Long story short I’m in an insanely high powered campaign where stuff still passes my ac at 22 ac more often than not. So while searching for ways to get my ac higher I found this post online that had an answer which said the following inspiring me to go the dr route. Even if dr only lowers damage it still applies more often than ac in this special case.
There is a feat chain that allows you to convert dodge bonuses to AC into double the same amount of DR. Stack that on a superstitious barbarian and you might have someone durable enough to operate without armour or magic. A level or two of Lore Warden might help out.
I want to know where to find that feat.