[RPG] Does magic armor stack with a magic shield


Does the magical bonus of armor and a shield stack?

For example, would a PC with a +2 armor and a +2 shield be able to stack both bonuses?

Best Answer


In D&D5 everything with a plus/minus stacks with every other thing with a plus/minus.

Things that set a value do not stack with other things that set a value but do stack with things that give a plus. For example, the Mage Armor spell sets your AC to 13 + DEX bonus; it does not stack with a draconic sorcerer's natural armor which also sets your AC to 13 + DEX bonus, however, either will stack with the Shield spell which adds +5 to your AC.