(Improved) Mantle casts much
quicker, which may be considered an important advantage because these spells only last for 4 rounds. Having your protection spell disrupted is not a good way to start a battle... Of course, you should have Stoneskin 24/7 whether you use these or not.
For the record: I think Protection from Magical Weapons rocks, but never use it. Mantle, Improved Mantle and Absolute Immunity are not worth their slots.
 I just remembered the reason I never use Protection from Magical Weapons... I use Mislead instead, which protects you even better.
's an overpowered spell!
[ 09-20-2001: Message edited by: Xyx ]