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Shields were a type of armor used on Toril, often carried by a wide variety of warriors.[6]

Description[]

Shields were usually made from wood or metal, and were used by combatants to gain extra protection. Shields were carried in one hand,[6] usually strapped to the arm that carried them. Smaller shields could be used without compromising the use of both hands.[7] Shields could be used in attacks to bash or push opponents, and some shields had spikes attached to them be more devastating when used as a weapon.[8]

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Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th edition allows for a variety of shield types. Their prices and weight vary.

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References[]

  1. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 35. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  2. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 69. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 123. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 214. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  5. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 145. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  7. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 213. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  8. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 125. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra and Scott Davis (1991). Arms and Equipment Guide. (TSR, Inc.), p. 35. ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
  10. BioWare (September 2000). Designed by James Ohlen, Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Black Isle Studios.
  11. "Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 137–138. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  12. Eric L. Boyd (2002-01-30). Part 10: Chronicler's Compendium. Mintiper's Chapbook. Wizards of the Coast.
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