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Etched Iron Breastplate  

AC: 18
WT: 12.5 Size: LARGE
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)
Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):45, 30, 30
Merchant Value:8 pp 4 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 02:55:33
Page Updated:Sat Sep 7th, 2019

Average Price: 75pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# May 07 2002 at 12:11 AM Rating: Default
just bought a full set of this (all pices but head) for 300pp on vallon zek. i cant wear it but hey i got a good deal, also for the 300pp i got a good head (forgot what its called)
Armor Set
# Mar 15 2002 at 8:17 AM Rating: Excellent
According to this site this set is as follows:

Boots- 9AC 1mag 8.1wt
Bracers- 8AC 1mag 5.0wt
Breastplate- 18AC 3mag 12.5wt
Collar- 7AC 1mag 5.0wt
Gauntlets- 10AC 1mag 6.2wt
Girdle- 8AC 1mag 5.0wt
Greaves- 11AC 2mag 9.4wt
Helm- 11AC 2mag 7.5wt
Mask- 6AC 1mag 1.9wt
Pauldrons- 9AC 1mag 5.6wt
Vambraces- 9AC 2mag 8.1wt

Total AC- 106 Total Stats- 16mag Weight- 74.3wt

Fine Steel Plate

*Total AC- 127 Total Stats- None **Weight- 65.4wt

*(Includes Cloak 10AC 5.5wt)
**(Based on Medium sized armor)
RE: Armor Set
# Aug 11 2003 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
485 posts
was wondering... does this include two bracers?

didnt think so with two bracers its ac114 17SvM and 79wieght

Edited, Mon Aug 11 16:57:56 2003
Doesnt drop off of shamen
# Mar 11 2002 at 1:21 AM Rating: Good
This stuff doesnt drop off the shamen, It seems to only drop off the Raging Highland Kobolds, I'm not sure about the regular Highland Kobolds as I've only killed the occasional wanderer.

It makes sense that this doesnt drop off shamen though, since they arent a class listed as being able to wear this, and this is plate, not chain like the bamboo stuff is supposed to be.
Size counts
# Jan 15 2002 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
Orges can't wear this type of armor because it is set to medium size. Barbarians and Vah Shir can wear it since they have the advantage of being able to wear most medium and large armors. They're big, but not too big to squeeze into medium armor. Generally, orges and trolls make up for having to wear large (and therefore heavier) armor with their greater strength. In some case, like this item, there is no large verson. :(

Don't worry, earn enough money and yo'll be able to buy a large fine plate bp and possible have it dyed the same color. Or, depending how how far the prices have dropped on your server, you could find a crafted bp for around the same price (if not less).
why not ogres?
# Jan 09 2002 at 4:27 PM Rating: Default
What i want to know is why Ogres cant wear it....not that it's that great...but i was gonna twink my buddy's ogre with some (as a cheap twink) and i got the BP and saw it wasnt ogre.... seemed odd
Black Knight Look
# Dec 06 2001 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Camped the raging highland kobold camp to get all but the BP for 2 weeks. Decide to call it quits and go to Qeynos to unload my stuff on my nephews warrior and came across the Kobold king in the Warrens, dropped him and low and behold the cold iron bp drops ( 1 ac less than the etched). Gave it all to him and it looks great. Looks like a black plated armor. Good fashionable look.He nicknamed himself the black knight :)
Sometimes, you get lucky...
# Dec 03 2001 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
My lvl 15 paladin actually managed to buy this BP from a vendor in Erudin for about 60pp. While he's an Erudite, and as a result, not all that strong, I still felt that the outstanding AC (not to mention the MR bonus) for the level was worth it.

I lucked out and managed to score a pair of Drakkel wolfhide leggings (AC9, wt. 0.1,) from another vendor for about 3pp (!), so that more than offset the weight issue as far as I was concerned.
Fine for its level
# Dec 01 2001 at 5:08 PM Rating: Good
Liberal Conspiracy
It gets tiring listening to all the twinks and farmers complain about armor that drops off a lvl 30ish mob. How about you start a character and without twinking or playing the "buy low sell high" game in your server's auction zone see what sort of armor you have in the mid-twenties when a group could start obtaining this stuff. Prior to today's hand me down EQ world, getting armor such as bronze or blackened iron was a sweet deal. To a lot of people, it still is. If I was playing a non-twinked new character, I'd much rather be grabbing this stuff off of the kobolds as a human plate class than sitting in HHK getting unwearable small bronze off the goblins.

