Name: Breastplate
Description: Figuring that the central torso does not require as much flexibility to move as other parts of the body, this form of armor essentially uses the central component of half plate and supplements it with normal leather armor.

armor properties
weight (lb) 40
cost (gp) 150
armor class 5
arcane spell failure 30%
armor check penalty -5
max dex bonus 2
category medium
proficiency armor proficiency (medium)

Note: A breastplate has the same basic properties as a chainmail.

Adamantine breastplate Edit

This armor bears the trademarks of drow workmanship, though it is obviously exceptional even by their standards. Several examples have been found in recent times, and scholars are unable to explain how these suits avoid the decay that normally afflicts adamantine after exposure to daylight. An obvious answer is that the items must have been intended for surface world excursions of great length and in great numbers, which is a disturbing possibility to consider.

Warlord's breastplate Edit

Centuries ago a warlord called Golgemir ruled the lands called Damara. His warriors wore light armor and rode incomparable warhorses known as the dark steeds. Those lands his army conquered swore it was impossible to kill the savage ruler who kept his magical breastplate wrapped in the skin of those he slew. Eventually several neighboring countries allied to destroy the warlord and his hosts. The warlord died like any other man, but only after killing over 300 men single handedly.

  • Ability bonus: +6 charisma
  • AC bonus: +6 armor bonus
  • Required level: 21

Note: Requires Hordes of the Underdark.

Chromatic breastplate +1 Edit

This suit bears the mark of the dwarf Marrok, Master Blacksmith of Neverwinter's Shining Knight Arms and Armor. He forged it early in 1373 DR, to aid the heroes who sought to free his quarantined city from the virulent grasp of the so-called Wailing Death.

Chromatic breastplate +3 Edit

This piece bears the mark of the dwarf Silverblade, a Master Blacksmith who worked from a makeshift forge in the Uthgardt village of Beorunna's Well. He forged it late in the year 1373 DR, to aid the war effort against Lady Aribeth the Betrayer, who marched against the Lords' Alliance stationed in defense of the northern city of Neverwinter.

  • AC bonus: +3 armor bonus
  • AC bonus: +2 versus dragons and elementals
  • Required level: 11

Note: The +2 versus dragons and elementals is ineffective as it does not stack with the +3 bonus.

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