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High Quality Large Shield
Category: Armor (Large Shield) Value: 180
Lore Req to ID: 0 Weight: 10

Requires: 10 Strength

Equipped Abilities:
  • Armor Class: +1, +2 vs. missile attacks

The body shield, also known as the kite or tower shield, is a massive metal or wooden shield reaching nearly from the chin to the toe of the user. It must be firmly fastened to the forearm and the shield hand must firmly grip it at all times. Naturally, this precludes use of the shield hand for anything but holding the body shield in place. This tower shield is of particularly fine craftsmanship, allowing it to be lighter and less cumbersome to wield in combat.