Calculating AC (Paladin)


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Hi.
Is correct this AC for my Paladin?
AC = 10 + 11 (Magic Full Plate +2) + 3 (Magic Shield +2) + 1 (DEX) = 25
AC With spells = 25 + 3 (Barkskin) + 2 (Protection from Evil) = 30

The deflection bonus of Protection from Evil (+2 AC) stack with Smite Evil (+CHA to AC)?

Is correct?
Thank you.


"The important aspect of bonus types is that two bonuses of the same type don’t generally stack. With the exception of dodge bonuses, most circumstance bonuses, and racial bonuses, only the better bonus of a given type works (see Combining Magical Effects). (...) Bonuses without a type always stack, unless they are from the same source."

Smite Evil does not add the charisma bonus to AC (that would be an untyped bonus with charisma being defined as the source), but a deflection bonus to AC equal to the charisma bonus. THus, it doesn't stack with any other deflection bonus to AC.


Derklord wrote:

"The important aspect of bonus types is that two bonuses of the same type don’t generally stack. With the exception of dodge bonuses, most circumstance bonuses, and racial bonuses, only the better bonus of a given type works (see Combining Magical Effects). (...) Bonuses without a type always stack, unless they are from the same source."

Smite Evil does not add the charisma bonus to AC (that would be an untyped bonus with charisma being defined as the source), but a deflection bonus to AC equal to the charisma bonus. THus, it doesn't stack with any other deflection bonus to AC.

Thank you :)


Just in case you'd missed it - protection from evil's AC bonus doesn't apply vs. non-evil creatures. Your AC tops out at 28 if a construct or whatever attacks you.


Argh, I forgot to source my quote - it's from CRB pg. 208. I don't even have to look that up anymore...

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Also, your shield bonus would be correct for a light shield, but not a heavy shield.

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