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    Eastern Armor

    Although most of the armor in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game take their inspiration from medieval Europe and Western fantasy traditions, there's much more to the world of armor than knights in plate mail. The following section presents rules for types of armor drawn from the martial traditions of Asia, perfect for use by exotic characters or as new staples ready to be introduced into your campaign.

    Many of the following types of armor are constructed of multiple parts, which a number of these armors mix and match.

    Table: Eastern Armor

    Light Armors
    Armor Cost Armor/Shield Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance Speed Weight1 Source
    30 ft. 20 ft.
    Haramaki 3 gp +1 0 0% 30 ft. 20 ft. 1 lb. UC
    Silken ceremonial armor 30 gp +1 - 0 0% 30 ft. 20 ft. 4 lbs. UC
    Lamellar cuirass 15 gp +2 +4 0 5% 30 ft. 20 ft. 8 lbs. UC
    Lamellar, leather 60 gp +4 +3 –2 20% 30 ft. 20 ft. 25 lbs. UC
    Medium Armors
    Armor Cost Armor/Shield Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance Speed Weight1 Source
    30 ft. 20 ft.
    Do-maru 200 gp +5 +4 –4 25% 20 ft. 15 ft. 30 lbs. UC
    Kikko armor 30 gp +5 +4 –3 20% 20 ft. 15 ft. 25 lbs. UC
    Lamellar, horn 100 gp +5 +3 –4 25% 20 ft. 15 ft. 30 lbs. UC
    Four-mirror armor 45 gp +6 +2 –5 30% 20 ft. 15 ft. 45 lbs. UC
    Lamellar, steel 150 gp +6 +3 –5 25% 20 ft. 15 ft. 35 lbs. UC
    Mountain pattern armor 250 gp +6 +3 –4 30% 20 ft. 15 ft. 40 lbs. UC
    Heavy Armors
    Armor Cost Armor/Shield Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance Speed Weight1 Source
    30 ft. 20 ft.
    Kusari gusoku 350 gp +7 +1 –7 35% 20 ft. 15 ft. 45 lbs. UC
    Lamellar, iron 200 gp +7 0 –7 40% 20 ft. 15 ft. 50 lbs. UC
    Tatami-do 1,000 gp +7 +3 –6 35% 20 ft. 15 ft. 45 lbs. UC
    O-yoroi 1,700 gp +8 +2 –6 35% 20 ft. 15 ft. 45 lbs. UC
    Stone coat 500 gp +8 0 –7 40% 20 ft. 15 ft. 45 lbs. UC