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The two feats Saving Shield And Bodyguard allow you to grant bonuses to adjacent allies who are being attacked. If a character with both feats is defending an adjacent ally would both feats apply? One uses an immediate action and the other uses An attack of opportunity action.

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Yes.

At the expense of an immediate action and an AoO, you can grant your Ally +4 to his AC for one attack. Note that Saving Shield will last for the entire attack or full attack, Bodyguard only for one attack, though you can use it multiple times a round.


Bodyguard grants a +2 shield bonus, which does not stack with any other shield bonuses your ally might have.

Aid Another grants

[...] a +2 bonus to AC against that opponent's next attack [...]

Since no type is specified, it is an untyped bonus. These generally stack with all other bonus types.

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You can use one or both or none, depending on action economy, location of opponent, and your current status/condition.

If the opponent who is attacking is outside your threatened range, you can not use Aid Another, thus Bodyguard is not usable.

If you are flat-footed, unless you have an additional feat such as Combat Reflexes or a class feature like Uncanny Dodge, you can not do either.

Otherwise the shield bonus and untyped bonus will stack giving a +4 to your ally's AC.

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