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Name Centaur barding
Size to wear Special
Armour Class 4
Encumbrance rating -6
GDR 0%
Maximum Enchantment +4
Grants nothing
Time to Wear 5

Armour made for the scaly midsections of nagas and palentongas.

A barding is a special type of armour designed to cover the lower half of nagas and palentongas. It fills the feet slot in place of boots, which nagas and palentongas cannot wear. Similar to body armour, it offers significantly more AC than ordinary boots, but unlike body armour, it does not offer any GDR, nor is its AC bonus penalized by the wearer's innate Deformed mutation. Bardings impact the wearer's EV slightly (-2 EV; the penalty cannot be reduced by high Armour skill). Unlike a body armour's encumbrance, however, it does not affect spellcasting, stealth, unarmed combat speed, or melee accuracy.

Bardings can be maximally enchanted to +4 using scrolls of enchant armour.

Bardings can carry the following egos:


  • With the removal of centaurs in 0.26, all bardings were folded into one type of item wearable by both nagas and the new palentonga species.
Mundane Barding 1.png
Magical Barding 2.png or Barding 3.png
Artifact Barding 4.png
Unrandart barding
Black Knight's barding Black knight barding.png
Lightning scales Lightning scales.png