Was only a dot. Of course, the way he got there is not exactly recommended, on account of the whole 'chance of dying' thing, and it sort of wrecked his body a bit. Of course, it only took a good night's sleep to get his willpower back up to par, even under the influence. And really, what kind of mage is going to be troubled just by their muscles not working properly at the moment? Of course, it's true that mages in this setting can only have one spell running at once. But I wonder if you think that means that the physical metal armor that got created just, like, goes away when that happens? You would be seriously mistaken to write him off as 'lolguiche, roflstomp tiem' at this point.