Level: 2   Sphere: Protection, Plant [Alteration]
Range: Touch   Components: V, S, M
Duration: 4 rds. + 1 rd./level   Casting Time: 5
Area of Effect: 1 creature   Saving Throw: None

When a priest casts the barkskin spell upon a creature, its skin becomes as tough as bark, increasing its base Armor Class to AC 6, plus 1 AC for every four levels of the priest: Armor Class 5 at 4th level, Armor Class 4 at 8th, and so on. This spell does not function in combination with normal armor or any magical protection. In addition, saving throw rolls vs. all attack forms except magic gain a +1 bonus. This spell can be placed on the caster or on any other creature he touches.

In addition to his holy symbol, the caster must have a handful of bark from an oak as the material component for the spell.

Last modified: May 3rd, 2000