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Dragon Scale Mail

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Dragon Scale Mail
Armor (scale mail, medium), very rare (requires attunement)

Dragon scale mail is made of the scales of one kind of dragon. Sometimes dragons collect their cast-off scales and gift them to humanoids. Other times, hunters carefully skin and preserve the hide of a dead dragon. In either case, dragon scale mail is highly valued.

While wearing this armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC, you have advantage on saving throws against the Frightful Presence and breath weapons of dragons, and you have resistance to one damage type that is determined by the kind of dragon that provided the scales (see the table).

Additionally, you can focus your senses as an action to magically discern the distance direction to the closest dragon within 30 miles of you that is of the same type as the armor.  This special action can't be used again until the next dawn.

Dragon    Resistance
Black Acid
Blue Lightning
Brass Fire
Bronze Lightning
Copper Acid
Gold Fire
Green Poison
Red Fire
Silver Cold
White Cold

Scale Mail. This armor consists of a coat and leggings (and perhaps a separate skirt) of leather covered with overlapping pieces of metal, much like the scales of a fish. The suit includes gauntlets.

Stealth. The wearer has disadvantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks. 

AC: 16 + Dex modifier (max 2)
Stealth: Disadvantage
Weight: 45


Item Rarity
Very Rare
Item Type
Medium Armor
Ac +1
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