Orange crystal plate armour

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Version 0.23: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
A suit of armour carved from transparent orange crystal. It provides remarkable protection for both mind and body. The wearer can even channel psychic energies through the crystal itself, enhancing their magical abilities. However, it's rather heavy...

Orange crystal plate armour.png the +8 orange crystal plate armour

+8 crystal plate armour

Archmagi ego
Intelligence +3
Clarity

Desirability

The orange crystal plate armour[1] offers impressive physical defense, a hard-to-come-by special defense, and a better boost to spellpower than a robe of the Archmagi. Any character who relies heavily on magic will want to wear this, but unfortunately few will actually be able to. The two species best able to handle ultra-heavy armour (ogres and trolls) are too large to fit, and for a medium-sized character to wear it comfortably would require investing in strength, not intelligence, greatly reducing their spellcasting potential.

In the end, it's an interesting and very effective piece of equipment for heavily-armoured thugs, but only a few fortunate hybrid characters with very high stats (demigods or followers of Cheibriados, perhaps) will be able to take full advantage of what it offers.

History

Prior to 0.19, orange crystal plate armour had sustain abilities

Orange crystal plate armour was added in 0.15.

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