View Full Version : [3.P] What are the stats for a Darkwood 'Chain' Shirt?

2010-09-08, 01:27 AM
A 'darkwood' shirt is atypical, but what would its stats be? Assume it hasn't been affected by ironwood.

2010-09-08, 02:14 AM
It's not just atypical, it's also not possible.

Darkwood: This rare magic wood is as hard as normal wood but very light. Any wooden or mostly wooden item (such as a bow, an arrow, or a spear) made from darkwood is considered a masterwork item and weighs only half as much as a normal wooden item of that type. Items not normally made of wood or only partially of wood (such as a battleaxe or a mace) either cannot be made from darkwood or do not gain any special benefit from being made of darkwood. The armor check penalty of a darkwood shield is lessened by 2 compared to an ordinary shield of its type. To determine the price of a darkwood item, use the original weight but add 10 gp per pound to the price of a masterwork version of that item.

Darkwood has 10 hit points per inch of thickness and hardness 5.

2010-09-08, 03:49 AM
try bronzewood instead.
I thin it is in the Arms and equipment guide

2010-09-10, 05:54 PM
The following armors can be made from bronzewood:
breastplate, banded mail, splint mail, half-plate,
and full plate. Although bronzewood can replace
metal in most weapons, chain weapons such as the
spiked chain cannot be made from it.
Bronzewood has a hardness of 10 and 20 hit points
per inch of thickness.

You can't make it out of that, either.

2010-09-11, 12:44 AM
But if it /were/ to exist, its stats would be:

Darkwood Chain shirt: Costs 350gp
Armour Bonus: +4
Maximum Dex: +4
Armour Check Penalty: 0
Arcane Spell Failure Chance: 20%
Speed: 30ft
Weight: 12lbs