[RPG] Does Shield of Faith Stack with Shield


If a multi class Paladin/ Eldritch Knight cast Shield of Faith, and then as a reaction cast shield, would they get a +7 Bonus to their AC?

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SRD under Spellcasting and Combining Magical Effects (this is also in the PHB p205) emphasis mine.

The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap. The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don’t combine, however. Instead, the most potent effect—such as the highest bonus—from those castings applies while their durations overlap.

Both these spells give flat bonuses so it is easy enough to see the effects stack.

Other spells like Mage Armor and Barkskin have different wordings and although they would stack with the two spells you are referencing have different interactions with other features and spells as detailed in this question and this one.

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