They just roll around so quickly!
This week I'm gonna give you a bit of Druid love. No... wait,don't have me hauled away by animal services, not that kind of Druid love! Before Ultimate Equipment, Druids suffered a bit in the armor department but now they have a few more choices available to them they're not as restricted (well except by the exorbitant cost of the Wild special ability!).
I know the Shield Walls are a bit on the simple side and spell-in-a-can-ish but I think they make for an interesting spin on the use of shields and can make a melee character much more versatile.
So without further ado, I give you the Thorn Shield!
These shields come in many different varieties, one of which is described below.
All Walls brought into creation by a Shield Wall can only be formed vertically and cannot be moved or pushed in any way.
To create a Wall, the bearer must place the shield in front of herself at the midpoint of where she wants the Wall to be formed. The Wall then comes into being from a point touching the facing edge of the shield. A Wall always lasts for 1 round per Caster Level and cannot be dismissed early. Each Wall ability can be used three times per day, although any other abilities the Shield may possess are always active. Unless stated in the Description, they require a Standard Action to activate.
A new Wall cannot be brought into existence until any previous Wall has expired.
Aura Moderate Conjuration; CL 12th
Slot shield; Price 82,200gp; Weight 10 lb.
This +1 Light Spiked Greenwood Shield is primarily made and used by Druids. It has long thorny protrusions covering it and can create a wall of thorns as per the spell.
It also confers the Wild special ability.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, baleful polymorph, wall of thorns; Cost 41,100gp