Scale armour was first introduced in Ultima V.
- By Ultima VII, A complete set of scale 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):
For the other body parts, pieces from other armour classes have to be used, because they don't exist in a scale variant in Ultima VII.
Fashioned from four to six inch square overlapping plates attached to cloth or leather gambeson, scale armour looks like its name-sake; fish scales. Although scale is often somewhat noisy, it offers good protection.