Shield

1st level Abjuration
Casting Time
1 Reaction, which you take when you are hit by an attack or targeted by the magic missile spell
Range
Self
Duration
1 round
Components
V
S
Class
Sorcerer
Wizard

Spell Description

An invisible barrier of magical force appears and protects you. Until the start of your next turn, you have a +5 bonus to AC, including against the triggering attack, and you take no damage from magic missile.

Is Shield Good?

Overall Rating: Blue. This means that shield is a great spell and you should strongly consider this spell for your character.

Overall Notes: This is a great spell to have in your pocket when you're stuck in a sticky situation. Obviously, the most common use for this spell is to cast this spell when you get hit by an attack, and the +5 boost to your AC will cause the attack to miss. If you have a particularly low AC, you might find this spell sits on the sidelines more often than not at higher levels when enemies get higher attack bonuses.