Armors protect the wearer by increasing their DV and PV. Certain types of armor, however, may decrease DV (usually heavy armor like composite mail and tower shields); the effect is amplified when they are made out of more PV-focused materials like diamond.
Some armors of inferior material, particularly raw, may decrease DV and PV instead.
The defensive properties of armor are displayed as a armor [DV,PV]. For example, a cloth breastplate [2,1] gives the wearer 2DV and 1PV.
Certain armor, especially gauntlets, can also provide a to-hit and damage bonus when attacking.
See equipment attributes for the various bonuses and curses that can be present on equipment, armor included.
There are various special pieces of equipment, called precious armors, in Elona. A list of such armors can be found here.
Enchantments, both positive (e.g. Scroll of Enchant Armor) or negative (e.g. Cursed Whisperings or acid and fire based attacks), give or take 2PV per enchantment value.
Blessed armor pieces give a bonus of 2PV.
In Elona+, enchanting/blessing also increases DV by 2.
- a cloth breastplate+2 [2,1] gives an additional 4PV for a total of 5PV.
- a cloth breastplate-2 [2,1] would take away 4PV for a total of -3PV.
List of ArmorEdit
Basic weight and stats estimate is for the steel version of the item.
Note that this list is incomplete. Stats are only an estimate for comparison between items, they may vary from item to item.
|Magic Hat [3,6] (1.6s)|
|Fairy Hat [4,7](1.0s)|
Protects you from mutations; provides the highest DV.
|Feather Hat [2,1](1.3s)|
|Heavy Helm [2,10](6.4s)|
|Knight Helm [0,11](5.4s)|
|Composite Helm [2,14](4.8s)|
Provides the highest PV.
Bejeweled Amulets and Engagements Amulet don't offer any DV/PV or Hit/Damage bonus. Others offer a bonus (or penalty) to the specified attribute, scaled by their material.
Charms, peridots, engagement amulets and talismans sell for a good sum; consider picking them up if only to sell in your Shop.
Charm (Weapon Damage)
Neck Guard (PV)
Peridot (Chance to Hit)
Note that the wing and feather were swapped in 1.16, leaving the feather's "bat-wing" appearance somewhat counterintuitive.
Banded Mail [2,13](17.5s)
Breast Plate [7,18](7.5s)
Plate Mail [3,35](20.2s)
Bulletproof Jacket [7,25](4.3s)
Chain Mail [3,31](14.0s)
Composite Mail [4,28](14.8s)
Light Mail [6,11](4.8s)
Ring Mail [2,19](13.5s)
Pope Robe [9,13](3.2s)
Note that the breastplate and breast plate are two different pieces of armor.
Armored Ring (PV)
Composite Ring (+weapon damage)
Armored Boots [0,7](3.7s)
Composite boots [0,7](1.9s)
Heavy boots [0,4](2.5s)
Seven league boots (improves travel progress, +10 speed)
Tight boots [3,4](1.7s)
Differences in Elona PlusEdit
Enchanting and blessing now gives DV bonus too. As of Elona Plus' 1.15 patch, weapons and armor typically have an innate bonus based on their specific type. This does not apply to unique versions of these armors. Armor types that already had a bonus remain unchanged, but are still included in this chart. For example, wings have their float bonus and so have no additional bonuses. Because the game is being regularly updated, these bonuses may end up being changed over time. The following chart reflects values in version 1.17.
|Magic Hat||Casting [##] (+6)|
|Fairy Hat||Protection from mutation|
|Feather Hat||Performer [##] (+6)|
|Helm||Tactics [##] (+6)|
|Heavy Helm||Weight Lifting [##] (+6)|
|Knight Helm||Will +5|
|Composite Helm||Constitution +5|
|Bejeweled Amulet||Magic Device [##] (+6)|
|Charm||Healing [##] (+6)|
|Decorative Amulet||Mind resistance [##] (+50)|
|Engagement Amulet||Will +5|
|Neck Guard||Medium Armor [##] (+6)|
|Peridot||Jeweler [##] (+6)|
|Armored Cloak||Fire resistance [##] (+50)|
|Cloak||Stealth [##] (+8)|
|Light Cloak||Evasion [##] (+6)|
|Vindale Cloak||Protection from etherwind|
|Banded Mail||Constitution +5|
|Breastplate||Protection from fear|
|Breast Plate||Light Armor [##] (+6)|
|Plate Mail||Maintains constitution|
|Bulletproof Jacket||Perception +5|
|Chain Mail||Maintains dexterity|
|Coat||Cold resistance [##] (+50)|
|Composite Mail||Dexterity +5|
|Light Mail||Greater Evasion [##] (+6)|
|Ring Mail||Heavy Armor [##] (+6)|
|Robe||Alchemy [##] (+6)|
|Pope Robe||Magic Capacity [##] (+6)|
|Kite Shield||Constitution +5|
|Knight Shield||Will +5|
|Large Shield||Dexterity +5|
|Round Shield||Blunt [##] (+8)|
|Shield||Long Sword [##] (+8)|
|Small Shield||Axe [##] (+8)|
|Tower Shield||Strength +5|
|Armored Ring||Tailoring [##] (+6)|
|Composite Ring||Light Armor [##] (+6)|
|Decorative Ring||Darkness resistance [##] (+50)|
|Engagement Ring||Charisma +5|
|Aurora Ring||Sound resistance [##] (+50)
Negates bad weather confusion
|Speed Ring||Speed +(varied amount)|
|Composite Gauntlets||Shield [##] (+6)|
|Gloves||Throwing [##] (+6)|
|Light Gloves||Pickpocket [##] (+5)|
|Plate Gauntlets||Constitution +5|
|Thick Gauntlets||Martial Arts [##] (+6)|
|Decorated Gloves||Dexterity +5|
|Composite Girdle||Medium Armor [##] (+6)|
|Plate Girdle||Constitution +5|
|Girdle||Cold resistance [##] (+50)|
|Boots||Traveling [##] (+6)|
|Armored boots||Constitution +5|
|Composite boots||Martial Arts [##] (+6)|
|Heavy boots||Mining [##] (+6)|
|Seven league boots||
Speeds up travel [#####+]
Hidden speed boost (+11)
|Tight Boots||Negotiation [##] (+6)|