||This armor does not deflect projectiles like most materials known to man. It absorbs and engulfs them, sending them to a new plane of reality.
||+21 DEF, -2 SPD
This armor currently gives the largest defense boost out of any other leather armor, in exchange for just a slight amount of mobility. Because most leather armor classes have an extremely high base speed stat, spare the Archer and Huntress, this penalty is usually negligible.
Keep in mind, however, that the Hydra Skin Armor gives +5 dex, so using this armor is essentailly a -5 dex & -2 speed penalty in exchange for a +4 defense boost. Because of this, only use this armor if you’re willing to take the hit to your DPS in exchange for heightened defenses. Certainly not the best on Archer\Huntress because of the lack of a high DEX cap; however, it is a godsend to Ninjas and dagger classes where the loss of DPS is usually well worth the ability to stay in combat longer.
This is also the only leather armor with a Fame Bonus of 6%