2017-03-03, 08:21 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: Land Druid and it's AC problems
Average ACs by my estimation; not counting single round boosts to AC or items, without intentional optimization for AC:
Barbarian: Unarmored: 15-21; Armored: 17
Bard: Lore: 14-15, Valor: 18-19
Druid: 16-17; if Metal Armor is Allowed: 19
Sorcerer: Dragon: 15-16, Others; 14-15
So access to metal armor is a 3 point boost to AC (or a 2 point plus freeing up stat points); which isn't world rocking but is substantial. Druids already sit above all the Arcane casters in terms of sustainable AC (barring Valor Bards); is there a real need to push them up above all but heavy armor users? I understand it won't break the game mechanically if you do, but... it doesn't break the game mechanically if you don't let them either.