|It is very cumbersome, thus slowing your movement.|
Ponderousness is an ego very occasionally found on plate armour, where it will be accompanied by a high enchantment to make the item not purely bad. The ego raises your movement delay by 1 (most species have 10 by default). Generally, a plate armour of ponderousness is not worth wearing: even a Cheibriados worshiper will prefer to get some sort of resistance in that slot, and the slower movement is not worth the moderate bit of extra AC for any other character.
- Prior to 0.14, the movement delay penalty was 2.
- Prior to 0.10, Cheibriados granted an ability that allowed you to convert any piece of armour into an artefact, maintaining all its former properties but adding ponderousness; in exchange, he would greatly increase your stats and provide some resistances, not to mention making the armour immune to acidic corrosion (as well as to further attempts to enchant it!).