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Medium Shields give the wielder a bonus to armor class of -1, but unlike bucklers and small shields, all four kinds of weapon damage are covered. They weigh 7 lbs and the user needs 12 strength to wield them. This type of shield can't be used by bards, druids, mages, monks, sorcerers and thieves. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and it will also appear in Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. It's sold by many armor stores throughout the games.

As with the other types of shield in Baldur's Gate, it has three variations in colors.

In Baldur's Gate II, this shield has a different look, see the infobox.


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Medium Shield

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/her 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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