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Picking spells for an ancient red dragon, I wonder if the Armor spell would function. It has no effect on "a person already armored" (AD&D revised 1stEd) but is a dragon considered to be armored?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by SevenSidedDie Feb 27 '18 at 5:03

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Could you clarify the exact spell name and page number in the PHB? I don't recall there being, and I'm not finding, a spell called Armor in the PHB, and I wonder if you mean a different spell. I've put a temporary hold on while that's sorted out. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Feb 27 '18 at 1:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ There is no Armor spell in the 1e PHB, which confused me at first. I found it in the 1e UA. It may be in a later revised 1e PHB. In any case, I feel my answer addresses the question well enough. \$\endgroup\$ – Tenryu Feb 27 '18 at 1:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ To clarify, I was reading from the edition revised by Chris Perkins. Editing question. \$\endgroup\$ – Jackalope Feb 27 '18 at 3:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this game what you're talking about? Because that's a really different game than AD&D 1st edition. It's super-important to be very specific about what game a question is about, because they can have completely different rules even if the names are similar. It's not even written by anyone associated with the actual game of (A)D&D — that Chris Perkins is not the same person as the Wizards of the Coast employee named Chris Perkins. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Feb 27 '18 at 5:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you can confirm that the question is asking about “Chris Perkins' AD&D 3rd Edition”, then we can do some clean up and make sure that readers and answer-writers are on the same page as you are, and then un-hold the question. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Feb 27 '18 at 5:10
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Yes

It would improve the AC of the red dragon by 1 until dispelled by magic or damage. The spell specifies:

if it is cast upon a creature with an armor class normally better than 9 (due to its size, speed, skin, etc.) it will benefit the normal armor class by one step

This is from the Armor spell first specified in AD&D 1e UA.

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