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Armor and Shields

Armor/Shield Bonus
Maximum Dexterity Bonus
Armor Check Penalty
Arcane Spell Failure Chance
Armor & Shield Costs
Armor & Shield Speeds
Armor & Shield Weights
Eastern Armors & Shields
Damaged Armor & Shields
Masterwork Armor
Mundane Armor Modifications
Armor for Unusual Creatures
Getting Into and Out of Armor
Armor & Shields by other Publishers
Table: Armor and Shields
Light Armors
Armor Cost Armor/Shield Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance Speed Weight1 Source
30 ft. 20 ft.
Armored Kilt* 20 gp +1 +6 0 0% 30 ft. 20 ft. 10 lbs. AA
Padded 5 gp +1 +8 0 5% 30 ft. 20 ft. 10 lbs. CRB
Quilted Cloth 100 gp +1 +8 0 10% 30 ft. 20 ft. 15 lbs. APG
Leather 10 gp +2 +6 0 10% 30 ft. 20 ft. 15 lbs. CRB
Rosewood armor 50 gp +2 +6 0 10% 30 ft. 20 ft. 15 lbs. AA
Hide shirt 20 gp +3 +4 -1 15% 30 ft. 20 ft. 18 lbs. VBoL
Leaf armor 500 gp +3 +5 0 15% 30 ft. 20 ft. 20 lbs. ISWG
Parade armor 25 gp +3 +5 -1 15% 30 ft. 20 ft. 20 lbs. AA
Studded leather 25 gp +3 +5 –1 15% 30 ft. 20 ft. 20 lbs. CRB
Wooden 20 gp +3 +3 -1 15% 30 ft. 20 ft. 25 lbs. APG
Chain shirt 100 gp +4 +4 –2 20% 30 ft. 20 ft. 25 lbs. CRB
Medium Armors
Armor Cost Armor/Shield Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance Speed Weight1 Source
30 ft. 20 ft.
Armored Coat 50 gp +4 +3 -2 20% 20 ft. 15 ft. 20 lbs. APG
Hide 15 gp +4 +4 –3 20% 20 ft. 15 ft. 25 lbs. CRB
Scale mail 50 gp +5 +3 –4 25% 20 ft. 15 ft. 30 lbs. CRB
Chainmail 150 gp +6 +2 –5 30% 20 ft. 15 ft. 40 lbs. CRB
Breastplate 200 gp +6 +3 –4 25% 20 ft. 15 ft. 30 lbs. CRB
Breastplate (agile) 400 gp +6 +3 -4 25% 20 ft. 15 ft. 25 lbs. APG
Heavy Armors
Armor Cost Armor/Shield Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance Speed Weight1 Source
30 ft. 20 ft.
Splint mail 200 gp +7 +0 –7 40% 20 ft.2 15 ft.2 45 lbs. CRB
Banded mail 250 gp +7 +1 –6 35% 20 ft.2 15 ft.2 35 lbs. CRB
Field Plate 1,200 gp +7 +1 -5 35% 20 ft.2 15 ft.2 50 lbs. ISWG
Half-plate 600 gp +8 +0 –7 40% 20 ft.2 15 ft.2 50 lbs. CRB
Half-plate (agile) 850 gp +8 +0 -7 40% 20 ft.2 15 ft.2 55 lbs. APG
Full plate 1,500 gp +9 +1 –6 35% 20 ft.2 15 ft.2 50 lbs. CRB
Hellknight plate 2,000 gp +9 +1 -5 35% 20 ft.2 15 ft.2 50 lbs. ISWG
Stoneplate 1,800 gp +9 +1 -6 35% 15 ft. 10 ft. 75 lbs. ISWG
Shields
Shield Cost Armor/Shield Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance Speed Weight1 Source
30 ft. 20 ft.
Buckler 5 gp +1 –1 5% 5 lbs. CRB
Klar 12 gp +1 -1 5% 6 lbs. ISWG
Madu, leather 30 gp +1 -2 5% 5 lbs. AA
Madu, steel 40 gp +1 -2 5% 6 lbs. AA
Shield, light wooden 3 gp +1 –1 5% 5 lbs. CRB
Shield, light wooden (quickdraw) 53 gp +1 -2 5% 6 lbs. APG
Shield, light steel 9 gp +1 –1 5% 6 lbs. CRB
Shield, light steel (quickdraw) 59 gp +1 -2 5% 7 lbs. APG
Shield, heavy wooden 7 gp +2 –2 15% 10 lbs. CRB
Shield, heavy steel 20 gp +2 –2 15% 15 lbs. CRB
Shield, tower 30 gp +43 +2 –10 50% 45 lbs. CRB
Extras
Extra Cost Armor/Shield Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance Speed Weight1 Source
30 ft. 20 ft.
Armor spikes +50 gp +10 lbs. CRB
Gauntlet, locked 8 gp special n/a4 +5 lbs. AA
Shield spikes +10 gp +5 lbs. CRB
Shield, throwing +50 gp AA

1 Weight figures are for armor sized to fit Medium characters. Armor fitted for Small characters weighs half as much, and armor fitted for Large characters weighs twice as much.
2 When running in heavy armor, you move only triple your speed, not quadruple.
3 A tower shield can instead grant you cover. See the description.
4 Hand not free to cast spells.
* Can be worn alone or added to existing suits of armor.