Scale armor was a type of armor used on Toril.
Plate mail consisted of a leather coat, leggings and sometimes skirt which was covered in small plates of overlapping scales. The finished armor would often resemble the scales of a fish. Although steel was commonly used to make scale mail, actual animal scales (like dragon scales) could be used. Although heavy, the flexibility and adjust-ability of scale mail armor made it surprisingly easy to wear.
- Coin Armor
- A rare form of scale armor made with over a thousand coins. They were typically seen in use by high-ranking generals and dignitaries.
- Sea Elf Scale Mail
- An expensive form of scale armor that was unique to the sea elves. They were made with rust-resistant metal with a silver coating and affixed to a backing of eel-skin. They were typically seen only in times of war or ceremony.
Notable Wearers of Scale armor
- Scalemail was the only type of armor that worshipers of Sseth were known to wear. These were fashioned to resemble the scales of snakes and tinted in a pattern common to one of Faerun's many serpent species.
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Brigandine • Padded • Leather • Studded leather • Chain shirt
Mud armor • Chitine web • Sharkskin armor • Chameleon leather • Spidersilk • Nightscale
Hide • Scale mail • Chainmail • Breastplate
Thunderhide armor • Chitin armor
Ring mail • Splint mail • Banded mail • Half-plate • Full plate