Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Background== An armor type found almost exclusively in Europe, it consisted of solid pieces of metal. Early types of this armor were made out of Bronze; Spartans used bronze curaiss which proved to be highly effective against any type of attack. The major advantage of solid plate armor is that it can stop any type of weapon prior to the development of blackpowder fire arms. Slashing, stabbing and most bludgeoning attacks can be stopped by a good piece of plate armor. While mail and lamellar can stop two of the three types of offense mentioned, plate can stop all three. While plate can stop most attacks, something like a warhammer with a spike may be able to punch through it, however if it goes through plate it will also go through chainmail or lamellar. Rapiers were designed to avoid the armor entirely and instead aim for the joints and exposed parts of the armor. Although plate armor does increase weight and restrict movement slightly, it actually does not weigh any more than mail or earlier forms of plate and actually restricts movement less. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1YEkuWYUKM] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-bnM5SuQkI] Voiders was a variation of gambeson padding with chainmain in the armpits. Contrary to popular believe; Knights didn't wear full chainmail under their full plate armor, instead the chainmail would only exist in the specific gaps of the armor like the armpits. Regular gambeson was also commonly use underneath plate armor. [https://www.sword-wholesale.com/v/vspfiles/photos/CMV51BKL-2.jpg] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Deadliest Warrior Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://deadliestwarrior.fandom.com/wiki/Plate_Armor"