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Coat of Shells (Gillmen, Merfolk)


Type: ArmorPrice: 15350 gpWeight: 20 lbs.Slot: Armor

Armor properties

Type: MediumArmor bonus: 5Enhancement bonus: +2Maximum dexterity: 3Armor check penalty: -4Arcane spell failure chance: 25

Magical properties

Caster level: 7Aura: moderate transmutation


The following suit of armor is generally available only to members of the indicated race or ethnicity.

Overlapping scallop shells form this suit of +2 scale mail. While the wearer is swimming in water, the coat of shells restricts her movement speed as light armor instead of as medium armor. Whether worn in or out of water, a coat of shells requires medium armor proficiency.

When out of the water, a coat of shells keeps its wearer's skin wet and cool. This provides the wearer resist fire 5 and the benefits of the endure elements spell against hot temperatures only, and it doubles the amount of time a wearer with the water dependent racial trait or water dependency can spend out of water without harm. None of these benefits apply in water.

Crafting requirements

Crafting cost: 7850 gp

Craft Magic Arms and Armor, create water, endure elements, freedom of movement, creator must be either a gillman or a merfolk

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