3e 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.
This column records how long it takes to put the armor on. (One minute is 10 rounds.)
This column records how long it takes to put the armor on in a hurry. Hastily donned armor has an armor check penalty and armor bonus each 1 point worse than normal.
This column records how long it takes to get the armor off.
|Armor Type||Don||Don Hastily||Remove|
|Padded, leather, hide, studded leather, or chain shirt||1 minute||5 rounds||1 minute*|
|Breastplate, scale mail, chainmail, banded mail, or splint mail||4 minutes*||1 minute||1 minute*|
|Half-plate or full plate||4 minutes**||4 minutes*||1d4+1 minutes*|
*If a character has some help, cut this time in half. A single character doing nothing else can help one or two adjacent characters. Two characters can't help each other don armor at the same time. **A character must have help to don this armor. Without help, it can only be donned hastily.