You are an expert at defending yourself and those around you.
Benefit: When you use Combat Expertise to grant yourself a dodge bonus to AC, the penalty you take to attack rolls is reduced by 1. In addition, when you use Combat Expertise or take the total defense action you can designate one ally that is in an adjacent space to you. That ally gains a dodge bonus to AC equal to the bonus you granted yourself. If the ally is unconscious or helpless, the bonus is doubled. The ally loses the benefit if it is not adjacent to you, and the bonus lasts until the start of your next turn.
The dodge bonus you can grant to an ally with Angel Technique does not stack with any dodge bonuses gained by that ally via its own use of Combat Expertise, fighting defensively, or taking the total defense action, nor does it stack with a dodge bonus granted by another ally’s use of Angel Technique. Unlike normal dodge bonuses, the dodge bonus you grant an ally with Angel Technique is not lost when that ally is denied its Dexterity bonus to AC; the bonus is only lost when you yourself are denied your Dexterity bonus to AC.
Path of Iron, © 2015, Ascension Games, LLC; Author Christopher Moore