Level: Artificer 1
Components: S, M (A shard of scrap metal from a forge)
Casting Time: 1 minute
Target: Suit of armor touched
Duration: 10 minutes/level
Saving Throw: None (object)
Spell Resistance: No (object)
Armor imbued with this infusion absorbs 5 points of damage from the next attack that deals damage to the creature that wears it (treat this as one-time damage reduction 5/—). Forms of damage that aren’t affected by damage reduction likewise overcome ablative armor. Once the infused item has prevented damage from a single attack (even if not all the damage reduction is needed), the magic fades.
The damage reduction increases by 1 for every caster level above 1st, to a maximum of 15/— at 10th level.