Troll leather armour
| A suit of armour made from the stiff and knobbly skin of a troll. It magically regenerates its wearer's flesh.
"THE TROLL KING: Now, listen, Prince Peer, and give way to reason!
-Henrik Ibsen, _Peer Gynt_. 1867.
Troll leather armour is one of the lightest armours in the game, providing slightly more defense than leather armour with no additional encumbrance rating. It also provides a +40 bonus to the wearer's regeneration rate. This regeneration bonus does not apply to deep dwarves or bloodless vampires.
This armour is rare, but you can get one at random by slaying virtually any troll. Different varieties of troll will drop different-colored armor, but all troll leather armour works the same regardless of the troll it came from. The unique trolls Purgy and Snorg may drop hides that are already enchanted, while the moon troll of Lehudib's Moon Base will drop the Moon troll leather armour (or an artefact troll armour, if you've already found it).
Note that despite its similarity in name to the less-universally-wearable leather armour, troll leather armour can be worn by any character that can wear body armour, not just small and medium species.
Middling. While troll leather armour is better than comparable mundane armours, its AC value is inferior to all of the dragon armours, and it provides no resistances. Its regeneration boost is equivalent to that of an amulet of regeneration, potentially freeing up an amulet slot for you (or you can combine the two and heal even faster).
Ultimately, this can still be a good item, particularly for characters who have no other way to speed up their healing or for ogres, trolls, and spriggans who have yet to find dragon scales and still wish to improve their durability. Any EV-based character should keep an eye out for a well-enchanted artefact troll leather armour.
Troll leather armour
|Moon troll leather armour|
- Prior to 0.19, this item could be created by using a scroll of enchant armour on a troll hide.
- Prior to 0.18, wearing this armour increased the rate at which the player grew hungry.
- Prior to 0.17, player Trolls didn't get a regen bonus for wearing troll leather armour.
- Prior to 0.14, troll leather armour only provided +30 regeneration rate.
|Body Armour|| Robe • Animal skin • Leather armour • Ring mail • Scale mail • Chain mail • Plate armour •|
Crystal plate armour • Troll leather armour • Steam dragon scales • Acid dragon scales •
Swamp dragon scales • Quicksilver dragon scales • Fire dragon scales • Ice dragon scales
Pearl dragon scales • Shadow dragon scales • Storm dragon scales • Gold dragon scales
|Headgear||Hat • Helmet|
|Miscellaneous||Cloak • Scarf • Gloves • Boots • Centaur barding • Naga barding|
|Shields||Buckler • Shield • Large shield|