A modular, Samurai-Styled armor, capable to be customized in terms of protection by adding and taking off metal plates.
A full set of Basic Samurai armor would consist of 2 shoulder pieces, an chestplate, two gloves, an armored skirt covering left and right side, aswell as the front and back,
and of course a helmet. without any tinkering, the armor would give little coverage as well as providing moverablity, since it is basically light armor in this blank state.
Tinkering on the Armor:
The individual pieces of the armor can be modified to offer greater impact protection, as well as penetration protection and espacially durability,
by layering metal plates, while simultaneously increasing coverage but also weight, thus making it exhausting to wear while traveling.
The wearer would have a more difficult time moving when the armor is unbalanced in therms of plates.
The plates can be mounted using…
…rope, to later take them off again. This offers easy repairs at any time, but the ropes have a low durability against cutting weapons, talking to you, Wyrm.
This makes the Plates fall off.
…welding tools, to upgrade the armor for good. This strengthens the durability of the armor. Only the most skilled armor smiths may or may not be able to repair it.
Enchanting? (you probably want to skip this)
For this armor to be able to take enchantments, a symbol made out of pure Gold with an gem is required.
This Golden Symbol may strengthen different effects depending on the form it is hammered (complexitiy).
The Gem decides the Element type used.
This Symbol must be attached on the front of the helmet
Enchantments only take effect if a full set of Samurai armor is equipped
Example - Emerald
A golden U-shaped symbol with an emerald in the middle would give the armor some earth-based properties:
Knockback suffered -20%
Armor Durability +20%
Fatique while wearing -20%
Example - Crystal
A golden W-shaped symbol with an crystal in the middle would allow the armor to absorb Magic attacks:
Damage taken from Phantoms -30%
Magic Protection +30%
Healing Recieved +30%
Notice how the crystal example is more powerful since a W-shape is more complex than an U-shape. Thats the idea
Since it is modular, it could be used in a variety of ways.
The main idea is to use it as an Heavy Armor set for Guards.
It could be also used as an frontline fighter armor, putting the wearer in the role of a Tank.
The full armor set is not made for scouting or foraging because of the sheer weight, however,
taking off pieces reduces the weight and offers at least some protection along the way if needed.