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Light armor gives stealth and speed?

stozax
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There's a npc in cyrodiil at northern high rock gate, near the bank. His name is Onri Tustin and he says, "Light armor gives you stealth and speed, both vital on the battlefield!"

But I looked it up and from what I read, this is not true and there are no inherent bonuses to stealth or speed with light armor. Medium armor has passive skill for stealth and speed, but I'm pretty sure without passives, there are no penalties/bonuses to speed or stealth when it comes to armor types.

Is this just a lore/immersion thing or is there any truth to what he says?
  • Damianos
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    Shadow Dancer, light armor, speed while stealthed for the 5 piece bonus. Additionally, you could craft Night's Silence in light armor if you wanted, same results.
    Edited by Damianos on March 29, 2017 2:54PM
  • paulsimonps
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    Just NPC bantering. Has no truth to it at all. Stealth and speed is all Medium armor and set bonuses that most likely comes from Medium armor or crafted sets.
  • WalksonGraves
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    Clearly just lore/design conflict
  • Damianos
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    Has no truth to it at all.

    Incorrect, see above.

  • emily3989
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    It's just a pushy salesman trying to sell you the undercoat
    Edited by emily3989 on March 29, 2017 2:57PM
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  • paulsimonps
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    Damianos wrote: »
    Has no truth to it at all.

    Incorrect, see above.

    Light armor at is core has no buffs to it unlike medium armor so I'm gonna stand by my word cause set bonuses shouldn't really count towards that answer. That bonus can also be made in medium and heavy as well. Would you say heavy armor has a bonus towards speed and stealth too? There are Major Expedition sets for all 3 types of armor, but I think it would be faulty to say heavy armor and light armor has bonuses towards stealth and speed.
  • Lynx7386
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    It's just a throwback to previous elder scrolls games where lighter armor reduced noise while sneaking and heavier armor slowed your movement speed
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    Lynx7386 wrote: »
    It's just a throwback to previous elder scrolls games where lighter armor reduced noise while sneaking and heavier armor slowed your movement speed

    And quite possibly, was similar in ESO back in the day. Like they made the voice track before making it where armor didn't effect speed.

    Remember mounts use to have varying speeds.
    Remember when having your weapon out would slow you down?

    It's prob just a throwback to a removed system.
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  • Lynx7386
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    Lynx7386 wrote: »
    It's just a throwback to previous elder scrolls games where lighter armor reduced noise while sneaking and heavier armor slowed your movement speed

    And quite possibly, was similar in ESO back in the day. Like they made the voice track before making it where armor didn't effect speed.

    Remember mounts use to have varying speeds.
    Remember when having your weapon out would slow you down?

    It's prob just a throwback to a removed system.

    Possibly an alpha feature that was removed. I've been here since pc launch and armor weight never had anything to do with stealth or speed outside of medium passives
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