Mantle of Faith (1601)
Beseeching her chosen Patron Arkati, the Paladin attempts to call a mantle down upon her, providing a protective, cloaking barrier. This dully illuminated mantle adds +5 to generic Defensive Strength (DS) and enhances the caster's ability to ward off spiritual magic by adding +5 to Spiritual Target Defense (TD).
The Paladin can also call upon her Patron Arkati to cloak another person in the mantle of her faith. The target will receive the base +5 DS/TD bonus and the duration is not cumulative.
Training in Spiritual Lore, Blessings increases the DS/TD bonus by +1 per seed 2 summation of ranks. This bonus results in increased mana cost of +1 Mana Point (MP) for every +1 DS/TD above +5 DS/TD. This lore bonus is only applied when self-cast.
A whirl of spiritual energy streaks down from above, creating a dully illuminated mantle around your form.
The dully illuminated mantle surrounding your form seems to gain some cohesion.
The dully illuminated mantle protecting you begins to falter, then completely fades away.