: Banded mail consists of a suit of chainmail reinforced with layers of metal plates arranged in strips along the suit’s midsection. Banded mail offers the same level of protection as chainmail while proving lighter and more flexible. A warrior in banded mail moves as quickly as one in leather armor.
Magic appears at higher item levels, and grants higher armor bonuses than its mundane counterparts. Banded mail grants +8 AC at levels 11-15, +9 AC at levels 16-20, +10 AC at levels 21-25, and +12 AC at levels 26-30.AC Bonus
: 35 lb.Cost
: 55 gp.Special
Published in Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium, page(s) 8.