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Type Buckler
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Shield Bonus 1
Max Dex Bonus
Damage Reduction 1
Armor Check Penalty -1 (0 if Mithral)
Spell Failure
Weight 5 lbs
Slot Off Hand
Bash Damage 1d4 + 0 Bludgeon
Critical Roll 20 / x2
Attack Mod STR
Damage Mod STR
Durability 30/30
Material Wood (Hardness: 7) or Mithral
Description This small wooden shield is worn strapped to your forearm.


In D&D v3.5 PnP, you can use a bow or crossbow without penalty while carrying a buckler. You can also use your shield arm to wield a weapon and you take a –1 penalty on attack rolls while doing so. In DDO, none of these are possible.

In DDO Bucklers may be chosen for a type of Swashbuckling by Bards. There is also an advantage for casters as bucklers have no associated arcane spell failure.