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So there used to be this ambiguous rule: You can bash an opponent with a shield, using it as an off-hand weapon. As gatherer818 reports, the bolded section was removed in an errata. This is good, as it clarifies how the rule works. However, despite this statement, you could use a heavy shield two-handed even before the errata. Here’s why: There is no ...


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A heavy shield, as a one-handed weapon, can be used two-handed for 1.5x Str mod damage. Wording that previously confused this point was removed in the Pathfinder 1.4 errata available here: Page 152—In the Armor Descriptions, in the Shield, Heavy; Wooden or Steel entry, in the Shield Bash Attacks section, in the first sentence, delete “using it as an ...


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PFSRD You can bash an opponent with a shield, using it as an off-hand weapon. Used this way, a shield is a martial bludgeoning weapon. Because it is wielded as an off-hand weapon, it can only be used in the off hand with the typical penalties. As a result, two handed is not possible, and you can only add half strength. The primary reason I would rule ...



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