What is the Hardness of leather?





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    What is the Hardness of leather?

    The Hardness of leather (per inch of thickness) seems to be left out of the Player's Handbook for some reason (and any other sourcebook I have checked).

    Does anybody have a bead on the official value?

 

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    I'd think that leather has no hardness.

    Unless cows have DR in your world...

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    While it may come from a cow, leather is treated and stiffened afterwards (before making it into armor).

    If glass has a Hardness of 1, then leather has got to be more than 0.

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    Are we talking about hard-boiled leather or treated leather?
    Anyhoo, just some random thoughts...

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    Padded, leather, and studded leather armor is what I'm thinking about.

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    Well, there doesn't seem to be a hardness given for it that I've seen, so maybe give it a two or best guess.

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    I did a find word search through the Main D&D FAQ...

    (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/er/20030221a)

    ...and actually found an answer on page 26.

    "As an object, armor has a hardness appropriate to its construction: 10 for metal, 5 for leather or hide, and 0 for padded armor. (Treat studded leather as leather.) Armor has 5 hit points per point of armor bonus the armor provides."

    A hardness of 5 makes more sense to me for leather that is made into armor. But for regular untreated leathers, I would probably rule a hardness of 3.

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    Good find, thanks.

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