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Chapter 4: Skills / Skill Checks and Skill DCs

Armor and Skills

Source Core Rulebook pg. 234 2.0
Some armor imposes a penalty on specific skill checks and DCs. If a creature is wearing armor that imparts a skill penalty, that penalty is applied to the creature’s Strength- and Dexterity-based skill checks and skill DCs, unless the action has the attack trait. Check penalties from armor are detailed on page 274 in Chapter 6: Equipment.