear armor or use shields made of metal PHB page 275: You have ...
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Can a warforged with magical plating attach to it an augment crystal?

Can a warforged that has magical composite plating attach to its composite plating an armor augment crystal? A typical warforged does not benefit from wearing armor nor magical robes due to their ...
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Can a mage wear clothing or robes that gives a bonus to AC?(Dungeons and dragons imaginative game) [closed]

I am ready the build my character, still reading the basic rules. Afterwards I want to create a mage, in my starter set rulebook I read the mage may not wear any type of armor. Looking at a prebuild ...
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Why doesn't Medium Armor Master include a stat bump? [closed]

Medium Armor Master is the only armor feat that does not include a stat bump. Why is this? Has there been any statement from the designers or rules-makers about the decision to omit a stat bump from ...
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Can I use an animated shield with mage armor?

An extension of this question, does the animated shield count as being armored for the spell? Based on Mage Armor's description; You touch a willing creature who isn’t wearing armor, and a ...
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Can primate animals wear armor?

So, one of the players in my pathfinder campaign wants some armor for his gorilla companion. Since he is wealthy, getting a armorsmith to craft such suit is not out of reach. Can it be crafted? ...
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Is the UA Warforged considered to naturally be wearing armor?

I know Warforged are Unearthed Arcana races, and considered in play testing and/or incomplete, but based off of the information available to Warforged, would you consider a Warforged to be wearing ...
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Armor for an Age of Sail campaign

I am looking to make a campaign set in a world that's technologically and culturally similar to Earth during the Age of Sail (more specifically, think of a a world set in the mid to late 1700's). I ...
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Do natural armor bonuses stack if they're from different sources?

Do natural armor bonuses stack with itself from multiple sources in Pathfinder?
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What is the speed penalty for Chainmail?

Does it do like -1 to speed? What is the speed penalty for using Chainmail?
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Will adding helmets unbalance the game?

I can't find any mention of a helmet in the Player Handbook in the armour table, and the only helmets I can find are magic items like The Helm of Telepathy. Would it be unbalanced to allow helmets to ...
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What is the price of a shield?

What is the price of a shield? I have looked in the Player Handbook and I can't seem to find any specifics relating to the price of a shield.
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Does Heavy Armor reduce your speed?

I noticed in the PHB, page 20, under Speed for Dwarves: Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Your speed is not reduced by wearing heavy armor. However, I cannot find anywhere in PHB that ...
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Is a suit of armor considered one thing with respect to enchanting it?

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 ...
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Can a character wear armour that he's not proficient in?

I'm starting a new 4e campaign and I was helping one of the guys in my group, Marc, with his CS (he's new to the game and this is his first character). We got up to choosing his magic items (we're ...
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What HP do armor pieces have?

I was reading about Ioun stones and the DMG gave them an AC, HP and resistances. I was wondering if regular equipment such as armors and weapons also have those stats.
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How do I make Thibbledorf Pwent, Most Wild Battlerager?

I have searched for this, but only found a 4th ed D&D topic, I require a 5th ed character. Thibbledorf Pwent … is a dwarven Battlerager (the Most Wild Battlerager as he has called himself), a ...
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Does a shield count as wearing metal armor for Shocking Grasp?

If an enemy is not wearing metal armor but is wielding a metal shield, do you get advantage on the attack roll for Shocking Grasp?
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Can a sorcerer/war cleric wear plate and cast sorcerer spells?

So I was a sorcerer 1st, I wanna get to lvl 4, grab a feat, then multi class into cleric, specifically war for fluff reasons. Can I wear plate and still cast my sorcerer spells?
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Which light barding provides the best protection per ACP?

Which light armor for an animal companion provides the most protection for the least amount of ACP?
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Does animal growth enlarge barding worn by the target?

If Animal Growth is cast on an armored animal companion (i.e., going from large to huge size) what happens to the original large armor? Does it also grow with the creature?
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Does magical elven chainmail exist?

Can elven chainmail be made magical? If so, do any special rules apply? If not, where is it made clear that it can't be made magical?
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How is a Fighter's Armor Training applied to the Armor Check Penalty?

I was playing around with the idea of a Fighter in Pathfinder that would go into battle with akimbo spiked-shields, when I rediscovered the Armor Training class feature. Just in case I try to add this ...
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Does a Dwarf's Favored Class Bonus for Bards at 10th Level Still Allow a Spell Failure Chance?

Bards' Weapon and Armor Proficiency states: Bards are also proficient with light armor and shields (except tower shields). A bard can cast bard spells while wearing light armor and using a shield ...
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How does magic interact with Wizard armor abilities and spells in Dungeon World?

So I recently came across the Mage class in Dungeon World as a freebie given for an optional class pack of three classes. It is supposed to be a replacement for the standard Wizard. Now the relevant ...
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Is a Shield considered to be Armor when addressing Armor Proficiency? [duplicate]

This question stems from another. Does a shield count as "armor" with regard to the proficiency requirements listed under Armor Proficieny?
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Why would I buy Darkleaf Hide armor instead of a Mithril Chain Shirt?

I'm working on figuring out what armor I should be saving gold towards for my Lore Oracle and ran into a question on two different armors, specifically Darkleaf Hide and a Mithril Chain Shirt. From ...
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Where is the barding trick?

I remember reading in a first-party book that the ability to wear barding could be taught as an animal trick. The internet in general seems to take this as a given. But I just spent quite a while ...
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Are weapons and armor made of Mithral or Adamantine considered magical?

In a recent dungeon crawl, I was ambushed by some grey ooze. The ooze managed to land a couple successful hits on me, which would normally cause my armor to degrade. However, I was using a set of ...
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Can the AC bonuses of Bracers of Defense and Black Dragon Mask (HotDQ) stack?

I currently I am playing as a Draconic Sorcerer in our campaign. The group found the following items and I am the only one that can use them for their AC bonus abilities: Bracers of Defense (DMG page ...