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20th Sep '16 10:06:40 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has shields equipable by all classes, but only the warrior gets special skills to use them. As with VideoGame/DwarfFortress and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' shields in DA boosts the chance of avoiding damage rather than reduce damage received. The special abilities include bashing enemies with them, becoming immune to flanking, reducing damage, and further increasing the evasion rate, amongst others.
** Nigh-immunity to knockdown attacks is extremely useful, especially for tanks.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has shields equipable by all classes, but only the warrior gets special skills to use them. As with VideoGame/DwarfFortress and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' shields in DA boosts the chance of avoiding damage rather than reduce damage received. The special abilities include bashing enemies with them, becoming immune to flanking, reducing damage, and further increasing the evasion rate, amongst others.
** Nigh-immunity to knockdown attacks is extremely useful, especially for tanks.
others. The style has far less offensive options that two-weapon style and two handed weapon style, but the stacking defensive buffs you get at high levels make a weapon-and-shield warrior practically invulnerable. It's a supreme case of BoringButPractical.
16th Sep '16 9:05:34 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The shield men of ''VideoGame/TotallyAccurateBattleSimulator'' can take a lot of punishment from the front, including a ''head-on collision with a cannon ball''. Their attacks are very weak, unfortunately.
7th Sep '16 1:42:00 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [[TheWormThatWalks Hunters]] of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' carry giant nigh-impenetrable metal shields made up of the same material the Covenant use to make their spaceships.
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.
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