My base resists with no armor on are 0 physical and -5 to all elemental resists, i am an elf if that makes any difference. If i cast the protection spell, my resists all increase by 15 so I end up with 15 physical and 10 to all elemental. What is strange is when I had 0 physical and -5 to all resists my resisting spells skill had dropped from around 55 to 20, but when I casted protection, it went back to its normal level of 55 skill. My friend who has 0 resisting spells tried the same thing, he casted protection and his resist don't change atall. I'm really confused, can anyone explain this to me? Also is there an essay or guide on how protection works? Then there's reactive armor, when I cast this spell my physical resist drops by 5, what else is this spell doing? Please answer both questions seperately so I don't get confused.