- “Overlapping metal plates are attached to a layer of chainmail to from this full-body armor.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
Plate Mail (プレイトメイル, Pureito Meiru?), also known as Plate Armor, is a recurring armor in the series. It is often a low-ranked or mid-ranked armor, and merely provides mediocre Defense bonuses.
Plate Armor is a mid-ranked armor that provides 15 Defense, 2 Magic Defense, and -20% Evasion. It can be bought for 5,000 gil at several locations, and one can be found in the Agart Mines during Rydia's tale.
- “Armor that raises Spirit”
Plate Mail is a low-ranked armor for Steiner and Freya that provides 17 Defense, 1 Magic Defense, and +1 Spirit. It also teaches the abilities Locomotion and Undead Killer, and can be bought for 2,320 gil at various locations.
- “The unique design of this mythril armor greatly increases its protective qualities.”
Plate Mail is a mid-ranked armor that provides +60 HP and can be bought for 3,000 gil.
- “Full-body armor made of metal plates on chainmail.”
Platemail is a low-ranked armor that provides 38 Defense and 3 Magic Resistance and teaches no abilities. It can be bought at any town for 2,550 gil.
Platemail is a low-ranked heavy armor that provides +38 Defense and +3 Resistance, and can be bought in the shop for 1400 Gil after creating it in the Bazaar by using a Dipraeu Bronze, Green Liquid, and Silk Thread. Cid also comes initially equipped with it.
Plate Mail is a high-ranked armor, providing 18 Strength, 17 Intelligence, and -2 Agility.
Platemail is a low-ranked armor, usable at level 20, and provides 24 Defense. It costs 140 gil to buy.