Crystal plate armour

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Name Crystal plate armour
Size to wear Small, Medium
Armour Class 14
Encumbrance rating 23
GDR 48%
Maximum Enchantment +14
Grants nothing
Time to Wear 5

An incredibly heavy but extremely effective suit of crystalline armour.

Crystal plate armour is the heaviest non-dragon armour available, and requires high strength to wear effectively. It is also unusable by Spriggans, Ogres, and Trolls due to size restrictions and Draconians, Octopodes and Felids as they cannot wear any body armor. In exchange for these steep requirements, it offers phenomenal AC and GDR (48%!), allowing characters to absorb physical abuse with ease. Just don't expect to dodge many attacks or cast easily while wearing it.

Crystal plate armour is extremely rare, but it is generally considered to be very strong if your character has the strength to use it and doesn't mind or can counteract the high penalties.


Prior to 0.14, the encumbrance rating was 24.

Prior to 0.10, crystal plate armour was known as crystal plate mail.

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