|Daniel Schultz the Younger (1615–1683) : Portrait of Lithuanian Field Hetman Wincenty Korwin Gosiewski.|
You strap a shield to your forearm and grip it with your hand. A light shield's weight lets you carry other items in that hand, although you cannot use weapons with it.
Benefit: Wooden or Steel: Wooden and steel shields offer the same basic protection, though they respond differently to some spells and effects.
Shield Bash Attacks: You can bash an opponent with a light shield. Used this way, a light shield is a martial bludgeoning weapon. For the purpose of penalties on attack rolls, treat a light shield as a light weapon. If you use your shield as a weapon, you lose its Armor Class bonus until your next turn. An enhancement bonus on a shield does not improve the effectiveness of a shield bash made with it, but the shield can be made into a magic weapon in its own right.
|Shield||Cost||Armor/Shield Bonus||Maximum Dexterity Bonus||Armor Check||Penalty Arcane Spell Failure Chance||Speed (30 ft.)||Speed (20 ft.)||Weight. 1|
|Shield, light wooden||3 gp||+1||||-1||5%||||||5 lbs.|
|Shield, light steel||9 gp||+1||||-1||5%||||||6 lbs.|
|Light Melee Weapons (Martial)|
|Weapon||Cost||Dmg (S)||Dmg (M)||Critical||Range Increment||Weight||Type||Special|
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