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Tuesday Magic Item – Storming Shield

27 March, 2018

Shield after battl;eVoddick set the large shield up.  “Even with this, I am not exciting about charging across a field with the enemy having so many archers.”

“Nor I but I do not think the officers will listen to our misgivings,” replied Gollaon glancing their way.

“Well, we will just have to make the best of it,” sighed Voddick.  “I am sure we will be glad of the shields.”

Storming Shield

These large shields are usually gaudily decorated often with a motto or insults towards the owner’s foes.  On close examination, they are not particularly well made.

Each has a command word or phase to activate the shield, once activated the shield raises up and moves itself in front of person who activated it.  The shield moves with the person and provides protection, anyone attacking the person with a storming shield from the front arc must attack the shield which has an Armor Class of 17, 10 hit points, and DR 10 to piercing attacks and DR 3/- to all others and Resistance 10 to all Energy damage.  It provides the person it is protecting a +2 bonus to Reflex saves against such effects that the shield is interposed against.

The shield remain active and mobile for 13+2d6 minutes and then it falls to the ground, its magic spent.  A being can only have one storming shield active at a time.

Aura moderate abjuration; CL 5th
Slot shield; Price 907; Weight 10 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor or Craft Wondrous Item, protection from energy, shield, unseen servant; Cost 450 + 7 for the shield

For D&D 5E:

Shield, uncommon

First paragraph as above.

Each has a command word or phase to activate the shield, once activated the shield raises up and moves itself in front of person who activated it.  The shield moves with the person and provides protection, anyone attacking the person with a storming shield from the front arc must attack the shield which has an Armor Class of 14, 10 hit points, and immunity to non-magical piercing damage and resistance to all other damage.  It provides the person it is protecting advantage on Dexterity saves against such effects that the shield is interposed against.

The shield remain active and mobile for 13+2d6 minutes and then it falls to the ground, its magic spent.  A being can only have one storming shield active at a time.

Notes: Useful but expensive to have enough to be useful on a battlefield, a couple would be handy in cleaning out corridors in a dungeon.  And this rounds out March’s military magic items.

For the Pathfinder version, I considered having the AC  of the shield degrade as it took damage but I decided that was too much bookkeeping and tracking to be fun.

Image “Shield (Pavise)” by Austrian via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0.

2 comments

  1. It’s a lovely item. Like a magical henchman taking bullets for you.

    It’s 13 + 2d6 minutes in total yes? 15-25 minutes?


    • Correct, 15-25 minutes of protection. Enough to get across a battlefield, hopefully.



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