Leather jacket

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Appearance leather jacket
Slot body armor
AC 1
Special (none)
Base price 10 zm
Weight 30
Material leather

A leather jacket is a type of body armor that appears in NetHack. It is naturally made of leather.


The Archeologist starts each game with a +0 leather jacket.[1]

In addition to random generation, general stores, used armor dealerships and antique weapon outlets can sell leather jackets.

Students, attendants, abbots, acolytes, guides, and apprentices have a 815 chance of being generated with a leather jacket;[2] hunters have a 14 chance of being generated with a jacket;[3] and thugs have a 12 chance of being generated with a jacket.[4]


While worn, the leather jacket grants 1 base AC.


The leather jacket is the weakest body armor available that grants base AC: though it is lightweight and does not interfere with spellcasting, it should be replaced with better armor as soon as possible.


The leather jacket first appears in NetHack 3.1.0. In prior versions, the Archeologist instead starts with +0 leather armor.[5]


In variants with object materials, leather jackers may appear as simply jackets.


In SLASH'EM, the Undead Slayer has a 14 chance of starting with a +1 leather jacket.

Upgrading a leather jacket will produce leather armor.


In dNetHack and notdNetHack, the jacket confers 0 base AC, 1 DR and MC2 while worn, and its weight is reduced to 20 aum. Jackets always display their material, even if it is the same as their base material.

The Pirate role starts each game with a +0 leather jacket. Mayor Cummerbund, the Pirate quest leader, has a 13 chance of generating with a fireproof leather jacket; skeletal pirates may be generated with a rotted leather jacket.T

The Beastmaster's Duster is an artifact jacket made of dragonhide.


In addition to SLASH'EM details, SlashTHEM adds two artifact leather jackets: the Beastmaster's Duster, which acts as the Zookeeper's first sacrifice gift, and the Full Metal Jacket. SlashTHEM also adds the Pirate role from dNetHack, and Mayor Cummerbund and skeletal pirates have the same odds of generating with leather jackets as in dNetHack.


In EvilHack, the Infidel role starts each game with a cursed fireproof +1 leather jacket - giant Infidels will instead start with a cursed fireproof +1 pair of low boots.

Cultists have a 815 chance of being generated with a leather jacket.