Shielded Brawler

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Shielded Brawler
Mnemonic [brawler]
Type Passive Buff
Requirements You must be wielding a shield of a size that you are maintaining the prerequiste ranks of Shield Focus in.
Available To Warriors, Rogues, Paladins
Available In Shield Specializations
Prerequisites Any Shield Focus (at rank 3)
Rank Square
1 6  
2
3 10 
4 12 
5 14

Description

You have learned how to brawl such that your shield almost seems like an extension of your own body.

Mechanics

The penalty to the multiplier modifier (MM) while wielding a shield during unarmed combat is reduced by -2 per rank.

Additional Information

There is a prerequisite of 3 ranks in the appropriate Shield Focus specialization.

Multiplier Modifier Shield Penalties

Mulitiplier modifier (MM) shield penalties are affected by both the level of training and the shield size. This table gives the MM penalties for holding a shield with 0 ranks, 1x and 2x ranks per level in the shield use skill. Ranks greater than 2x per level will not further reduce these penalties.

Training in the shielded brawler specialization will reduce these penalties by 2 points per rank, with a maximum MM penalty reduction of 10 points at rank 5.

Shield Size MM Penalty
0x train
MM Penalty
1x train
MM Penalty
2x train
Small -30 -22 -15
Medium -32 -24 -17
Large -34 -26 -19
Tower -36 -28 -19


Examples

A rogue with 1x shield training, 3 ranks in shield focus (sfocus) and 3 ranks in shielded brawler will have an unarmed attack MM penalty of 16 (22 - 6) when holding a small shield.

A warrior with 2x shield training, 3 ranks in shield focus (lfocus) and 5 ranks in shielded brawler will have an unarmed attack MM penalty of 9 (19 - 10) when holding a large shield.

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