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Uruk-hai have a 1⁄3 chance of generating with an orcish cloak; orc-captains have a 1⁄2 chance of being generated with Uruk-hai armor, giving them an effective 1⁄6 chance of generating with the cloak.
While most cloaks (minus the dwarvish cloak) are generally better than orcish cloaks, the cloak is sufficient enough to protect body armor from erosion until a proper one is found. If you test unknown scrolls by reading them, an orcish cloak can also be useful as a throwaway cloak to catch the scroll of destroy armor, after which you can put your regular cloak back on.
Variants based on NetHack 3.4.3 may retain the orcish cloak's MC2 when worn.
Some variants may give orcs (including the player) an AC bonus for wearing orcish cloaks.
The Mantle of Wrath is an artifact orcish cloak that can be safely enchanted to +7. While carried, it grants fire resistance and aggravate monster; while worn, it also confers acid resistance and half spell damage, and blocks all sources of aggravate monster.
In EvilHack, orcish cloaks grant +1 AC to orcish monsters that wear them, including player orcs.