The Dead Wars
Additional armor and shield types, legacies of the Noble Empire, are provided here.
Noble: Armor with the Noble quality particularly benefits its wearer when confronting the undead; damage from necrotic sources is reduced by 3, as is damage from the physical attacks of undead.
|Armor||Cost||Armor Class (AC)||Strength||Stealth||Weight|
|- Ashigaru Armor||250 gp||12 + Dex||—||Disadvantage||15 lb.|
|- Leather Scale||25 gp||13 + Dex (max 2)||—||Disadvantage||18 lb.|
|- Partial Armor||1,500 gp||15 + Dex (max 2)||—||Disadvantage||35 lb.|
|- Great Armor||3,000 gp||18||Str 15||Disadvantage||55 lb.|
|- Tessen||12 gp||+ 1||—||—||3 lb.|
|- Kappa Shell||50 gp||+ 2||—||Disadvantage||40 lb.|
Ashigaru Armor: Ashigaru armor is a light armor once worn by the foot soldiers of the Noble Empire. It consists of a very light breastplate and uses laced metal plates for thigh protectors (hara-ate) and shin guards (sune-ate). It is usually worn with a light helmet resembling a round straw hat (jingasa). Ashigaru Armor is Noble.
Great Armor: Great armor, called o-yoroi, is a full suit of armor formed from small metal plates tied together with colored leather lacings and lacquered to seal them from moisture. The full suit consists of a corselet (do-maru, covering the stomach, chest, shoulders, and back), large rectangular shoulder pieces (sode), an apron of large plates to cover the thighs and knees (haidate), a great helmet with a face mask (kabuto), and shin guards made of metal splints (sune-ate). Great Armor is Noble.
Kappa Shell: Kappa shells are large armor components, usually consisting of a single shield-like piece, that covers the back. These are frequently painted to resemble tortoise shells representing their common use. A kappa shell can be worn over light or medium armor. A character wearing a kappa shell cannot use any part of her Dexterity modifier as a bonus to Armor Class. Nor can she benefit from using a tessen or a regular shield.
Leather Scale: Leather scale armor is a suit of cured leather scales riveted onto a leather or cloth undershirt.
Partial Armor: A light suit of armor for warriors who do not wish to be heavily burdened, partial armor consists of a breastplate protecting the chest, stomach, and back (haramaki-do), thigh covering (haidate), and shin guards (sune-ate). Partial armor is Noble.
Tessen: Often called a war fan, this tool vaguely resembles a metal butterfly attached to a short handle. A tessen acts much like a buckler, providing a shield bonus. It can also be used as an improvised weapon. You can utilize your proficiency bonus when wielding a tessen if you are proficient with clubs. When used this way, the tessen is a light weapon, but ceases to provide its bonus to AC until the end of your next turn.