Similar to leafweave armor, darkleaf armor is made of carefully cured and beautifully carved pieces of darkwood, supplemented by alchemically treated leaves from the darkwood tree.
Making armor out of darkleaf reduces its arcane spell failure chance by 5% because the armor is so flexible. The maximum Dexterity bonus of darkleaf armor is increased by 1, and armor check penalties are reduced by 2.
Darkleaf heavy armor is treated as medium armor for purposes of movement and other limitations, while darkleaf medium armor is considered to be light armor. Only medium and heavy armors normally made of metal can be constructed from darkleaf, and the most common forms are breastplates and banded mail.
Creating darkleaf armor requires a DC 25 Craft (Alchemy) check in addition to the normal Craft (Armorsmithing) checks required to make armor.
Category: Light Armor
|Cost||AC Bonus||Max Dex Bonus||Armor Check Penalty||Arcane Spell Failure Chance||30 ft.||20 ft.||Weight|
|2450 gp||+ 5||+ 4||-2||20%||30 ft.||20 ft.||30 lb.|