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Armor Material Expertise (Armor Mastery)

You tap into the potential of your armor’s special material.

Prerequisite(s): Base attack bonus +6 or fighter level 4th, armor training class feature.

Benefit(s): When wearing armor made of one of the materials listed below, you can use the listed ability twice per day (unless otherwise stated).

  • Adamantine: As an immediate action after being struck by an attack, you convert half the lethal damage of the attack into nonlethal damage.
  • Angelskin: As a swift action, you shine with bright light as daylight for 1 round.
  • Darkleaf Cloth: As a swift action, you gain the woodland stride druid class feature for 1 minute.
  • Dragonhide: As an immediate action when you take energy damage of the same type to which the dragonhide armor is immune, you reduce the damage taken by 10 hit points.
  • Elysian Bronze: As an immediate action after being struck by an attack from a magical beast or monstrous humanoid, you convert half the lethal damage of the attack into nonlethal damage.
  • Fire-Forged Steel or Frost-Forged Steel: As a swift action, any unarmed strikes, shield bashes, or attacks with a spiked gauntlet or armor spikes you make are treated as having the flaming special ability (for fire-forged steel) or the frost special ability (for frost-forged steel) for 1 minute.
  • Horacalcum: Once per day as a swift action, you can grant yourself the benefits of haste for 1 round.
  • Living Steel: As an immediate action after being struck by an attack with a metal weapon, you can use the living steel’s ability to damage metal weapons, as if the attacker had rolled a natural 1 on the attack.
  • Mithral: As an immediate action, you gain spell resistance against transmutation spells equal to 5 + the armor’s enhancement bonus + your character level for 1 round.
  • Noqual: The armor’s resistance bonus on saves increases to +4 for 1 round.
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Player Companion: Armor Master’s Handbook © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Robert Brookes, Anthony Li, Luis Loza, and David Schwartz.