SRD:Getting Into and Out of Armor
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Getting Into and Out of Armor
The time required to don armor depends on its type; see Table: Donning Armor.
This column tells how long it takes a character to put the armor on. (One minute is 10 rounds.) Readying (strapping on) a shield is only a move action.
This column tells how long it takes to get the armor off. Loosing a shield (removing it from the arm and dropping it) is only a move action.
|Armor Type||Don||Don Hastily||Remove|
|Shield (any)||1 move action||n/a||1 move action|
|Padded, leather, hide, studded leather, or chain shirt||1 minute||5 rounds||1 minute1|
|Breastplate, scale mail, chainmail, banded mail, or splint mail||4 minutes1||1 minute||1 minute1|
|Half-plate or full plate||4 minutes2||4 minutes1||1d4+1 minutes1|