Crystal plate mail
|[ crystal plate mail|
|Appearance||crystal plate mail|
|Base price||820 zm|
Crystal plate mail is one of the three types of plate mail in the dungeon (the other two being bronze plate mail and normal plate mail). It is the most expensive of the three, with a base cost of 820. Its armor class is 7, and it provides MC2.
Being made of crystal rather than metal, this armor does not inhibit spellcasting. However, like all other plate mail, it is very heavy and thus cumbersome for low-strength spellcasters such as wizards. Although crystal plate mail is made of the same material as a mirror, it does not provide reflection, just easier spellcasting.
Crystal plate mail is fragile. It will shatter (be destroyed) if thrown against a wall, kicked, or dropped while levitating. It will also shatter if struck with force bolt or a wand of striking, but only if it is lying on the floor, or is worn or carried by a monster who you killed with the attack. Crystal plate mail that is in your inventory or in a container is safe from these attacks.
Be careful when using force bolt or striking in any shop where there is or may be crystal plate mail.
In dNethack, crystal plate mail is much more valuable. In addition to weighing 250 units now (much heavier than other armors), it provides a whopping _16_ AC, MC2 (as vanilla). It also enchants at twice the standard rate, up to +14. (though armor found on the ground and wished for is still subject to the same enchantment generation probabilities)