Ephod of Melee (adapted from Relics & Rituals) Abjuration
Level:Paladin 1 Components: V, S, M, DF Casting Time: 1 full round Range: Personal
Target, Effect, or Area: You
Duration: 2 rounds per caster level
Saving Throw: None Spell Resistance: No
The ephod of melee decreases the chances to hit the paladin with missile attacks, including spells that require ranged attack rolls. The paladin gains a +1 deflection bonus to his Armor Class for every three caster levels. Additionally, the paladin gains a +1 competence bonus to Reflex saving throws for every three caster levels verses spell, spell-like, or supernatural ranged attacks.
Material components: A small cloth gorget or mantle worn about the neck, shoulders, and upper chest of the paladin. This object must be inscribed with the holy symbol of the Paladin's patron Lord of Heaven.