Orcish ring mail
|[ orcish ring mail
|crude ring mail
Orcish ring mail is as heavy as standard ring mail for one less point of AC, and orcish Barbarians should swap it for whatever armor they can find as soon as possible. For Barbarians and other roles alike, even leather armor of the same enchantment is preferable: it weighs 100 aum less, and does not interfere with spellcasting for magic-focused characters.
Some variants may give orcs (including the player) an AC bonus for wearing orcish ring mail.
In UnNetHack, orcish ring mail grants +1 AC to orcish monsters that wear them, including player orcs.
In EvilHack, orcish ring mail grants +1 AC to orcish monsters that wear them, including player orcs.