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30th Aug '16 2:11:37 PM Dinictus
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** Additionally, the [[DifficultButAwesome Shield Master feat]] allows a character to actually ''add'' the magical enhancement of a shield's defenses to their offensive capabilities, effectively making dual wielding shields a cost-preserving method of awesome or ridiculous optimization, depending on your tastes.
29th Aug '16 1:55:16 PM Willbyr
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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' series contains a Pokémon called Bastiodon, whose case is unique in that it has a shield as a ''face.'' [[StoneWall It's in the top 10 for both defensive stats, but all of its other stats are terrible.]] Sadly, its defensive capabilities are all but destroyed by double weaknesses to two of the most common attacking types in the game, Fighting and Ground.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series contains a Pokémon called Bastiodon, whose case is unique in that it has a shield as a ''face.'' [[StoneWall It's in the top 10 for both defensive stats, but all of its other stats are terrible.]] Sadly, its defensive capabilities are all but destroyed by double weaknesses to two of the most common attacking types in the game, Fighting and Ground.
27th Aug '16 5:12:09 AM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Steven's main weapon is a pink shield that originally belonged to his mother.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' each of the Crystal Gems have a HardLight weapon they can project from their gem; Steven's main weapon is a pink shield shield, much like that originally belonged to of his mother.mother Rose Quartz.
24th Aug '16 6:33:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Conn Iggulden's ''Emperor'' books are set during the RomanEmpire, and a major part of Roman tactics is the legionaries bunching up, presenting a wall of shields to counter enemy archers.

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* Conn Iggulden's ''Emperor'' books are set during the RomanEmpire, UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire, and a major part of Roman tactics is the legionaries bunching up, presenting a wall of shields to counter enemy archers.
22nd Aug '16 11:27:03 PM TheBigBopper
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* And shields didn't necessarily end with gunpowder right away, either. There are large mantlets and pavises from the Middle Ages which have dents in them left by both crossbow bolts and bullets, while some inventories from the 16th century refer to "targets[[note]]shields[[/note]] of proof". In the 19th century, the Commanche Indians discovered during their conflicts with U.S. settlers that they could make their shields bulletproof by stuffing large amounts of paper between the two layers of buffalo hide. As a result, whenever they raided white settlements they would try to get their hands on any {{Doorstopper}} books such as Literature/TheBible that they could find.
13th Aug '16 6:37:26 PM nombretomado
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* The [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Warrior of Light]], ''{{Dissidia}}'''s combination KnightInShiningArmor-[[TheCape Cape]], is one of only two members of the cast to retain a shield. Very rarely is it actually used to guard attack, though; our buddy [=WoL=] seems to be taking cues from [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica another well-known cape]] and using it as a ''projectile weapon'' more than anything.

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* The [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Warrior of Light]], ''{{Dissidia}}'''s ''VideoGame/{{Dissidia|Final Fantasy}}'''s combination KnightInShiningArmor-[[TheCape Cape]], is one of only two members of the cast to retain a shield. Very rarely is it actually used to guard attack, though; our buddy [=WoL=] seems to be taking cues from [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica another well-known cape]] and using it as a ''projectile weapon'' more than anything.
12th Aug '16 9:38:45 PM Dravencour
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Historically, shields are a staple of pre-gunpowder warfare, carried in a warrior's off-hand to guard his vital organs and help protect against arrows. Knights are known for carrying large kite shields with their heraldry brightly emblazoned on them, and the Phalanx of the Greeks and Romans uses walls of shields to protect soldiers. Most fictional characters seem to find a {{BFS}} or DualWielding to be [[RuleOfCool cooler]], deciding that ShieldsAreUseless, but there are more than a few who swear by a shield to guard themselves.

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Historically, shields are a staple of pre-gunpowder warfare, carried in a warrior's off-hand to guard his vital organs and help protect against arrows.arrows and melee weapons. Knights are known for carrying large kite shields with their heraldry brightly emblazoned on them, and the Phalanx of the Greeks and Romans uses walls of shields to protect soldiers. Most fictional characters seem to find a {{BFS}} or DualWielding to be [[RuleOfCool cooler]], deciding that ShieldsAreUseless, but there are more than a few who swear by a shield to guard themselves.
9th Aug '16 4:50:50 AM GigaHand
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** ''Vanguard'' is the alternate build path for the Stout Shield, providing the same functionality while giving 250 HP and +6 HP regen in an attempt to give some scaling to the damage block passive. However, Vanguard is often considered a noob trap and one of the worst items in the game, except in a few rare cases.
** ''Buckler'' differs from all of these: Not only is it the only item that actually grants the user Armor, but its active ability gives an increase in armor to all allies for a while. This item rarely stays in shield form, however: The main reason to buy a Buckler is to upgrade it to Mekansm, giving the active a heal in addition to the bonus armor.

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** ''Vanguard'' is the alternate build path for the Stout Shield, providing the same functionality while giving 250 HP and +6 HP regen in an attempt to give some scaling to the damage block passive. However, Vanguard is often considered itself can be built into a noob trap and one couple of the worst items in the game, except in a few rare cases.
more expensive items, neither of which are shields.
** ''Buckler'' differs from all of these: Not only is it the only item that actually grants the user Armor, but its active ability gives an increase in armor to all allies for a while. This item rarely stays in shield form, however: The main reason to buy a Buckler is to upgrade it to Mekansm, Mekansm (sic), giving the active a heal in addition to the bonus armor.armor. It can also be combined with the above Vanguard to create the Crimson Guard, a cuirass.
5th Aug '16 12:15:33 PM ElodieHiras
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'', shields are extremely useful before the advent of guns, giving a bonus to all forms of defense when used properly. Against anyone with a gun (or laser) the shield just becomes a liability due to its weight.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'', shields are extremely useful before the advent of guns, giving a bonus to all forms of defense when used properly. Against anyone with a gun (or laser) the shield just becomes a liability due to its weight. [[ZigZaggedTrope Unless you bring out]] Super Science tech to make a lightweight and nigh indestructible shield of course.
29th Jul '16 2:17:19 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'':
** Zigzagged with [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Shield_Gardna Big Shield Gardna]]. It's DEF of 2,600 can withstand most attacks, but if it blocks an attack, it shifts to Attack Position, where it's almost powerless. (Yugi was able to take advantage of this weakness in the anime during the Ceremonial Duel arc.)
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Total_Defense_Shogun Total Defense Shogun]] is good with one; its DEF is "only" 2,500, but unlike most monsters, it can attack an opponent while still defending.
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