Armor Made of Unusual Metals(Optional Rule)

With the exception of bronze plate mail, it is assumed that all metal armors are made from a fairly common yet sturdy form of steel. However, this need not always be the case.

Since this is a fantasy campaign, there is nothing to prevent armors being made from rare and fantastic metals. Different metals have different properties which must be taken into account when such armors are used.
Table 27 lists several different types of metals and the effects they have on Armor Class, encumbrance, and cost.

(See also
Armor, Player’s Handbook)

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