Weapons Manual - Large shields

Kite shield

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Kite shield

The kite shield is a long, triangular shield with a rounded top. It is too unwieldy and heavy to be used as a weapon, but is very effective for blocking attacks, and automatically absorbs damage as if it were armour.

Skill type: Shields (also benefits from the Large Shield Mastery talent).
Usage: One handed, and cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Crane, Crab, Swallow, Dragon and Scorpion.

Tower shield

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Tower shield

The tower shield is a very tall infantry shield, greater in length than breadth, which covers the body from shoulder to knee. It is extremely heavy and useless as a weapon, but is very effective for blocking attacks, and automatically absorbs damage as if it were armour.

Skill type: Shields (also benefits from the Large Shield Mastery talent).
Usage: One handed, and cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Crane, Crab, Swallow, Dragon and Scorpion.

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