I have a string of logic getting me to the conclusion I want :) Help me decide if I am fooling myself.
Based on this information (correct me if I'm wrong):
- Magus's Spellstrike says you can use ANY weapon to deliver a touch attack.
- If you're done with your spell combat, on a subsequent turn you could then use a 2hd weapon to deliver your touch attack since it's "ANY" weapon.
- A shield can bash people over the head, so it is a weapon of sorts.
- A ring of force can create a shield as a free action.
I think the following is the case:
- If my magus were to miss his spell combat attacks and still have a touch charge, he could activate the ring of force without discharging the touch attack because he is allowed to use both hands.
- On the next turn I can attack again and hit with the spell charge through my sword.
Is this accurate?
Furthermore, there's this Paizo FAQ information:
On a related topic, the magus touching his held weapon doesn’t count as “touching anything or anyone” when determining if he discharges the spell. A magus could even use the spellstrike ability, miss with his melee attack to deliver the spell, be disarmed by an opponent (or drop the weapon voluntarily, for whatever reason), and still be holding the charge in his hand, just like a normal spellcaster. Furthermore, the weaponless magus could pick up a weapon (even that same weapon) with that hand without automatically discharging the spell, and then attempt to use the weapon to deliver the spell. However, if the magus touches anything other than a weapon with that hand (such as retrieving a potion), that discharges the spell as normal.
This to me bolsters my argument because if the weapon hand is the one that has the charge, then I should be able to do stuff with the other hand because they specifically say "that hand" can pick up a dropped weapon and try again later.