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7-13-2009 @ 6:15PM
Another note on Paladins with maces: In reality, if you hit plate mail with a sword, the sword will dull and/or chip. If you hit plate mail with a mace, the plate will dent. Aim for the joints and the armor will seize up, making the wearer completely ineffective, regardless of how much punishment their body may or may not be taking.
7-13-2009 @ 6:43PM
true, but most people IRL didn't run around with an expensive full plate armor suit. if you were lucky you'd have mail and maybe a plate breastplate. one biggie relating to that would be that the paladins fight undead. if you've ever played dnd, you've probably fought undead, and most undead take less damage from sharp or pointy weapons, and more from blunt weapons. sticking a sword into a risen skeleton doesn't do much....
7-13-2009 @ 8:40PM
I did SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) for a while and armour seemed to be a mish of leather, mail and plate. The few only all-plate, all-mail or all-leather sets of armour I saw were more for show or exhibition.
7-13-2009 @ 8:45PM
I should clarify further... they were a 'mish' because they generally worked better that way when actually fighting. You could use leather in parts where movement was more important than the protection of plate, for example. I wouldn't doubt that if we were all getting around fighting in armour today it would be the same - we'd use whatever materials were a) available and b) appropriate for that particular use. Armour class would be .. irrelevant. The other blog on wow.com about whether holy paladins should roll on elemental shaman leather got me thinking that maybe armor class should be irrelevant in wow too....
7-14-2009 @ 8:27AM
In the SCA most people aren't getting armor that would be period, they're "mishing" leather, mail, and sports equipment because its practical.
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