Re: [PF] Malevolence vs Mage Armor
Mage Armor does not prevent incorporeal creatures from ever touching you. If it did, then logically the spell would make you immune to incorporeal touch attacks; this is not the case. Instead, it merely grants a bonus to AC, making it harder but not impossible to touch you. Maybe it doesn't cover your whole body, or maybe a powerful enough blow (i.e. a good attack roll) just pushes through it. Whatever. The spell description is vague, so you can make up your own explanation for why it works like that.
If Malevolence requires a touch attack (can't remember at the moment), then of course Mage Armor's bonus should apply against that. Otherwise... a DM would be within his rights to decide that Mage Armor grants some kind of advantage in this situation, and I don't think you're out of line for asking about it. But he isn't required to, so I wouldn't press the point if he's already said no.
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