In some versions of the games it counts as a magical item and therefore can't be worn together with rings and amulets of protection
- You can find one set of ankheg armor at a farm patch in Nashkel (183, 2745),
- Slay an Ankheg and take its shell to Taerom Fuiruim at the Thunderhammer Smithy in Beregost.
To obtain this armor in Shadows of Amn, bring a shell to Cromwell in the Athkatla Dock District. He will charge you 5,000 to make the armor and you need to help him for a day. You can do this more than once.
|“||This plate mail has been expertly crafted. Sheathed in the chitinous scales of the ankheg, it provides a greater degree of protection than traditional plate mail and is not susceptible to rust. As any world-weary adventurer will tell you, however, the best appreciated aspect of ankheg mail is its light weight and low encumbrance. Monsters come and go, but fatigue is a constant enemy.||”|
- Ankheg armor is as strong as Full Plate Armor, but as light as Studded Leather Armor. It is one of the best suits of armor available to druids in the original Baldur's Gate. Its low strength requirement of 8 also allows weaker companions like Viconia to wear it and gain decent protection. Its low weight of 25lb makes it a good back-up armor for Fighter / Mages and cleric / mages to keep in their inventory and put on once they have exhausted their arcane spells, in order to survive better in melee