How does mage armor 5e spell work?

In d&d, how does mage armor 5e work? What does mage armor look like? And does mage armor apply when polymorphed?

Mage armor 5e spell

Level: 1st

Classes: Wizard, Sorcerer

Casting Time: Action

Range: Touch

Components: V, S, M

Duration: 8 hours

How does dnd 5e mage armor work?

You touch a voluntary creature without armor and surround it with a protective magic field until the d&d 5e mage armor spell ends. The target’s base AC becomes 13 + its agility adjustment value.

After the target wears armor or you dissolve the mage armor spell in one action, the spell ends.

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1. DnD tips: Plot Armor is more effectively than d&d 5e Mage Armor but requires a 3rd level spell slot, so it’s important to ask yourself, “How important IS it for my character to survive this?”

2. As a sorcerer dnd 5e, which is better mage armor or shield?

3. Then, at level 2, take the Armor of Shadow’s eldritch invocation. Ditch the chain shirt.

Also, I just noticed the example w/the chain shirt is incorrect because the dex bonus add is maxed 2. Still, at level 2, w/mage armor, you can get 18 AC on spells and range, and 20 melees.

4. Very strong for a cantrip, especially if there are no restrictions on armored/unarmored like the dnd 5e Mage Armor. Plus, it would stack!