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Chainmail armor shouldn't protect the wearer from arrows or thrown tridents.

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    RoyalRex2 commented
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    It could add a small extra protection from axes as well, since they can't be stabbed with. This would be an interesting addition to the combat update!

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    Neat idea! I think trees should fall when bottom block has been broken. A guy can dream can’t he? 😂

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    Drakevarg3770 commented
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    That's not how real mail works at all. If anything it's better against piercing attacks because it can be pulled along and slow the weapon down. Once plate armor as been pierced the only way it can slow down a projectile is with friction. There's a reason the main modern use of mail is keeping shark teeth on the outside of your body.

    Kevlar is basically the same principle as mail, just on a much, much finer scale. The projectile essentially hits a rigid net that (hopefully) slows it down enough that it stops before hitting flesh. Or at least doesn't wind up very far inside you.

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    Jonny Bravo commented
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    In real life chainmail serves the exact opposite purpose and was invented to weaken attacks from projectiles.

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    RoyalRex2 commented
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    So maybe it would protect well against axes and normally against arrows, but have difficulty against swords and tridents? Chainmail is good protection against chops and poorly aimed stabs, but a stab between the links can easily break it.