Full Plate Mail is a set of armor which protects the whole body and consists of a breast plate and several pieces of plate armor to protect the limbs. The joints were often laced with chain mail to minimize vulnerability while maximizing flexibility.
Full Plate Mail, unlike its Diablo II appearance, is the very best of the best of Body Armors, easily capable of reaching an Armor Class of 100+ with only aid from small attribute bonuses and nearly 200 AC thanks to one of the top class prefixes. It also falls victim to the misfortune of being the item with the highest Strength Requirement in the game. While that can be easily met by the more melee oriented classes, Rogues and Sorcerers must have enough of a Strength bonus from their equipment, or rely on lighter armor.
- Armor Class: 60 - 75
- Durability: 90
- Requirements: 90 Strength
- Price: 6500
- Quality level: 25
In Diablo III, in the time-lost version of the Labyrinth, many Unique Monsters drop an armor dubbed Godly Plate of the Whale, which is a reference to "the most sought-after combo" for this plate, though it was never legitimately obtainable but hacked and prolifically duped in the original Diablo. The drop was available in the first year of the game before being patched out. Many of the post patch sets were either drop duped or were obtained from playing an un-patched version in single player mode then patching to play on Battle.net.
This armor is so powerful that only the most conniving adventurers could dream of obtaining it.