You shape your maleficence into a cloak that surrounds you or your target in magical energy. Choose a type: cold, fire, sound, lightning, force, or light/shadow. For the duration of the spell, magical sources of harm from the chosen element are reduced by 50%, rounded down in your favor. You may cast this spell multiple times to improve the protection (down to 1 point of damage) and choose different elements each time. If you are attacked (whether successfully or not), your maleficence inflicts a peril matching the element chosen.