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Rebalances armors and weapons to reduce the quality jump between armors and increase variety

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Armors Rebalanced

The armor balance in Morrowind is weird.

For example, the quality jump from the second-best and best light armor is gigantic: the Chitin armor set protects 10 while Glass protects 50.

Similarly, even forgetting the super rare Daedric armors that protects 80, there is quite a jump between Dwemer and Ebody: Dwemer protects 20, while Ebony protects 60.

The expansions — Tribunal, LeFemm armors, and Bloodmoon — improve the situation a bit. But the expansions feel too much like a separate world.

This mod integrates the Quorn armors and rebalances all armors so that Armor Rating, Enchant Level, Health, Weight, and Cost are more equally distributed between worst and best of the various kind of armors.

To reduce the effect “Armor A is better than Armor B” I tried to mix a bit. An armor type might be more protective, but to be easier to break or less enchantable.

In general, going with the theme of an Island of survivalist Dunmer druids the more “natural” materials are more enchantable; but metal is stronger.

The new armors are put in the usual Morrowind Levelled Lists and many NPC also received some selected depending on the class or attributes.
So the armors are properly integrated.

Finally, many points I found weird of the base game has been fixed: the Indoril Armor has greaves, the Gold Armor has all pieces, the Glass Bracer are included in the expected leveled list, it exists a Daedric Tower Shield in the world, if an armor (or helmet) has the word Imperial in the name it counts as uniform, Cinia Urtius is nearby Tel Fyr...



Weapon Rebalance

The weapon rebalance is smaller, and is inspired by Ignis work, but extended to include Tribunal and Bloodmoon. See the original Weapons and Armor Balance Mod.

The main changes are in range, as it was very strange that a dagger, a fist, and a claymore had exactly the same effective reach.



How to Install

Unpack the mod and activate in the launcher. Since the mod changes many NPC and levelled lists you will need to merge.

Among other options you can use delta-plugin.

delta-plugin will merge NPC new equipment and the leveled lists.



Other suggested mods

The following mods are suggested to balance the game together with this armor rebalance.


Expansions Integrated,

More Deadly Morrowind Denizens (Morrowind Rebalance 1),

Beware the Sixth House (Morrowind Rebalance 2),

Tribunal Rebalance,

Bloodmoon Rebalance,

Better Fitted Female Armors (Gives female characters better armor models, put before this mod and merge using delta-plugin).


The resulting game will be hopefully more fun and satisfying making a more coherent world.



Conflicts


You require merging, but with proper merging this mod should not conflict with anything.

However, consider that:

Quorn Resource Integration will add the Quorn armors a second time, but in the download section is a patched version with no armors.
LeFemm Armor official plugin is redundant for this mod adds the Domina and Gold Armor (full of all pieces).

Quorn Resource Integration.
LeFemm Armor official plugin.



List of cuirasses

To discover the new armors is part of the fun, but I include here a list of all cuirass types so you can have an idea. In the file is complete list if you want all the details. As you can see the extremes (a part of gold cost, that is toned down) should be more or less like the original game, so items from other sources or the untouched ones should not be out of place.

The columns are: Armor Rating, Health, Weight, Value, and Enchantability.

Light
5       200     2       30      300     Fishscale Cuirass
7       280     3.4     30      74      Nordic Fur Cuirass
10      370     6.3     47      210     Chitin Cuirass
11      420     5.8     61      230     Native Chitin Cuirass
13      460     2.6     33      240     Wolf Cuirass
21      710     6.8     120     17      Imperial Newtscale Cuirass
25      810     11.2    400     130     Imperial Studded Leather Cuiras
26      970     4.3     530     280     Nordic Bearskin Cuirass
30      860     13      890     120     Netch Leather Cuirass
32      910     12.4    1100    130     Boiled Netch Leather Cuirass
38      1100    8.4     2100    190     Buoyant Armiger Cuirass
42      1300    9.5     3100    170     Domina Cuirass
46      1400    15.5    4400    96      Dark Brotherhood Cuirass
50      1500    18      6000    260     Glass Cuirass

Medium
7       400     19      45      420     Leafweave Cuirass
9       730     20.6    45      390     Crabshell Cuirass
12      300     19.3    50      330     Bear Cuirass
15      500     19.7    70      300     Bonemold Cuirass
17      560     19.5    92      320     Armun-An Bonemold Cuirass
17      560     19.5    92      320     Gah-Julan Bonemold Cuirass
17      560     19.5    92      320     Redoran Watch Cuirass
20      670     19.9    170     31      Imperial Chain Cuirass
26      1100    22.2    450     78      Dreugh Cuirass
31      1250    22.8    790     110     Nordic Ringmail Cuirass
37      1450    23      1700    470     Imperial Dragonscale Cuirass
40      1900    25      2100    140     Adamantium Cuirass
44      2000    26      6500    210     Ice Armor Cuirass
49      970     27      12000   360     Gold Armor Cuirass
54      1750    23.9    3200    180     Orcish Cuirass
60      1650    24.5    4600    270     Indoril Cuirass
65      1500    21.7    8900    240     Royal Guard Cuirass

Heavy
10      500     28      52      490     Barkwoven Cuirass
13      680     31      50      25      Iron Cuirass
15      780     29      50      54      Nordic Iron Cuirass
17      890     39      83      83      Steel Cuirass
20      990     37      130     120     Ancient Steel Cuirass
20      990     37      130     120     Imperial Steel Cuirass
26      1450    41      360     230     Duke's Guard Silver Cuirass
26      1450    41      360     230     Imperial Silver Cuirass
29      2300    48      2700    600     Nordic Trollbone Cuirass
37      1100    35      570     260     Nordic Mail Cuirass
44      2750    53      1300    140     Imperial Templar Knight Cuirass
52      1800    57      5000    370     Dwemer Cuirass
61      2050    63      8400    320     Her Hand's Cuirass
70      2550    68      13000   430     Ebony Cuirass
80      3500    90      30000   550     Daedric Cuirass


Acknowledgment

Quorn to the make armor models and Melchior Dahrk to make integration allowing me to find them.

XeroFoxx for the textures editing. To complete the Gold Armor we started from the Helseth Guards armors, I changed the model a bit and XeroFoxx changed the textures to have the yellow gold color. XeroFoxx also repainted the Indoril Greaves to have their color to match the other armor pieces.



History

2. redo the balance: medium AR starts from 7, heavy AR from 10; put Cinia Urtius in the world; fix few typos; improve leveled lists; the process is now mostly automatic.
1.2 add a Weapon part, much smaller and inspired by Ignis work
1.1 Dark Brotherhood assassins get their armor leveling up. Only the most powerful have a full set.
1. change the balance a bit, notably there is a bit more quality jump between the best armors; still much much less than in the normal game; add a bit more armors to NPC; add spoiler files with armors information
0. starting version