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    Is the Zealot Compartmentalized Aid ability supposed to be compatible with the Bodyguard feat?

    Specifically, with both the feat and the ability if an enemy attacks you, can you use an attack of opportunity to Aid your own defense?

    It seems that this is intended since a player is, in most cases, his own ally and, apparently, anything “within 5 feet is considered adjacent to you.” I figured there must be a stance on this with Bodyguard being a fairly popular feat and the feat is referenced only a few pages away from Compartmentalized Aid.

    I tried to search the forms to find out if this has already been answered but the search function doesn’t seem to work for me.

    Compartmentalized Aid (Ex): A zealot can mentally divide a fraction of himself to objectively analyze his actions, allowing him to use the Aid Another action on himself to grant himself a bonus to an attack roll or AC and recover maneuvers (and activating the zealot’s zeal class feature). When he does so, the bonus applies to an attack that comes before the end of his next turn.

    Bodyguard (Combat)
    Your swift strikes ward off enemies attacking nearby allies.
    Prerequisite: Combat reflexes.
    Benefit: When an adjacent ally is attacked, you may use an attack of opportunity to attempt the aid another action to improve your ally’s AC. You may not use the aid another action to improve your ally’s attack roll with this attack.
    Normal: Aid another is a standard action.

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