Shield Ally (3.5e Feat)
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Shield Ally [General]
When an ally is attacked, you interpose yourself and take the blow.
When adjacent to an ally that is the recipient to an enemy attack (but not behind), you interpose yourself between the two. Instead of the attack being made versus your ally's AC, the attack is redirected to you. After that, the attack is treated as normal. This can be done as many times as you have attacks of opportunity for.
Normally, you're helpless while adjecent allies are being attacked.
A fighter may select this feat as one of his fighter bonus feats. A Swift Blade may opt to use a parry/counterattack while shielding an ally.