New Spell – Ward Iron21 September, 2009
The fey know of their vulnerability to cold iron, luckily their magic can overcome that . . . to some extent.
The faerie knight saw us draw our swords, he made a gesture of warding and then saluted us with his bronze weapon. As we fought, our weapons did not bite as often as they should have as if some force was turning them away.
Level: Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1
Components: S, M
Casting Time: 1 Action
Effect: 1 creature
Duration: 10 minutes/level (D)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Ward Iron provides the protected creature with a +2 deflection bonus to its armor class for the duration of the spell against all weapons made primarily of iron or steel. This will protect against arrows, axes and spears as the damage inflicting part of the weapon is iron or steel.
The material component is a pinch of magnetized iron filings.
Note: The fey are too skilled at magic not to try and compensate for their weakness against cold iron. This was one of the ways I thought they might do so.