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Elven Chain Mail is a very light magical armor found in the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Siege of Dragonspear, Shadows of Amn, Throne of Bhaal, and The Black Pits II.


Elven Chain Mail

The delicate yet sturdy craftsmanship of the elven races allows them to design many beautiful yet utilitarian goods. Among these is elven chain mail, which is so finely wrought that it can be worn under normal clothing without revealing its presence. This and its lightness allows it to be worn by Thieves and Fighter/Mages with few restrictions.


Quayle wearing Elven Chain Mail inventory pic (BGee)

Quayle in Elven Chain Mail {BG:EE)

It has a weight of only 7 lbs and provides an armor class of 5. It has the same protection modifiers as regular Chain Mail: a bonus of 2 against slashing, but also a penalty of 2 against crushing attacks.

Its very low weight makes it ideal for low-strength characters.

Its fine craftmasnship allows Thieves and Bards to be wearing it while performing their shadowy abilities, but they should be wary of the penalties: lockpicking and trap-finding/disarming are lowered by 5%, hide in shadows by 10% and pickpocketing by 20%.

Moreover, its craftsmanship also makes it possible to be worn by arcane casters who will still be able to cast wizard spells without any spell failure, so it may be a good choice for Bards, Fighter / Mages, Cleric / Mages, F/M/Ts, and F/M/Cs.

The Elven Chain Mail can't be worn by the specialized Kensai fighters and Archer rangers, along with Druids, Monks, and plain Mages and Sorcerers.


Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition[]

Siege of Dragonspear[]

  • It can be found in a treasure pile on the corps of a dead elite elven warrior within the Myconid Cave
  • Worn by a Crusader Mage who is part of the second wave attack against the Coalition Camp

Shadows of Amn[]

Throne of Bhaal[]

The Black Pits II[]


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    This icon indicates content from the Siege of Dragonspear campaign of the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.
    Sotuk in the Ettin Ghost Cave wears an undroppable/unstealable set of Elven Chain Mail with the item code - BDCHANEL