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Chain Mail is the only armor made of steel that can be worn by bards. The next class up from Studded Leather Armor, it has a significantly lower Armor Class, and provides extra protection (-2 AC) against slashing weapon attacks. However, Chain Mail is at a clear disadvantage in protection against blunt weapons (+2 AC penalty), in comparison to Splint Mail, which offers much better defense against crushing attacks. Chain Mail is a standard armor sold at many weapon and armor stores, including: Candlekeep Inn, Friendly Arm Inn, Thunderhammer Smithy, Nashkel Store, and at many stores in Baldur's Gate.

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The Black PitsEdit

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Chain mail is made of interlocking metal rings. It is always worn over a layer of padded fabric or soft leather to prevent chafing and lessen the impact of blows.