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TOPIC: Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain?

Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #1

On Gary's "maxed charcter list" he sets the Bard's max possible armor to 23. He does this by having the Bard wear both Chain mail and Mage Armor. I had never thought about this. The Token guide says Mage armor added +4 to the casters AC. So it should work.

Is this what is intended or do you need to modify the token guide?

(I vote that it is fine, it give a great use for mage armor, which I now regret selling)

George

PS Now if I can just find a ring of intellegence so I can cast spells... :)
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #2

Going with the D&D Rules, like bonus do not stack. Mage Armor & Chain are both armor bonuses so, I would bet not. Thus, the name Mage Armor, it is armor FOR mages.

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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #3

Going with the D&D Rules, like bonus do not stack. Mage Armor & Chain are both armor bonuses so, I would bet not. Thus, the name Mage Armor, it is armor FOR mages.


But as Jeff has pointed out several times, we are not playing with strict D&D rules.

Which is why I asked the question. My goal is to get as many question asked before GenCon, so the DMs can be very prepared and very consistant.

George
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #4

Yep, we'll have to wait for an official ruling, however I agree with Mark... IMHO, They shouldn't stack. *shrug*
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #5

This comes into play only since the Bard can cast Mage spells...if s/he has to meet the requirements of the Mage...then perhaps s/he can't wear any armor as per that class...Jeff?
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #6

Bards can wear up to Chain armor, as I recall.

Bards don't cast spells the same way a Mage does, so armor doesn't affect them the same.

According to D&D rules, anyways, so it may be different for TD. I think they should remain like that, though.
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #7

Page 249 of Players HB says it is a bonus to AC...it is a force surrounding the subject of the spell - (to me that subject can have armor on or not)

At the end of the day we need a FAQ response if a Bard in armor can cast this spell and add the full +4 to his/her AC.
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #8

Other AC bonuses stack.

Amulet, bracers, armor and shield all stack.

George
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #9

All I know is, the spell Mage Armor in 3.5 D&D specifically notes in its description that it does NOT stack with armor.

But, as I said, TD might rule differently. If so, all the better. :)
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #10

What page Koralk?
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #11

I don't have my PHB here at work with me, sorry. :/
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Does Mage Armor Stack with Chain? 15 years 5 months ago #12

Why not? You never know when these things will come up??? ;)
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