Plate is a trade good obtained from the Player-owned port minigame. It is a reward from completing voyages upon reaching the Hook region. It is used to create Tetsu armour and their respective weapons. Players can gain plate from The Missionary and The Convict storylines, special voyages offered by The Whaler and the Memory, and some standard voyages. If a player wishes to 'farm' plate, it is recommended to build two Whaler and one Biologist statue, and use their joint mission.
The maximum number of Plates a player can store at one time is 250. Any successful voyages after this will not increase the total.
Players may also buy individual units in the form of ports plate packs from Boni on Waiko after the miniquest Impressing the Locals. These cost 2 taijitu and 1,000 chimes each, and are the only way to earn plate outside of Player-Owned Ports.
Superior tetsu armour
|Item||Plate needed||Repair cost (Bob's Axes)||Level to make||Degrade time|
|Superior tetsu helm||40||600,000||90||12 Hours|
|Superior tetsu platelegs||60||1,200,000|
|Superior tetsu body||100||2,400,000|
|Superior tetsu kogake||20||300,000|
|Superior tetsu kote||20||300,000|
Regular Tetsu armour cannot be repaired or traded once they have started to degrade. Based on the GE prices of the regular Tetsu armour, an approximate value for Plate can be calculated as follows:
|Item||Plate needed||Grand Exchange price||Gold per Plate||Level to make||Degrade time|
|Tetsu helm||30||1,565,687||52,190||90||10 Hours|
|Item||Plates needed||Pearls needed||Tengu tsuba||Level||Degrade time|
|Tetsu katana||100||50||1||92||10 Hours|
|Tetsu wakizashi||50||25||1||92||10 Hours|
|Item||Plates: upgrade||Inferior piece||Plates: inferior piece||Total Plates||Level|
|Elite tetsu katana||10||Tetsu katana||100||110||92|
|Elite tetsu wakizashi||5||Tetsu tsuba||50||55||92|