Plate Mail is the second best type of non-enchanted armor a character can wear. It offers an armor class of 3 and has -3 armor class bonus against slashing attacks. Only clerics, fighters, rangers and paladins can wear this type of armor. It has a weight of 50 lbs and it requires 12 Strength to wear it. This appears in Icewind Dale.
Plate mail is a combination of chain armor with metal plates covering the vital areas such as the chest, abdomen and groin. Similar in construction to bronze plate mail, true plate mail comprises of chain and leather.