The bracers of defense are only slightly less well-known than rings of protection when it comes to ballin’ defensive magic items. A +2 bonus to AC as long as you aren’t wearing armor or using a shield? Yeah, that covers a lot of classes and archetypes, for sure. Still, what if the bracers didn’t grant you a flat bonus to your armor class, but instead gave you some terrain to work with? Everyone likes interesting terrain features, right? No? Ok, maybe that’s just me. Well, whatever.
Bracers of the Fence
Wondrous Item, rare (requires attunement)
These bracers were originally crafted from the scales of a chimera and the hide of gorgon by hill dwarf artisans. The secret for crafting these bracers has expanded to other races, as the hill dwarves traded the process to others in each for additional recipes and techniques.
As an action, you may cause up to 100 feet of interlinked stone fence to spring from the ground. The fence is 10-feet tall, may be placed in 5-feet increments, and must be in contiguous segments. Creatures standing in a square where the fence erupts move five-feet in a direction of their choice – provided the area they move is unoccupied – and must make a Dexterity saving throw (DC 15) – suffering 4d8 piercing damage on a failed saving throw, or half as much on a successful saving throw.
When you create the wall, you may decide if the fence provides half or three-quarters cover from those on the other side of it – in both directions. Each segment has an AC of 15, and has 50 hit points. Reducing a segment to 0 hit points destroys it, and might cause other segments to behave erratically at the DM’s discretion.
This fence lasts for one minute.
Once this item has been used, it may not be used again unless it is wrapped in linen and submerged in water for eight hours.