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Banded mail consists of a suit of chainmail reinforced with layers of metal plates arranged in strips along the suit’s midsection. Banded mail offers the same level of protection as chainmail while proving lighter and more flexible.

Although the fluff says the wearer moves as quickly as one in leather armor, this is not reflected in the item statistics.

It is heavy armor, and requires Armor Proficiency: Banded Mail to use properly.

  • AC Bonus: +6. Magic versions increase in the same way as Chainmail.
  • Check: -1
  • Speed: -1
  • Weight: 35 lb.
  • Cost: 55 gp.
  • Special: Tough - first critical hit in an encounter becomes a normal hit.
  • Type: Chainmail