Protection from Malevolence (spell)
|Duration||6 rounds per level|
|Area of Effect||1 creature|
|Casting Time||1 round|
|Level||cleric (1st); mage (1st)|
Provides protection from creatures with malicious intent against the recipient, improving armour class by 2 points against weapons and 4 points against bodily attacks (such as by claws, bite, horns and so on). The spell also improves the recipient's saving throw by +2 (applying to saving throws against items as well).
When attacking a creature who acts in defense and does not have malicious intent, the recipient does not receive any of these bonuses. The spell is intended to protect, not encourage malevolence in the recipient.