Banded mail

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.
Name Banded Mail
Size to wear small and medium
Armour Class 7
Encumbrance rating -5
Maximum Enchantment +7
Grants nothing
Time to Wear 5

A suit made of bands of metal.

A banded mail is another intermediate armour. It is strictly inferior to a splint mail.

Tips and tricks

While most intermediate armours are to be generally avoided, this is particularly the case with banded mails - it is strictly worse than a splint mail (same EV penalty but one fewer base AC). Don't wear it unless you can find nothing better, or you have an absurdly powerful artefact (along the lines of the +8 banded mail of Fun {rF++ rC++ Dam+4})


Banded mail was removed from the game in 0.10; chain mail and other medium armours shifted up a point of AC to take its place.