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The Bracers of Armor page states:

Bracers of armor cannot have any armor special abilities that add a flat gp amount to their cost.

And, a Q&A with Jason Bulmahn clarified that Bracers of Armor do not count as any wieght class of armor, so any ability that specifies that it can only be put on light/medium/heavy armor can't be put on Bracers of Armor.

With those restrictions in mind, which Armor Special Abilities can you put on Bracers of Armor?

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Well, I went through the list of abilities and found them.

+1 Armor Special Abilities

Benevolent, Billowing, Bitter, Calming, Champion, Cocooning, Crusading, Dastard, Deathless, Defiant, Evolving, Fortification (light), Grinding, Impervious, Poisoning, Spell Storing, Spellsink, Stanching, Vouchsafing, Warding

+2 Armor Special Abilities

Frosted, Ghost Spike, Jarring, Shadow Blending, Spell Dodging, Spell Resistance (13)

+3 Armor Special Abilities

Cotravelling, Fortification (moderate), Ghost Touch, Invulnerability, Sensing, Spell Resistance (15), Titanic, Wild

+4 Armor Special Abilities

Spell Resistance (17)

+5 Armor Special Abilities

Fortification (heavy), Spell Resistance (19)

Of the 122 Shield and Armor abilities, only 36 are applicable, and even then some of them make very little sense to have on the bracers, like Titanic, Poisoning, and Impervious.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ According to your FAQ the fortification ones should not be on this list \$\endgroup\$
    – Fering
    Jun 16 '20 at 11:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ Where does it say that Fortification can't be applied to Bracers? If you're referring to what Zaistar said in the thread, I remind you that the Bracers of Armor page specifically says that it can be enchanted with armor special abilities. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 16 '20 at 17:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @hamburgerpis clarified that Bracers of Armor do not count as any wieght class of armor, so any ability that specifies that it can only be put on light/medium/heavy armor can't be put on Bracers of Armor. So since the fortification can only be put on specific weight categories, its not valid for bracers. \$\endgroup\$
    – Fering
    Jun 16 '20 at 19:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Light/Moderate/Heavy Fortification refers to the potency of the Fortification ability, not the weight class of the armor. Light Fortification has a 25% chance to negate crits/sneak attacks, Moderate has 50%, and Heavy has 75%. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 16 '20 at 22:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ I was positive that armor couldnt have a stronger form than its weight, but I dont see that online now. Im very sorry, you were correct. \$\endgroup\$
    – Fering
    Jun 16 '20 at 23:07

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