A Medium Shield +1 is an improved shield which lowers the Armor Class by 2 points. It has no penalties or bonuses to AC from specific types of attacks, and weighs 6 lbs. In Baldur's Gate II, like all shields, its appearance has been drastically altered from its counterpart in the original game.


Baldur's Gate and the Enhanced EditionEdit

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnEdit

In-game descriptionEdit

A medium shield is carried in the same manner as a small shield. Unlike the small shield, however, its weight prevents the character from using his shield hand for anything other than carrying the medium shield. Medium shields are usually made of metal, range from 3'-4' in diameter, and can be of any shape, from round to square to a spread dragon's wings. A typical medieval shield resembles a triangle with one point facing downward.


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