I recently gained a Beheaded Familiar with the Improved Familiar feat. Since it has a slam attack, and is tiny, it would provoke attacks of opportunity to attack with said slam attack. Since it now has an Intelligence score, and would qualify for a feat, the DM allowed me to pick one, and I gave it Dodge (since some bonus is better than no bonus in my opinion).
Since it has no body to wear armor, but it is literally a head, I decided to put a nice helmet on it. For role-playing purposes it looks more menacing. I would like to believe putting some material in between the familiar and a possible weapon is a good thing. If I look at the Beheaded; not as a creature without a body, but as a tiny creature in and of itself, the helmet-as-armor topic seems a little less trivial. I explained to my DM, that the helmet would itself be a "suit of armor" for an "exotic creature." He is now puzzled and not knowing how to make a ruling on that, since RAW, a helmet has no supported rules to dictate as such.
Since a beheaded has no body to wear armor, but is still a head and could wear a helmet, could that helmet count as armor?
- If not, should I just concern myself with Mage Armor/Shield to increase its AC?
- If so, what would be the AC for such an object?