One of my players raised an interesting observation about how the tower shield is worded.
In most situations, a tower shield provides the indicated shield bonus to your Armor Class. As a standard action, however, you can use a tower shield to grant you total cover until the beginning of your next turn.
He feels that when using the total cover feature of the shield, the normal AC bonus disappears. After reading carefully I find myself in agreement but still unsure as its vague to me.
Could someone clarify if using the tower shields total cover ability does make you lose its AC bonus?