Have you read the comments on the page?
Yeah – can you go into more detail? What's happening, when is he taking damage? What are the gauths doing? Do you have "enhanced feedback", or how it's named, in the options active, for a more detailed combat log?
Read your comments. In my case, the sheild doesn't seem to reflect OR absorb damage. In the 30ft of space between recognizing the three Gauths and fully engaging them, my character is dead. Here is the log from the attack, I tried only sending Keldorn in, but apparently Minsc was a little too close too:
I just checked the inventory and Keldorn is the one using the shield. However I noticed he is also using his sword the Hallowed Redeemer which is two handed and causes the "Fire Shield : Blue". So apparently even though the shield is equiped, he isn't using it. I'll try using a different sword and get back to you on the results.
Thank you so much for your help, your observation has proven insightful. He was using his two handed sword which negated the shield he was carrying. Switched it out and all went well. Thanks again for your help and for posting.
No, in the shield slot. A difference between the game editions is that the shield slot must be empty when equipping a two-handed weapon in the original games, but can keep its item in the enhanced editions. And – as far as I know – bonuses are still applied in the enhanced eds in this case, even if not actively using the item from the shield slot. But I might be wrong …
Thanks for your clarifications on the different editions. The item was in the sheild slot and I was not getting the effects of it, so I am venturing a guess that it isn't applied unless it is actively being used. When I did have it being actively used, all went as expected.