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Yig:

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These items appear to be wrist or arm guards. They surround the wearer with an invisible but tangible field of force, granting him an armor bonus of +1 to +8, just as though he were wearing armor. Both bracers must be worn for the magic to be effective.
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Do you keep the armor bonus against touch attacks?

kryyst:
I'd say no because it's an armour bonus.  If it was some other sort of defensive bonus like dodge for example then it would apply.

Cyclotron:

--- Quote from: Yig ---Do you keep the armor bonus against touch attacks?
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Nope...


--- Quote from: SRD ---Touch Attacks: Some attacks disregard armor, including shields and natural armor. In these cases, the attacker makes a touch attack roll (either ranged or melee). When you are the target of a touch attack, your AC doesn’t include any armor bonus, shield bonus, or natural armor bonus. All other modifiers, such as your size modifier, Dexterity modifier, and deflection bonus (if any) apply normally.
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Bracers of Armor provide an armor bonus to AC, therefore it doesn't help with touch attacks.

Yig:
OK, this is what I tought.

Friend said that because it is a field of force, you get it on your touch AC. Look like it is just fluff.

Sarek:
I would say that it does for this reason:

--- Quote ---Armor Bonus

An armor bonus applies to Armor Class and is granted by armor or by a spell or magical effect that mimics armor. Armor bonuses stack with all other bonuses to Armor Class (even with natural armor bonuses) except other armor bonuses. An armor bonus doesn't apply against touch attacks, except for armor bonuses granted by force effects (such as the mage armor spell) which apply against incorporeal touch attacks, such as that of a shadow.

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--- Quote ---Bracers of Armor

These items appear to be wrist or arm guards. They surround the wearer with an invisible but tangible field of force, granting him an armor bonus of +1 to +8, just as though he were wearing armor. Both bracers must be worn for the magic to be effective.

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The Bracers of Armor creates a Force armor so it does work. And by the way I am "Friend said" :)

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