Rune of Bulwark (3.5e Rune)
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|Casting time:||One Round|
|Duration:||1 Hour Per Level|
- Language: Draconic or Dwarven
- Prerequisite:13 Ranks in Craft(Weapon/Blacksmithing/Armorsmithing) or 17 Ranks in Knowledge (Nature), and 16 Wisdom
You apply a Rune of Bulwark to any shield, immediately turning it into a Wooden or Steel (based on the base shield's material) Tower Shield appropriate to your characters size and you are granted unique proficiency with it for the duration of the rune. When calculating the AC bonus, you add both the AC bonus of the Tower Shield and the Arcane Spell Chance Failure, but not the negative effects such as Armor Check Penalty or Maximum Dexterity Bonus, to the base shield's attributes. The weight does increase, and this sheild cannot be unequipped for the duration of the rune. Doing so renders the shield with no rune, and unable to bear anymore until the time of the rune would have had expired.
The Rune of Bulwark is not an innate enchantment into the item and thus can be removed with a dispel magic. The effects of this rune may stack with Rune of Defense.