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Martial Archetype: Sworn Shield


Sworn Shield

Play the Ultimate Sword and Board Fighter!

Introducing a new Fighter subclass option designed around classic weapon-and-shield combat!

Some warriors are students of form and technique, while others supplement their martial prowess with magical effects. Sworn shields see defensive resilience as the source of their strength and are most at home in the crush and chaos of the front lines. Some come from the nobility, trained as knights from birth. Others are legionnaires, skilled soldiers who learned to fight as a unit in a shield wall or military phalanx. Regardless of their origin, sworn shields stand directly in the enemy’s path, shield in hand, facing down the very worst they can dish out.

Includes new subclass abilities designed for front lines combat!

  • Born on the Line
  • Shield Bash
  • Additional Fighting Style
  • Circle of Retribution
  • Break the Line
  • Shelter of Iron

Also includes recommended feats for customizing Sworn Shields as elite defensive Fighters!

Find the Fantasy Grounds version here!

Also by Thieves' Cant Games:

The Enchanted Ammunition Collection

Enchanted AmmoEnchanted Ammo Legendary LockerEnchanted Ammo BundleThunderstones and Smokesticks: The Complete Guide to Mundane Alchemy

Subclasses and Backgrounds

ThornbladeGreat WyrmCircle of the WyrmBlood MagicBastard BackgroundFeythorn ArcherArchfey BloodlineWarchanterSworn ShieldMysteries of the FeyBlood and Shadows BUNDLEHardboiled Heroes BundleMartial Mayhem BundleHardboiled OriginsFallen ImmortalRedeemed Vampire

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November 29th, 2019
Good to finally see some shield love. Lets a shield user have a place in a party without becoming overly powerful or overly weak. Also doesn't compeltely handicap the player if they're separated from a shield like it could have. [...]
November 24th, 2019
"Sword and Board" is such a classic fighter archetype, but doesn't get much of a spotlight in the official subclasses, so I'm extremely happy to have found Sworn Shield! The abilities are fun to play, and the mechanics feel like they could be [...]
November 21st, 2019
Out of the Martial Mayhem bundle we have the Sword Shield, a soldier of staunch dedication to holding the front lines with his mighty shield. Evan asked me to take a look at this puppy, and I was very excited to, however - I felt like [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on November 05, 2019.