First appearing in Ultima I, the pieces of this set of armour were slowly expanded to more body parts. By Ultima VII, the set was complete.
Defensive Values Edit
- By Ultima VII, a complete set of chain armour contains the following pieces. The numbers listed after indicate the relative effectiveness of the armour (taken from Vetron's Guide to Weapons and Armour):
- In Ultima IX, defensive values were as follows:
Except for the boots, pieces from other armour classes have to be used, because they don't exist in a chain variant.
Used by those who can handle the weight of chain mail while fighting, this armour offers excellent protection. Only the finest steel is used, with double-thickness on the shoulders. All links are individually riveted for strength. A favorite among Fighters and Tinkers.
Chain mail is fashioned from small loops of metal wire linked in a manner to make something resembling metal cloth. The best chain mail has each link actually riveted shut. Chain mail provides very good protection, but is quite expensive.
Chain mail affords greater protection with limited restrictions. Loops of woven wire are bound together to form a sheet of protection across the chest with extra protection at the shoulders and ribs. For rigorous adventurers, a warrior should accept no armor weaker than chain mail.