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Vurdere is a command which can be used to gain an rough idea of how much good a piece of armour is at blocking damage. It can also be used to compare two pieces of armour to see which is better. It costs 25 GP to vurdere a single item, and 25 GP for each additional item when doing multiple comparisons, up to a maximum of 10 items.
Vurdere takes into account:
- The base armour class of the armour.
Vurdere does not take into account:
- The degree of enchantment of the armour.
- The armour's condition.
- The armour's weight.
- Any of the player's skills.
When used to compare multiple pieces of armour, the accuracy of the command is dependent on the player's adventuring.evaluating.armour bonus.
The reported quality of the armour is dependent only on the armour's base AC. The vurdere command reports the quality separately versus the three physical damage types (blunt, sharp and pierce).
The following table indicates the base AC for each vurdere rating:
Vurdere also reports which body areas are covered by the armour.