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Ankheg Plate Mail is a rare type of body armor crafted from the shell of an Ankheg and as a result is bright green.

AcquisitionEdit

BG1Edit

Free ankheg armor

A free set of the armor in Nashkel

In
BGnoglow1
BGnoglow1 Baldur's Gate (1998)
This icon stands for classic Baldur's Gate without Tales of the Sword Coast installed
he will charge 4000 Goldpieces for him to craft the shell into armor. Come back about 10 days later to collect your shiny new armor. In
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BGEEglow BG: EE (2012)
This icon stands for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition without Siege of Dragonspear installed
it costs 4000 Goldpieces to craft the armor in 3 days, or 6000 Goldpieces 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 Goldpieces

SoD Edit

BG2Edit

To obtain this armor in Shadows of Amn, bring a shell to Cromwell in the Athkatla Dock District. He will charge you 5000 Goldpieces to make the armor and you need to help him for a day. You can do this more than once.

DescriptionEdit

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.

GameplayEdit

  • 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

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