The sole problem I'd have with this compared to other things obtainable at the same level is that Blackened Alloy armor is much lighter and about the same AC for nearly the same level to obtain. Plus it's a chain class armor. However, since that means a group has to (God forbid) go into a dungeon to get it instead of depending on SoW to get them out of trouble I gues sit's a fair trade-off.
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
Nice Look and MR for lvl 25-35s
# Sep 21 2001 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
We completed a set of this armor (Minus the BP) for a bard in my guild on the Sullon Zek. He currently has a FS BP/Gloves/Boots and FS Katanas. The black with the silver really looks good. The MR is outstanding in PvP for the level.

A nice fashion for all of Norraths Seasons (especially football season for Raider fans *growls*) with a little MR for your PvP pleasure.

The set we completed was exclusivly off the snow puppies (Kobolds) at various camps. We did see BPs drop, just was unfortunate on the rolls.

just so all know
# Aug 30 2001 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
This armor is a little better than bronze ( 1 tiny ac better ) looks like bronze but a hue or two darker...kinda like Crust. armor that drops off Othmir in CS. ( only no the vellious graphics ) My suggestion is if you have a lot of str to spare and are not a twink than this might be up your alley, but if you are a high elf pally or something close to that you might want to stick to bronze as this armor is a bit heavier...just my two cents though.
RE: just so all know
# Aug 31 2001 at 12:10 AM Rating: Default
Good points...but it is nice to see a set of armor that can show people early in their EQ career how effective +saves items are.

A full suit of Etched Iron gives approx (estimation) 15-20 magic resistance. Maybe more if the BP has a large + to it. That would be nice against casters (and MR spells of course).

/shrug...I like them, and I'm always encumbered :)
RE: just so all know
# Aug 31 2001 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
179 posts
Are you sure? I replaced this with my Bronze BP and I am sure when I checked it was lighter. I'll double check again tonight.

Fine Plate would be lighter but I like this armour better. Sure you lose the 1 AC but you gain a nice +3 to Magic Resistance.
# Aug 30 2001 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
Whats it look like? :)
RE: Look?
# Sep 04 2001 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
It's black on my High Elf cleric. Looks just like the Cold Iron armor that's been dropping off of King Gragnar in the Warrens since the zone opened. Only difference is the slightly higher AC.
RE: hrmn
# Aug 30 2001 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
but better AC. but you got a point about weight. also whats this stuff look like?
RE: hrmn
# Sep 03 2001 at 5:58 AM Rating: Decent
It is a very dark brown, almost black. I had the arms. I gave them to a newbie SK, and she loves them. SK's also need the extra Save vs Magic from what i understand, so it serves a dual purpose giving the arms to her. I am going to head back to try and get her the full set if I can, just to see what she looks like with a full set on. Gods do I love this game.
RE: hrmn
# Aug 20 2002 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
114 posts
Does anyone actually have any screenshots of this armour on? All these descriptions and no pictures!
Etched iron drops...
# Aug 30 2001 at 5:59 PM Rating: Excellent
178 posts
I got a lot of etched iron pieces from the higher level highland kobold camp.
# Aug 30 2001 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
Wow, anyone know what drops this? My warrior needs a cheap armor upgrade... this Bronze is too damn heavy.
RE: Hrmn...
# Sep 03 2001 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
While wandering around the zone, I came up on a camp of these Highland Kobolds. Thought I'd have some fun and slaughtered the camp and a kobold that wandered by. The breastplate dropped off the wanderer and a few other pieces (legs, arms and choker) came of the kobold camp.

Nice enough for me to make a warrior twink in full black plate and two katanas.

Can you say samurai? =P

Kelce regards you haplessly -- you could drop kick him across OOT.
RE: Hrmn...
# Aug 30 2001 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
Bronze Breastplate 9.4 stone

Etched Iron Breastplate 12.5 stone

RE: Hrmn...
# Aug 31 2001 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
Were you thinking of Small Bronze BP when you said

"Bronze 9.4
Etched Iron 12.5" ?

Because my bronze breastplate is weight something like 12.5, but it is medium
RE: Hrmn...
# Aug 31 2001 at 6:22 AM Rating: Default

He probably means upgrade from heavy to heavier...??? =/
RE: Hrmn...
# Aug 31 2001 at 7:27 AM Rating: Default
First of all, it's a she, and secondly, why does it matter if it's bronze or etched iron, she's an enchanter. ;)

(sarcasm, hint hint)
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