Black Rogue Armor (3.5e Equipment)

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Date Created: November 8, 2016
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One of the Black Rogues of Abelon.

Black Rogue Armor[edit]

Favored by rogues, thieves, spies and assassins that operate in dark places, these sought-after sets of black leather armor hail from the Free Cities of Abalon. Superbly light and flexible, this gear allowed the Black Rogues of Abalon to move in darkness without sight or sound as though they were wearing naught but their own skin.

Black Rogue Armor (Light)
Size Humanoid
Weight Hit
Small 1300 gp 2600 gp +2 6 lb. 15
Medium 1300 gp 2600 gp +2 12 lb. 15
Non-Standard Sizes
Fine 650 gp 1300 gp +1 1.2 lb. 15
Diminutive 650 gp 1300 gp +1 1.2 lb. 15
Tiny 650 gp 1300 gp +1 1.2 lb. 15
Large 2600 gp 5200 gp +2 24 lb. 15
Huge 5200 gp 10400 gp +2 60 lb. 15
Gargantuan 10400 gp 20800 gp +2 96 lb. 15
Colossal 20800 gp 41600 gp +2 144 lb. 15
Dex Bonus
Armor Check
Arcane Spell
+7 0 5% 2
Base 20 ft. 30 ft. 40 ft. 50 ft. 60 ft. 70 ft. 80 ft. 90 ft. 100 ft.
Armored 20 ft. 30 ft. 40 ft. 50 ft. 60 ft. 70 ft. 80 ft. 90 ft. 100 ft.
Don Don Hastily Remove
1 minute  5 rounds  1 minute1
  1. If the character has some help, cut this time in half. A single character doing nothing else can help one or two adjacent characters. Two characters can't help each other don armor at the same time.

Black Rogue Armor consists of an unadorned jerkin of dyed leather with a skin-tight underlay, combined with padded leggings, belts, light boots and a cowl. Fingerless mitts allow the dextrous wielding of light and thrown weapons. The entire set is a dark blue bordering black that blends perfectly with the darkness of moonless nights. Black rogue armor is always masterwork; price and benefits are subsumed in the above statistics.

The black rogue armor confers the following benefits:

  • Black rogue armor counts as a masterwork Hide and Move Silently skill tool.
  • You gain a +4 bonus to Fortitude saves against poisons and will never accidentally poison yourself while handling poisons.
  • At night or in areas of darkness, you can move up to your normal speed while using the Hide skill without a penalty, and you only take a -10 penalty instead of -20 to hide while attacking, running or charging.
  • At night or in areas of darkness, your rogue level counts as 2 higher for the purpose of making and defending against sneak attacks. This includes the increase in sneak attack damage. Under similar circumstances, any non-rogue characters wearing the armor gain the sneak attack of a 2nd-level rogue.

As the black rogue armor is often associated with all manner of mischief, wearing the armor in the open invites distrust. You incur a -4 penalty to any Charisma-based checks (except for Intimidate) while dealing with reputable folks and the general law-abiding populace. Guards and officers of the law witnessing you in black rogue armor are likely to reduce their attitude by one step, or possibly more depending on the local situation (see Diplomacy). On the other hand, with the right people (examples: fences, thieves, black marketeers, members of the underground), it grants a +2 bonus instead. As such, many users of this armor tend to cover it up in public.

Craft (leatherworking and tailoring) DC 23. Market Price 1,300 gp.

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Arcane Spell Failure5% +
Armor Bonus+2 +
Armor Check0 +
AuthorSulacu +
Cost1300 gp +
Craft DC23 +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
Max Dex Bonus+7 +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryBlack leather armor worn by those that go bump in the night. +
TitleBlack Rogue Armor +
TypeLight +
Weight12 lb. +