Channeled Divine Shield

Abjuration
Level: Cleric 3
Components: V, S
Casting Time: See text
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 round/level

As you complete this spell, a shield crafted
from divine energy appears before you. As
you channel energy into the shield, it grows
stronger and stronger.

This spell improves your defenses.
The magnitude of this improvement
depends on the amount of time you
spend casting the spell.

If you cast this spell as a swift action,
you gain damage reduction 2/evil for
the duration of this spell.

If you cast this spell as a standard
action, you gain damage reduction
5/evil.

If you cast this spell as a full-round
action, you gain damage reduction
8/evil.

If you spend 2 rounds casting this
spell, you gain damage reduction
10/evil.

The spell’s duration does not begin
until you finish casting the spell. You
do not need to declare ahead of time
how long you want to spend casting
the spell. When you begin casting
this spell, you decide that you are
finished casting after the appropriate
time has passed.