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    Paper Armor!

    Post by BLA1NE on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:40 pm

    I want paper armor for Dark Souls!

    Just saw it on Mythbusters (not the best video, but it's all I could find: http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-paper-armor-aftershow.html) and I was surprised by the results. I won't go much into the history of them because I didn't really pay attention, but they were made in China until the 19th century, or so. Anyways, the results of their tests were, essentially:

    Paper vs Steel:

    - Paper has better mobility, same defense, little durability.

    So paper armors, compared to heavy armor (or maybe medium sets), would have:

    - Same Defense
    - Same Poise
    - Less weight (half)
    - Much less durability (like crystal, maybe, 10% the durability of a similar set)

    I haven't decided if they should be repairable or not. Maybe you'd have to buy a new set from Domnhall every time it breaks, or something.

    Who else wants paper armor?


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:47 pm

    Me! cheers

    I just hope it dosnt rain.... Melting armor would suck. 😢


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by Tolvo on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:49 pm

    I think you are forgetting it would have Zero fire defense. twisted
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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by Akatik on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:49 pm

    Lost Izalith would SUCK.


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by RANT on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:54 pm

    i'd rather have paper armor than that crappy crystal armor but wheneverr you had a del they would just switch to a chaos weapon and kill you with one or two hits.


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by BLA1NE on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:58 pm

    @Mil

    It was actually raining the day the Mythbusters were doing the weapons tests on their paper armor, and it held up!

    @Others

    lol I didn't think about fire though! It could have some flame-retardant coating, but still have very low flame defense. Probably really high lightning defense to balance out the low flame defense (doesn't conduct electricity like metal armor) and maybe higher magic defense also.


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by skarekrow13 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:10 pm

    Yeah, rain made it more prone to ripping but still held up just as well as steel overall. Rain made it heavier too. Man I love that show....square wheels on a pickup truck? Genius

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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:12 pm

    its paper so it could be inscribed with anti-magic seals! also what damage type would work best against it slash? strike? definately not pierce though.


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:23 pm

    Would it work like kirks?..... When you roll you give your foe paper cuts?


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by Forum Pirate on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:34 pm

    I want scale. medium/low poise but massive defence

    On the paper front, no poise. at all, its to light for it.


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by Shkar on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:26 pm

    Forum Pirate wrote:I want scale. medium/low poise but massive defence

    On the paper front, no poise. at all, its to light for it.

    This, and it's weakest physical trait would probably be strike. Most armor works by deflecting attacks, so slash and pierce would probably still slide off, however while strong, paper wouldnn't have AS rigid a structure as steel to absorb an impact.
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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by Emergence on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:30 pm

    I would prefer duct tape. Based on what they did with it, I feel it would be extremely useful in Dark Souls.


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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by skarekrow13 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:49 pm

    That boat was sick. Actually both boats were....

    If anyone here hasn't watched that whole episode definitely try to. That armor is actually amazing.

    Whose glad that the Anor Londo archers don't have these?

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    Re: Paper Armor!

    Post by RANT on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:08 pm

    Maneater_Mildred wrote:Would it work like kirks?..... When you roll you give your foe paper cuts?

    and it has to have 500 bleed, that would make it awesome.


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