Forum:Priest Protection vs Praying Protection

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I've read the spoilers on the protection racket for praying and priests. My question does the devine protection gained from praying at an alter after gaining devine protection from a priest give the first attempt bonus of +2,+3 or +4 or does it just give a +1 bonus to intrinsic AC. Of coarse, I'm am assuming that I've gained the intrinsic telepathy, speed and stealth and have gone through the process of raising my luck to the optimum value.

Additonally, if I have a luckstone, should I drop it, put it in a bag/bag of holding or can I just carry it when making offers at a co-aligned alter, the question is does having a luck stone freeze my ability to again luck by offering.

NusRa the Wizard —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 16:07, 16 April 2009 (UTC).

Both sources will give +2–4 if you currently have no intrinsic protection.
Your maximum inherent Luck is 10; a luckstone will increase this by 3 to a maximum of 13. This means that the position of your luckstone won't affect your ability to gain luck from sacrifices. However, it is usually a good idea to put away your luckstone when praying at an altar, to reduce the chance that you will be crowned. -- Killian 13:21, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, I've since discovered the answer to what I was asking, by re-reading the spoilers on the subject. That is either way once you have gained the initial protection, say through a priest, you can't not gain more than +1 AC of divine protection at a time by making offerings. What I was trying to deterine for example, by paying a priest for protection, could you by making an offerings at an alter get the first time reduction in AC greater than one.