Title: Mages and Armor
DeepwoodSniper - January 16, 2006 06:50 AM (GMT)
I could have sworn I saw somewhere in the WH rulebook restrictions against Mages wearing armor. For the life of me I can't find it now. Are they or are they not able to wear armor?
Spoony - January 16, 2006 08:17 AM (GMT)
I don't think they can. If so, it would be under the options for the character, as it is with the characters that are not mages.
Arganos - January 16, 2006 08:55 AM (GMT)
I don't know where it says so, but mages cannot wear armour ('cause it would temper with the flow of magic or somthing..) As far as I know, only chaos sorcerers and beastmen shaman can wear armour, but only chaos armour, and empire had an armour that says can be worn by mages.
Gwion - January 16, 2006 09:20 AM (GMT)
As far as I know Wood elf mages cannot take armour. Though you can get a save if you're mounted on an elven steed. You can also get ward saves through talismans so you're not completely unprotected.
Servant of Isha - January 16, 2006 12:13 PM (GMT)
Yes, mages cannot wear magic armour. A character cannot take a magical verion of something if they couldn't take the mundane version. See reference pages 152 and 153 in the Big Red Book, specifically under 'magic armour' for this case. As already stated, you can buy magic talismans for protection if you feel the need.
Lord of Fallen Leaves - January 16, 2006 06:44 PM (GMT)
The answers so far are correct, however some races do have magic armour that specifically state that they may be worn by mages, but otherwise mages cannot wear armour (Except for Chaos, Vampire Counts and [sort of] Tomb Princes/Kings).
Servant of Isha - January 16, 2006 09:35 PM (GMT)
That's true Lord of the Fallen leaves (although only the blood dragons can wear armour and still cast spells apart from their specific magic item). Quite a few races have a magic armour of that kind, though we are not of those few.
Personaly I wouldn't give mages armour even if I could; I'd want to spend my points elsewhere.
Lindsay - January 16, 2006 10:41 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Servant of Isha @ Jan 16 2006, 12:13 PM)|
| As already stated, you can buy magic talismans for protection if you feel the need. |
Yeah, if you're really worried about losing your mage then just spend some points on talismans, which makes it harder for your opponent to hit your spellsinger/spellweaver and there are some other talismans that give your mage ward saves. As an alternative solution to this problem of "protection" you can just hide your mage in the woods because then it can't be seen and it can still cast magic spells as normal (from The Lore of Athel Loren).
~ Lindsay ~
Gwion - January 17, 2006 07:49 AM (GMT)
True, protection of a wood is really the best "armour".
neobie - January 18, 2006 02:56 AM (GMT)
The rule forbidding the use or Armour on Wizards is at the top of page 135 (in the Casting Spells section).
Took me a while to find it again. Not much is more bothering that not finding a piece on information you know you've seen... :blink: