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Dragonhide Plate for a Druid

Sean Ford
 

The description says Druids can wear it, but it still shows as Non-proficient/non Qualified in PCGen.  Does that mean there are penalties still?

Andrew Maitland
 

Just an off the cuff answer, non-proficiency means they lack the proficiency, usually granted by class or feat. If you feel there is an error, open a data bug

Cheers,

Andrew


On 10/11/2017 8:19 AM, fordse@... [pcgen] wrote:

The description says Druids can wear it, but it still shows as Non-proficient/non Qualified in PCGen.  Does that mean there are penalties still?


DC <dc1337@...>
 

From the SRD: "Druids are proficient with light and medium armor but are prohibited from wearing metal armor".
Dragonhide Plate gets past the "prohibited" part, but it's still heavy armor, which druids don't get automatic proficiency in.
So you can wear it, with non-proficiency penalties. 
Or you can take heavy armor proficiency (from either a class that grants it, or the feat).

On 12 October 2017 at 10:25, Andrew drew0500@... [pcgen] <pcgen@...> wrote:
 

Just an off the cuff answer, non-proficiency means they lack the proficiency, usually granted by class or feat. If you feel there is an error, open a data bug net>

Cheers,

Andrew


On 10/11/2017 8:19 AM, fordse@... [pcgen] wrote:

The description says Druids can wear it, but it still shows as Non-proficient/non Qualified in PCGen.  Does that mean there are penalties still?



saxumcaribetum
 

Druids are proficient with Light and medium armor (but *not* with heavy Armor).

Dragonhide Plate is ... Plate, that is Heavy armour.

So although it is non-metallic, and so not *forbidden*, Druids are just incompetent when wearing such heavy gear. So yes, there are penalties.


(The penalty for wearing Metal Armour is much, much, worse, and not really handled by PCGen!

"A druid who wears prohibited armor or uses a prohibited shield is unable to cast druid spells or use any of her supernatural or spell-like class abilities while doing so and for 24 hours thereafter.")



On 12 October 2017 at 00:55 "Andrew drew0500@... [pcgen]" <pcgen@...> wrote:

Just an off the cuff answer, non-proficiency means they lack the proficiency, usually granted by class or feat. If you feel there is an error, open a data bug <https://pcgenorg.atlassian.net>

Cheers,

Andrew


On 10/11/2017 8:19 AM, fordse@... [pcgen] wrote:

The description says Druids can wear it, but it still shows as Non-proficient/non Qualified in PCGen.  Does that mean there are penalties still?