Inspired loosely by The Witcher's Quen Sign, I've created this abjuration spell that's designed to completely negate the damage from a single attack (or similar instantaneous instance of damage like a fall or spell), a whole body shield that dissipates after one use. While concentration is kinda redundant if the spell dissipates immediately after one instance of damage, it's there mostly to as a restraint for higher level casting.
Casting Time: 1 bonus action
Components: V, S
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute Class: Paladin, Ranger, Sorcerer, Wizard, Warlock
A magical aura envelopes the caster's body, protecting it from damage. While the spell is active, if the caster takes any damage from a single instance such as an attack, a fall, or a spell, the caster must make a Constitution saving throw to maintain concentration. On a success, the caster takes no damage; on a failure, the caster takes half damage. Either way, the spell ends.
At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 2nd level or higher, the spell remains active for an additional instance of damage for each slot level above 1st, provided concentration is maintained and the duration hasn't expired.
If I need to be more specific about "Balanced":
- Does this spell's power match it's level or should it be higher?
- Could this spell be easily abused, if so how and what should be added to the discription to prevent such a thing?
- Is it redundant to reiterate concentration and duration at the end of the spell's description?
- And most importantly, Does the spells description make sense, or should the description be re-worded a bit?
Also, while not necessary, if you can think or a more clever name it would be much appreciated.