Fluted Plate (3.5e Equipment)

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Author: Sulacu (talk)
Date Created: November 14, 2015
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A suit of fluted plate armour.

Fluted Plate[edit]

Fluted Plate (Heavy)
Size Humanoid
Weight Hit
Small 1900 gp 3800 gp +8 25 lb. 40
Medium 1900 gp 3800 gp +8 50 lb. 40
Non-Standard Sizes
Fine 950 gp 1900 gp +4 5 lb. 40
Diminutive 950 gp 1900 gp +4 5 lb. 40
Tiny 950 gp 1900 gp +4 5 lb. 40
Large 3800 gp 7600 gp +8 100 lb. 40
Huge 7600 gp 15200 gp +8 250 lb. 40
Gargantuan 15200 gp 30400 gp +8 400 lb. 40
Colossal 30400 gp 60800 gp +8 600 lb. 40
Dex Bonus
Armor Check
Arcane Spell
+1 -6 35% 10
Base 20 ft. 30 ft. 40 ft. 50 ft. 60 ft. 70 ft. 80 ft. 90 ft. 100 ft.
Armored 15 ft. 20 ft. 30 ft. 35 ft. 40 ft. 50 ft. 55 ft. 60 ft. 70 ft.
  1. When running in heavy armor, you move only triple your speed, not quadruple.
Don Don Hastily Remove
4 minutes2 4 minutes1 1d4+1 minutes1
  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.
  2. The wearer must have help to don this armor. Without help, it can be donned only hastily.

Originally fashioned by blacksmiths at the behest of their lords to imitate the look of pleated tunics that the aristocracy of the time found so fashionable, the fluted armor could be considered a flight of fancy that stuck around, because as it turned out fluted armor is really, really good at averting heavy blows. The grooves in parallel fluting make the armor sublimely tough and resistant against deformation, though attacks with a powerful piercing quality do have the unfortunate habit of getting 'caught' by the fluting. The fluted plate is always masterwork; price and benefits are subsumed in the above statistics.

The fluted plate grants the following benefits when worn, on top of its general protective capabilities:

  • You gain DR 3/piercing. Against ranged piercing attacks, the AC bonus of the armor counts as 2 less.
  • The fluted plate is hard to sunder: it takes half damage from any sunder attempts.

Craft (armorsmithing and metalworking) DC 25. Market Price 1,900 gp.

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Arcane Spell Failure35% +
Armor Bonus+8 +
Armor Check-6 +
AuthorSulacu +
Cost1900 gp +
Craft DC25 +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
Max Dex Bonus+1 +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryA full suit of armor fitted with parallel fluting for increased resiliance against blades and blunt blows. +
TitleFluted Plate +
TypeHeavy +
Weight50 lb. +