Diver Plate (3.5e Equipment)
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|A Rumerian diver plate.|
A marriage of technology and pioneering spirit, the diver plate is an armor designed to allow a human to maneuver underwater. On land, however, it is prohibitively heavy.
|Small||3300 gp||6600 gp||+10||100 lb.||50|
|Medium||3300 gp||6600 gp||+10||200 lb.||50|
|Fine||1650 gp||3300 gp||+5||20 lb.||50|
|Diminutive||1650 gp||3300 gp||+5||20 lb.||50|
|Tiny||1650 gp||3300 gp||+5||20 lb.||50|
|Large||6600 gp||13200 gp||+10||400 lb.||50|
|Huge||13200 gp||26400 gp||+10||1000 lb.||50|
|Gargantuan||26400 gp||52800 gp||+10||1600 lb.||50|
|Colossal||52800 gp||105600 gp||+10||2400 lb.||50|
| Armor Check
| Arcane Spell
|Base||20 ft.||30 ft.||40 ft.||50 ft.||60 ft.||70 ft.||80 ft.||90 ft.||100 ft.|
|Armored||10 ft.||15 ft.||20 ft.||25 ft.||30 ft.||35 ft.||40 ft.||45 ft.||50 ft.|
|10 minutes2||2d4+2 minutes1||2d4+2 minutes1|
A diver plate consists of a full body suit of synthetic fiber and high-strength leather, with a non-newtonian fluid layer in the suit diverting the water pressure. Various parts are protected by corrosion resistant plate to protect vital areas of body and suit. The helmet is hermetically sealed and inseperable from the suit itself, outfitted with a reinforced glass visor. Since the diver plate is so heavy, the buoyancy of an underwater environment is required to maintain any sort of maneuverability.
The diver plate is outfitted with an oxygen tank, an on board power source, and a simple thruster that allows maneuverability. The diver plate is always masterwork; price and benefits are subsumed in the above statistics. While underwater, only half of the diver plate's weight counts towards your carrying capacity.
A diver plate can pressure-proof a wearer to a safe depth of 1 mile. Below that, the wearer and armor start taking 1d6 points of pressure damage per minute. If the armor is breached, the wearer takes 2d6 points of pressure damage per mile below the water surface every round, or 1d6 points per round at a depth between 500 feet and 1 mile. Safe diving depth increases by 1 mile per point of magical enhancement bonus the diver plate has.
The diver plate provides the following benefits when worn, on top of its general protective capabilities:
- You gain a swim speed equal to your land speed as reduced by the armor (see the Armored row in the Speed table, above). You do not apply any armor check penalty to Swim checks. When not using the thrusters, you will sink to the bottom and can walk on the bottom of pools, ponds, rivers, lakes and seas like it is normal ground. You can hustle, but not run underwater. Sufficiently uneven ground will still count as difficult terrain.
- You gain resistance to acid 5 and cold 5.
- You project light as a bullseye lantern. The diver plate's lights may be turned on and off at will.
- Your gloves are too bulky for operating weapons with mechanical triggers unless they are especially made to be used in conjunction with a diver plate (double base price). However, you can wield one-handed and two-handed melee weapons underwater without any circumstance penalties.
Craft (armorsmithing and engineering) DC 33. Market Price 3,300 gp.
|Arcane Spell Failure||70% +|
|Armor Bonus||+10 +|
|Armor Check||-10* +|
|Cost||3300 gp +|
|Craft DC||33 +|
|Identifier||3.5e Equipment +|
|Max Dex Bonus||+0* +|
|Rated By||Eiji-kun +|
|Rating||Rating Pending +|
|Summary||This incredibly heavy armor is meant for underwater exploration. +|
|Title||Diver Plate +|
|Weight||200 lb. +|