Heavy Spiked Shield

Martial One-Handed Melee

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Description

You can bash with a spiked shield instead of using it for defense.

Cost: +10 gp

Damage

  • Small: 1d4
  • Medium: 1d6
  • Large: 1d8

Critical: x2

Range: Melee

Weight: +5 lb

Damage Type: Bludgeoning Piercing Slashing

Special

Benefit — These spikes turn a shield into a martial piercing weapon and increase the damage dealt by a shield bash as if the shield were designed for a creature one size category larger than you. You can't put spikes on a buckler or a tower shield. Otherwise, attacking with a spiked shield is like making a shield bash attack.

Note — An enhancement bonus on a spiked shield does not improve the effectiveness of a shield bash made with it, but a spiked shield can be made into a magic weapon in its own right.

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