Scale Mail
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Scale mail is made up of dozens of small, overlapping metal plates. Similar to both splint mail and banded mail, scalemail has a flexible arrangement of scales in an attempt to avoid hindering the wearer’s mobility, but at the expense of omitting additional protective layers of armor. A suit of scale mail includes gauntlets (2) for free.

Enhancements

Material Enhancements
Material Average Masterwork Hardness Hit Points Special
Steel and Leather 150 gp 200 gp 10 20
Adamantine 10,050 gp 20 26 Grants wearer DR 2/—
Bone1 150 gp 200 gp 5 20 Armor bonus reduced by 1, Armor check penalty reduced by 1, Fragile quality
Mithral 4,050 gp 15 20 Half weight, Treated as light armor, increased max Dex bonus (+2), reduced armor check penalty (3; min 0), reduced arcane spell failure chance (10%
1 Cannot be purchased must be found on adventurers (GM's discretion)
Weapon Enhancements
Bonus Value Additional Cost 1 Hardness Increase 2 Additional HP 2
+1 +1,000 gp +2 +10
+2 +4,000 gp +4 +20
+3 +9,000 gp +6 +30
+4 +16,000 gp +8 +40
+5 +25,000 gp +10 +50
+6* +36,000 gp 3 +12 +60
+7* +49,000 gp 3 +14 +70
+8* +64,000 gp 3 +16 +80
+9* +81,000 gp 3 +18 +90
+10* +100,000 gp 3 +20 +100
1 Unlike the additional cost, the increase to the armor or shield's hardness and hit points are only gained from its enhancement bonus, not its special abilities
2 If the armor or shield has a magical bonus greater than +5 or a special ability worth more than +5, then it's epic. Multiply magic cost by 10.
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