[armor]

HEAVY WOODEN SHIELD

ArmorCostArmor
Bonus
Maximum
Dex
Bonus
Armor
Check
Penalty
Arcane
Spell
Failure
SpeedWeight
30 ft.20 ft.
Heavy wooden 7 gp
+2
-2
15%
10 lbs.
Ultimate Equipment
Price: 7 gp
Armor Bonus: +2

A heavy wooden shield is essentially the same as a heavy steel shield, except that it responds differently to some spells and effects (such as rusting grasp). A druid can use a heavy wooden shield, but not a heavy steel shield.

Shield Bash Attacks

You can bash an opponent with a heavy shield. See "heavy shield" on Table: Martial Weapons for the damage dealt by a shield bash 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 AC 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.