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"This is a really, really beautiful cloak that has kind of purplish-blue color to it with very, very fine edged embroidery in gold and silver that kind of just seems to naturally come out of the cloak like it's growing silver vines at the edges of it. It's a very, very fine make."
Matthew Mercer describing a Cloak of Protection.[src]

The Cloak of Protection, also called a Protection Cloak,[2] is a cloak that offers limited magical protection from a variety of sources.[4]

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Appearance Edit

Cloaks of Protection have a purple-blue color with gold and silver edged embroidery that seems so wrap around the cloak like vines.[8]

Effects Edit

Once they attune to the item, a Cloak of Protection offers its wearer magical protection from effects such as the elements, attacks, and magic. It has similar effects to a Ring of Protection.[4]

History Edit

In 835 P.D., A Cloak of Protection was for sale at The Invulnerable Vagrant in Zadash with a price tag of 800 gold. Mighty Nein member Mollymauk Tealeaf noticed it while he and partymates Nott and Fjord were on a shopping trip.[6] Later, the Mighty Nein returned to The Invulnerable Vagrant and Fjord decides to buy the Cloak, to the pleasant surprise of the store's owner, Pumat Sol.[7]

Cloaks of Protection are often worn in Tal'Dorei by cyclops Stormcallers.[5]

Behind the scenes Edit

The Cloak of Protection is a magic item in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition that first appeared in the Dungeon Master's Guide, which was published in November 2014.[9] The first mention of a Cloak of Protection in Critical Role media is in the Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting book in the statblock for Cyclops Stormcallers, under "Chapter Four: Allies and Adversaries".[5] The Cloak of Protection makes its first on-stream appearance in the second campaign in the episode "Zemnian Nights" (2x11).

Mechanics Edit

Mechanically speaking, the Cloak of Protection is categorized as a Wondrous item of uncommon rarity. It requires attunement, and it provides the attuned wearer with a +1 bonus to their armor class and saving throws.[1]

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