Armor (Hyrule Supplement)
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The Kingdom of Hyrule and the greater world beyond it is made up of many different cultures, each with its own technology level. For this reason, adventurers have access to a variety of armor types, ranging from leather armor to chain mail to costly plate armor, with several other kinds of armor in between. The Armor table collects the most commonly available types of armor found in Hyrule and separates them into three categories: light armor, medium armor, and heavy armor. Many warriors supplement their armor with a shield.
|The hylian shield is a renowned|
and enduring form of iron shield.
- See also: Getting Into and Out of Armor
Armor Proficiency. Anyone can put on a suit of armor or strap a shield to an arm. Only those proficient in the armor’s use know how to wear it effectively, however. Your class gives you proficiency with certain types of armor. If you wear armor that you lack proficiency with, you have disadvantage on any ability check, saving throw, or attack roll that involves Strength or Dexterity, and you can’t cast spells.
Armor Class (AC). Armor protects its wearer from attacks. The armor (and shield) you wear determines your base Armor Class.
Shield. When you wield a shield in one arm, it increases your AC by a specified amount. You can benefit from only one shield at a time.
Strength Requirements. Heavier armor interferes with the wearer’s ability to move quickly, stealthily, and freely. If the Armor table lists entries such as “Str 13” or “Str 15” in the Strength column for an armor type, the wearer is restricted as if they were not proficient with the armor. Armor Enhancements may increase an armor's Strength requirement further.
Stealth. If the Armor table shows “Disadvantage” in the Stealth column, the wearer has disadvantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to move quietly. If it shows “Advantage”, the wearer has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks.
|A tunic is commonly worn over a chain shirt or a breastplate.|
The cost of such decorative garments can be included in any armor's cost.
The Armor table shows the cost, weight, and other properties of the common types of armor worn in Hyrule. The costs and weights of weapons listed on this page should be used if they differ from the pages of individual weapons.
|Armor||Cost||Armor Class (AC)||Strength||Stealth||Weight||Properties|
|Padded||50 r||11 + Dex modifier||—||Disadvantage||8 lb.||—|
|Leather||100 r||11 + Dex modifier||—||—||10 lb.||—|
|Studded Leather||450 r||12 + Dex modifier||—||—||13 lb.||—|
|Hide||50 r||12 + Dex modifier (max 2)||—||—||12 lb.||—|
|Chain Shirt||500 r||13 + Dex modifier (max 2)||—||—||20 lb.||—|
|Scale Mail||500 r||14 + Dex modifier (max 2)||—||Disadvantage||45 lb.||—|
|Breastplate||4,000 r||14 + Dex modifier (max 2)||—||—||20 lb.||—|
|Half Plate||7,500 r||15 + Dex modifier (max 2)||—||Disadvantage||40 lb.||—|
|Ring Mail||300 r||14||—||Disadvantage||40 lb.||—|
|Chain Mail||750 r||16||Str 13||Disadvantage||55 lb.||—|
|Splint||2,000 r||17||Str 15||Disadvantage||60 lb.||—|
|Plate||15,000 r||18||Str 15||Disadvantage||65 lb.||—|
|Wooden Shield||20 r||+2||—||—||3 lb.||Flammable1|
|Lizal Gauntlet||40 r||+1||Str 15||—||12 lb.||Special|
|Iron Shield||80 r||+2||—||—||6 lb.||—|
|Deflecting Shield||200 r||+3||—||—||3 lb.||Ranged Only2|
|Heavy Shield||350 r||+3||Str 15||Disadvantage||35 lb.||Special|
- A wooden shield is vulnerable to fire damage. When you take fire damage while wielding this shield, the shield is destroyed at the end of your next turn unless you use your action to extinguish the flames.
- The AC bonus from a deflecting shield is ignored by melee attacks.
Variant Rule: Armor Enhancements
|A folded set of zora scale mail|
Armor Enhancement is a variant rule. Consult your DM before seeking armor with enhancements.
Most armor enhancements increase the Strength requirement of the armor. If an armor does not have a Strength requirement normally, its requirement after being enhanced becomes 10 + the increase of the enhancement.
Magic armor or armor that has already been crafted cannot be given any enhancements, subject to DM discretion.
|Radiant Armor||Glows in darkness||+500 r||—|
|Spiked Armor||Covered in weaponized spikes that deal 1d4 piercing on contact||+500 r||Str +1|
|Anticorroding Armor||Immune to rust and corrosive damage||+500 r||Str +3|
|Alacritous Armor||Can be donned or doffed as an action||+2,000 r||Str +5|
|Zora Armor||Wearer gains a swim speed equal to base walking speed||+3,500 r||Str +2|
|Quiet Armor||Doesn't impose disadvantage on Stealth checks||+5,000 r||Str +4|
|Climbing Gear||Wearer gains a climb speed equal to base walking speed||+15,000 r||Str +4|
|Snowquill Armor||Grants the wearer cold resistance, but fire vulnerability||+30,000 r||Str +4|
|Flamebreaker Armor||Grants the wearer fire resistance, but cold vulnerability||+45,000 r||Str +4|
|Rubber Armor||Grants the wearer lightning resistance||+75,000 r||Str +3|
|Magic Armor||Grants the wearer an additional +1 AC||+90,000 r||Str +5|