Sheilds: What can you do with them?


Hey I was reading through the book,(Pg.148) and It says that with Large shield, you can strap it to your shoulder to use two-weapons, or a weapon two handed, but you loose your bouns from the shield. So Technically, I could use a Pike, Greatsword, or a Long bow with no problem, if I have the shield strapped to my shoulder? I just dont get any bouns for the shield... Is that correct?

Thats right, also see the feat Gunderland Pike and Shield Fighting which allows you to retain some of the shield's DV bonus while the shield is straped to your shoulder.

Also note that if you strap a large shield to your back (instead of shoulder) is allows you to add +2 DR against one opponent per round while being flanked.

Hope that helps.