You strap a shield to your forearm and grip it with your hand. A heavy shield is so heavy that you can't use your shield hand for anything else.
Benefit: Wooden or Steel: Wooden and steel shields offer the same basic protection, though they respond differently to spells and effects.
Shield Bash Attacks: You can bash an opponent with a heavy shield. Used this way, a heavy shield is a martial bludgeoning weapon. For the purpose of penalties on attack rolls, treat a heavy shield as a one-handed 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, heavy wooden||7 gp||+2||||-2||15%||||||10 lbs.|
|Shield, heavy steel||20 gp||+2||||-2||15%||||||15 lbs.|
|One-Handed Melee Weapons (Martial)|
|Martial Weapons||Cost||Dmg (S)||Dmg (M)||Critical||Range Increment||Weight||Type||Special|
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