Steam dragon scales

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Name Steam dragon scales
Size to wear All
Armour Class 5
Encumbrance rating 0
GDR 24%
Maximum Enchantment +5
Grants rSteam
Time to Wear 5


The scales of a steam-breathing dragon. Unlike the scales of some larger dragons, it does not provide its wearer with much protection (beyond a resistance to scalding steam), but it is extremely light and supple.

Useful info

Steam dragon scales are the lightest of the dragon scale armours, having an encumbrance rating of 0 (the same as a robe).

Desirability

These scales provide more AC than a robe, but usually, armours such as acid dragon scales, troll leather armour, or if you can handle the spellcasting and EV hit, fire dragon scales will be better. Steam resistance is virtually useless, especially since fire resistance also provides steam resistance, and 5 base AC is not particularly impressive. However, the maximum enchantment of +5 is high for armour with no encumbrance.

History

Image
Steam dragon scales Steam dragon armour.png
Armour
Body Armour RobeAnimal skinLeather armourRing mailScale mailChain mailPlate armour
Crystal plate armourTroll leather armourSteam dragon scalesAcid dragon scales
Swamp dragon scalesQuicksilver dragon scalesFire dragon scalesIce dragon scales
Pearl dragon scalesShadow dragon scalesStorm dragon scalesGold dragon scales
Headgear HatHelmet
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Shields BucklerShieldLarge shield