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Elemental Barrier provides a barrier of elemental protection around the caster, increasing defensive strength (DS) against melee, ranged, and bolt attacks, and target defense (TD) against elemental spells.
The spell will protect the user from a maneuver if the maneuver is able to be defended against by a shield. For example, soul golems pushing a character into steam vents can be deflected by a shield, so this spell would give the user protection.
Further training in the Minor Elemental spell circle increases both the DS and TD by +1 for every 2 spell ranks known over 30.
Total DS or TD benefit = 15 + [(400s ranks - 30) ÷ 2]
Training in Elemental Lore, Earth provides +10 combat effective points of critical padding for one attack. The chance to activate is based on a seed 10 summation of ranks.
|Elemental Lore, Earth ranks
|Chance for +10 critical padding
Your skin tingles for a moment and you feel more secure.
The tingling sensation and sense of security leaves you.
Your skin hardens for a moment and softens the attack!