My party is about to confront Glasstaff and potentially obtain the Staff of Defense.
This slender, hollow staff is made of glass yet is as strong as oak. It weighs 3 pounds. You must be attuned to the staff to gain its benefits and cast its spells.
While holding the staff, you have a +1 bonus to your Armor Class.
The staff has 10 charges, which are used to fuel the spells within it. With the staff in hand, you can use your action to cast one of the following spells from the staff if the spell is on your class’s spell list: mage armor (1 charge) or shield (2 charges). No components are required.
The staff regains 1d6+4 expended charges each day at dawn. If you expend the staff’s last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the staff shatters and is destroyed.
This will be given to my Wizard and I want to ensure I calculate his new AC correctly based on a couple of circumstances. He has +2 DEX modifier, therefore his current AC is 12.
- With the staff equipped he automatically gains +1 AC to total 13.
- If he casts Mage Armour his base AC becomes 13, +2 DEX and +1 from the staff totaling 16?
- If he casts shield as an action with the staff, does this add +5 to his AC total from the previous circumstances giving him 21 AC?
- Can he then cast shield as a reaction spell when attacked by an enemy giving him a total of 26 AC?