As Scarlett pursues her goals, she will find several types of clothing and armor to wear that protect her from enemy attacks during combat. Many of these have distinct strengths and weaknesses.
Using Armor Edit
Armor reduces the damage done to Scarlett's Health by a successful attack. Different types of armor work better or worse according to the type of weapon (or creature) attacking.
Once obtained, armor lasts forever; it doesn't get damaged or wear out or require repair beyond the initial fitting. Armor doesn't encumber movement; Scarlett can still swim the canals while wearing (or carrying) Plate Mail.
Armor Types Edit
Different armor styles have different strengths and weaknesses, depending on the type of weapon used by Scarlett's opponent. For purposes of armor effectiveness, weapons are classified as Blades (Swords and Scythes, including the Moonblade), Blunt (Hammers and Battle Axes), and Staff (Spears and Pole Arms).
|Armor Type||Protection vs||Cost|
(The price of armor increases once it has been altered to fit.)
Creatures seem to be classified as a weapon type according to their attack method.
White Dress Edit
This dress provides no protection in combat.
Casual Clothes Edit
Scarlett's first task when she awakens the morning after the Assassins attack, her first official Quest, will be to get Proper Clothes. Mattheo will give her some Casual Clothes that belonged to his daughter (which Scarlett will have to fetch for herself from his house.) Once she has the clothes (unfitting), Mattheo will tailor them to fit her.
These Casual Clothes offer no protection in combat (though they are quite fetching.)
|Tailor to Fit for||free (Mattheo)|
|Purchase for||(not for sale)|
Leather Armor Edit
Scarlett may find Leather Armor (unfitting) on the bodies of one or more of the Dervish Assassins who attack her village, either in San Pasquale or in the Water Gateway. She may also find it on rogues or in chests. Either Mattheo (in San Pasquale) or Joanne (in the Outer City) can tailor unfitting Leather Armor to fit her so she can wear it, for a price of 500 ducats.
Leather Armor offer some protection in combat, and is the only armor that offers any protection against Staff (Spear) weapons, such as carried by Juma Warriors.
|Tailor to Fit for||500 ducats|
|Purchase for||150 ducats|
|Sell for||80 ducats|
Plate Mail Armor Edit
Scarlett may find Plate Mail (unfitting) on the bodies of one or more enemies who she slays in Venice. She may also find it as treasure in various chests. Either Mattheo or Lucio can tailor unfitting Plate Mail Armor to fit her so she can wear it, for a price of 2000 ducats.
Plate Mail offer good protection in combat against Blade weapons, but isn't very well suited against Staff (Spear) weapons.
|Tailor to Fit for||2000 ducats|
|Purchase for||200 ducats|
|Sell for||160 ducats|
Banded Mail (Persian) Armor Edit
Scarlett may find Banded Mail (unfitting) armor on the bodies of one or more Persian Mercenaries who she slays in the Inner City or aboard the The Claw. She may also find it as treasure in various chests. Either Mattheo or Lucio can tailor unfitting Banded Mail Armor to fit her so she can wear it, for a price of 1000 ducats.
Banded Mail offer good protection in combat against Blunt weapons (War Hammers and Battle Axes, including Persian weapons), but offers no protection against other attacks. (It is very becoming on her, though, like a cross between a warrior and a belly dancer.)
|Tailor to Fit for||1000 ducats|
|Purchase for||60 ducats|
|Sell for||25 ducats|
Hunter's Mail (Juma) Armor Edit
Scarlett may purchase Hunter's Mail (unfitting) armor from the Juma Tribeswoman in the Juma Tribal Lands, after she has confronted Princess Chiamaka/ Either Mattheo or Lucio can tailor unfitting Hunter's Mail Armor to fit her so she can wear it, for a price of 2000 ducats.
Hunter's Mail armor offer excellent protection in combat against Blunt and Staff weapons, and moderate protection against Magical attacks; but, it offers no protection against Blade weapons. (Scholars agree there must be some hidden enchantment for this armor to seem so intent on exposing what it's so good at defending.)
|Tailor to Fit for||5000 ducats|
|Purchase for||63 ducats|
|Sell for||25 ducats|
The Nethercoat offers protection against Victor's magical attacks (and surprising resilience to blunt weapons.) Scarlett will need the Nethercoat to enter the Palace for the first time, though she may prefer other armor while inside. It would be wise to use the Nethercoat for protection before entering the Throne Room to confront Victor in the finale.
|Tailor to Fit for||free Jarta|
Shields come with certain weapons, specifically the various Spears Scarlett will find later in the game. These work in conjunction with the weapon's Block skill rather than with the armor. See Combat for more information.