I recently started playing NetHack (warning to those who haven't, it's addicting) and I am at a point where I'm trying to decide between two pieces of armor.
I have a +2 Scale Mail and a +0 Banded Mail and I can't figure out which is better. According the NetHack Wiki page on Armor, the Banded Mail has higher AC by 2, is worth 45 more, and is heavier by 100. If the Scale Mail was unenchanted, it would be rather obvious which piece of armor to go with, but having that enchantment has me confused about which is better.
Which piece of armor is better and/or how can I tell this in the future (regarding enchantments)?