Equipment

Armor

Here is a modified list of armor as presented in the PFRPG core rulebook.

Light Armor

Armor Cost AC bonus Max. DEX Penalty % Failure Speed Weight
Padded ~5 sp +1 +7 0 05% ~10 lb.
Leather/Hide ~10 sp +2 +6 0 10% ~15 lb.
Reinforced Leather/Hide ~25 sp +3 +5 -1 15% ~20 lb.
Chain Shirt ~50 sp +4 +4 -2 20% ~25 lb.

Medium Armor

Armor Cost AC bonus Max. DEX Penalty % Failure Speed Weight
Scale ~100 sp +5 +4 -3 25% ~30 lb.
Chain mail ~200 sp +6 +3 -4 30% ~35 lb.
Light-plate ~400 sp +7 +2 -5 35% ~40 lb.

Heavy Armor

Armor Cost AC bonus Max. DEX Penalty % Failure Speed Weight
Half-plate ~800 sp +8 +2 -6 40% -5/-10* ~45 lb.
Full-plate ~1,600 sp +9 +1 -7 40% -5/-10* ~50 lb.

*Heavy armor does not slow down dwarves.

Shields

Shield Cost AC bonus Penalty Weight Notes
Buckler ~15 sp +1 -1 4 lbs.
Light ~20 sp +2 -1 6 lbs.
Heavy ~30 sp +3 -2 10 lbs. Str 9+ required
Tower ~40 sp +5 -10 40 lbs. Str 13+ required

Armor Breakage

Armor can be broken like weapons. If armor is reduced to 50% or less of its full HP, it is considered broken, its AC is reduced by 2 (to a minimum of +0) and its check penalty increases by 2 due to it being misshapen. Broken armor can be repaired. Once an armor’s HP reaches 0, it is destroyed and cannot be repaired (though it is probably salvageable for 1/2 of its raw materials).

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Descriptions

Light Armor

Padded: Padded armor is a step-up from regular clothing. It offers protection by layering thick pieces of cloth or cloth-like material.

Leather/Hide: These suits of armor are worked/unworked beast hides. Leather is cut, tanned, and sewn to fit the wearer. Hide is cut and sewn to fit to the wearer. Leather and hide armor comes in all sorts of arrangements and styles. Leathers can be dyed like clothing.

Reinforced leather/hide: This leather/hide armor is given added protection by either lining the insides (brigandine) or adding harder materials to the outside of the suit. Scale-pattern leather and hide also falls under this category.

Chain shirt: Fine-linked chain mail hauberk is layered over a soft leather or clothing to form a piece of armor that covers only the torso and usually the arms.

Medium Armor

Scale: Metal scales woven together that often lays on top of clothing or leather/hide. The pieces form a pattern and allow the wearer to remain fairly flexible and mobile, while staying protected. Lightweight pauldrons, vambraces, and greaves are occasionally included. Often includes a helmet.

Chain mail: Chain mail usually layered over a soft leather or clothing to form armor that covers most of the body. Lightweight pauldrons, vambraces, and greaves are often included. Often includes a helmet.

Light-plate: Light-plate armor always covers the entire front and back of the torso in sturdy plates. Plates also typically adorn the shoulders, forearms, and legs. Includes a plated helm.

Heavy Armor

Half-plate: As light-plate armor, but the plates overlay lighter pieces of armor (usually, padded, leather, or chain mail), allowing more protection but reduced range of motion.

Full-plate: As half-plate armor, but full-plate covers nearly the entire body. The wearer typically wears lighter armor beneath the plate suit (generally padded, soft leather, or chain mail).

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