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Tortoise Shell
Spell Information
Spell level : Innate level: 6, Druid: 6
School : Transmutation
Components : Verbal and Somatic
Range : Touch
Target/Area : Living creature touched
Duration : 10 minutes/level
Save : None
Spell resistance : No

Description[edit | edit source]

Tortoise shell grants a +6 enhancement bonus to the subject's existing natural armor bonus. This enhancement bonus increases by 1 for every three caster levels beyond 11th, to a maximum of +9 at 20th level. Tortoise shell slows a creature's movement to half its normal rate for the duration.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Casting Freedom of Movement before casting Tortoise Shell negates its slowness effects
  • Though this spell's effects will stack with the natural armor of a subject, it will not stack with other enhancements to natural armor. E.g.: tortoise shell would stack with the bonuses provided by a bear's hide, but not with the bonuses provided by the barkskin spell.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The script that implements this spell does not actually put a cap on the natural armor bonus. A 30th level druid can gain a +12 bonus to natural armor with Tortoise Shell. As of 1.22 this is fixed.
  • Empower Spell does not boost anything on this spell, which is unsurprising, as it does not provide variable numeric effects.
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