Mithral, also known as mithril, is a precious metal produced from ore found in mountain ranges in certain areas of Faerûn and in the Underdark. Mithral is produced through a process similar to that of steel smelting. Items cast from mithral weigh only half as much as similar items forged from steel. Since pieces of armor made from this valuable metal are very light, they allow the wearer to make better use of their natural agility and are less restrictive on spellcasting.
For a list of mithral items, see: Category: Mithral items.
Throughout much of R.A. Salvatore's work, mithral is commonly used only by dwarves, and is deemed as rare and valuable.
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- ↑ Jeff Grubb (July 1987). Manual of the Planes 1st edition, p. 43. TSR. ISBN 0880383992.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn, p. 180. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
- ↑ Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition, p. 284. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.