Times Ever. Each time this Smart Defense is selected it provides protection against a single attack from a specifically chosen Effect Group chosen by the caster; any Effect Group other than “Coating” or “Other” may be chosen. The Bane will Return the specific effect from among those in its Effect Group back upon the attacker as if it were an effect encountering a Reflect Spell.

Bane does not alter the delivery type of the effect. An Enfeeble Poison that has been Baned is still considered a Poison for the purposes of delivery-based defenses such as Poison Shield or Resist Poison.

Bane will act as a Cloak when used against Ingested delivery, a trap, or a Killing Blow.