Ablative Armor

Abjuration
Level: Artificer 1
Components: S, M
Casting Time: 1 minute
Range: Touch
Target: Suit of armor touched
Duration: 10 minutes/level
Saving Throw: None (object)
Spell Resistance: No (object)

Armor imbued with this infusion absorbs 5 points of damage from the next attack that deals damage to the creature that wears it (treat this as one-time damage reduction 5/—). Forms of damage that aren’t affected by damage reduction likewise overcome ablative armor. Once the infused item has prevented damage from a single attack (even if not all the damage reduction is needed), the magic fades.
    The damage reduction increases by 1 for every caster level above 1st, to a maximum of 15/— at 10th level.
    Special: A character with any Mark of Sentinel dragonmark, or with the Favored in House feat (Deneith), casts this infusion at +1 caster level.
    Material Component: A shard of scrap metal from a forge.
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