Hydraulic Plate (3.5e Equipment)

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Author: Eiji-kun (talk)
Date Created: 3-21-10
Status: Complete
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Hydraulic Plate[edit]

The heaviest of heavy armor, hydraulic plate is built superficially like full plate, covering the entire body in metal. However, it significantly bulks the user up, for the metal plates are so thick no man could conceivably move within it. Therefore between the outer armor and the user inside is a complex rubbery layer of fluid bladders which shift and move as the user does, adding extra pressure on certain joints to allow the otherwise immobile joint motion, and allow the user to move, hence the hydraulics in hydraulic plate.

Note that movement is much more clunky than normal walking, and so the penalties for this armor are much more severe.

Donning hydraulic plate takes twice as long as donning full plate.

Hydraulic Plate (Heavy)
Size Humanoid
Cost
Nonhumanoid
Cost
Armor
Bonus
Weight Hit
Points
Small 2000 gp 4000 gp +12 50 lb. 40
Medium 2000 gp 4000 gp +12 100 lb. 40
Non-Standard Sizes
Fine 1000 gp 2000 gp +6 10 lb. 40
Diminutive 1000 gp 2000 gp +6 10 lb. 40
Tiny 1000 gp 2000 gp +6 10 lb. 40
Large 4000 gp 8000 gp +12 200 lb. 40
Huge 8000 gp 16000 gp +12 500 lb. 40
Gargantuan 16000 gp 32000 gp +12 800 lb. 40
Colossal 32000 gp 64000 gp +12 1200 lb. 40
Maximum
Dex Bonus
Armor Check
Penalty
Arcane Spell
Failure
Hardness
+0 −10 50% 10
Speed
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.
Don Don Hastily Remove
8 minutes2 8 minutes1 2d4+2 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.



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Arcane Spell Failure50% +
Armor Bonus+12 +
Armor Check−10 +
AuthorEiji-kun +
Cost2000 gp +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
Max Dex Bonus+0 +
Rated ByFoxwarrior +
RatingRating Pending +
SummaryThe bastard child of dwarven and gnomish science, this armor is so protective it requires augmentation merely to move. +
TitleHydraulic Plate +
TypeHeavy +
Weight100 lb. +