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Shield, Heavy or Light

Light Shield

Cost 3 gp (wooden)/9 gp (steel) Weight 5 lbs. (wooden)/6 lbs. (steel)
Damage 1d2 (small), 1d3 (medium) Critical x2 Type bludgeoning
Category light Proficiency martial
Weapon Groups close, tribal

Heavy Shield

Cost 7 gp (wooden)/20 gp (steel) Weight 10 lbs. (wooden)/15 lbs. (steel)
Damage 1d3 (small), 1d4 (medium) Critical x2 Type bludgeoning
Category one-handed Proficiency martial
Weapon Groups close, tribal

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. If you use your shield as a weapon, you lose its AC bonus until your next turn. An enhancement bonus on a shield does not improve the effectiveness of a shield bash made with it, but the shield can be made into a magic weapon in its own right.

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Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.