Originally Posted by Scarlet-Devil
Hmm, good question. I guess I'm kind've thinking both; maybe a compromise between the two. How did he use Igni to fix a kettle?
Another thing he does in the books is parry spells (with his rune-etched sword); I'm pretty sure there's a weapon enhancement somewhere (maybe Forgotten Realms) that lets you block or absorb spells somehow, anyone remember what that's called?
I know there's an alternate class feature floating around that lets you replace evasion with the ability to redirect ranged touch attacks.