Bracers of Defense AC 8 give the wearer an armor class rating of 8 and they weigh only 2 lbs. If the armor class is lower than 8 or the same as 8 at the moment of equipping, while having any body armor equiped which raises armor class, this set of bracers has no effect on the armor class. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn.

In Baldur's Gate, it can be bought from the Feldepost's Inn and it can be gained as loot.

In Baldur's Gate II, it can be bought from the Adventurer's Mart and it can be gained as loot.


Bracers are thick bands of metal or leather that are strapped, belted, or tied to a character's forearm. Generally, the magic that is instilled in bracers is good only during combat, since most bracers help to protect the wearer from injury, or improve chances to strike at an opponent. Exceptions do exist, though such specialized items are rare at best.