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Beast Armor

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Beast armor is armor that is specifically designed for the anatomy of creatures which are considered prone rather than upright. Most beasts in the wild would never wear armor, however when domesticated or used as mounts, beasts may sometimes wear armor.

Anthromorph races often use beast armor in some of their slots to better suit their unique anatomies. See Racial Passives for more details.

Basic Armor Types & Styles


Beast Armor is generically grouped the same way as standard armor, by four types, each with several styles within that type.

TypeStyleDescription
ClothClothstandard cloth
Quiltedlayered cloth stuffed with other materials
Ironweavemetallic filaments woven into cloth, very expensive (leather alternatives are much cheaper if you can use them)
LeatherLeatherstandard leather created from tanning animal hide
Ringmailmetallic rings sewn onto a leather foundation
Studdedmetallic studs riveted into a leather foundation
Splintedlong vertical strips of rigid material attached to a backing, mostly for limbs
Boiledthick leather boiled in water, molded into larger plates to fit as needed
MailScalemailoverlapping rigid scales laced onto a backing (can be made from Dragon Scales)
Chainmailsmall metal rings linked together in a mesh, usually worn under plate armor
Lamellarsmall rigid plates laced together; flexible but expensive to manufacture
Platemailrigid plates held together by chainmail
PlateMirror Armorsingle large rigid plates or disc
Laminarhorizontal bands or overlapping rows of rigid plate, stiff but reliable
Brigandinecloth or leather lined with small plates riveted into the fabric
Plate Armorlarge rigid plates, formed to various parts of the body, worn over fabric

Cloth armor is produced by Tailors
Leather armor is produced by Leatherworkers
Mail and Plate is produced by Armorsmiths

Armor Glossary


NoisyEFFECTS MOUNT & RIDER disturbs or conflicts with some class mechanics; -1 to hit & -1 crit% (per piece) with Focus, Spirit, Faith, Stealth; also reduces Stealth by 3 per piece & moving while hidden increase your chances of detection (+1 to opponents hearing per piece), stacks if layering
Stiffreduces agility & dodge and any associated bonuses (-1 each per piece), stacks if layering
Double LayerTop over Base or Mid over Base only, (Top over Mid not allowed); reduces chance to hit and crit with physical attacks (-1 per slot where a double layer exists)
Triple LayerTop with Mid over base; reduces movement & chance to hit and crit% with physical attacks (-0.5 move & -2 hit/crit% per slot where a triple layer exists)
Base LayerCan be worn on its own or underneath Mid and/or Top layers
Mid LayerCab be worn on its own, over a Base Layer and/or under a Top Layer
Top LayerCan be worn on its own or over a Base Layer OR a Base-Mid Layer, CANNOT be worn as Mid-Top without a Base Layer
Layer nomenclatureTop w/ Mid over Base (i.e. Plate w/chain over quilted); Top over Base (I.e. Lamellar over Cloth); Mid over Base (i.e. Chain over Quilted)

Note: when layering armor, Craftings and Enchants only apply on the top most layer, any layers below are ignored

Armor by Slot


There are eight standard armor slots that a character can equip armor in.

Legs

  • Prices and armor values are the same regardless of the number of legs that a mount possesses
  • Beast leg armor can be layered

Torso

  • Equivalent to the torso slot for standard armor, but generally assumed to be the breast or fore quarters of the beast
  • Beast chest armor can be layered

Shoulders

  • Generally considered to be the rump or hind quarters of the beast
  • Mount shoulder slots may have up to a triple layer, however the associated penalties apply
  • Beast shoulder armor can be layered

Feet

  • Beasts can not wear armor in their foot slot, however domestic horses suffer -1 movement if they do not have horse shoes in this slot (see Stables/Livery)
  • Some mounts may also be able to equip horseshoes which provide minor combat bonuses (see Stables/Livery)

Hands

  • Beasts do not have a “hand” slot and therefore cannot equip anything in this slot

Arms

  • Beasts generally do not have a “arm” slot or in some cases the arm and leg slots are grouped together, regardless, beast armor can not equipped in this slot
  • In some cases wings can be considered an “arm” slot however wing armor does not exist outside of natural creature armor

Neck

  • For most beasts the Neck slot is not just another trinket slot for things like amulets or pendants, but rather an armor slot unto itself
  • Some beasts may not have a neck slot based on their anatomy (i.e. Giant Spider mounts don’t wear “Neck” armor)
  • Beast neck armor can be layered

Head

  • Beast head armor can be layered

Back

  • The Back slot is assumed to roughly represent the area where a saddle would normally be placed therefore it is sometimes referred to as the “Saddle” slot
  • Beast back armor can be layered
  • If using a saddle, it is placed in the top-layer, and therefore negates the ability to have armor int eh top layer in this slotSaddles and riding saddles prevent any armor from being placed in this slot
  • War saddles are the only saddle that can be used if choosing to put mount armor in this slot
  • Mount back/saddle slots can not be layered

Beast Armor List


  • Prices listed are buying prices for normal market conditions, assuming a Medium sized beast
  • Sell price is 10% of buying price under normal market conditions
  • add 10% for Large beasts (i.e. Rhino, Pterradon, Wyvern)
  • subtract 10% for Small beasts (i.e. Strider, Giant Spider, Komodo Dragon, Great Eagle, Cuoatl)
  • prices are listed as GP.SP (where 10 SP = 1 GP)