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| Puncture Protection
|| Passive Buff
|| Specialized armor fittings (available at your local Warrior Guild workshop) are required. There are five quality tiers of fittings: common (useable at Rank 1), sturdy (Rank 2), fine (Rank 3), superb (Rank 4), and masterwork (Rank 5).
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|| Armor Specializations
Adjusts a person's armor so that it is more resistant to puncture attacks.
The base strength of the damage resistance is equal to (Fitting Tier * 10), with common fittings having a value of 1 and masterwork fittings having a value of 5. If the armor is flared or provides a bonus to AS/TD, there is a -10 penalty to the resistance strength. If the armor is padded, there is a penalty of -5 per ASSESS level to a maximum penalty of -40.
The number of puncture hits that can be taken before the resistance wears off is equal to ((Fitting Tier * 10) + (Armor Use Skill / 10)).
Specialized armor fittings, which are sold in Warrior Guild workshops, are required for the Damage Specializations of Armor Specialization. There are five quality tiers of fittings. The quality of the fittings influences the duration of the protection and the price of the fittings is given by (Fitting Rank * (3750 - 250 * (Armor Group - 5))). For example, fine fittings on plate cost 11250 and last 40 hits. If the armor is flared or provides a bonus to AS or TD, it requires sturdy fittings or better. If the armor being adjusted is padded, the quality of the fittings required and requisite ranks are:
||May not be used with padded armor.
||May be used with up to fairly padded armor.
||May be used with up to decently padded armor.
||May be used with up to very heavily padded armor.
||No limit on level of padding.