Legates present themselves not as armed crusaders, but as peaceful envoys and advisors, bringing wisdom garnered from the long, stable history of their nation. They often serve as diplomats (and sometimes spies) for good organizations. Yet woe to those who believe them defenseless, for a legate can call upon her divine patron to provide her with armor and weapons.
At 6th level and every 3 paladin levels thereafter, the armor gains an additional +1 enhancement bonus. These bonuses can be used to add any of the following armor special abilities: champion, fortification (heavy, light, or medium), invulnerability, or spell resistance (13, 15, 17, or 19).
In addition, the legate can grant her armor the energy resistance special ability at the cost of a +3 bonus, the improved energy resistance special ability at the cost of a +5 bonus, or the righteous special ability at a cost of a +4 bonus. The armor must have least a +1 enhancement bonus before any special abilities can be added. The bonus and special abilities granted are determined when this ability is used and cannot be changed until this ability is used again. If the legate has a steed bond and is riding her steed, she can include her steed when summoning celestial armor, granting the steed barding with the same bonuses and special abilities as her own.
This ability replaces mercy.
Pathfinder Player Companion: Armor Master’s Handbook © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Robert Brookes, Anthony Li, Luis Loza, and David Schwartz.