Clawhand Shield

Aura moderate necromancy; CL 9th; Weight 8 lbs.; Price 8,158 gp


This shield is made of bone and ivory, and is imbued with magic to function as a +2 mithral heavy steel shield (though it is not considered to be made of metal). The shield has stylized animal claws encircling its outer rim. If the wearer is grappled, pinned, or swallowed whole, as a standard action he can cause the claws to animate and make a single melee attack dealing 1d8 points of damage + the wielder’s Strength modifier (1d6 + his Strength modifier for a Small wielder) without requiring a successful combat maneuver check. This attack is considered a weapon attack with a one-handed weapon the wielder is proficient with, not a shield bash.

Additionally, the claws can animate to perform the somatic component of a spell as long as the arm holding the shield would be able to provide this component if it weren’t carrying a shield. As a result, the shield has no arcane spell failure chance.


Feats Craft Magic Arms and Armor; Spells summon nature’s ally I; Cost 4,158 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Class Guide © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Ross Byers, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Jason Bulmahn, Jim Groves, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, Jonathan H. Keith, Will McCardell, Dale C. McCoy, Jr., Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Thomas M. Reid, Sean K Reynolds, Tork Shaw, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Russ Taylor.

scroll to top