Shadow Armor (Shadow Armor +3 in-game) is the best body armor for thieves and its dual- and multi-classes in Baldur's Gate. Compared to normal studded leather armor, Shadow Armor weighs 17 lbs less, has an armor class three points lower and it offers +15% bonus to hide in shadow. It still has the same modifiers as the normal studded leather armor and requires 6 strength to wear this armor. It is specially made for the Shadowmasters of Amn, the highest order within the Shadow Thief hiearchy. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition .
- In Baldur's Gate, it's sold at the Thunderhammer Smithy for a hefty sum of gold, but it's the best armor for thieves available.
- In Baldur's Gate II, it can be gained when the party kills Mae'Var. It can be compared to The Night's Gift, which leather armor having the same armor class, 20% Hide-in-shadow bonus and is not limited to thieves, but it has negative armor modifiers.
|“||Shadow armor is studded leather armor created for use by the Shadowmasters of Amn. The Shadowmasters are of the highest order within the Shadow Thief hiearchy. It is +3 studded leather armor that melds into shadows.||”|