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Half Plate 5e| D&D 5th Edition

Half plate or half plate 5e can be described as the lighter version of full plate, the half plate provides the wearer’s with heavy plating to protect vital areas of his/her body while leaving less critical areas of the body to remain uncovered so that movement will not be obstructed

NameCostArmor ClassStrengthStealthWeight
Half Plate750 gp15 + Dex modifier (max 2)Disadvantage40 lbs

What Exactly is the Half Plate Armor?

Half plate

Half plate armor or half plate 5e in the dungeon and dragon adventure is a shaped metal plate that covers most parts of the wearer’s body. The half-plate does not include leg protection beyond simple greaves that are clinched with leather straps. Check out the Guard 5e: Guard Captain 5e In Dungeon Dragon

Half plate and half plate 5e is a lighter or sparser steel plate protection for the arms and legs. it provides the wearer some kind of protection that the full plate will provide, but with greater flexibility and speed. A suit of the half plate armor comes with an undercoat of padded armor and a pair of gauntlets.

Properties of Half Plate Armor

 Properties of Half Plate 
Item RarityStandard
Item TypeMedium Armor

Please Note This: Even though the dungeon and dragon handbook description claims that the half plate or the half plate 5e is the lighter version of the full plate, these two kinds of armor weigh the same value of 50lbs respectively. The wearer of half plate is disadvantaged on Dexterity (Stealth) checks.

The Toolset of the 5e Half Plate

The 5e half plate is listed under the heavy armor blueprint category of the item palette in the toolset of the dungeon and dragon adventure game. Check out the Longbow 5e: The 5e Longbow Martial Weapons 5e

Plate 5e Whitebone Armor +2

The half plate 5e suit bears the mark of the great dwarf Marrok, The master of Blacksmith of Neverwinter’s Shining Knight Arms and Armor. Morrok forged the half plate in early 1373 DR, with the mindset to aid the heroes who want to free his quarantined city from the virulent grasp of the so-called Wailing Death.

  • The AC of the plate: +2
  • The Required level of the plate: 5

 Half Plate Silverbone Armor +2

The Half Plate Silverbone Armor +2 suit bears the mark of the iconic dwarf Barun, a master Blacksmith whom history recorded that he worked from a makeshift forge in the Uthgardt village of Beorunna’s Well. Check out the Cone of Cold 5e in Dungeon and Dragon Spells

Barun forged the Half Plate Silverbone Armor +2 in the late 1373 DR, to aid the war against Lady Aribeth the Betrayer, who was as at then on the marching against the northern city of Neverwinter and the Lords’ Alliance.

  • The AC of the plate: +2
  • Damage reduction: 15/+1
  • Required level: 12

Mariner’s Half Plate Armor

The Mariner’s Half Plate Armor is a medium armor, minor tier, an uncommon armor that gives the wearer disadvantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks. Check out the Cloak of Protection 5e: A Wondrous DnD 5e Magical Item

So while wearing the Mariner’s Half Plate armor, you have a swimming speed that is relatively equal to your walking speed. Again, whenever you start your turn underwater with 0 hit points, the armor will force you to rise 60 feet toward the surface. The Mariner’s Half Plate armor is decorated with fish and shell motifs.

What is the exact size of Half Plate?

The size of the half plate is 4.25 x 6.5 inches. A whole plate is 6.5 x 8.5 inches. So if you cut it into half and you get the “European Half Plate, which is 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

An American Half-Plate” is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I can’t figure out why the Americans went with the less-elongated format of the plate. Also, check out the Finger of Death 5e: Finger of Death Zombie And Power word kill

However, if you are working on an aluminum trophy plate, it’s a great idea to mix the two half-plate sizes, as the 12 inch wide plates cut to 5.5 and 6.5. If you just do European half plates, the odd dimension of 6.5 inches leaves so much waste. 


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