Impact Shield (3.5e Equipment)
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|Body Slot:||— (Held)|
|Aura:||Moderate; (DC 19) Abjuration|
|Activation:||Standard and activation|
This strange shield is fashioned from extremely sturdy wood and is emblazoned with a metal sparing in the center.
This shield functions as a +1 bashing darkwood light shield. A metal center element is built into the shield that contains the impact shield's special power. Once per round as a response to an attack made against you, you may make an opposed attack roll against an enemy's melee attack roll as an immediate action. If your roll beats that of the attacker, the impact shield can be made to absorb the kinetic energy of that melee attack.
For every point of damage so absorbed, 1 point of damage is stored within the impact shield as kinetic energy (to a maximum of 40). To release the stored damage at any time, you must activate the shield and succeed on a touch attack with a shield bash. The target creature will then be dealt the stored damage. which bypasses all types of damage reduction.
Special: Due to its impact absorbing nature, an attempt at sundering it has a 50 % chance of activating its power.