Step: Rank + WIL
The adept resists magical abilities that target his Spell Defense. Any time he is targeted by such an ability, the adept may make a Steel Thought Test against his opponent’s Test Result. If successful, he forges his thoughts into more resilient patterns, preventing the ability from affecting him. This talent works similarly to the Avoid Blow talent, but is only effective against magical abilities, such as talents, spells, and creature powers. The adept can use this talent a number of times equal to his Steel Thought Rank each round, but only once against each such effect directed at him.
Lucien the Nethermancer successfully casts a spell at Kindras the Weaponsmith, with a Spellcasting Test result of 16. Realizing his peril, Kindras makes a Steel Thought Test to protect himself against the Nethermancer’s magical assault, rolling an 18—success! Lucien’s spell takes no effect, leaving him face-to-face with the angry Weaponsmith.