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Tactical Shield

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 125
A tactical shield is a small, mobile defensive plate you carry on one limb and can maneuver to intercept attacks against you. A hand wielding a tactical shield can still hold another object and be used to reload weapons, but it cannot wield weapons or other shields. You can use a tactical shield to make unarmed attacks that do not count as archaic.

When you wield a basic tactical shield, as a move action you can align the shield to grant you greater protection against one opponent you are observing, which grants you a +1 shield bonus to AC against attacks from that opponent until the beginning of your next turn. The field and advanced tactical shields grant you a +1 shield bonus to AC when wielded, though this does not increase when aligned against a target. The elite tactical shield increases the shield bonus when aligned against a target to +2, and the paragon tactical shield increases this to +3.

Basic

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 125
Level 1; Price 250
Shield Bonus +0/+1; Max Dex —; Armor Check Penalty
Bulk 1; Upgrades 0

Field

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 125
Level 5; Price 2,500
Shield Bonus +1/+1; Max Dex —; Armor Check Penalty
Bulk 1; Upgrades 1

Advanced

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 125
Level 10; Price 17,250
Shield Bonus +1/+1; Max Dex —; Armor Check Penalty
Bulk 1; Upgrades 1

Elite

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 125
Level 15; Price 100,000
Shield Bonus +1/+2; Max Dex —; Armor Check Penalty
Bulk 1; Upgrades 1

Paragon

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 125
Level 20; Price 800,000
Shield Bonus +1/+3; Max Dex —; Armor Check Penalty
Bulk 1; Upgrades 1