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.