# Is a Shield considered to be Armor when addressing Armor Proficiency? [duplicate]

This question stems from another.

Does a shield count as "armor" with regard to the proficiency requirements listed under Armor Proficieny?

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• Not a mod, but this just seems to be a duplication of the question you're linking to. What's the purpose of posting this? Am I missing something? – John Grabanski Jan 24 '17 at 16:31
• @SevenSidedDie should I delete this then? Should you? – NautArch Jan 24 '17 at 16:36
• @NautArch Probably not — it's a much more straightforward title that, as a duplicate, is very useful as it makes the other easier to find. And my assessment that it is a duplicate might be found in error by other voters, so also important to give that possibility a chance to be decided. – SevenSidedDie Jan 24 '17 at 16:47