Shield Bearer (3.5e Class)

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Shield Bearer[edit]

Shield Bearers are loyal protectors of the weak and needy, they will do what ever it takes to protect those who deserve it and punish those who don't. Shield Bearers are often found at the sides of kings and nobles to protect them and some can be found trying to sell their services. Either way shield bearers are loyal to the death. Shield bearers won't stand for any injustices to the innocent and will fiercely protect them with his shield. Shield bearers are specially trained with all shield and use their abilities to do the job.

Making a Shield Bearer[edit]

Shield bearers are always on the front lines and are taking the brunt of the damage in battles, though shield bearers usually don't deal much damage. A shield bearer's high armor bonus makes him hard to hit and his ability to project his shield bonus onto allies makes him a good support to any party.

Abilities: Constitution helps improve a shield bearer's hit points, Strength is helpful be cause of its role in combat and strength is used to cast a shield bearer's walls, Charisma is often helpful because shield bearers are often seen as leaders.

Races: Any

Alignment: Any good. Shield bearers must be willing to protect the innocent no matter the cost.

Starting Gold: 6d4×10 gp (150 gp)

Starting Age: Moderate

Table: The Shield Bearer

Hit Die: d10

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Ricochet
Attack Bonus
Shield
Damage
AC
Bonus
Shield
Bounce
Distance
Fort Ref Will
1st + 1 +2 +2 +0 Shield Bash, Ricochet, Shield Bonus, Shield Mobility -1/-1/-1 1d8 +2 10 ft.
2nd +2 +3 +3 +0 People's Shield, Shield Charge, DR 1/- +0/+0/+0 1d8 +2 10 ft.
3rd +3 +3 +3 +1 Steady +1/+1/+1 1d8 +2 10 ft.
4th +4 +4 +4 +1 DR 2/-, Dazeing Shield +2/+2/+2 2d6 +2 10 ft.
5th +5 +4 +4 +1 Returning Shield +3/+3/+3 2d6 +3 10 ft.
6th +6/+1 +5 +5 +2 DR3/- +4/+4/+4 2d6 +3 10 ft.
7th +7/+2 +5 +5 +2 Bodyguard +5/+5/+5+0 2d6 +3 10 ft.
8th +8/+3 +6 +6 +2 DR 4/-, Wind Wall +6/+6/+6/+1 2d8 +3 20 ft.
9th +9/+4 +6 +6 +3 Wall of Thorns +7/+7/+7/+2 2d8 +3 20 ft.
10th +10/+5 +7 +7 +3 Wall of Fire, Wall of Ice, DR5/- +8/+8/+8/+8/+3 2d8 +4 20 ft.
11th +11/+6/+1 +7 +7 +3 Wall of Force +9/+9/+9/+9/+4 2d8 +4 20 ft.
12th +12/+7/+2 +8 +8 +4 Wall of Stone, DR 6/- +9/+9/+9/+9/+4 3d6 +4 20 ft.
13th +13/+8/+3 +8 +8 +4 Improved Bodyguard +10/+10/+10/+10/+5 3d6 +4 20 ft.
14th +14/+9/+4 +9 +9 +4 Wall of Iron, DR 7/- +11/+11/+11/+11/+6/+1 3d6 +4 30 ft.
15th +15/+10/+5 +9 +9 +5 Prismatic Wall +12/+12/+12/+12/+7/+2 3d6 +5 30 ft.
16th +16/+11/+6/+1 +10 +10 +5 Unbreakable Shield, DR 8/- +12/+12/+12/+12/+7/+2 3d8 +5 30 ft.
17th +17/+12/+7/+2 +10 +10 +5 <-any class features gained at this level-> +13/+13/+13/+13/+8/+3 3d8 +5 30 ft.
18th +18/+12/+8/+3 +11 +11 +6 DR 9/- +14/+14/+14/+14/+9/+4 3d8 +5 30 ft.
19th +19/+13/+9/+4 +11 +11 +6 <-any class features gained at this level-> +15/+15/+15/+15/+10/+5 3d8 +5 30 ft.
20th +20/+14/+10/+5 +12 +12 +6 DR 10/- +16/+16/+16/+16/+11/+6/+1 3d8 +6 30 ft.

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Climb(Str), Craft(Int), Diplomacy(Cha), Knowledge (nobility)(Int), Gather Information(Cha), Intimidate(Cha), Listen(Wis), Profession(Wis), Spot(Int).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Shield Bearer.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Shield Bearers are proficient with all simple and matial weapons and with all armor (heavy, medium, and light) and all shields (including tower shields).


Shield Bash (Ex): A shield bearer gains Improved Shield Bashat first level and does more damage than a regular shield bash (see above: shield damage). He is also able to throw his shield and ricochet it off of as many targets of his choosing equal to his ricochet attacks. A shield bearer cannot attack an opponent twice in a row and must bounce off another target before attacking that opponent again. A shield bearer can choose to not deal damage on a ricochet attack and can choose to only bounce off that target without making an attack roll. Targets must be within a shield bearer's bounce distance to be hit, but a shield bearer can skip his shield across the floor to gain distance. A shield must travel in a strait line but can be bounced around corners

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