Elven chain mail

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Appearance elven chain mail
Slot body armor
AC 5
Base price 75 zm
Weight 200
Material copper
For the armor formerly known as "elfin chain mail", see elven mithril-coat.
For the armor also known as "elven chain mail" in xNetHack, see elven ring mail.

Elven chain mail is a type of body armor that appears in EvilHack and Hack'EM. It has a base object material of copper.


Elven and hobbit characters begin the game with knowledge of elven chain mail, though it does not have an unidentified appearance. Elven Knights begin the game with elven chain mail in place of the role's standard plate mail.

In addition to random generation, armor shops and general stores can stock elven chain mail.

Elven mercenaries with a target AC of 2 or lower have a 815 chance of being generated with elven chain mail. Other live elves that are not generated in Goblin Town have a 12 chance of being generated with elven chain mail, with the exception of elven wizards - elven chain mail generated this way will be made of mithril. Hobbits and hobbit pickpockets have a 110 chance of being generated with mithril elven chain mail.

Elven chain mail can be created at a forge by combining chain mail and an elven shield.


In Hack'EM only, upgrading dwarvish chain mail will produce elven chain mail (and vice versa).


When worn, elven chain mail provides 5 base AC and MC2 before material adjustments. Elves wearing elven chain mail gain a +1 bonus to AC.

Elven chain mail can be enchanted safely from +5 like all elven armor.

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