Table 46:

Armor Class Ratings

Type of Armor
AC Rating
None
10
Shield only
9
Leather or padded armor
8
Leather or padded armor + shield, studded leather, or ring mail armor
7
Studded leather or ring mail + shield, brigandine, scale mail, or hide armor
6
Scale mail or hide + shield, chain mail
5
Chain mail + shield, splint mail, banded mail, bronze plate mail
4
Splint mail, banded mail, or bronze plate mail + shield, plate mail
3
Plate mail + shield, field plate
2
Field plate armor + shield, full plate
1
Full plate armor + shield
0

See
Shields for more information on the defensive benefits of various shields.

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