Today I’m going to introduce you to a new sub-group of magical shields I developed, the Shield Walls. Each one can be used to create a certain type of Wall spell and most have other abilities that thematically link into the type of Wall they create.
Over the next few weeks I’ll give you a new Shield Wall, but for this post I’m going to let you have two, since it’s hard to separate these two from their thematically linked elements.
Enjoy and as always I hope you get as much enjoyment from using them as I did creating them.
These shields come in many different varieties, two of which are 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. All Walls use their Caster Level to determine their dimensions and other properties (such as damage). 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 and a new Wall cannot be brought into existence until the previous Wall has expired.
Slot shield; Price 56,400gp; Weight 15lb.
This red hued +2 Heavy Steel Shield is always warm to the touch. It can create a wall of fire as per the spell.
It also grants its bearer Fire Resistance 10. The shield must be held for this ability to be active, although being strapped to the bearer’s back does count as being held.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy, wall of fire; Cost 28,200gp
Aura Moderate Evocation; CL 9th
Slot shield; Price 56,400gp; Weight 6 lb.
This light blue +2 Light Steel Shield emits a frosty vapour in a warm environment and is always cool to the touch. It can create a wall of ice as per the spell.
It also grants its bearer Cold Resistance 10. The shield must be held for this ability to be active, although being strapped to the bearer’s back does count as being held.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy, wall of ice; Cost 28,200gp
P.S. Anybody should feel free to share your thoughts on any of my shields, especially on how you’ve used them in game and tied them to your characters.