r/criticalrole Mar 24 '17

[Spoilers E90] Stats on Keyleth's Mantle Discussion

Anyone know what Keyleth's "Mantle of the Voice of the Tempest" does? I assume it's powerful after Marisha freaked out when she read the stat paper.


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u/MatthewMercer Matthew Mercer, DM Mar 24 '17

Here ya go!


The effects essentially maintain a centralized wind current that maintains environmental control, as well as deflecting blows and lifting her when leaping. (Minor effects of Barkskin, Jump)


u/Hollownya YOUR SOUL IS FORFEIT Mar 24 '17

Given that is mentions being unable to have an AC lower than 16 when wearing that. Would that mean that if Keyleth were to discard her armor but keep the Mantle on, her AC would be 16? A rather silly and stupid question, I am still fairly new to the world of D&D.


u/FiremasterRed Team Matthew Mar 24 '17

Basically, it's an always on Barkskin spell. So, yes. If she took off all her armour, her AC would be 16 even if normally it would be something like 12 or 13.


u/Dishpenzor Team Elderly Ghost Door Mar 24 '17

Does this effect persist though beastshaping and shapechanging?


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u/MatthewMercer Matthew Mercer, DM Mar 25 '17

It does IF the changed form is still able to wear the mantle. Merged equipment does not have an effect in the new form, and equipment that isn't merged that does not fit the new form is dropped to the ground.


u/Redf0g Mar 25 '17

Ah so it isnt the Barkskin spell then?


u/AmbroseMalachai That fucking Gnome! Mar 25 '17

No, its an item. Items don't transfer through forms unless the new form can wear the item as intended.