Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

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Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Kaeldre » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:36 am

Some of the Ankheg shell items have armor bonus vs slashing as an enchantment. Do these bonuses stack with each other over multiple ankheg items? Or does it just apply the highest armor bonus available?

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Jagel » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:48 am

I ~think that would depend on the ac-type. Only dodge stacks with itself. What are the items in question?

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Kaeldre » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:13 pm

For instance, ankheg chitin shield and ankheg chitin helmet.

Ankheg chitin shield:
Armor bonus vs slashing +5
Armor bonus +2
Damage immunity acid 5%
Damange immunity piercing 10%

Ankheg chitin helmet:
Armor bonus vs slahsing +4
Armor bonus +2
Damage immunity acid 5%
Damage imminuty bludgeoning 10%

If I would have both of these items equipped and face an opponent with a slashing weapon, would they give me +5 AC only?

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Jagel » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:28 pm

This is an educated guess:

Shield is armor ac and helmet is deflection, so they should stack.

I don’t know for sure, though.

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Skibbles » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:36 pm

I'm somewhat sure that it would use +2 ac versus everything but if the creature or player is using a slashing weapon like a scimitar it uses the +5 instead.
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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by JediMindTrix » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:37 pm

Armor bonus vs slashing +5
Armor bonus +2

does not result in +7 vs slashing

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Baron Saturday » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:59 pm

Kaeldre wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:13 pm
For instance, ankheg chitin shield and ankheg chitin helmet.

Ankheg chitin shield:
Armor bonus vs slashing +5
Armor bonus +2
Damage immunity acid 5%
Damange immunity piercing 10%

Ankheg chitin helmet:
Armor bonus vs slahsing +4
Armor bonus +2
Damage immunity acid 5%
Damage imminuty bludgeoning 10%

If I would have both of these items equipped and face an opponent with a slashing weapon, would they give me +5 AC only?
No. Shield gives shield-type AC, helmet gives deflection-type AC, so those two items would give you a whopping +9 vs slashing -- and +4 vs everything else, as has been pointed out.
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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Kaeldre » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:08 pm

Thx a lot!

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by msterswrdsmn » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:03 pm

The ac bonuses don't stack as explained above. The % immunity against acid does stack, however

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Jagel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:04 pm

msterswrdsmn wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:03 pm
The ac bonuses don't stack as explained above. The % immunity against acid does stack, however
How do you figure?

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by JediMindTrix » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:09 pm

% damage immunities stack across items/other sources.

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Jagel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:30 pm

I meant the ac not stacking

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by msterswrdsmn » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:55 pm

Oh. Lets say theres an item like this
+2 AC
+5 AC vs Slashing

Its going to use the highest value when applicable. Its not going to be a +7 vs slashing; it'll be +5, ignoring the original generic +2 value. Other than that, the AC will combine with other AC sources like any other item (ie: +5 vs slashing on armor will stack with +5 vs slashing on a shield for +10 vs slashing)

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Re: Does the armor bonus from the Ankheg items stack?

Post by Jagel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Ah, that’s what I thought

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