Talk:Spidersilk Armor (4e Equipment)

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Tensile Strength[edit]

This makes me sad =( I love all your posts, you are very creative but you completely undermine the strength of spidersilk! You should consider looking it up, it is actually several times stronger and durable than steel on a weight for weight basis. You don't have to change this but just consider it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pyrofreek (talkcontribs)00:29, 13 March 2009 (MDT). Please sign your posts.

You have a good point, but actually, according to Biology of Spiders (Foelix), it has half the tensile strength of steel- there is a graph (p. 111), and the book says; "...and is still half as strong as the best steel." That said, it is almost certainly stronger than hide. The spider silk armor rules shown basically represent a thickness of silk similar to cloth. I was surprised when I found out the actual tensile strength of spidersilk. --Sam Kay 10:28, 13 March 2009 (MDT)
I see. Sorry about that, I also said that because i didn't see the weight entry =/ thanks for the clarification. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pyrofreek (talkcontribs)14:42, 13 March 2009 (MDT). Please sign your posts.

What Classes get Automatic Proficiency with spidersilk armor? Arachnomancer and Spider-Rider should have it, and some PH2 and PH3 classes could too. Drow as a race might get the proficiency for free.ReavanKnight (talk) 09:56, 25 February 2014 (MST)

Any classes that are proficient with Hide armor are proficient with this. Marasmusine (talk) 14:29, 25 February 2014 (MST)

It is a shame that this is a Hide armor. Could there be a possible Cloth version? I am planning an Arachnomancer witch for a Darksun campaign, and would love for her to have a spidersilk woven cloak.

I've made some for you at Spidersilk Cloth Armor (4e Equipment). It provides better protection than normal cloth armor, but you do need to take a feat to use it. Marasmusine (talk) 09:21, 17 June 2014 (MDT)
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