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Ablative Barrier

School conjuration (creation) [force]; Level alchemist 2, magus 2, sorcerer/wizard 3, summoner 2

Casting Time 1 standard action

Components V, S, M (a piece of metal cut from a shield)

Range touch

Target creature touched

Duration 1 hour/level or until discharged

Saving Throw Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance no

Invisible layers of solid force surround and protect the target, granting that target a +2 armor bonus to AC. Additionally, the first 5 points of lethal damage the target takes from each attack are converted into nonlethal damage. Against attacks that already deal nonlethal damage, the target gains DR 5/—. Once this spell has converted 5 points of damage to nonlethal damage per caster level (maximum 50 points), the spell is discharged.