Mithral is a rare silvery, glistening metal that is lighter than iron but just as hard. When worked like steel, it becomes a wonderful material from which to create armor and is occasionally used for other items as well.

Crafting either a weapon or an armor out of mithral adds 10 to its difficulty class.

Mithral Armor Properties[]

All of the following armor benefits are changes to the base item, and do not count as item properties (very important for the purpose of adding enchantments):

Mithral Shield & Weapon Properties[]

  • Shields and Weapons made from mithral weigh 60% as much as normal. This weight reduction counts as an item property.
  • Spell failure chances for shields are decreased by 20% (to a minimum of 0%). This decrease counts as an item property.
  • Mithral does not affect the size category or proficiency requirements for shields and weapons.

Mithral Armor Base Stats[]

Armor Armor type Armor class Maximum
Dex bonus
Armor check
Arcane spell
Chain shirt Light 4 6 0 10%
Scale mail Light 4 5 -1 15%
Chainmail Light 5 4 -2 20%
Breastplate Light 5 5 -1 15%
Splint mail Medium 6 2 -4 30%
Banded mail Medium 6 3 -3 25%
Half-plate Medium 7 2 -4 30%
Full plate Medium 8 3 -3 25%