- You can find one set of ankheg armor at a farm patch in Nashkel (183, 2745),
- Slay an Ankheg and take its shell to Taerom Fuiruim at the Thunderhammer Smithy in Beregost.
In BG he will charge 4000 for him to craft the shell into armor. Come back about 10 days later to collect your shiny new armor. In BG:EE it costs 4000 to craft the armor in 3 days, or 6000 to have it ready in 1 day. Regardless of game versions or how fast you want the armor made, Taerom will only craft 1 piece of Ankheg armor for your party; afterwards he will only buy Ankheg shells for 500
To obtain this armor in Shadows of Amn, bring a shell to Cromwell in the Athkatla Dock District. He will charge you 5000 to make the armor and you need to help him for a day. You can do this more than once.
|“||This plate mail has been expertly crafted. Sheathed in the chitinous scales of the ankheg, it provides a greater degree of protection than traditional plate mail and is not susceptible to rust. As any world-weary adventurer will tell you, however, the best appreciated aspect of ankheg mail is its light weight and low encumbrance. Monsters come and go, but fatigue is a constant enemy.||”|
- Ankheg armor is as strong as Full Plate Armor, but as light as Studded Leather Armor. It is one of the best suits of armor available to druids in the original Baldur's Gate. It's low strength requirement of 8 also allows weaker companions like Viconia to wear it and gain decent protection. Its low weight of 25lb makes it a good back-up armor for Fighter / Mages and cleric / mages to keep in their inventory and put on once they have exhausted their arcane spells, in order to survive better in melee
|Studded leather armor||
Studded Leather Armor • Studded Leather Armor +1 • Studded Leather Armor +2 • Armor of Deep Night • Armor of the Viper • Grandmaster's Armor • Orc Leather • Shadow Armor • Shadow Dragon Scale • The Night's Gift • Studded Leather of Thorns
|Elven chain mail|
|Full plate armor||
Full Plate Armor • Full Plate Armor +1 • Full Plate Mail +2 • Armor of the Hart • Ankheg Plate Mail • Big Metal Unit • Drow Full Plate • Enkidu's Full Plate • Firecam Full-Plate Armor • Plate of Balduran • Plate of the Dark • Red Dragon Scale • Shuruppak's Plate
Adventurer's Robe • Knave's Robe • Mage Robe of Cold Resistance • Mage Robe of Electrical Resistance • Mage Robe of Fire Resistance • Robe of Red Flames • Robe of the Apprenti • Robe of the Evil Archmagi • Robe of the Good Archmagi • Robe of the Neutral Archmagi • Robe of Vecna • Traveler's Robe