Pharaoh Plate (3.5e Equipment)

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Date Created: 1-8-14
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Pharaoh Plate[edit]

Taken from the body of a Tomb Dynast, the pharaoh plate is what you'd get if you turned a sarcophagus into a suit of full plate. It shines gold with stripes of blue and silver, and its helmet is a furneral mask which seems to block the face completely. In spite of this you can still see out of it.

Pharaoh Plate (Heavy)
Size Humanoid
Weight Hit
Small 100250 gp 200500 gp 13 50 lb. 60
Medium 100250 gp 200500 gp 13 100 lb. 60
Non-Standard Sizes
Fine 50125 gp 100250 gp 6 10 lb. 60
Diminutive 50125 gp 100250 gp 6 10 lb. 60
Tiny 50125 gp 100250 gp 6 10 lb. 60
Large 200500 gp 401000 gp 13 200 lb. 60
Huge 401000 gp 802000 gp 13 500 lb. 60
Gargantuan 802000 gp 1604000 gp 13 800 lb. 60
Colossal 1604000 gp 3208000 gp 13 1200 lb. 60
Dex Bonus
Armor Check
Arcane Spell
2 -11 70% 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.

Torn from the body of a Tomb Dynast, pharaoh plate is tombplate +1 which is sleeker and more form fitting, effectively a sarcophagus with arms and legs of heavy stone and metal, with a golden death mask for a helmet. There are no seems, and the mask possesses no eye holes but the user is able to see through the mask regardless. Because it is more articulated than normal tombplate its Max Dex is 2 higher, its armor check penalty 3 lower, and arcane spell failure 10% less. It is no less heavy though. Unlike tombplate, donning the pharaoh plate is considerably more difficult as one slides through its back and fits properly in its limbs and joints. Pharaoh plate takes up the body, head, and face slots. The helmet cannot be removed, though it can be enhanced as a magic item in its own right.

When wearing pharaoh plate, you take on several undead traits. You no longer eat, sleep, or breathe and you register as undead for spells and other effects. Negative energy heals you and positive energy harms you. Turn and rebuke attempts that are successful leave you sickened for 1 minute, and destroy or command attempts leave you nauseated for 1 round, then sickened for 1 minus. You become immune to all mind-affecting effects, poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability drain, and energy drain. You cannot make use of consumables such as potions due to the mask, nor can you speak intelligably (it instead comes out as an unearthly hum). You can, however, still use spells with vocal components using your muffled voice. Lastly, non-intelligent undead do not see you as a threat and do not attack unless attacked first.

Due to the bulk of the armor, you are treated as having Powerful Build. This stacks with any current Powerful Build you possess.

You gain two slam attacks (1d8 for an effectively Large sized creature) as natural weapons. You may also use mind-affecting spells and social skill checks against the undead as if they were living creatures.

If a living creature dies while wearing pharaoh plate and is not removed from the armor within 24 hours, they rise as a mummy lord with a foggy memory of their past lives and a thirst for tyranny. They will set out to conquer, and eventually bring back their dark desert gods best forgotten.

Strong necromancy; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, animate objects, create undead, must use the body of a Tomb Dynast as the base components; Price 100,250 gp.

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Arcane Spell Failure70% +
Armor Bonus13 +
Armor Check-11 +
AuthorEiji-kun +
Cost100250 gp +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
Max Dex Bonus2 +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryTaken from the body of a Tomb Dynast, the pharaoh plate is what you'd get if you turned a sarcophagus into a suit of full plate. It carries with it the taint of undeath. +
TitlePharaoh Plate +
TypeHeavy +
Weight100 lb. +