View Full Version : Exotic Shields [PF]

2010-11-07, 09:26 PM
So, I was poking around, making a Fighter, and with the tower shield proficiency, I got reminded of the garbage that a tower shield is. I tried looking in a couple of different places, and the exotic shields that were put forth didn't seem much better. I want to try to make something usable for a actually useful shield for the tower shield proficiency, but I'm not really sure what to work from for balance.

My first guess was taking the tower shield, and making it not be able to grant cover, or the -2 to attack, and giving it +4 AC/+4 Max Dex/-5 ACP, but I'm not sure if that would even be worth a feat/free fighter proficiency.

Note: I know that eventually AC is worthless as a defense, and no non-magical shield is going to fix that. However, something that works at lower levels that at least makes the fighter's tower shield proficiency not a blank line would be nice. I'm also looking for a shield that makes a good shield, not necessarily a good weapon that happens to give AC.

2010-11-07, 09:30 PM
Have you tried looking in races of stone?
There is a pretty good shield there.

If you combine it with some of the shield specialisation feats and good special materials (like Mithral) it can get nasty.

Also idea: Two weapon fighting, Two Mithral Ultimate Shields, shield spikes on both, improved Shield bash, bull rush, rush and bash feat progressions, and shield fighting feats.
EWP Battle Plate - Mithral Battle Plate.